Gihan NAGUIB 1
King Saud University
College of Computer and Information Sciences
Department of Information Technology

CAP240 First semester 1430/1431

Sheet 6 (Chapter 7)

Multiple-Choice Questions
1. Transmission media are usually categorized as
a. Fixed or unfixed
b, Guided or unguided
c. Determinate or indeterminate
d. Metallic or nonmetallic
2. Transmission media are closest to the ________ layer.
a. Physical
b. Network
c. Transport
d. Application
3. Category 1 UTP cable is most often used in _______ networks.
a. Fast Ethernet
b. Traditional Ethernet
c. Infrared
d. Telephone
4. BNC connectors are used by ________ cables.
a. UTP
b. STP
c. Coaxial
d. Fiber-optic
5. _______ cable consists of an inner copper core and a second conducting outer
a. Twisted-pair
b Coaxial
c. Fiber-optic
d. Shielded twisted-pair
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6. In fiber optics, the signal source is ______waves.
a. Light
b. Radio
c. Infrared
d. Very low-frequency
7. Smoke signals are an example of communication through_____
a. A guided medium
b. An unguided medium
c. A refractive medium
d. A small or large medium
8. Which of the following primarily uses guided media?
a. Cellular telephone system
b. Local telephone system
c. Satellite communications
d. Radio broadcasting
9. Which of the following is not a guided medium?
a. Twisted-pair cable
b. Coaxial cable
c. Fiber-optic cable
d. Atmosphere
10. In an environment with many high-voltage devices, the best transmission medium
would be _________
a. Twisted-pair cable
b. Coaxial cable
c. Optical fiber
d. The atmosphere
11. What is the major factor that makes coaxial cable less susceptible to noise than
twisted-pair cable?
a. Inner conductor
b. Diameter of cable
c. Outer conductor
d. Insulating material

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12. The RG number gives us information about
a. Twisted pairs
b. Coaxial cables
c. Optical fibers
d. All the above
13. In an optical fiber, the inner core is ___________ the cladding.
a. Denser than
b. Less dense than
c. The same density as
d. Another name for
14. The inner core of an optical fiber is in composition.
a. Glass or plastic
b. Copper
c. Bimetallic
d. Liquid
15. Optical fibers, unlike wire media, are highly resistant to
a. High-frequency transmission
b. Low-frequency transmission
c. Electromagnetic interference
d. Refraction
16. When a beam of light travels through media of two different densities, if the angle
of incidence is greater than the critical angle, _____occurs.
a. Reflection
b. Refraction
c. Incidence
d. Criticism
17. When the angle of incidence is __________ the critical angle, the light beam
bends along the interface.
a. More than
b. Less than
c. Equal to
d. None of the above

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18. When we talk about unguided media, usually we are referring to _______
a. Metallic wires
b. Nonmetallic wires
c. The air
d, None of the above
19. Radio wave and microwave frequencies range from _________
a. 3 to 300KHz
b. 300 KHz to 3 GHz
c. 3 KHz to 300 GHz
d. 3KHz to 3000 GHz
20 In ________ propagation, low-frequency radio waves hug the earth.
a. Ground
b. Sky
c. Line of sight
d. Space

21. A beam of light moves from one medium to another, less dense medium. The
critical angle is 60°. Draw the path of the light through both media when the angle of
incidence is
a. 40°
b. 50°
c. 60°
e. 80°