Technology in Action – Chapter 7

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A computer _______ is two or more computers connected using software and hardware so that they can communicate with each other

a) switch
b) broadband
c) network
d) node


A _______ is a device connected to a network such as a printer or a game console.

a) packet
b) NIC
c) node
d) NOS


_______ is the actual speed of data transfer that is achieved and is always less than or equal to the data transfer rate.

a) Bandwidth
b) Throughput
c) Broadband
d) Benchmark


All of the following are tasks for network administration of a large organization EXCEPT _______.

a) monitoring network performance
b) updating and installing new software on the network
c) installing new computers and devices on the network
d) purchasing initial equipment for the network

purchasing initial equipment for the network

Which of the following is NOT used to classify network architectures?

a) Distance between nodes
b) Protocol used to exchange data
c) Communication medium
d) Speed of the network

Speed of the network

_______ is the maximum speed at which data can be transferred between two nodes.

a) Broadband
b) Through speed
c) Bandwidth
d) Throughput


A _______ is a network located in your residence that connects to all your digital devices.

a) LAN
b) WAN
c) MAN
d) HAN


A network that spans a large physical distance is called a _______.

a) WAN
b) PAN
c) LAN
d) MAN


A large network designed to provide access to a specific geographic area, such as a large city, is a _______.

a) PAN
b) LAN
c) MAN
d) WAN


Which transmission medium transmits data the fastest?

a) Coaxial cable
b) Twisted-pair cable
c) Wireless
d) Fiber-optic cable

Fibre-optic cable

Normal telephone cable is a type of _______.

a) Ethernet cable
b) fibre-optic cable
c) twisted-pair cable
d) coaxial cable

A client/server network is an example of ______ administration.

a) remote
b) wide area
c) local
d) central


A peer-to-peer (P2P) network is an example of _______ administration.

a) corporate
b) central
c) local
d) wide area


The fastest version of wireless Ethernet is

a) 802.11g
b) 802.11n
c) 802.11ab
d) 802.11ac


Which of the following is NOT a type of cable used in wired networks?

a) Unshielded coaxial
b) Coaxial
c) Unshielded twisted-pair
d) Fibre-optic

Unshielded coaxial

Which of the following is NOT a type of UTP cable you would use in a wired Ethernet network?

a) Cat 7B
b) Cat 5E
c) Cat 6A
d) Cat 6

Cat 7B

The most popular transmission media option for wired home Ethernet networks is _______ cable.

a) coaxial
b) unshielded twisted-pair (UTP)
c) power-line
d) fibre-optic

unshielded twisted-pair (UTP)

Wireless network devices use _______ to communicate with each other.

a) radio waves
b) satellites
c) DSL
d) fiber optics

radio waves

For the nodes on a network to communicate with each other and access the network, each node needs a _______.

a) DSL modem
b) network adapter
c) hub
d) router

network adapter

On a network, a(n) _______ helps prevent data packets from colliding with each other.

a) router
b) switch
c) adapter
d) hub


Sophisticated networks generally use which of the following hardware devices to ease the flow of data through the network?

a) Routers and switches
b) Firmware
c) USB ports
d) Firewalls

Routers and switches

To transfer data packets between two or more networks, a _______ is used.

a) router
b) firewall
c) switch
d) hub


Data are sent through a network in bundles called _______.

a) pouches
b) packets
c) nodes
d) packages


All of the following operating systems support P2P networking EXCEPT _______.

a) Linux
b) Windows
c) Unix
d) OS X


Client/server networks are controlled by a central server that runs specialized software called a(n) _______.

a) information management system (ISM)
b) service set identifier (SSID)
c) digital subscriber line (DSL)
d) network operating system (NOS)

network operating system (NOS)

Which is the following is NOT a wired broadband Internet connection option?

a) Fibre-optic
b) Cable
c) DSL
d) Dial-Up


A(n) _______ device facilitates file sharing and data backup.

a) NAS
b) UTP
c) WAN
d) NOS


Using a network without the network owner’s permission is known as _______.

a) phishing
b) piggybacking
c) spamming
d) hijacking


All of the following are extra precautions you can take to secure a wireless network EXCEPT _______.

a) turn on security protocols
b) create a passphrase
c) change your network name (SSID)
d) enable SSID broadcast

enable SSID broadcast

The unique number assigned to a network adapter by the manufacturer is referred to as the _______ address.

b) MAC
c) network
d) IP


A printer connected to a wireless network is considered to be a node on that network.

True or False?


Sharing files is a benefit of a network.

True or False?


In a peer-to-peer network, one computer acts as the central computer.

True or False?


P2P networks are most commonly used in home networks.

True or False?


The internet is a WAN.

True or False?


Current wired Ethernet networks in the United States are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard.

True or False?


Ethernet networks are always connecting using twisted-pair cable technology.

True or False


Wireless network connections are slower than wired broadband connections.

True or False?


The most popular transmission media option for wired Ethernet networks is UTP cable.

True or False?


Most computers today come with Ethernet adapters already installed.

True or False?


A router acts like a traffic signal on a network.

True or False?


A P2P network needs network operating system software installed on every node.

True or False?


Wireless networks are more vulnerable to attack than wired networks.

True or False?


WEP is a stronger form of security than WPA.

True or False?


Limiting your signal range does not help increase wireless network security.

True or False?


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