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COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING PART 12

DATA COMMUNICATIONS
Multiple Choice: Encircle the letter that corresponds to your
answer.
1. Asynchronous data transmission requires a clock
a.
b.
c.
d.

at neither end
at the receiver end
at the transmitter end
at both ends

2. ______ is sending more than one set of data over the same bus.
a.
b.
c.
d.

coding
demultiplexing
multiplexing
sampling

3. Simultaneous transmission and reception both ways means


a.
b.
c.
d.

full duplex
simplex
half duplex
reflex

4. The standard digital multiplex system in the US is


a.
b.
c.
d.

1.544 Mbps
9.6 Kbps
2.048 Mbps
44.736 Mbps

5. The instantaneous frequency of the carrier signal is switched


between two or more values in response to PCM
a.
b.
c.
d.

PSK
FSK
ASK
QAM

6. Modems are required to connect computer to telephone lines


because
a.
b.
c.
d.

the telephone network bandwidth is too high


the telephone network will not pass DC
the telephone company requires them
none of the above

7. When are bps and baud equivalent?


a. Never
b. when the transmission line changes state each time a bit
changes
c. when a telephone modem feeds your PC
d. always
8. The Baudot code is a _____ bit code used in telegraphy.
a.
b.
c.
d.

6
2
5
7

9. The exchanging of pre-determined signals between 2 devices for


purposes of control is
a.
b.
c.
d.

protocol
handshaking
SOH
EOT

10. To permit the correct selection of 1 out of 32 equiprobable


events, the number of bits required is
a.
b.
c.
d.

2
4
5
16

11. _______ is a set of rules governing orderly exchange of data


information.

d. a salesman telephoning orders to the office


17. DCE and DTE

a.
b.
c.
d.

polling
protocol
handshaking
code

12. A device that makes possible the communication between


computers over the standard voice grade channel.

a. means Digital communications Equipment and Digital


Termination Equipment
b. are connected by either 2 or 4 wire
c. refer to the modem and the computer
d. NOTA
18. Serial printers

a.
b.
c.
d.

DCE
Modem
RS-232 C
X.21

13. _________ switching provides direct switched connection


between components arranged in N x M array of lines at cross
points.
a.
b.
c.
d.

packet
circuit
message
direct

14. A network topology wherein all nodes share a common line.


a.
b.
c.
d.

star
bus
ring
mesh

a.
b.
c.
d.

are used to transmit grain prices


are faster than CRT terminals and offer more flexibility
print one character at a time
print 8 bits at a time

19. Which of the following statements about ASCII codes is not true.
a.
b.
c.
d.

ASCII is an ANSI standard


ASCII is a BCD code
ASCII can be represented using 8 bits
ASCII and CCITT Alphabet No. 5 are nearly identical

20. An international organization concerned with devising and


preparing / proposing recommendations for International
Telecommunications.
a.
b.
c.
d.

NTC
CCITT
FCC
IECEP

15. EBCDIC stands for


21. A fax transmission is usually at _______ mode.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Extended Bit Coded Decimal Interchange Code


Erasable Bit Coded Decimal Interface Code
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interface Code

16. Which is not an example of data communications?


a. a teletype printing news bulletin
b. an ATM checking account balances with the banks
computer
c. a computer transmitting files to another computer

a.
b.
c.
d.

Half Duplex
Full Duplex
Simplex
Multiplex

22. Which of the following is not commonly used modern modulation


method?
a.
b.
c.
d.

8FSK
BPSK
QPSK
QAM

27. In BPSK modulation, there are _____ bits per symbol.


a.
b.
c.
d.

2
3
4
1

28. An example of bounded medium


23. A byte is composed of
a.
b.
c.
d.

4 bits
8 bits
32 bits
4 nibbles

24. The standard ASCII has ____ channels.


a.
b.
c.
d.

128
32
64
256

a.
b.
c.
d.

coaxial cable
waveguide
fiber optic cable
all of the above

29. A communication network used by one organization over a


limited distance that allows users with PCs to be linked together
and share information and resources is called.
a.
b.
c.
d.

WAN
LAN
VAN
MAN

25. RTS/CTS
30. An updated version of an RS-232 C interface is
a. is the way the DTE indicates that it is ready to transmit data
and the way the DCE indicates it is ready to accept data.
b. Is the way the modem indicates ringing and the way the
terminals indicate that they are ready for the call to be
answered.
c. Are the pins that represent received transmission and carrier
transmission
d. Simply mean Return to Sender and Computer Terminal
Suffocated
26. Synchronous Transmission is the transmission of data
a. one character at a time, each of which is preceded by a start
and stop signals.
b. In a packet
c. At a constant timed rate
d. In different directions, one character each way alternately

a.
b.
c.
d.

