MCQs in Wire and Wireless Communications System Part IV

Compiled MCQs in Wire and Wireless Communications System Part 4 of the series as one topic in Electronic System and Technologies (Communications Engineering) in the ECE Board Exam.

MCQs in Wire and Wireless Communications - Part IV

This is the Multiples Choice Questions Part 4 of the Series in Wire and Wireless Communications System as one of the Communications Engineering topic. In Preparation for the ECE Board Exam make sure to expose yourself and familiarize in each and every questions compiled here taken from various sources including but not limited to past Board Examination Questions in Electronic System and Technologies, Communications Books, Journals and other Communications References.

Online Questions and Answers Topic Outline

  • MCQs in Mobile Communications
  • MCQs in Cellular Communication
  • MCQs in Trunk Radio
  • MCQs in Radio Paging System
  • MCQs in Facsimile
  • MCQs in Telephone Set
  • MCQs in Signaling
  • MCQs in Transmission Considerations in long distance network
  • MCQs in Insertion Loss
  • MCQs in VF Repeaters
  • MCQs in Traffic Calculations
  • MCQs in Reference Equivalent and Standards
  • MCQs in Telephone Networks
  • MCQs in Billing
  • MCQs in Network Hierarchy and Class type
  • MCQs in Connection and Performance of Wire and Wireless Communications

MCQs in Wire and Wireless Communications System Series

Following is the list of multiple choice questions in this brand new series:

Wire and Wireless Communications MCQs
PART 1: MCQs from Number 1 – 50                        Answer key: PART I
PART 2: MCQs from Number 51 – 100                   Answer key: PART II
PART 3: MCQs from Number 101 – 150                 Answer key: PART III
PART 4: MCQs from Number 151 – 200                 Answer key: PART IV
PART 5: MCQs from Number 201 – 250                 Answer key: PART V
PART 6: MCQs from Number 251 – 300                 Answer key: PART VI
PART 7: MCQs from Number 301 – 350                 Answer key: PART VII
PART 8: MCQs from Number 351 – 400                 Answer key: PART VIII
PART 9: MCQs from Number 401 – 450                 Answer key: PART IX
PART 10: MCQs from Number 451 – 500                Answer key: PART X

Continue Practice Exam Test Questions Part IV of the Series

151. The telephone was invented by

  • a. Watson
  • b. Bell
  • c. Strowger
  • d. Edison

152. The central office detects a request for service from a telephone by

  • a. A flow of loop current
  • b. No loop current
  • c. A ringing signal
  • d. Dial pulses

153. Which office local is the local central office?

  • a. 2
  • b. 3
  • c. 4
  • d. 5

154. Which exchange is used to connect between central offices when a direct trunk is not available?

  • a. Local
  • b. Tandem
  • c. Toll
  • d. Any of the above

155. Which of the following is a type of dc signaling?

  • a. Loop current
  • b. Reverse battery
  • c. E and M
  • d. All of the above

156. The voice frequency channel pass band is

  • a. 0 to 4000 Hz
  • b. 300 to 3000 Hz
  • c. 8140 to 8188 Hz
  • d. None of the above

157. What is used to transmit more than one conversation over a path?

  • a. Hybrid
  • b. Tandem
  • c. Multiplexing
  • d. All of the above

158. The common channel signaling method

  • a. Uses the same channel for signaling as for the related conversation
  • b. Uses a separate channel for signaling only
  • c. Carries the signaling for only one related conversation
  • d. Is used on local loops

159. Telephone switching is accomplished by

  • a. Manual switchboard
  • b. Step-by-step switches
  • c. Crossbar switches
  • d. Any of the above

160. The step-by-step switch

  • a. Was invented by Strowger
  • b. Generates much noise
  • c. Cannot operate directly from DTMF tones
  • d. All of the above

161. Time division multiplexing is used for

  • a. Analog transmission
  • b. Digital transmission
  • c. Both of the above
  • d. None of the above

162. What type of transmitter is most commonly used in a conventional telephone handset?

  • a. Carbon
  • b. Electromagnetic
  • c. Electret
  • d. Ceramic

163. Which component in the telephone set has the primary function of compensating for the local loop length?

  • a. Resistor
  • b. Varistor
  • c. Capacitor
  • d. Induction coil

164. What type of receiver is most commonly used in a conventional telephone handset?

  • a. Carbon
  • b. Electromagnetic
  • c. Electret
  • d. Ceramic

165. Which component in the telephone set has the primary function of interfacing the handset to the local loop?

  • a. Resistor
  • b. Varistor
  • c. Capacitor
  • d. Induction coil

166. How many unique tones are used for the 12-key dual-tone multi-frequency keypad?

  • a. 2
  • b. 3
  • c. 7
  • d. 12

167. Which of the following are important for the proper interface of a DTMF generator to the telephone line?

  • a. Impedance
  • b. Tone amplitude
  • c. Loop current
  • d. All of the above

168. The anti-tinkle circuit

  • a. Prevents tampering with the telephone
  • b. Prevents dial pulsing from ringing the bell
  • c. Prevents speech signals from ringing the bell
  • d. All of the above

169. The sidetone is

  • a. A type of feedback
  • b. Determined by the balancing network
  • c. Permits the talker to hear his/her own voice
  • d. All of the above

