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# Kennedy: MCQ in Amplitude Modulation

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Chapter 3: Amplitude 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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Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

1. If the plate supply voltage for a plate-modulated class C amplifier is V, the maximum plate-cathode voltage could be almost as high as

a. 4 V

b. 3 V

c. 2 V

d. 1 V

Solution:

2. In a low-level AM system, amplifiers following the modulated stage must be

a. linear devices

b. harmonic devices

c. class C amplifiers

d. nonlinear devices

Solution:

3. If the carrier of a 100 percent modulated AM wave is suppressed, the percentage power saving will be

a. 50

b. 150

c. 100

d. 66.66

Solution:

4. Leak-type bias is used in a plate-modulated class C amplifier to

a. prevent tuned circuit damping

b. prevent excessive grid current

c. prevent overmodulation

d. increase the bandwidth

Solution:

5. The output stage of a television transmitter is most likely to be a

a. plate-modulated class C amplifier

b. grid-modulated class C amplifier

c. screen-modulated class C amplifier

d. grid-modulated class A amplifier

Solution:

6. The modulation index of an AM wave is changed from 0 to 1. The transmitted power is

a. unchanged

b. halved

c. doubled

d. increase by 50 percent

Solution:

7. One of the advantages of the base modulation over collector modulation of a transistor class C amplifier is

a. the lower modulating power required

b. higher power output per transistor

c. better efficiency

d. better linearity

Solution:

8. A carrier is simultaneously modulated by two sine waves with modulation indices of 0.3 and 0.4; the total modulation index

a. is 1

b. cannot be calculated unless the phase relations are known

c. is 0.5

d. is 0.7

Solution:

9. Amplitude modulation is used for broadcasting because

a. it is more noise immune than other modulation systems.

b. Compared with other systems it requires less transmitting power

c. its use avoids receiver complexity.

d. no other modulation system can provide the necessary bandwidth for high fidelity

Solution:

10. What is the ratio of modulating power to total power at 100 percent modulation?

a. 1:3

b. 1:2

c. 2:3

d. None of the above

Solution:

### Complete List of MCQ in Electronic Communication Systems by Kennedy

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