What Do You Know About Ring Networks?

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What Do You Know About Ring Networks? - Quiz

In a ring network, every single node handles every packet and data travels from one node to another node.
Ring networks are the arrangement of the nodes of a communication network in which a ring is formed.
In moving the ring, each node connects to precisely two other nodes, thereby—through each node—forming one continuous pathway for signals.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the arrangement of the elements of a communication network?

    • A.

      Ranking

    • B.

      Network topology

    • C.

      Ring networking

    • D.

      Networking

    Correct Answer
    B. Network topology
    Explanation
    The term "network topology" refers to the arrangement or layout of the elements in a communication network. It describes how the devices (such as computers, routers, switches) are connected and how the data flows between them. Different types of network topologies include star, bus, ring, mesh, etc. "Network topology" is the correct answer as it directly addresses the arrangement of elements in a communication network.

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  • 2. 

    What is the placement of the various components of a network?

    • A.

      Physical topology

    • B.

      Network topology

    • C.

      Node ranking

    • D.

      Rank noding

    Correct Answer
    A. Physical topology
    Explanation
    Physical topology refers to the arrangement of the physical components of a network, such as computers, servers, switches, and cables. It determines how these components are physically connected and laid out within the network. This includes the placement of devices, the type of cables used, and the overall structure of the network. Physical topology plays a crucial role in determining the network's performance, scalability, and fault tolerance. It can be represented in various forms such as a star, bus, ring, or mesh topology.

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  • 3. 

    What is the point where the telephone company network ends and connects with the on-premises wiring at the customer premises?

    • A.

      Entrance facilities

    • B.

      Star network

    • C.

      Star topology

    • D.

      Ring network

    Correct Answer
    A. Entrance facilities
    Explanation
    Entrance facilities refer to the point where the telephone company network terminates and connects with the on-premises wiring at the customer premises. It is the physical location where the external network infrastructure meets the internal wiring of a building or property. This is where the telephone company's lines enter the customer's premises and are connected to the internal telephone system. It is an essential component in establishing communication between the telephone company's network and the customer's telecommunication equipment.

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  • 4. 

    Which is a cable that is run between floors in non-plenum areas?

    • A.

      Plenum cable

    • B.

      Star cable

    • C.

      Riser cable

    • D.

      Ring cable

    Correct Answer
    C. Riser cable
    Explanation
    A riser cable is a cable that is run between floors in non-plenum areas. Plenum cable is used in plenum areas, which are spaces used for air circulation in buildings. Star cable and ring cable are not specific types of cables used for running between floors in non-plenum areas.

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  • 5. 

    What is a device used to attach multiple network stations in a star topology as a token ring network?

    • A.

      Tooling Unit

    • B.

      Media Access Unit

    • C.

      Toppling Unit

    • D.

      Ringing Unit

    Correct Answer
    B. Media Access Unit
    Explanation
    A Media Access Unit is a device used to attach multiple network stations in a star topology as a token ring network. It is responsible for controlling the access to the network and passing a token between stations to allow them to transmit data. This unit ensures that only one station can transmit at a time, preventing data collisions and ensuring efficient communication within the network.

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  • 6. 

    What illustrates how data flows within a network?

    • A.

      Ringing

    • B.

      Nodes

    • C.

      Ranking

    • D.

      Logical topology

    Correct Answer
    D. Logical topology
    Explanation
    Logical topology refers to the way in which data flows within a network. It defines the path that data takes from one device to another and how devices are interconnected. It helps to illustrate the arrangement of devices, connections, and communication paths in a network. The other options, such as ringing, nodes, and ranking, do not specifically relate to the flow of data within a network.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is a type of electrical cable that has an inner conductor surrounded by a tubular insulating layer, surrounded by a tubular conducting shield? ​​​​​​The...   

    • A.

      Coaxial cable

    • B.

      Plenum cable

    • C.

      Non plenum cable

    • D.

      Axial cable

    Correct Answer
    A. Coaxial cable
    Explanation
    A coaxial cable is a type of electrical cable that has an inner conductor surrounded by a tubular insulating layer, which is then surrounded by a tubular conducting shield. This design helps to minimize signal loss and interference, making it ideal for transmitting high-frequency signals.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these uses a special three-byte frame that travels around a logical ring of workstations?

    • A.

      Token ring

    • B.

      Node ring

    • C.

      Star network

    • D.

      Node ring

    Correct Answer
    A. Token ring
    Explanation
    Token ring is the correct answer because it is a networking protocol that uses a special three-byte frame called a token to control access to the network. In a token ring network, workstations are connected in a logical ring, and the token circulates around the ring, allowing each workstation to transmit data when it receives the token. This ensures fair access to the network and prevents collisions.

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  • 9. 

    In a star network, which of these acts as a conduit to transmit messages?

    • A.

      Centre node

    • B.

      Host

    • C.

      Ring

    • D.

      Centre hub

    Correct Answer
    D. Centre hub
    Explanation
    In a star network, the centre hub acts as a conduit to transmit messages. The centre hub is the central point of connection for all the devices in the network. It receives messages from one device and transmits them to the intended recipient device. The centre hub ensures efficient communication by managing the flow of data and directing it to the appropriate destination.

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  • 10. 

    What is a computer or other device connected to a computer network called?

    • A.

      Host

    • B.

      Ring

    • C.

      Hub

    • D.

      Node

    Correct Answer
    A. Host
    Explanation
    A computer or other device connected to a computer network is called a host. A host is a node on a network that can send, receive, or process data. It can be a computer, server, printer, or any other device that is connected to the network. The term "host" is commonly used in networking to refer to any device that participates in network communication.

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