Basic Digital Principles – Gibilisco MCQs in Electronics

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Multiple choice questions in Basic Digital Principles

This is the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in Chapter 30: Basic Digital Principles from the book Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 5th edition by Stan Gibilisco. If you are looking for a reviewer in Electronics Engineering this will definitely help you before taking the Board Exam.

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1. The value of the decimal number 23 in binary form is:

  • A. 1011.
  • B. 110111.
  • C. 10111.
  • D. 11100.

2. The binary number 110001 represents the digital number:

  • A. 49.
  • B. 25.
  • C. 21.
  • D. 13.

3. The fifth digit from the right in a binary number carries a decimal value of:

  • A. 64.
  • B. 32.
  • C. 24.
  • D. 16.

4. The largest possible decimal number that can be represented by six binary digits (bits) is:

  • A. 256.
  • B. 128.
  • C. 64.
  • D. 63.

5. Which of the following voltages could normally represent a 1 in positive logic?

  • A. 0 V.
  • B. + 1 V.
  • C. + 4 V.
  • D. + 12 V.

6. Which of the following voltages might normally represent a 1 in negative logic?

  • A. 0 V.
  • B. + 4 V.
  • C. + 6 V.
  • D. + 12 V.

7. If X is low, what is the state of X AND Y?

  • A. There is not enough information to tell.
  • B. Low.
  • C. High.
  • D. This logic statement makes no sense.

8. If X is high, what is the state of X NOR Y?

  • A. There is not enough information to tell.
  • B. Low.
  • C. High.
  • D. This logic statement makes no sense.

9. If X and Y are both high, what is the state of X NAND Y?

  • A. There is not enough information to tell.
  • B. Low.
  • C. High.
  • D. This logic statement makes no sense.

10. If X is high and Y is low, what is the state of X NOT Y?

  • A. There is not enough information to tell.
  • B. Low.
  • C. High.
  • D. This logic statement makes no sense.

11. A logic circuit has four inputs W, X, Y, and Z. How many possible input combinations are there?

  • A. 4.
  • B. 8.
  • C. 16.
  • D. 32.

12. Data sent along a single line, one bit after another, is called:

  • A. Serial.
  • B. Synchronous.
  • C. Parallel.
  • D. Asynchronous.

13. If X = 1 and Y = 1, then X + YZ is:

  • A. Always 0.
  • B. 0 if Z = 0, and 1 if Z = 1.
  • C. 1 if Z = 0, and 0 if Z = 1.
  • D. Always 1.

14. If X = 0 and Y = 1, then X(Y + Z) is:

  • A. Always 0.
  • B. 0 if Z = 0, and 1 if Z = 1.
  • C. 1 if Z = 0, and 0 if Z = 1.
  • D. Always 1.

15. An advantage of a J-K over an R-S flip-flop is that:

  • A. The J-K flip-flop is faster.
  • B. The J-K can attain more states.
  • C. The J-K always has predictable outputs.
  • D. No! An R-S flip-flop is superior to a J-K.

16. In positive-edge triggering, the change of state occurs when:

  • A. The pulse level is high.
  • B. The pulse level is going from high to low.
  • C. The pulse level is going from low to high.
  • D. The pulse level is low.

17. The inputs of an R-S flip-flop are known as:

  • A. Low and high.
  • B. Asynchronous.
  • C. Synchronous.
  • D. Set and reset.

18. When both inputs of an R-S flip-flop are 0:

  • A. The outputs stay as they are.
  • B. Q = 0 and -Q = 1.
  • C. Q = 1 and -Q = 0.
  • D. The resulting outputs can be absurd.

19. When both inputs of an R-S flip-flop are 1:

  • A. The outputs stay as they are.
  • B. Q = 0 and -Q = 1.
  • C. Q = 1 and -Q = 0.
  • D. The resulting outputs can be absurd.

20. A frequency synthesizer makes use of

  • A. An OR gate.
  • B. A divider.
  • C. The octal numbering system.
  • D. The hexadecimal numbering system.

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