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RIP Questions (MCQ's) – Part1

(Routing Information Protocol)

1. IP Network at a company called ATech has a diameter of 20 hops. Which protocol should you select if you
have choice?
A) RIPv1
B) RIPv2
D) Both RIPv1 and RIPv2


2. How often does a RIPv1 router broadcast its routing table by default?
A) Every 30 seconds
B) Every 60 seconds
C) Every 90 seconds
D) RIPv1 does not broadcast periodically


3. Which command displays RIP routing updates?

A) Show IP route
B) Debug IP rip
C) Show protocols
D) Debug IP route


4. Two connected routers are configured with RIP routing. What will be the result when a router receives a
routing update that contains a higher-cost path to a network already in its routing table?
A) The updated information will be added to the existing routing table Debug IP rip
B) The update will be ignored, and no further action will occur Debug IP route


C) The updated information will replace the existing routing table entry
D) Existing entry will be deleted from routing table and all routers will exchange routing updates to reach convergence

5. You type debug IP rip on your router console and see that is being advertised to you with a metric
of 16. What does this mean?
A) The route is 16 hops away Debug IP rip
B) The route has a delay of 16 microseconds Debug IP route
C) The route is inaccessible
D) The route is queued at 16 messages a second


6. Default administrative distance of Static Route

A) 0
B) 90
C) 100
D) 1

7. Which protocol gives a full route table update every 30 seconds?

C) Both IEGRP and RIP
D) None of the mentioned

8. Default administrative distance of RIP

A) 0
B) 90
C) 120
D) 13
9. Which statement is true regarding classless routing protocol?
A) The use of discontinuous networks is not allowed


B) Use of variable length subnet masks are permitted
C) RIPv1 is a classless routing protocol
D) IGRP supports classes routing within the same autonomous system

10. Where we should use default routing

A) On stub networks- which have only one exit path out of the network
B) Which have more than one exit path out of the network
C) Minimum five exit paths out of the network
D) None of the mentioned

11. Which statement is true regarding classless routing protocols?

A) The use of discontinuous networks is not allowed
B) The use of variable length subnet masks is permitted
C) RIPv1 is a classless routing protocol
D) RIPv2 supports classless routing

12. What is route poisoning?

A) It sends back the protocol received from a router as a poison pill, which stops the regular updates.
B) It is information received from a router that can’t be sent back to the originating router. RIPv2 supports classless routing
C) It prevents regular update messages from reinstating a route that has just come up
D) It describes when a router sets the metric for a downed link to infinity

13. Which of the following is true regarding RIPv2?

A) It has a lower administrative distance than RIPv1
B) It converges faster than RIPv1
C) It has the same timers as RIPv1
D) It is harder to configure than RIPv1

14. Which of the situations might not require multiple routing protocols in a network?
A) When a new Layer 2-only switch is added to the network


B) When you are migrating from one routing protocol to another
C) When you are using routers from multiple vendors
D) When there are host-based routers from multiple vendors

15. Which two routing protocols can be redistributed into OSPF by a Cisco router?
A) IP EIGRP and AppleTalk EIGRP
B) AppleTalk EIGRP and RIPv2
D) IPX RIP & AppleTalk EIGRP

16. Which is a reason for avoiding doing route redistribution on two routers between the same two routing
A) Higher cost of two routers
B) Routing feedback
C) Cisco IOS incompatibility
D) Not possible to use two routers

17. What does administrative distance rank?

A) Metrics
B) Sources of routing information
C) Router reliability
D) Best paths

18. Which protocol maintains neighbor adjacencies?

A) RIPv2 and EIGRP
C) RIPv2

19. Which routing protocol implements the diffusing update algorithm?




20. RIP decides the best path (routing metric) base on _______.
A) Bandwidth
B) Delay
C) Hop Count
D) Link Speed

21. There are different timers that are used in RIP, choose the three correct from following. (Choose three)
A) Invalid Timer
B) Update Timer
C) Hello Timer
D) Flush Timer

