IT in the Global Age Quiz 2: Solved

Question 1

10 / 10 pts

The most basic computer network can be described as

Correct!

 

two or more computers that are linked together

 

 

a minimum of five computers linked together

 

 

the Internet

 

 

the use of satellites linking computers together

 

 

Question 2

10 / 10 pts

In a local area network, a ________ only transmits data to the destination node.

 

hub

 

 

port

Correct!

 

switch

 

 

NIC

 

 

Question 3

10 / 10 pts

The primary difference between a LAN and a WAN is the

 

speed

 

 

variety of hardware devices

 

 

number of hardware devices

 

Correct!

 

geographical area

 

 

Question 4

10 / 10 pts

A(n) ________ network is often used to set up a temporary communications system that requires no centralized router.

 

local area

 

Correct!

 

mesh

 

 

wide area

 

 

metropolitan area

 

 

Question 5

10 / 10 pts

________ refers to the quantity of data that can be transmitted through a communication medium in a given amount of time.

 

 

Ethernet

 

 

Attenuation

 

Correct!

 

Bandwidth

 

 

Megahertz

 

 

Question 6

10 / 10 pts

A broadband connection could be any of the following EXCEPT:

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dial-up

 

 

cable modem

 

 

wireless connection

 

 

fibre-optic

 

 

Question 7

10 / 10 pts

Network transmission speeds are measured in ________ per second.

 

bytes

 

 

biniaries

 

Correct!

 

bits

 

 

lines

 

 

Question 8

10 / 10 pts

A personal area network is possible because of the wireless technology known as

Correct!

 

Bluetooth

 

 

USB

 

 

FireWire

 

 

PDA

 

 

Question 9

10 / 10 pts

The rules for how data is exchanged between devices is known as a(n)

 

algorithm

 

 

procedure

 

Correct!

 

protocol

 

 

code

 

 

Question 10

10 / 10 pts

A ________ network is a configuration that allows every computer on the network to act as both a client and a server.

 

client/server

 

 

host sytstem

 

 

metropolitan area

 

Correct!

 

peer-to-peer