# MCQ in Solid State Devices Part 3 | ECE Board Exam

(Last Updated On: August 9, 2018)

This is the Multiples Choice Questions Part 3 of the Series in Solid State Devices/Circuits 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.

### MCQ Topic Outline included in ECE Board Exam Syllabi

• MCQs in Semiconductor Fundamentals
• MCQs in Transistor Components
• MCQs in Circuit Analysis and Design
• MCQs in Special Services (Photo Electric, Photo voltaic)

### Continue Practice Exam Test Questions Part 3 of the Series

Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

101. What is the charge of the hole?

A. Equal to that of a proton

B. Equal to that of an electron

C. Equal to that of a neutron

D. Equal to zero

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102. It is the current gain for the common-emitter configuration

A. α

B. β

C. δ

D. ρ

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103. when a factor a junction transistor is 0.98,the factor would be equivalent to ________ value of transistor’s beta.

A. 49

B. 60

C. 20

D. 38

Solution:

104. An emitter resistor is used for ________ in most amplifier circuits.

A. Temperature stabilization

B. Biasing a bipolar junction transistor

C. Current limitation

D. Voltage amplification

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105. What line is drawn between the open-circuit current on a JFET characteristic curve?

A. Operating point

C. Tangent line

D. Quiescent point

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106. Which of the choices below is another name for a photoconductive cell?

A. Varicap

B. Varistor

C. Photoresistive device

D. Photodiode

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107. When both emitter and collector junctions are reverse biased, the transistor is said to be at _______ region.

A. Active

B. Cut-off

C. Saturation

D. Amplifying

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108. What type of diode is used for tuning receivers and is normally operated with reverse bias and derived its name from voltage variable capacitor?

A. Hot-carrier diode

B. Varactor diode

C. Tunnel diode

D. Zener diode

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109. What silicon npn tetrode serves as bistable negative-resistance device?

A. BJT

B. Binistor

C. FET

D. Thermistor

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110. A multiple-terminal solid-state device similar to a transistor that generates frequencies up to about 10000 MHz by injecting electrons or holes into a space-charge layer which rapidly forces these carriers to a collecting electrode.

A. Magnetron

B. IMPATT

C. Klystron

D. Spacistor

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111. Which of the items below is not a good conductor?

A. Electrolytes

B. Ionized gases

C. Silicon

D. Silver

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112. What is the net charge if a certain semiconductor losses 4 valence electrons?

A. +4

B. -4

C. +8

D. -8

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113. What is the net charge if a certain semiconductor gains one valence electron?

A. +1

B. -1

C. +4

D. -4

Solution:

114. What is the approximate voltage drop of LED?

A. 0.3 V

B. 0.7 V

C. 1.5 V

D. 3.8 V

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115. Under standard conditions, pure germanium has a resistivity of

A. 60 Ω-cm

B. 60 Ω-m

C. 60 Ω-mm

D. 60 x 10^-4 cm

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116. The holding of one extreme amplitude of the input waveform to a certain amount of potential is called

A. Slicing

B. Limiting

C. Rectifying

D. Clamping

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117. Clamper is also known as

A. DC restorer

B. Rectifier

C. Charger

D. Clipper

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118. Percentage ripple can be calculated by getting the _________ and multiplying the result by100%.

A. Ratio of the input resistance and input voltage

B. Product of the ac current to dc current

C. Ratio of the ac voltage to dc voltage

D. Addition of the ac and dc component of the given signal

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119. Which of the following materials has the smallest leakage current?

A. Germanium

B. Carbon

C. Sulfur

D. Silicon

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120. What refers to annihilation of a hole and electron?

A. Doping

B. Recombination

C. Diffusion

D. Bonding

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121. What are the two possible breakdown mechanisms in pn junction diodes?

A. Reverse and breakdown effects

B. Threshold and knee effects

C. Avalanche and forward effects

D. Zener and avalanche effects

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122. What occurs in pn diodes when the electric field in the depletion layer increases to the point where it can break covalent bonds and generate electron hole pairs?

A. Covalent breakdown

B. Diffusion

C. Zener breakdown

D. Avalanche effect

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123. The amount of additional energy required to emit an electron from the surface of metal is called

A. Potential barrier

B. Junction voltage

C. Work function

D. Knee voltage

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124. When temperature of a pure semiconductor is increased, its resistance

A. Decreases

B. Remains the same

C. Increases

D. Cannot be estimated

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125. As a general rule, ________ are found only in semiconductors.

A. Electrons

B. Bulk resistances

C. Depletion layers

D. Holes

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126. What in a semiconductor is defined as the incomplete part of an electron pair bond?

