Kennedy: MCQs in Introduction to Communication Systems

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MCQs in Introduction to Communication Systems

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Chapter 1: Introduction to Communication Systems 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. In a communications system, noise is most likely to affect the signal

  • a. at the transmitter
  • b. in the channel
  • c. in the information source
  • d. at the destination

2. Indicate the false statement. Fourier analysis shows that a sawtooth  wave consist of

  • a. fundamental and subharmonic sine waves
  • b. a fundamental sine wave and an infinite number of harmonics
  • c. fundamental and harmonic sine waves whose amplitude decreases with the harmonic number
  • d. sinusoidal voltages, some of which are small enough to ignore in practice

3. Indicate the false statement. Modulation is used to

  • a. reduce the bandwidth used
  • b. separate differing transmissions
  • c. ensure that intelligence may be transmitted over long distances
  • d. allow the use of practicable antennas

4. Indicate the false statement. From the transmitter the signal deterioration because of noise is usually

  • a. unwanted energy
  • b. predictable in character
  • c. present in the transmitter
  • d. due to any cause

5. Indicate the true statement. Most receivers conforms to the

  • a. amplitude-modulated group
  • b. frequency-modulated gr
  • c. superheterodyne group
  • d. tuned radio frequency receiver group

6. Indicate the false statement. The need for modulation can best be exemplified by the following.

  • a. Antenna lengths will be approximately λ/4 long
  • b. An antenna in the standard broadcast AM band is 16,000 ft
  • c. All sound is concentrated from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • d. A message is composed of unpredictable variations in both amplitude and frequency

7. Indicate the true statement. The process of sending and receiving started as early as

  • a. the middle 1930s
  • b. 1850
  • c. the beginning of the twentieth century
  • d. the 1840s

8. Which of the steps is not included in the process of reception?

  • a. decoding
  • b. encoding
  • c. storage
  • d. interpretation

9. The acoustic channel is used for which of the following?

  • a. UHF communications
  • b. single-sideband communication
  • c. television communications
  • d. person-to-person voice communications

10. Amplitude modulation is the process of

  • a. superimposing a low frequency on a high frequency
  • b. superimposing a high frequency on a low frequency
  • c. carrier interruption
  • d. frequency shift and phase shift

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Complete List of MCQs in Electronic Communication Systems by Kennedy

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