MCQs in Electronic Circuits, Analysis, Design Part I

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MCQs in Electronic Circuits - MCQs Part I

This is the Multiples Choice Questions Part 1 of the Series in Electronic (Audio/RF) Circuit/Analysis/Design as one of the Electronics 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 Exam Questions in Electronics Engineering field, Electronics Books, Journals and other Electronics References.

Multiple Choice Questions Topic Outline

  • MCQs in Amplifiers
  • MCQs in Oscillators
  • MCQs in Rectifier
  • MCQs in Filters
  • MCQs in Voltage Regulation

The Series

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

Electronic Circuits 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

Start Practice Exam Test Questions Part 1 of the Series

1. Which of the following amplifier is considered linear?

  • A. Class A
  • B. Class B
  • C. Class C
  • D. Either A or B

2. The voltage gain of a common collector configuration is

  • A. Unity
  • B. Zero
  • C. Very high
  • D. Moderate

3. A two-transistor class B power amplifier is commonly called

  • A. Push-pull amplifier
  • B. Dual amplifier
  • C. Symmetrical amplifier
  • D. Differential amplifier

4. If a transistor is operated in such a way that output current flows for 160 degrees of the input signal, then it is _________ operation.

  • A. Class A
  • B. Class C
  • C. Class B
  • D. Class AB

5. Which coupling has the best frequency response?

  • A. Direct
  • B. RC
  • C. Transformer
  • D. Transistor

6. A transistor amplifier has high output impedance because

  • A. Emitter is heavily doped
  • B. Collector is wider than emitter or base
  • C. Collector has reverse bias
  • D. Emitter has forward bias

7. Which of the following is considered an amplifier figure of merit?

  • A. Gain-bandwidth product
  • B. Beta (β)
  • C. Alpha (α)
  • D. Temperature

8. What piece of equipment in an oscilloscope is used to indicate pulse condition in a digital logic circuit?

  • A. Probe
  • B. Test prods
  • C. Connector
  • D. Logic probe

9. What linear circuit compares two input signals and provides a digital level output depending on the relationship of the input signals?

  • A. Comaparator
  • B. Controller
  • C. Compressor
  • D. Switch

10. What type of coupling is generally used in power amplifiers?

  • A. Transformer
  • B. Direct
  • C. RC
  • D. Inductive

11. Which amplifier whose output current flows for the entire cycle?

  • A. Class A
  • B. Class B
  • C. Class C
  • D. Class AB

12. The coupling capacitor Cc must be large enough to ___________ in an RC coupling scheme.

  • A. Pass dc between the stages
  • B. Dissipate high power
  • C. Prevent attenuation of low frequency
  • D. Prevent attenuation of high frequency

13. What is the point of intersection of dc and ac load lines called?

  • A. Operating point
  • B. Cut off point
  • C. Saturation point
  • D. Breakdown

14. An oscillator produces _________ oscillations.

  • A. Damped
  • B. Modulated
  • C. Undamped
  • D. Sinusoidal

15. What is the operating point in the characteristic curve called?

  • A. Quiescent point
  • B. Load point
  • C. Biasing point
  • D. Saturation point

16. Oscillators operate on the principle of

  • A. Positive feedback
  • B. Negative feedback
  • C. Signal feedthrough
  • D. Attenuation

17. In a class A amplifier, the output signal is

  • A. Distorted
  • B. The same as the input
  • C. Clipped
  • D. Smaller in amplitude than the input

18. What happens if the input capacitor of a transistor amplifier is short-circuited?

  • A. Biasing conditions will change
  • B. Transistor will be destroyed
  • C. Signal will not reach the base
  • D. Biasing will stabilize

19. Which is used to establish a fixed level of current or voltage in a transistor?

  • A. Biasing
  • B. Loading
  • C. Load line
  • D. Coupling

20. Which power amplifier has the highest collector efficiency?

  • A. Class A
  • B. Class C
  • C. Class B
  • D. Class AB

21. What is a non-linear type of amplifier?

  • A. Class C
  • B. Class AB
  • C. Class B
  • D. Class A

22. An AF transformer is shielded to

  • A. Keep the amplifier cool
  • B. Prevent the induction due to stray magnetic fields
  • C. Protect from rusting
  • D. Prevent electric shock

