MCQs in Transmission Fundamentals Part XI

Compiled MCQs in Transmission Fundamentals Part 11 of the series as one topic in Electronic System and Technologies (Communications Engineering) in the ECE Board Exam.

MCQs in Transmission Fundamentals - Part XI

This is the Multiples Choice Questions Part 11 of the Series in Transmission Fundamentals 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 Transmission System
  • MCQs in Transmission Medium
  • MCQs in Velocity and Line Wavelength
  • MCQs in Characteristics Impedance
  • MCQs in Primary Line Constants and Propagation Constants
  • MCQs in Standing Waves
  • MCQs in Voltage Standing Wave Ratio
  • MCQs in Telephone Lines and Cables
  • MCQs in Wave Guides
  • MCQs in Balanced and Unbalanced Lines
  • MCQs in Twisted pair wire, Coaxial Cable
  • MCQs in Decibel
  • MCQs in Signal and Noise Fundamentals

MCQs in Transmission Fundamentals Series

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

Transmission Fundamentals 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 11: MCQs from Number 501 – 550                Answer key: PART XI

Continue Practice Exam Test Questions Part XI of the Series

501. A (75 – j50) Ω load is connected to a coaxial transmission line of Zo = 75 Ω at 10 GHz. The best method of matching consists in connecting

  • a. A short circuited stub
  • b. An inductance at the load
  • c. A capacitance at some specific distance from the load
  • d. A short circuited stub at some specific distance from the load

502. The velocity factor of a transmission line

  • a. Depends on the dielectric constant of the material used
  • b. Increases the velocity along the transmission line
  • c. Is governed by the skin effect
  • d. Is higher for a solid dielectric than for air

503. What is the characteristic impedance of a single wire with diameter d = 0.25 mm placed at the center between grounded parallel planes separated by 1mm apart. The wire is held by a material with a velocity factor of 0.75

  • a. 85 ohms
  • b. 63 ohms
  • c. 50 ohms
  • d. 75 ohms

504. Coaxial lines are used on those system operating ________.

  • a. Below 2 GHz
  • b. At 300 MHz
  • c. Above 10 KHz
  • d. Above 10 GHz

505. Referred to the dielectric constant of a transmission line material

  • a. Inductance and capacitance
  • b. Velocity factor
  • c. Characteristic impedance
  • d. Propagation velocity

506. The main advantage of the two-hole directional coupler is

  • a. Low directional coupling
  • b. Poor directivity
  • c. High SWR
  • d. Narrow bandwidth

507. To couple a coaxial line to a parallel-wire line, it is best to use a

  • a. Slotted line
  • b. Balun
  • c. Directional coupler
  • d. Quarter-wave transformer

508. What is the meaning of the term velocity factor of a transmission line?

  • a. The index of shielding for coaxial cable
  • b. The velocity of the wave on the transmission line multiplied by the velocity of light in a vacuum
  • c. The ratio of the characteristic impedance of the line to the terminating impedance
  • d. The velocity of the wave on the transmission line divided by the velocity of light in a vacuum

509. A transmission line consisting of two conductors that have equal resistance per unit length.

  • a. Unbalance line
  • b. Open-wire line
  • c. Balanced line
  • d. Coaxial line

510. Which if the following is not a common transmission line impedance?

  • a. 50 Ω
  • b. 75 Ω
  • c. 120 Ω
  • d. 300 Ω

511. For a maximum absorption of power at the antenna, the relationship between the characteristic impedance of the line Zo and the load impedance Zl should be

  • a. Zo = ZL
  • b. Zo > ZL
  • c. Zo < ZL
  • d. Zo = 0

512. Which of the following determines the characteristics of a transmission line?

  • a. Inductance
  • b. Capacitance
  • c. Physical dimensions
  • d. Length

513. In the study of transmission cable, twin lead is also referred to as a ______ .

  • a. Twisted pair
  • b. Double cable
  • c. Ribbon cable
  • d. Open pair

514. A 50 Ω coax is connected to a 73 Ω the SWR is

  • a. 0.685
  • b. 1
  • c. 1.46
  • d. 2.92

515. A ratio expressing the percentage of incident voltage reflected on a transmission line is known as the

  • a. Velocity factor
  • b. Standing-wave ratio
  • c. Reflection coefficient
  • d. Line efficient

516. Three feet is one wavelength at a frequency of

  • a. 100 MHz
  • b. 164 MHz
  • c. 300 MHz
  • d. 328 MHz

517. An open quarter-wave line at the operating frequency acts like a(n)

  • a. Series resonant circuit
  • b. Parallel resonant circuit
  • c. Capacitor
  • d. Inductor

518. A shorted half-wave line at the operating frequency acts like a(n)

  • a. Capacitor
  • b. Inductor
  • c. Series resonant circuit
  • d. Parallel resonant circuit

519. At UHF and microwave frequencies, transmission lines are commonly used as

  • a. Antenna
  • b. Coupler
  • c. Resonant circuit
  • d. Transformer

520. The transmission medium subjects the transmitted signal to be

  • a. Modulated
  • b. Amplified
  • c. Attenuated
  • d. Boosted

521. Transmission line is a two-wire cable that connects the transmitter to the antenna or the antenna to the receiver. The purpose of the transmission line is to

  • a. Amplify the RF signal
  • b. Modulate the signal
  • c. Carry the RF energy for the desired distance
  • d. All of the above

522. These conductors are uniformly spaced by insulators. They have low losses at low medium frequencies and are economical to construct and maintained

  • a. Coaxial cables
  • b. Open-wire transmission lines
  • c. Optical cables
  • d. Waveguides

523. To prevent radiation losses and interference from external sources, the inner conductor of this transmission line is completely enclosed with a metal sheath or braid

  • a. Coaxial cable
  • b. Open-wire transmission lines
  • c. Optical cables
  • d. Waveguides

524. The term “balanced line” means that

  • a. Both conductors carry currents that flow in opposite directions
  • b. Conductors present equal capacitance to ground
  • c. One conductor is connected to ground
  • d. Both A and B

525. The characteristic impedance of a transmission line is determined by:

  • a. Its operating frequency
  • b. Its length
  • c. Its physical size and arrangement
  • d. The signal applied at the input terminal

526. The disturbance parameters of the transmission line are: the series resistance; the series inductance; the shunt capacitance and the shunt conductance. What parameter was determined due to dielectric losses?

  • a. Series resistance
  • b. Series inductance
  • c. Shunt capacitance
  • d. Shunt conductance

527. Shunt capacitance was determined due to:

  • a. Conductors were closed to each other
  • b. The length and diameter of the conductors
  • c. Dielectric loses
  • d. Flux linkages

528. Series resistances was determined due to:

  • a. Conductors were closed to each other
  • b. The length and diameter of the conductors
  • c. Dielectric losses
  • d. Flux linkages

529. At radio frequencies was determined due to:

  • a. Characteristic
  • b. Inductive reactance is much larger than the shunt conductance
  • c. Capacitive reactance is much larger than the shunt conductance
  • d. Both b and c

530. Determine the characteristic impedance of a transmission line which has a capacitance of 30 pF/m and an inductance of 75 nH/m

  • a. 5 Ω
  • b. 50 Ω
  • c. 500 Ω
  • d. 5 K Ω

531. If a charge in the dielectric material decreases the capacitance, the characteristic impedance is

  • a. Kept constant
  • b. Decreased
  • c. Increased
  • d. Halved

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