A. Hole

B. Valence electron

C. Impurity

D. Ion

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127. When the number of free electrons is increased in doped semiconductor, it becomes a/an ________ semiconductor.

A. N type

B. P type

C. PN type

D. NP type

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128. Reducing the number of free electrons in a doped semiconductor forms a/an _________ semiconductor.

A. N type

B. P type

C. PNPN type

D. NPN type

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129. Pure semiconductor atoms contain how many valence electrons?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 4

D. 8

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130. An acceptor atom contains how many valence electrons?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

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131. What is the resistivity of an extrinsic semiconductor?

A. 1 Ω-cm

B. 2 Ω-cm

C. 3 Ω-cm

D. 4 Ω-cm

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132. The forward resistance crystal diode is in the order of

A. Ω

B. mΩ

C. µΩ

D. kΩ

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133. What is the ideal value stability factor?

A. 1

B. 0.5

C. Infinite

D. 100

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134. What is the approximate mass of a neutron at rest?

A. 1.6726 x 10^-27 kg

B. 9.1096 x 10^-31 kg

C. 1.6022 x 10^-19 kg

D. No mass

Solution:

135. Approximate mass at rest of a proton is _________ to that of a neutron.

A. Greater than

B. Equal

C. Less than

D. Comparable

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136. Charge of an electron is approximately equal to

A. 1.6022 x 10^-19 C

B. -1.6726 x 10^-27 C

C. -1.6022 x 10^-19 C

D. No charge

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137. What capacitors are used in transistor amplifiers?

A. Mica

B. Air

C. Electrolytic

D. Paper

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138. What is the reason why a common collector is used for impedance matching?

A. Its output impedance is very high

B. Its output impedance is very low

C. Its input impedance is very low

D. Its input impedance is very high

Solution:

139. In power supplies, circuits that are employed in separating the ac and dc components and bypass the ac components around the load, or prevent their generation are called

A. Filters

B. Limiters

C. Series capacitors

D. Diode circuits

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140. A nuclei with a common number of protons, but with different number of neutrons

A. Fission

B. Isotope

C. Atom

D. Core

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141. What is the reason why FET has high input impedance?

A. Because its input is a forward biased

B. Because of the impurity atoms

C. Because its input is reverse biased

D. Because it is made of semiconductor material.

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142. A MOSFET is sometimes called _________ FET.

A. Open gate

B. Shorted gate

C. Metallic gate

D. Insulated gate

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143. Which of the following choices is an advantage of a MOSFET over a BJT in an RF amplifier circuit?

A. Low voltage operation

B. Low noise

C. Low amplification of signals

D. Compatibility

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144. The voltage gain of an emitter follower circuit is

A. High

B. Low

C. Very high

D. Moderate

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145. A _________ is considered a current controlled device.

A. Diode

B. Field effect transistor

C. Transistor

D. Resistor

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146. A ________ is considered a voltage controlled device

A. FET

B. Diode

C. Transistor

D. Capacitor

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147. The value of coupling capacitor, Cc in RC coupling is about

A. 0.01 µF

B. 0.1 µF

C. 10 µF

D. 100 µF

Solution:

148. FET has a pinch-off voltage of about

A. 0.5 V

B. 5 V

C. 10 V

D. 20 V

Solution:

149. What is the point of intersection between a diode characteristic and a load line?

A. Q point

B. Quiescent point

C. Operating point

D. All of these

Solution:

150. A measure of the ability of an LED to produce the desired number of lumens generated per applied watt of electrical energy.

A. Luminous intensity

B. Luminous efficiency

C. Luminous efficacy

D. Luminous ability

Solution:

### Questions and Answers in Solid State Devices

Following is the list of practice exam test questions in this brand new series:

MCQ in Solid State Devices
PART 1: MCQs from Number 1 – 50                        Answer key: PART 1
PART 2: MCQs from Number 51 – 100                   Answer key: PART 2
PART 3: MCQs from Number 101 – 150                 Answer key: PART 3
PART 4: MCQs from Number 151 – 200                 Answer key: PART 4
PART 5: MCQs from Number 201 – 250                 Answer key: PART 5
PART 6: MCQs from Number 251 – 300                 Answer key: PART 6
PART 7: MCQs from Number 301 – 350                 Answer key: included
PART 8: MCQs from Number 351 – 400                 Answer key: included
PART 9: MCQs from Number 401 – 450                 Answer key: included
PART 10: MCQs from Number 451 – 500                 Answer key: included

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