23. Amplitude distortion is otherwise known as _________ distortion.

  • A. Intermodulation
  • B. Harmonic
  • C. Phase
  • D. Resonant

24. What represents common-emitter small signal input resistance?

  • A. hie
  • B. hfe
  • C. hib
  • D. hoe

25. The ear is not sensitive to ________ distortion.

  • A. Frequency
  • B. Amplitude
  • C. Harmonic
  • D. Phase

26. Class C is an amplifier whose output current flows for

  • A. Less than one-half the entire input cycle
  • B. The entire input cycle
  • C. Twice the entire input cycle
  • D. Greater than one-half the entire input cycle

27. If gain without feedback and feedback factor are A and β respectively, then gain with negative feedback is given by

  • A. A/ 1-A β
  • B. A/ 1+ A β
  • C. 1+A β / A
  • D. (1+A β) A

28. The collector current in an common base configuration is equal to

  • A. Alpha times emitter current plus leakage current
  • B. Alpha times base current plus leakage current
  • C. Beta times emitter current plus leakage current
  • D. Beta times collector current plus leakage current

29. Which is not a basic BJT amplifier configuration?

  • A. Common-drain
  • B. Common-base
  • C. Common-emitter
  • D. Common-collector

30. The value of collector load resistance in a transistor amplifier is _______ the output impedance of the transistor.

  • A. Equal to
  • B. More than
  • C. Less than
  • D. Not related

31. What is the purpose of RC or transformer coupling?

  • A. To block ac
  • B. To separate bias of one stage from another
  • C. To increase thermal stability
  • D. To block dc

32. The bandwidth of a single stage amplifier is ________ that of multistage amplifier.

  • A. Equal to
  • B. Less than
  • C. More than
  • D. Independent

33. What is the time taken by the electrons or holes to pass from the emitter to the collector?

  • A. Transit time
  • B. Recombination
  • C. Transient time
  • D. Duty cycle

34. To obtain good gain stability in a negative feedback amplifier, AB is

  • A. Equal to 1
  • B. Very much greater than 1
  • C. Less than 1
  • D. Zero

35. The basic concept of the electric wave filter was originated by

  • A. Campbell and Wagner
  • B. Norton
  • C. Foster
  • D. Bode and Darlington

36. Which configuration has the lowest current gain?

  • A. Common-base
  • B. Common-collector
  • C. Common-emitter
  • D. Emitter follower

37. Which transistor configuration offers no phase reversal at the output?

  • A. Common-base
  • B. Common-collector
  • C. Common-emitter
  • D. Both A and B

38. The number of stages that can be directly coupled is limited because

  • A. Change in temperature can cause thermal instability
  • B. Circuit becomes heavily and costly
  • C. It becomes difficult to bias the circuit
  • D. Circuits’ resistance becomes too large

39. The input capacitor in an amplifier is called __________ capacitor.

  • A. Coupling
  • B. Stray
  • C. Bypass
  • D. Electrolytic

40. AC load line has a/an _________ slope compared to that of dc load line.

  • A. Zero
  • B. Smaller
  • C. Bigger
  • D. Infinite

41. A multistage amplifier uses at least how many transistors?

  • A. One
  • B. Three
  • C. Four
  • D. Two

42. RC coupling is used for ________ amplification.

  • A. Voltage
  • B. Current
  • C. Signal
  • D. Power

43. An ammeter’s ideal resistance should be

  • A. Zero
  • B. Unity
  • C. Infinite
  • D. The same with the circuits resistance

44. What circuit increases the peak –to-peak voltage, current or power of a signal?

  • A. Power supply
  • B. Attenuator
  • C. Amplifier
  • D. Filter

45. When the non-linear distortion in an amplifier is D without feedback, with negative voltage feedback it will be

  • A. D/ 1+ A β
  • B. 1+ A β / D
  • C. D (1+A β)
  • D. D (1-A β)

46. A tuned amplifier uses what load?

  • A. Resistive
  • B. Capacitive
  • C. LC tank
  • D. Inductive

47. The voltage gain over mid- frequency range in an RC coupled amplifier

  • A. Changes instantly with frequency
  • B. Is constant
  • C. Is independent of the coupling
  • D. Is maximum

48. The input impedance of an amplifier _______ when negative voltage feedback is applied.

  • A. Decreases
  • B. Becomes zero
  • C. Increases
  • D. Is unchanged

49. The input impedance of an amplifier _______ when negative current feedback is applied.

  • A. Remains unchanged
  • B. Decreases
  • C. Increases
  • D. Becomes zero

50. To obtain the frequency response curve of an amplifier ________ is kept constant.

  • A. Generator output level
  • B. Amplifier output
  • C. Generator frequency
  • Amplifier frequency

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