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Gibilisco: MCQ in Oscillators | ECE Board Exam

(Last Updated On: May 1, 2022)

Gibilisco: MCQ in Oscillators | ECE Board Exam

This is the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in Chapter 25: Oscillators 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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Gibilisco: MCQ in Amplifiers | ECE Board Exam

Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

1. Negative feedback in an amplifier:

A. Causes oscillation.

B. Increases sensitivity.

C. Reduces the gain.

D. Is used in an Armstrong oscillator.

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

2. Oscillation requires:

A. A common-drain or common-collector circuit.

B. A stage with gain.

C. A tapped coil.

D. Negative feedback.

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

3. A Colpitts oscillator can be recognized by:

A. A split capacitance in the tuned circuit.

B. A tapped coil in the tuned circuit.

C. A transformer for the feedback.

D. A common-base or common-gate arrangement.

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

4. In an oscillator circuit, the feedback should be:

A. As great as possible.

B. Kept to a minimum.

C. Just enough to sustain oscillation.

D. Done through a transformer whose wires can be switched easily.

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

5. A tapped coil is used in a(n):

A. Hartley oscillator.

B. Colpitts oscillator.

C. Armstrong oscillator.

D. Clapp oscillator.

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

6. An RF choke:

A. Passes RF but not dc.

B. Passes both RF and dc.

C. Passes dc but not RF.

D. Blocks both dc and RF.

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

7. Ferromagnetic coil cores are not generally good for use in RF oscillators because:

A. The inductances are too large.

B. It’s hard to vary the inductance of such a coil.

C. Such coils are too bulky.

D. Air-core coils have better thermal stability.

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

8. An oscillator might fail to start for any of the following reasons except:

A. Low-power-supply voltage.

B. Low stage gain.

C. In-phase feedback.

D. Very low output impedance.

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

9. An advantage of a crystal-controlled oscillator over a VFO is:

A. Single-frequency operation.

B. Ease of frequency adjustment.

C. High output power.

D. Low drift.

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

10. The frequency at which a crystal oscillator functions is determined mainly by:

A. The values of the inductor and capacitor.

B. The thickness of the crystal.

C. The amount of capacitance across the crystal.

D. The power-supply voltage.

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

11. The different sounds of musical instruments are primarily the result of:

A. Differences in the waveshape.

B. Differences in frequency.

C. Differences in amplitude.

D. Differences in phase.

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

12. A radio-frequency oscillator usually:

A. Has an irregular waveshape.

B. Has most or all of its energy at a single frequency.

C. Produces a sound that depends on its waveform.

D. Uses RC tuning.

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

13. A varactor diode:

A. Is mechanically flexible.

B. Has high power output.

C. Can produce different waveforms.

D. Is good for use in frequency synthesizers.

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

14. A frequency synthesizer has:

A. High power output.

B. High drift rate.

C. Exceptional stability.

D. Adjustable waveshape.

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

15. A ferromagnetic-core coil is preferred for use in the tuned circuit of an RF oscillator:

A. That must have the best possible stability.

B. That must have high power output.

C. That must work at microwave frequencies.

D. No! Air-core coils work better in RF oscillators.

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

16. If the load impedance for an oscillator is too high:

A. The frequency might drift.

B. The power output might be reduced.

C. The oscillator might fail to start.

D. It’s not a cause for worry; it can’t be too high.

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

17. The bipolar transistors or JFETs in a multivibrator are usually connected in:

A. Class B.

B. A common-emitter or common-source arrangement.

C. Class C.

D. A common-collector or common-drain arrangement.

View Answer:

Answer: Option B

Solution:

NOTE: For questions 18 see Fig.25-11.

Gibilisco MCQs image for CH25 Q18

18. The arrangement in the block diagram of Fig. 25-11 represents:

A. A waveform analyzer.

B. An audio oscillator.

C. An RF oscillator.

D. A sine-wave generator.

View Answer:

Answer: Option A

Solution:

19. Acoustic feedback in a public-address system:

A. Is useful for generating RF sine waves.

B. Is useful for waveform analysis.

C. Can be used to increase the amplifier gain.

D. Serves no useful purpose.

View Answer:

Answer: Option D

Solution:

20. An IMPATT diode:

A. Makes a good audio oscillator.

B. Can be used for waveform analysis.

C. Is used as a microwave oscillator.

D. Allows for frequency adjustment of a VCO.

View Answer:

Answer: Option C

Solution:

Topics Included in the Test from Chapter 19 to Chapter 30

Part 3: Basic Electronics
Chapter 24: MCQ in Amplifiers
Chapter 25: MCQ in Oscillators

Complete List of Multiple Choice Questions from this Book

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