RS 422 A
RS 449 A
RS 423 A
RS 400 A

31. If a modem is transmitting at 1200 bits per second, and its signal
unit is a dibit, the baud rate of the modem is
a.
b.
c.
d.

600 bauds
2400 bauds
1200 bauds
4800 bauds

32. How many equiprobable events are there for 8 bits of


information?
a.
b.
c.
d.

256
128
132
512

33. What is the number of pins in the RS-232C interface?


a.
b.
c.
d.

20
25
21
15

39. A system that perform parallel to serial and serial to parallel


conversion of a data link is called
a.
b.
c.
d.

DCE
DTE
Modem
PC

34. The data transmission rate of a modem is measured in


a.
b.
c.
d.

bytes/sec
baud rate
bps
MHz

35. Which of the following is not an Error Correction Method?


a.
b.
c.
d.

symbol substitution
FEC
ARQ
CRC

36. An E-1 carrier is a communication line that carries ____ digitized


voice channels.
a.
b.
c.
d.

12
24
30
32

37. A network topology that uses a central station, each peripheral


station is connected via the central station.

40. The basic speed or ratio of transmission of a digital system is


______ kbps.
a.
b.
c.
d.

256
128
64
512

41. The type of TDM where each channel has a fixed number of
timeslots.
a. Synchronous
b. Statistical
c. Asynchronous
d. NOTA
42. A safety barrier that protects one network from packets
generated by another network.
a.
b.
c.
d.

filter
firewall
bridge
router

43. The following are routable protocols except


a.
b.
c.
d.

bus
tree
star
ring

a.
b.
c.
d.

DECNet
TCP/IP
LAT
OSI

38. ASK is otherwise known as _________ keying.


a.
b.
c.
d.

Up down
front back
on-off
I/O

44. One means of providing LAN users with access to shared


resources.
a.
b.
c.
d.

hub
concentrator
server
router

45. A microcomputer used exclusively as a file server


a.
b.
c.
d.

dedicated
non-dedicated
distributed
centralized

46. Routers which use routing tables which must be manually


updated
a.
b.
c.
d.

dynamic
static
source
directory

47. Also referred to as adaptive routing.


a.
b.
c.
d.

dynamic
static
source
directory

51. A software that creates a buffer where print jobs can be stored
while awaiting their turn to be printed.
a.
b.
c.
d.

spooler
FAT
SQL
DBMS

52. An ATM cell consists of _____ bytes of information.


a.
b.
c.
d.

53
48
5
28

53. A device that regenerates digital pulses, eliminating distortions


on the pulse that occur on a digital circuit.
a.
b.
c.
d.

gateway
bridge
router
repeater

48. The speed of the D channel in a Basic Rate Interface ISDN.


54. X.25 is also known as
a.
b.
c.
d.

64 kbps
16 kbps
32 kbps
48 kbps

49. An ISDN device, which is responsible for converting the 2-wire


line from the local exchange into a 4-wire line configuration to
couple with the ISDN equipment.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Network Termination Equipment


Terminal Adaptor
Hybrid
Speech Transfromer

50. A hard disk containing information that can be shared by the


various workstations on the network.
a.
b.
c.
d.

FAT
disk server
file server
DBMS

a.
b.
c.
d.

Circuit Switching
Packet Switching
Frame Relay
Cell Relay

55. The first step in moving data between the PCs memory and the
NIC.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Buffering
DMA
PISO
Encoding

56. The OSI layer


synchronization.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Physical
Data Link
Network
Session

which

is

responsible

for

framing

and

57. The OSI layer which provides end-to-end integrity and quality of
service.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Network
Transport
Session
Data Link

58. The OSI layer which handles display functions, file formatting,
code conversion and data compression.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Application
Presentation
Transport
Session

59. BIOS stands for


a.
b.
c.
d.

Basic Input and Output System


Basic Input and Output Standard
Basic Input and Output Software
Binary Input and Output System

63. A LAN device which is used to interconnect networks that may


have entirely different architectures
a.
b.
c.
d.

Gateway
Repeater
Bridge
Router

64. A DEC proprietary network communication protocol which runs


on point to point, X.25 and Ethernet networks.
a.
b.
c.
d.

LAT
DECNetTM
Unix
TCP/IP

65. A server with a large hard disk drive where files or applications
are saved for the entire LAN.
a.
b.
c.
d.

File
Database
Communication
Print

60. Cyclic redundancy check is a method of


a.
b.
c.
d.

Error Detection
Error Correction
Syncronization
Flow Control

61. _______ is used to connect separate Ethernets together.


a.
b.
c.
d.

Gateway
Repeater
Bridge
Router

62. Its function is to find the best path from one network to another
and forward packets between them.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Gateway
Repeater
Bridge
Router

66. Transmission which provides a relatively higher capacity


transmission technique in which one cable can simultaneously
carry signals from several devices.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Multiplex
Baseband
Broadband
TDM

67. A program that allows internet nodes to login and access


program and data on another Internet node.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Netscape Communicator
Netscape Navigator
Tel Net
Gopher

68. A menu based search tool that enables users to access Internet
resources worldwide by using link embedded documents.

d. 2 km
74. 10BaseT uses the _______ topology

a.
b.
c.
d.