22. The Maximum Hop count for RIP is __________.

A) 15
B) 16
C) 255
D) 99

23. RIP is a ____________ protocol.

A) Distance Vector Protocol
B) Path Vector Protocol
C) Link State
D) Routed Protocol

24. RIP defines two types of messages (Choose two)

A) Request message
B) Response message


D) Hello
25. RIPng (RIP next generation) is an advance version of RIPv2 and have support for ______.
A) Instant massaging
B) IPv4 only
C) IPv6
D) None of these

26. RIP end the routing updates to adjacent routers after every _______ seconds.
A) 10
B) 20
C) 30
D) 5

27. RIP version 2 has the following new features (Choose two)
A) VLSM/subnetting
B) Authentications
C) Area base division
D) Stub area

28. RIPv2 send the entire routing table to all connected routers at the multicast address _______.

29. Which of the following is not the requirement of routing function?

A) Correctness
B) Robustness
C) Delay time
D) Stability


30. The ________ protocol allows the administrator to assign a cost, called the metric, to each route.

31. If there is only one routing sequence for each source destination pair, the scheme is known as ______.
A) Fixed alternative routing
B) Standard routing
C) Static routing
D) Dynamic routing

32. The Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol is an intra domain routing protocol based on _________
A) Link state
B) Distance vector
C) Path vector
D) Non-distance vector

33. An/A __________ routing scheme is designed to enable switches to react to changing traffic patterns on the
A) Static routing
B) Fixed alternative routing
C) Standard routing
D) Dynamic routing

34. The Routing Information Protocol (RIP) is an intra domain routing based on __________ routing.
A) Distance vector
B) Link state
C) Path vector
D) Distance code


35. The term _________ refers to which node or nodes in the network are responsible for the routing decision.
A) Decision place
B) Routing place
C) Switching place
D) Node place

36. In __________ routing the least cost route between any two nodes is the minimum distance.
A) Path vector
B) Distance vector
C) Link state
D) Switching

37. For centralized routing the decision is made by some designated node called __________.
A) Designated center
B) Control center
C) Network center
D) Network control center

38. For purposes of routing, the Internet is divided into __________.

A) Wide area networks
B) Autonomous networks
C) Local area networks
D) Autonomous systems

39. In __________ a route is selected for each destination pair of nodes in the network.
A) Flooding
B) Variable routing
C) Fixed routing
D) Random routing


40. To create a neighborhood relationship, a router running BGP sends an __________ message.
A) Open message
B) Update message
C) Keepalive message
D) Close message

41. The technique which requires no network information required is __________.

A) Fixed routing
B) Random routing
C) Variable routing
D) Flooding

42. An area is __________.

A) Part of an AS
B) Composed of at least two AS
C) Another term for an AS
D) Composed of more than two AS

43. Which of the following produces high traffic network?

A) Variable routing
B) Flooding
C) Fixed routing
D) Random routing

44. In __________ routing, we assume that there is one node (or more) in each autonomous system that acts on
behave of the entire autonomous system.
A) Distant vector
B) Path vector
C) Link state
D) Multipoint


45. When a direct delivery is made, both the deliverer and receiver have the same __________.
A) Routing table
B) Host id
C) IP Address
D) Net id

46. In __________ routing, the mask and the destination address are both in routing table.
A) Next-hop
B) Host-specific
C) Network-specific
D) Default

47. In __________ the router forwards the receive packet through only one of its interfaces.
A) Unicasting
B) Multicasting
C) Broadcasting
D) Point to point

48. When does a distance vector routing protocol set a hold-down timer on a route?
A) When the metric value of the route decreases
B) When the route is marked as inaccessible
C) When the metric value for the route improves
D) When a regular update is received from a neighboring router

49. Which of the following functions are performed by a router as routing information travels through the
A) Advertise supported applications
B) Identify new destinations


C) Calculate packet speed
D) Identify invalid networks


50. What do distance vector algorithms require each router in the network to send?
A) A partial routing table to each router in the LAN
B) A partial routing table to each router in the WAN
C) The entire routing table to each neighboring router
D) The entire routing table to each router in the autonomous system