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Discovering Computers Chapter Nine Practice Test

MULTIPLE CHOICE
_____1. A fax __________.
A.
is a real-time Internet communications service that notifies users when one or more
people are online and then allows the exchange of messages
B.
can contain handwritten or typed text, illustrations, photographs, or other graphics
C.
is an area of the Web where users conduct written discussions about a particular subject
D.
enables users to talk to other people over the Internet
_____ 2. A global positioning system __________.
A.
involves using video and computer technology to conduct a meeting between participants
at geographically separate locations
B.
enables users to talk to other people over the Internet
C.
functions much like an answering machine, allowing callers to leave a voice message for
the called party
D.
consists of one or more earth-based receivers that accept and analyze signals sent by
satellites in order to determine the receiver’s position
_____ 3. Advantages of using a network include __________.
A. facilitating communications
B. sharing data and information
C. sharing hardware and software
D. all of the above
_____ 4. A __________ is a network that connects computers and devices in a limited geographic area,
such as a home, school computer laboratory, office building, or closely positioned group of
buildings.

A.
B.
C.
D.

local area network (LAN)
metropolitan area network (MAN)
wide area network (WAN)
central area network (CAN)

_____ 5. A __________ is a network that covers a large geographic area (such as a city, country, or the
world) using a communications channel that combines many types of media.
A.
local area network (LAN)
B.
metropolitan area network (MAN)
C.
wide area network (WAN)
D.
central area network (CAN)
_____ 6. The greatest risk to a bus network is that __________.
A.
other devices cannot be attached without disturbing the rest of the network
B.
failure of one device usually affects the rest of the network
C.
the bus may become inoperable, in which case the network is inoperative
D.
all of the above

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__________ is a LAN technology that controls access to the network by requiring that network devices share or pass a special signal. Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) _____ 10. A. _____ 14. A modem connected to a sending computer converts the computer’s analog signals into digital signals. Physical transmission media used in communications include all of the following except __________. Ethernet D. Token ring _____9. TCP/IP B. A major feature of groupware is group scheduling. A. A. . star network _____ 8. ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) C. twisted-pair cable D. __________ is a service that carries voice. _____ 16. video. A peer-to-peer network is a complex. A._____ 7. coaxial cable C. with all computers and devices arranged along the loop. _____ 15. ring network D. hierarchical network C. data. WAP C. _____ 12. microwave cable B. in which a group calendar tracks the schedules of multiple users and helps coordinate appointments and meeting times. fiber-optic cable TRUE/FALSE _____ 11. Sharing software via a network usually costs more than buying individual copies of the software package for each computer. A client/server LAN is a network in which one computer acts as a client and the other computers on the network request services from the client. a cable forms a closed loop. and multimedia at extremely high speeds. bus network B. expensive network that typically connects more than 10 computers together. _____ 13. T-carrier line D. Conducting a videoconference requires only a computer with a keyboard. In a __________. CATV (cable television line) B.

_____ 17. _____ 19. C 8. T 19. ANSWERS 1. _____ 20. C 7. F 15. F 18. D 10. star networks are difficult to install and maintain. T 14. instructions. A 5. The bus in a bus network can transmit data. F 13. C 6. B 2. A WAN (wide area network) can be one large network or can consist of two or more LANs connected together. _____ 18. D 3. F 16. and information in only one direction. D 9. F 20. F 17. A 11. D 4. Unlike a bus network. F 12. F . A network server is a dedicated server that manages printers and print jobs.