Gopher
WWW
Cyberspace
ARPANET

69. The circuitry used in LAN to enable data terminal equipment to


access the transmission medium
a.
b.
c.
d.

Media Access Unit


Terminal Access unit
Modem
Gateway

70. Rules of communication system operation, which must be


followed if communication is to be affected.
a.
b.
c.
d.

OSI
Handshaking
Format
Protocol

71. The software which provides the functions for data and
equipment sharing
a.
b.
c.
d.

Network Operating System


Network Interface Cards
OSI
Protocol

72. The mechanism to ensure that the transmitter does not


overwhelm the receiver.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Link Control
Flow Control
Error Control
Error Correction

73. Maximum Ethernet segment length for Thick Wire


a. 500 m
b. 200 m
c. 185 m

a.
b.
c.
d.

Bus
Tree
Star
Ring

75. Thin Coax has a diameter of


a.
b.
c.
d.

0.2 inch
0.4 inch
0.6 inch
0.15 inch

76. A technology where the computer is replaced by a module and a


TV set for the sole purpose of going on-line to the Internet.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Web TV
VOIP
Satellite TV
Satellite Internet

77. A service requiring transmission channels capable of supporting


rates greater than the primary rate.
a.
b.
c.
d.

IN
BISDN
Web TV
VOIP

78. A flexible data communications system implemented as an


extension to or as an alternative for a wired local area network
within a building or campus.
a.
b.
c.
d.

IN
WIN
Wireless LAN
BISDN

79. The mode of operation wherein neither end of the data link has
permanent control over the link.
a.
b.
c.
d.

polling
master-slave
contention
equal status

a.
b.
c.
d.

80. The device that allows a non-ISDN equipment to be connected


to the ISDN line.
a.
b.
c.
d.

NTE
TA
Hybrid
Transformer

81. ISDN channel used to


information to the network.
a.
b.
c.
d.

85. Satellite Internet Access is a satellite delivered internet service


which can provide a cost effective, high speed _________
internet solution to corporate users.

86. A transceiver device used to connect the PC to a typical WLAN


a.
b.
c.
d.

carry signaling and supervisory

B
D
H
BISDN

download
upload
file transfer
mail transfer

MAU
access point
access device
modem

87. Indicate which of the following is not a binary code.


a.
b.
c.
d.

Morse
Baudot
CCITT-2
ARQ

88. The most common modulation system used for telegraphy is


82. Speed of the D-channel for a PRI.
a.
b.
c.
d.

16 kbps
64 kbps
128 kbps
32 kbps

a.
b.
c.
d.

Frequency-shift keying
Two-tone modulation
Pulse-code modulation
Single-tone modulation

89. The first person to discover the Y2K problem


83. Speed of the BRI
a.
b.
c.
d.

64 kbps
128 kbps
144 kbps
256 kbps

a.
b.
c.
d.

Herman Hollerith
Grace Hopper
Robert Bemer
Peter de Jegger

90. Fixing Y2K problems through recoding, upgrades or patches.


84. PRI for US
a.
b.
c.
d.

2B + D
23 B + D
30B + D
2.048 Mbps

a.
b.
c.
d.

reparation
replacement
encapsulation
renovation

91. A network device that connects two or more networks that use
the same protocol
a.
b.
c.
d.

gateway
bridge
router
hub

92. A device that connects two or more LANs and provides a


selective data packet transfer capability between them.
a.
b.
c.
d.

gateway
bridge
router
hub

93. The term used in data communications when referring to a


computer
a.
b.
c.
d.

DCE
DTE
PC
SERVER

94. In a communications network, equipment that is either part of the


network, a network node, or equipment at which a network circuit
terminates.
a.
b.
c.
d.

DTE
DCE
SERVER
CPU

95. A conversion device installed in pairs at each end of an analog


communication line.
a.
b.
c.
d.

converter
multiplexer
modem
controller

96. The telephone-channel audio signaling rate in unit pulses per


second
a.
b.
c.
d.

baud rate
transmission rate
bit rate
data rate

97. A system that directly connects two points, e.g., a remote


location to a host computer.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Point-to-point system
Multipoint system
Polling system
Network Management System

98. A dedicated system that provides communication services for


users on a network.
a.
b.
c.
d.

file
database
print
communication

99. A device that performs routing functions and protocol translation


from one network to another.
a.
b.
c.
d.

gateway
bridge
router
repeater

100.
A commonly used transmission code for both telegraph and
data communications, especially in the United States.
a.
b.
c.
d.

EBCDIC
BAUDOT
ASCII
SYN