Kennedy: MCQs in Digital Communications

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MCQs in Digital Communications

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Chapter 14: Digital Communications from the book Electronic Communication Systems by George Kennedy. If you are looking for a reviewer in Communications 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.

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Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

1. Digital signals

  • a. do not provide a continuous set of values
  • b. represent values as discrete steps
  • c. can utilize decimal or binary systems
  • d. all of the above

2. The event which marked the start of the modern computer age was

  • a. design of the ENIAC computer
  • b. development of the Hollerith code
  • c. development of the transistor
  • d. development of disk drives for data storage

3. The baud rate

  • a. is always equal to the bit transfer rate
  • b. is equal to twice the bandwidth of an ideal channel
  • c. is not equal to the signaling rate
  • d. is equal to one-half the bandwidth of an ideal channel

4. The Shannon-Hartley law

  • a. refers to distortion
  • b. defines bandwidth
  • c. describes signaling rates
  • d. refers to noise

5. The code which provides for parity checks is

  • a. Baudot
  • b. ASCII
  • c. EBCDIC
  • d. CCITT-2

6. A forward error-correcting code corrects errors by

  • a. requiring partial retransmission of the signal
  • b. requiring retransmission of the entire signal
  • c. requiring no part of the signal to be retransmitted
  • d. using parity to correct the errors in all cases

7. Full duplex operation

  • a. requires two pairs of cables
  • b. can transfer data in both directions at once
  • c. requires modems at both ends of the circuit
  • d. all of the above

8. The RS-232 interface

  • a. interconnects data sets and transmission circuit
  • b. uses several different connectors
  • c. permits custom wiring of signal lines to the connector pins as desired
  • d. all of the above

9. Switching systems

  • a. improve the efficiency of data transfer
  • b. are not used in data systems
  • c. require additional lines
  • d. are limited to small data networks

10. The data transmission rate of a modem is measured in

  • a. bytes per second
  • b. baud rate
  • c. bits per second
  • d. megahertz

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