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Quiz 7 on Chapter 9, Communications

Tuesday April 1, 2008

Last Name ____________________________

First Name ____________________________

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
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1. Two examples of ____ are cable television lines and telephone lines.
a. sending devices
c. receiving devices
b. communications channels
d. communications devices
2. A GPS receiver is a handheld, mountable, or embedded device that contains all of the following except a(n)
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a. radio receiver
c. floppy disk
b. antenna
d. processor
3. A ____ is a network that connects computers and devices in a limited geographical area, such as a home,
school computer laboratory, or office building.
a. local area network (LAN)
c. wide area network (WAN)
b. metropolitan area network (MAN)
d. variable area network (VAN)
4. On a ____, all of the computers and devices (nodes) on the network connect to a central device.
a. bus network
c. star network
b. ring network
d. token ring network
5. Today, ____ is the most popular LAN technology because it is relatively inexpensive and easy to install and
maintain.
a. Ethernet
c. TCP/IP
b. token ring
d. 802.11
6. ____ has been adopted as a network standard for Internet communications.
a. Ethernet
c. TCP/IP
b. token ring
d. 802.11
7. When a computer sends data over the Internet, the data is divided into small pieces, or ____.
a. bundles
c. slices
b. packets
d. baskets
8. The technique of breaking a message into individual packets, sending the packets along the best route
available, and then reassembling the data is called ____.
a. packet catching
c. packet switching
b. packet building
d. packet swapping
9. One popular use of the ____ network standard is in hot spots that offer mobile users the ability to connect to
the Internet with their wireless computers and devices.
a. Ethernet
c. TCP/IP
b. token ring
d. Wi-Fi
10. DSL ____.
a. requires a special network card and a DSL modem
b. is much slower than dial-up service
c. is available in all areas
d. all of the above

____ 11. Each networked computer in a house can ____.


a. share a single high-speed Internet connection
b. access files and programs on other computers in the house
c. share peripherals such as a printer, scanner, external hard disk, or DVD drive
d. all of the above
____ 12. Physical transmission media used in communications include all of the following except ____.
a. twisted-pair cable
c. broadcast radio cable
b. coaxial cable
d. fiber-optic cable
____ 13. Fiber-optic cables have all of the following advantages over cables that use wire except ____.
a. lower costs and easier installation and modification
b. faster data transmission and smaller size
c. less susceptible to noise from other devices
d. better security for signals during transmission
____ 14. A(n) ____ network uses cellular radio technology to provide users with high-speed Internet connections, as
long as they are in the networks range.
a. integrated
c. 3G
b. 2G
d. baseband
____ 15. A(n) ____ is a navigation system that consists of one or more earth-based receivers that accept and analyze
signals sent by satellites in order to determine the receivers geographic location.
a. MMS
c. SMS
b. GPS
d. TMS
____ 16. Many software products provide a means to ____, or work online, with other users connected to a server.
a. collaborate
c. multiplex
b. integrate
d. concatenate
____ 17. ____ technology uses short-range radio waves to transmit data between two devices.
a. WiMAX
c. FTTH
b. Bluetooth
d. WAP
____ 18. ____ is a newer network standard developed by IEEE that specifies how wireless devices communicate over
the air in a wide area.
a. FTTH
c. FTTB
b. WAP
d. WiMAX
____ 19. The ____ is the worldwide telephone system that handles voice-oriented telephone calls.
a. intranet
c. PSTN
b. extranet
d. Phone Web
____ 20. The amount of data, instructions, and information that can travel over a communications channel sometimes
is called the ____.
a. broadband
c. baseband
b. latency
d. bandwidth