MCQs in Field-Effect Transistors (FETs)

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MCQs for  Field-Effect Transistors (FETs)

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Field-Effect Transistors (FETs) from the book Electronic Devices – Electron Flow Version and Conventional Current Version 8th Edition by Thomas L. Floyd. If you are looking for a reviewer in Electronics Engineering this will definitely help. I can assure you that this will be a great help in reviewing the book in preparation for your Board Exam. Make sure to familiarize each and every questions to increase the chance of passing the ECE Board Exam.

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  • MCQs in Field-Effect Transistors (FETs) | MCQs in JFET | MCQs in JFET Characteristics and Parameters | MCQs in JFET Biasing | MCQs in The Ohmic Region | MCQs in MOSFET | MCQs in MOSFET Characteristics and Parameters | MCQs in MOSFET Biasing | MCQs in IGBT

Practice Exam Test Questions

Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

1. On the drain characteristic curve of a JFET for VGS = 0, the pinch-off voltage is
  • A) below the ohmic area.
  • B) between the ohmic area and the constant current area.
  • C) between the constant current area and the breakdown region.
  • D) above the breakdown region.
2. For a JFET, the value of VDS at which ID becomes essentially constant is the
  • A) pinch-off voltage.
  • B) cutoff voltage.
  • C) breakdown voltage.
  • D) ohmic voltage.

3. The value of VGS that makes ID approximately zero is the

  • A) pinch-off voltage.
  • B) cutoff voltage.
  • C) breakdown voltage.
  • D) ohmic voltage.
4. For a JFET, the change in drain current for a given change in gate-to-source voltage, with the drain-to-source voltage constant, is
  • A) breakdown.
  • B) reverse transconductance.
  • C) forward transconductance.
  • D) self-biasing.

5. High input resistance for a JFET is due to

  • A) a metal oxide layer.
  • B) a large input resistor to the device.
  • C) an intrinsic layer.
  • D) the gate-source junction being reverse-biased.

6. A dual-gated MOSFET is

  • A) a depletion MOSFET.
  • B) an enhancement MOSFET.
  • C) a VMOSFET.
  • D) either a depletion or an enhancement MOSFET.

7. Which of the following devices has the highest input resistance?

  • A) diode
  • B) JFET
  • C) MOSFET
  • D) bipolar junction transistor
8. A self-biased n-channel JFET has a VD = 6 V. VGS = –3 V. Find the value of VDS.
  • A) –3 V
  • B) –6 V
  • C) 3 V
  • D) 6 V

9. Refer to Figure 8-1. Identify the p-channel E-MOSFET.
MCQs in  Field-Effect Transistors (FETs) Fig. 01
Figure 8-1

  • A) a
  • B) b
  • C) c
  • D) d

10. Refer to Figure 8-1. Identify the n-channel D-MOSFET.

  • A) a
  • B) b
  • C) c
  • D) d

11. Refer to Figure 8-1. Identify the n-channel E-MOSFET.

  • A) a
  • B) b
  • C) c
  • D) d

12. Refer to Figure 8-1. Identify the p-channel D-MOSFET.

  • A) a
  • B) b
  • C) c
  • D) d

13. Refer to Figure 8-2(a). ID = 6 mA. Calculate the value of VDS.
MCQs in  Field-Effect Transistors (FETs) Fig. 02
Figure 8-2

  • A) –6 V
  • B) 6 V
  • C) 12 V
  • D) –3 V

14. Refer to Figure 8-2(b). ID = 6 mA. Calculate the value of VDS.

  • A) 13.2 V
  • B) 10 V
  • C) 6.8 V
  • D) 0 V

15. Refer to Figure 8-2(c). ID = 6 mA. Calculate the value of VDS.

  • A) –9 V
  • B) 9 V
  • C) 6 V
  • D) –3 V
16. A JFET data sheet specifies VGS(off) = –6 V and IDSS = 8 mA. Find the value of ID when VGS = –3 V.
  • A) 2 mA
  • B) 4 mA
  • C) 8 mA
  • D) none of the above
17. A JFET data sheet specifies VGS(off) = –10 V and IDSS = 8 mA. Find the value of ID when VGS = –3 V.
  • A) 2 mA
  • B) 1.4 mA
  • C) 4.8 mA
  • D) 3.92 mA

18. Refer to Figure 8-3. Determine the value of VS.
MCQs in  Field-Effect Transistors (FETs) Fig. 03
Figure 8-3

  • A) 20 V
  • B) 8 V
  • C) 6 V
  • D) 2 V

19. Refer to Figure 8-3. Calculate the value of VD.

  • A) 20 V
  • B) 8 V
  • C) 6 V
  • D) 2 V

20. Refer to Figure 8-3. What is the value of IG?

  • A) 6 mA
  • B) 4 mA
  • C) 2 mA
  • D) 0 mA

21. Refer to Figure 8-3. Determine the value of VGS.

  • A) –20 V
  • B) –8 V
  • C) –6 V
  • D) –2 V

22. Refer to Figure 8-3. Calculate the value of VDS.

  • A) 0 V
  • B) 2 V
  • C) 4 V
  • D) –2 V
23. The JFET is always operated with the gate-source pn junction _____ -biased.
  • A) forward
  • B) reverse
24. What three areas are the drain characteristics of a JFET (VGS = 0) divided into?
  • A) ohmic, constant-current, breakdown
  • B) pinch-off, constant-current, avalanche
  • C) ohmic, constant-voltage, breakdown
25. What type(s) of gate-to-source voltage(s) can a depletion MOSFET (D-MOSFET) operate with?
  • A) zero
  • B) positive
  • C) negative
  • D) any of the above

26. The _____ has a physical channel between the drain and source.

  • A) D-MOSFET
  • B) E-MOSFET
  • C) V-MOSFET
27. All MOSFETs are subject to damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD).
  • A) true
  • B) false
28. Midpoint bias for a D-MOSFET is ID = _____, obtained by setting VGS = 0.
  • A) IDSS / 2
  • B) IDSS / 3.4
  • C) IDSS

29. In a self-biased JFET circuit, if VD = VDD then ID = _____.

  • A) 0
  • B) cannot be determined from information above
30. If VD is less than expected (normal) for a self-biased JFET circuit, then it could be caused by a(n)
  • A) open RG.
  • B) open gate lead.
  • C) FET internally open at gate.
  • D) all of the above

31. The resistance of a JFET biased in the ohmic region is controlled by

  • A) VD.
  • B) VGS.
  • C) VS.
  • D) VDS.

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