Computer Network Basics Quiz

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What is the main function of a network?

To provide connectivity for computers and devices within a restricted range

Which type of network connects a small number of systems in a relatively close geographical area?

Local Area Network (LAN)

What is the Internet commonly referred to as?

A network of networks

What does MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) connect?

Communication infrastructure in and around large cities

What is the Internet's main protocol suite for linking various types of electric devices worldwide?

TCP/IP protocol suite

What is the Internet's primary characteristic?

A collection of interconnected devices spread across the globe

What is the function of the input transducer in a communication system?

To convert the message into electrical signals

What is the purpose of the receiver in a communication system?

To reproduce the message signal in electrical form from the distorted received signal

What is the function of the transmitter in a communication system?

To process the electrical signal from different aspects

What is the essential function of an information source in a communication system?

To produce the required message to be transmitted

Which component of a communication system provides a physical connection between the transmitter and receiver?

Channel

In which data transmission mode does the exchange of information happen in both directions, but not simultaneously?

Half-Duplex

What type of communication system provides a capability where several receiving stations can be reached simultaneously from a single transmitter?

Broadcast channel

What is the function of the destination in a communication system?

To convert the electrical signal into its original form

What is WAN (Wide Area Network)?

A network connecting two or more local-area networks over a large geographic distance

What are the basic elements of a communication system?

Information source, input transducer, transmitter, and receiver only

What are the basic components of a communication system?

Information source, input transducer, transmitter, communication channel, receiver, destination

What is the function of the input transducer in a communication system?

To convert the message produced by an information source into an electrical signal.

What is the purpose of the receiver in a communication system?

To reproduce the message signal in electrical form from the distorted received signal.

What are the three types of data transmission modes?

Simplex, Half-Duplex, Full Duplex

What is a Wide Area Network (WAN) and what geographic area does it typically span?

A network that connects two or more local-area networks over a large geographic distance, such as a state, province, or country.

What are the different types of networks mentioned in the text?

LAN (Local Area Network) and MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)

What is the main difference between a LAN and a MAN?

LAN connects systems in a relatively close geographical area, while MAN is developed in and around large cities.

Explain the function of the Internet using the concept of 'network of networks.'

The Internet is a collection of interconnected devices spread across the globe, forming a network of networks.

What is the significance of the TCP/IP protocol suite in the context of the Internet?

The TCP/IP protocol suite is used to link various types of electric devices worldwide in the Internet.

How does the network provide connectivity between computers and devices?

The network provides connectivity using wireless networks, communication devices, and transmission media.

Test your knowledge of computer networks and the internet with this quiz. Learn about the basics of network connectivity, shared resources, communication devices, and transmission media.

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