Computer Network Types Quiz

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What type of computer network is organized around an individual person?

Personal Area Network (PAN)

Which network is designed to operate over a small physical area such as an office, factory, or a group of small buildings?

Local Area Network (LAN)

Which type of network is made up of an interconnection of LAN with limited geographical area such as a university?

Campus Area Network (CAN)

What type of network covers the entire city and uses similar technology as LAN?

Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)

Which network type is in between LAN & WAN technology and covers the entire city?

Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)

True or false: PAN enables communication among devices using only cables?

False

True or false: LAN is usually a publicly owned network?

False

True or false: CAN uses similar technology as WAN?

False

True or false: MAN can be a single network such as a cable TV network?

True

True or false: PAN consists of a mobile computer, a cell phone, or a personal digital assistant?

True

In a personal area network (PAN), what type of devices can be connected for communication?

Mobile computers, cell phones, and personal digital assistants

What is a defining characteristic of a local area network (LAN)?

Operates over a small physical area such as an office or factory

What type of network is made up of an interconnection of LAN with limited geographical area such as a university?

Campus area network (CAN)

Which network type covers the entire city and uses similar technology as LAN?

Metropolitan area network (MAN)

What is the primary purpose of a campus area network (CAN)?

Interconnecting LAN within a university's geographical area

Study Notes

Computer Network Types

  • A Personal Area Network (PAN) is organized around an individual person and consists of devices such as a mobile computer, a cell phone, or a personal digital assistant.
  • Devices in a PAN can be connected for communication using both wired and wireless connections.
  • A Local Area Network (LAN) is designed to operate over a small physical area such as an office, factory, or a group of small buildings.
  • A defining characteristic of a LAN is that it is a privately owned network.
  • A Campus Area Network (CAN) is made up of an interconnection of LANs with a limited geographical area, such as a university.
  • The primary purpose of a CAN is to connect multiple LANs within a campus.
  • A Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) covers the entire city and uses similar technology as LAN.
  • MAN is in between LAN and WAN technology and covers the entire city.
  • A MAN can be a single network, such as a cable TV network.

True or False

  • False: PAN enables communication among devices using only cables.
  • False: LAN is usually a publicly owned network.
  • False: CAN uses similar technology as WAN.
  • True: MAN can be a single network, such as a cable TV network.
  • True: PAN consists of a mobile computer, a cell phone, or a personal digital assistant.

Test your knowledge of computer network types with this quiz. Learn about personal area networks (PAN) and local area networks (LAN), their characteristics, and applications.

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