Kennedy: MCQs in Frequency Modulation

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MCQs in Frequency Modulation

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Chapter 5: Frequency Modulation 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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1. In the stabilize reactance modulator AFC system,

  • a. the discriminator must have a fast time constant to prevent demodulation
  • b. the higher the discriminator frequency, the better the oscillator frequency stability
  • c. the discriminator frequency must not be too low, or the system will fail
  • d. phase modulation is converted into FM by the equalizer circuit

2. In the spectrum of a frequency-modulated wave

  • a. the carrier frequency disappears when the modulation index is large
  • b. the amplitude of any sideband depends on the modulation index
  • c. the total number of sidebands depends on the modulation index
  • d. the carrier frequency cannot disappear

3. The difference between phase and frequency modulation

  • a. is purely theoretical because they are the same in practice
  • b. is too great to make the two system compatible
  • c. lies in the poorer audio response of phase modulation
  • d. lies in the different definitions of the modulation index

4. Indicate the false statement regarding the Armstrong modulation system

  • a. The system is basically phase, not frequency modulation,
  • b. AFC is not needed, as crystal oscillator is used.
  • c. Frequency multiplication must be used
  • d. Equalization is unnecessary

5. An FM signal with a modulation index mf is passed through a frequency tripler. The wave in the output of the tripler will have a modulation index of

  • a. mf/3
  • b. mf
  • c. 3mf
  • d. 9mf

6. An FM signal with a deviation δ is passed through a mixer, and has its frequency reduced fivefold. The deviation in the output of the mixer is

  • a. 5δ
  • b. Indeterminate
  • c.δ/5
  • d. δ

7. A pre-emphasis circuit provides extra noise immunity by

  • a. boosting the bass frequencies
  • b. amplifying the higher audio frequencies
  • c. preamplifying the whole audio band
  • d. converting the phase modulation to FM

8. Since noise phase-modulates the FM wave, as the noise sideband frequency approaches the carrier frequency, the noise amplitude

  • a. remains constant
  • b. is decreased
  • c. is increased
  • d. is equalized

9. When the modulating frequency is doubled, the modulation index is halved, and the modulating voltage remains constant. The modulation system is

  • a. amplitude modulation
  • b. phase modulation
  • c. frequency modulation
  • d. any of the three

10. Indicate which one of the following is not an advantage of FM over AM:

  • a. Better noise immunity is provided
  • b. Lower bandwidth is required
  • c. The transmitted power is more useful
  • d. Less modulating power is required

11. One of the following is an indirect way of generating FM. This is the

  • a. reactance FET modulator
  • b. varactor diode modulator
  • c. Armstrong modulator
  • d. reactance bipolar transistor modulator

12. In an FM stereo multiplex transmission, the

  • a. sum signal modulates 19 kHz subcarrier
  • b. difference signal modulates the 19 kHz subcarrier
  • c. difference signal modulates the 38 kHz subcarrier
  • d. difference signal modulates the 67 kHz subcarrier

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