Malvino: MCQ in Common Collector and Common Base Amplifiers

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MCQs in Common Collector and Common Base Amplifiers

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Chapter 11: Common Collector and Common Base Amplifiers from the book Electronic Principles 7th Edition by Albert Malvino. 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.

Topic Outline

  • MCQs in Common Collector Amplifier
  • MCQs in Output Impedance
  • MCQs in Cascading Common Emitter and Common Collector
  • MCQs in Darlington Connections
  • MCQs in Voltage Regulation
  • MCQs in Common Base Amplifier

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Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

1. For class B operation, the collector current flows

  • a. The whole cycle
  • b. Half the cycle
  • c. Less than half a cycle
  • d. Less than a quarter of a cycle

2. Transformer coupling is an example of

  • a. Direct coupling
  • b. AC coupling
  • c. DC coupling
  • d. Impedance coupling

3. An audio amplifier operates in the frequency range of

  • a. 0 to 20 Hz
  • b. 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • c. 20 to 200 kHz
  • d. Above 20 kHz

4. A tuned RF amplifier is

  • a. Narrowband
  • b. Wideband
  • c. Direct coupled
  • d. Impedance coupled

5. The first stage of a preamp is

  • a. A tuned RF stage
  • b. Large signal
  • c. Small signal
  • d. A dc amplifier

6. For maximum peak-to-peak output voltage, the Q point should be

  • a. Near saturation
  • b. Near cutoff
  • c. At the center of the dc load line
  • d. At the center of the ac load line

7. An amplifier has two load lines because

  • a. It has ac and dc collector resistances
  • b. It has two equivalent circuits
  • c. DC acts one way and ac acts another
  • d. All of the above

8. When the Q point is at the center of the ac load line, the maximum peak-to-peak output voltage equals

  • a. VCEQ
  • b. 2VCEQ
  • c. ICQ
  • d. 2IcQ

9. Push-pull is almost always used with

  • a. Class A
  • b. Class B
  • c. Class C
  • d. All of the above

10. One advantage of a class B push-pull amplifier is

  • a. Very small quiescent current drain
  • b. Maximum efficiency of 78.5 percent
  • c. Greater efficiency than class A
  • d. All of the above

11. Class C amplifiers are almost always

  • a. Transformer-coupled between stages
  • b. Operated at audio frequencies
  • c. Tuned RF amplifiers
  • d. Wideband

12. The input signal of a class C amplifier

  • a. Is negatively clamped at the base
  • b. Is amplified and inverted
  • c. Produces brief pulses of collector current
  • d. All of the above

13. The collector current of a class C amplifier

  • a. Is an amplified version of the input voltage
  • b. Has harmonics
  • c. Is negatively clamped
  • d. Flows for half a cycle

14. The bandwidth of a class C amplifier decreases when the

  • a. Resonant frequency increases
  • b. Q increases
  • c. XL decreases
  • d. Load resistance decreases

15. The transistor dissipation in a class C amplifier decreases when the

  • a. Resonant frequency increases
  • b. coil Q increases
  • c. Load resistance decreases
  • d. Capacitance increases

16. The power rating of a transistor can be increased by

  • a. Raising the temperature
  • b. Using a heat sink
  • c. Using a derating curve
  • d. Operating with no input signal

17. The ac load line is the same as the dc load line when the ac collector resistance equals the

  • a. DC emitter resistance
  • b. AC emitter resistance
  • c. DC collector resistance
  • d. Supply voltage divided by collector current

18. If RC = 3.6 kohm and RL = 10 kohm, the ac load resistance equals

  • a. 10 kohm
  • b. 2.65 kohm
  • c. I kohm
  • d. 3.6 kohm

19. The quiescent collector current is the same as the

  • a. DC collector current
  • b. AC collector current
  • c. Total collector current
  • d. Voltage-divider current

20. The ac load line usually

  • a. Equals the dc load line
  • b. Has less slope than the dc load line
  • c. Is steeper than the dc load line
  • d. Is horizontal

21. For a Q point near the center of the dc load line, clipping is more likely to occur on the

  • a. Positive peak of input voltage
  • b. Negative peak of output voltage
  • c. Positive peak of output voltage
  • d. Negative peak of emitter voltage

22. In a class A amplifier, the collector current flows for

  • a. Less than half the cycle
  • b. Half the cycle
  • c. Less than the whole cycle
  • d. The entire cycle

23. With class A, the output signal should be

  • a. Unclipped
  • b. Clipped on positive voltage peak
  • c. Clipped on negative voltage peak
  • d. Clipped on negative current peak

24. The instantaneous operating point swings-along the

  • a. AC load line
  • b. DC load line
  • c. Both load lines
  • d. Neither load line

25. The current drain of an amplifier is the

  • a. Total ac current from the generator
  • b. Total dc current from the supply
  • c. Current gain from base to collector
  • d. Current gain from collector to base

26. The power gain of an amplifier

  • a. Is the same as the voltage gain
  • b. Is smaller than the voltage gain
  • c. Equals output power divided by input power
  • d. Equals load power

27. Heat sinks reduce the

  • a. Transistor power
  • b. Ambient temperature
  • c. Junction temperature
  • d. Collector current

28. When the ambient temperature increases, the maximum transistor power rating

  • a. Decreases
  • b. Increases
  • c. Remains the same
  • d. None of the above

29. If the load power is 3 mW and the dc power is 150 mW, the efficiency is

  • a. 0
  • b. 2 percent
  • c. 3 percent
  • d. 20 percent

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