Kennedy: MCQs in Pulse Communications

MCQs in Pulse Communications

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Chapter 13: Pulse 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. Indicate which of the following is nota binary code

  • a. Morse
  • b. Baudot
  • c. CCITT-2
  • d. ARQ

2. To permit the selection of 1 out of 16 equi-probable events, the number of bits required is

  • a. 2
  • b. log1016
  • c. 8
  • d. 4

3. A signaling system in which each letter of the alphabet is represented by a different symbol is not used because

  • a. it would be too difficult for an operator to memorize
  • b. it is redundant
  • c. noise would introduce too many errors
  • d. too many pulses per letter are required

4. The Hartley states that

  • a. the maximum rate of information transmission depends on the channel bandwidth
  • b. the maximum rate of information transmission depends on the depth of modulation
  • c. redundancy is essential
  • d. only binary codes may be used

5. Indicate the false statement. In order to combat noise,

  • a. the channel bandwidth may be increased
  • b. redundancy may be used
  • c. the transmitted power may be increased
  • d. the signaling rate may be reduced

6. The most common modulation system used for telegraphy is

  • a. frequency-shift keying
  • b. two-tone modulation
  • c. pulse-code modulation
  • d. single-tone modulation

7. Pulse-width modulation system used for telegraphy is

  • a. by differentiating pulse-position modulation
  • b. with a monostable
  • c. by integrating the signal
  • d. with a free-running multivibrator

8. Indicate which of the following system is digital.

  • a. Pulse-position modulation
  • b. Pulse-code modulation
  • c. Pulse-width modulation
  • d. Pulse-frequency modulation

9. Quantizing noise occurs in

  • a. time-division multiplex
  • b. frequency division multiplex
  • c. pulse-code modulation
  • d. pulse-width modulation

10. The modulation system inherently most noise-resistant is

  • a. SSB, suppressed-carrier
  • b. Frequency modulation
  • c. pulse-position modulation
  • d. pulse-code modulation

11. In order to reduce quantizing noise, one must

  • a. increase the number of standard amplitudes
  • b. send pulses whose sides are more nearly vertical
  • c. use an RF amplifier in the receiver
  • d. increase the number of samples per second

12. The Hartley-Shannon theorem sets a limit on the

  • a. highest frequency that may be sent over a given channel
  • b. maximum capacity of a channel with a given noise level
  • c. maximum number of coding levels in a channel with a given noise level
  • d. maximum number of quantizing levels in a channel of a given bandwidth

13. Indicate which of the following pulse modulation systems is analog

  • a. PCM
  • b. Differential PCM
  • c. PWM
  • d. Delta

14. Companding is used

  • a. to overcome quantizing noise in PCM
  • b. in PCM transmitters, to allow amplitude limited in the receivers
  • c. to protect small signals in PCM from quantizing distortion
  • d. in PCM receivers, to overcome impulse noise

15. The biggest disadvantage of PCM is

  • a. its inability to handle analog signals
  • b. the high error rate which its quantizing noise introduces
  • c. its incompatibility with TDM
  • d. the large bandwidths that are required for it

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