170. On-hook current must be kept low so that the

  • a. Line relays in the central office will not mistake it for off-hook current
  • b. Comparatively small wires in the cables will not overheat
  • c. Ringer will not ring incorrectly
  • d. Carbon microphone will not be damaged

171. Overvoltage protection is

  • a. Needed in the telephone set because of the high ringing voltage
  • b. Is nearly always incorporated in the IC chip
  • c. Is primarily a central office function
  • d. Needed because of transients from dial pulsing, lightning, induction or short circuit

172. A special rectifier bridge is used in electronic telephone because

  • a. The ac power must be converted to dc to simulate a battery
  • b. it is necessary to shunt the speech frequencies and keep them off of the loop
  • c. the voltage drop across conventional bridges leaves too little voltage to operate the set
  • d. All of the above

173. Voltage and current regulation

  • a. Is provided by the central office
  • b. Is needed to ensure proper IC operation
  • c. Can be performed by circuits built into the IC
  • d. B and C above

174. Memory is added to the telephone set to

  • a. Allow more digits to be dialed
  • b. Allow faster dialing
  • c. Allow automatic redialing of the last number dialed
  • d. None of the above

175. What is the function of the diode rectifier bridge in the line circuit?

  • a. Lower the voltage to the telephone electronics
  • b. Raise the voltage to the telephone electronics
  • c. Short out the line when the set is on-hook
  • d. Protect the set against polarity reversals on the line

176. What bad electrical effect happens when the switch-hook is opened?

  • a. A high voltage transient is generated
  • b. The line is shorted out
  • c. The line is opened
  • d. No bad effects happen

177. Pulse dialing occurs at the rate of

  • a. 20 pulses per minute
  • b. 10 pulses per minute
  • c. 10 pulses per second
  • d. 80 pulses per second

178. How many different tones may be produced by a four-column DTMF keypad?

  • a. 2
  • b. 8
  • c. 4
  • d. 16

179. What is the advantage of electronic ringers?

  • a. Louder volume
  • b. Smaller size
  • c. Good directionality
  • d. Greater weight

180. What function are provided in a multi-tone ringing generator?

  • a. Anti-tinkle circuitry
  • b. Tone generation
  • c. Output amplifier
  • d. All of the above

181. The DTMF generator in an electronic phone produces tones using a(an)

  • a. LC circuit
  • b. RC circuit
  • c. Digital divider circuit
  • d. Digital multiplier circuit

182. Which function is not required in an integrated telephone circuit?

  • a. Regulator
  • b. Dialer
  • c. Visual display
  • d. Speech network

183. Transient protection is provided for integrated telephone circuits is typically provided by

  • a. Bridge rectifiers
  • b. Zener diodes
  • c. Inductors
  • d. Capacitors

184. Speakerphones operate in

  • a. Full-duplex mode
  • b. Half-duplex mode
  • c. Open-duplex mode
  • d. Computer mode

185. Sampling the analog wave produces

  • a. Impulse noise
  • b. Phase distortion
  • c. Pulse amplitude modulation
  • d. Frequency coherence

186. The simplest form of coding is

  • a. Diphase
  • b. Hybrid
  • c. Compressed
  • d. Linear

187. In digital multiplexing systems, bit interleaving is used in

  • a. Lower level systems
  • b. Higher level systems
  • c. To interleave a code word
  • d. All of the above

188. Synchronous multiplexed systems have the time placement of bits

  • a. Dedicated
  • b. Unassigned
  • c. Random
  • d. As required

189. A synchronous multiplexed systems are used

  • a. Mostly for voice transmission
  • b. Mostly for data transmission
  • c. To carry only speech information
  • d. All of the above

190. Fold-over distortion or aliasing is

  • a. Eliminated by filtering out the frequencies below 300 Hz
  • b. Another name for crosstalk
  • c. The presence of spurious frequencies caused by having too high frequencies in the sampled signal
  • d. None of the above

191. Multiplexer systems used in the public network are of the ______ type.

  • a. Synchronous
  • b. Plesiochronous
  • c. Asynchronous
  • d. Isochronous

192. The line coding scheme used for the DS-1 signal is

  • a. Non-return-to-zero
  • b. Binary 3 zero-substitutions
  • c. Ternary
  • d. Bipolar

193. Modems are required to connect to telephone lines because

  • a. The telephone network bandwidth is too high
  • b. The telephone network will not pass direct current
  • c. Telephone company rules require them
  • d. None of the above

194. The most common technique for binary data transmission

  • a. Bisynchronous transmission
  • b. Synchronous transmission
  • c. Asynchronous transmission
  • d. Plesiochronous transmission

195. Asynchronous data transmission requires a clock

  • a. At the transmitter end
  • b. At the receiver end
  • c. At neither end
  • d. At both ends

196. What kind of modulation is used in modems?

  • a. Phase modulation
  • b. Frequency modulation
  • c. Amplitude modulation
  • d. All of the above

197. The parameter that most affects transmission of the high speed modem data is

  • a. Phase distortion
  • b. Amplitude distortion
  • c. Frequency shift
  • d. Impulse noise

198. Protocols may be

  • a. Bit oriented
  • b. Byte oriented
  • c. Character oriented
  • a. All of the above

199. The telephone network is being converted to digital operation primarily to

  • a. Carry digital computer data
  • b. Reduce costs
  • c. Improve speech quality
  • d. Increase system capacity

200. A code for a 64-interval must produce how many bits?

  • a. 2
  • b. 10
  • c. 8
  • d. 7

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