Lesson 7: Understanding Wide Area Networks

23 Questions | Total Attempts: 328

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Network Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What routing protocol is the most popular distance-vector routing algorithm used to determine the best routes within a network?
    • A. 

      RIP

    • B. 

      OSPF

    • C. 

      BGP

    • D. 

      IGMP

  • 2. 
    What routing protocol is the most popular link-state protocol used within a large organization?
    • A. 

      RIP

    • B. 

      OSPF

    • C. 

      BGP

    • D. 

      IGMP

  • 3. 
    What technology takes data and breaks them into packets and sends them over a network, sometimes using different routes for each packet?
    • A. 

      Circuit switching

    • B. 

      Connection switching

    • C. 

      Packet switching

    • D. 

      Network switching

  • 4. 
    X.25 and Frame Relay are examples of what type of WAN technology?
    • A. 

      Circuit switching

    • B. 

      Connection switching

    • C. 

      Packet switching

    • D. 

      Network switching

  • 5. 
    What device acts as a high-speed modem for a LAN?
    • A. 

      Analog modem

    • B. 

      Telco incoming router

    • C. 

      Packet switcher

    • D. 

      CSU/DSU

  • 6. 
    What does X.25 use as its DTE device?
    • A. 

      Telco incoming router

    • B. 

      Packet switcher

    • C. 

      Analog modem

    • D. 

      PAD

  • 7. 
    What part of the network is the point where the responsibility of the administrator ends and the telecommunications provider’s responsibility begins?
    • A. 

      Last mile

    • B. 

      Demarc

    • C. 

      Router array

    • D. 

      PAD interface

  • 8. 
    What is the primary disadvantage of X.25?
    • A. 

      Digital circuit

    • B. 

      Small data payloads

    • C. 

      Circuit switching

    • D. 

      Slow speeds

  • 9. 
    When a packet traverses a network, each router is a _____.
    • A. 

      Jump point

    • B. 

      CSU/DSU

    • C. 

      Jump switch

    • D. 

      Hop

  • 10. 
    When you have multiple circuits connected to a site, the entire circuit is known as a ___________.
    • A. 

      Virtual circuit

    • B. 

      Emulated circuit

    • C. 

      Joined circuit

    • D. 

      Multitasked circuit

  • 11. 
    What replaced X.25?
    • A. 

      Frame Relay

    • B. 

      ATM

    • C. 

      ISDN BRI

    • D. 

      DSL

  • 12. 
    At what speed does a T3 line run?
    • A. 

      1.5 Mbps

    • B. 

      4.5 Mbps

    • C. 

      44.7 Mbps

    • D. 

      128 Mbps

  • 13. 
    In Europe, what circuit would be similar to the T1 found in the United States?
    • A. 

      E1

    • B. 

      J1

    • C. 

      T2

    • D. 

      F1

  • 14. 
    How many B channels does an ISDN PRI support?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      23

    • D. 

      48

  • 15. 
    What speed does FDDI use?
    • A. 

      10 Mbps

    • B. 

      44 Mbps

    • C. 

      54 Mbps

    • D. 

      100 Mbps

  • 16. 
    What topology does FDDI use?
    • A. 

      Bus

    • B. 

      Star

    • C. 

      Ring

    • D. 

      Mesh

  • 17. 
    What technology uses wires from the telephone company to provide broadband Internet connection?
    • A. 

      Cable

    • B. 

      DSL

    • C. 

      FDDI

    • D. 

      Frame Relay

  • 18. 
    [Blank] is used to send packets from one network to another network.
  • 19. 
    [Blank] is a route that must be manually defined on each router.
  • 20. 
    [Blank] uses a clocking circuit to control the timing of communications between two WAN devices such as routers.
  • 21. 
    A [Blank] is the guaranteed certain amount of information provided by a circuit or line.
  • 22. 
    What speed does a T1 run at?
  • 23. 
    How fast is a DS0 circuit?
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