MIS Chapter 4

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MIS Chapter 4


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The narrower the bandwidth, the more information can be exchanged at one time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
                     The rate at which data is exchanged over a communications channel is usually measured in bits per second.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Wi-Fi enables users of multifunctional devices to synchronize with information in a desktop computer, send or receive faxes, print, and, in general, coordinate all mobile and fixed computer devices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    With a Wi-Fi wireless network, the user’s computer, smartphone, or personal digital assistant has a wireless adapter that translates data into a radio signal and transmits it using an antenna.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Current Wi-Fi access points have a maximum range of about 100 feet outdoors and 300 feet within a dry-walled building.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
                      3G wireless communication was developed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) who set out to establish a single standard for cellular networks in 1999.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    ADSL does not require an additional phone line but provides “always-on” Internet access.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A drawback of ADSL is that the farther the subscriber is from the local telephone office, the poorer the signal quality and the slower the transmission speed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Cable modem provides a dedicated connection from each user to the phone company’s local office, so the performance does not decrease as new users are added.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Servers can be computers of all sizes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
                     Wireless application protocol (WAP) is used to connect cell phones and other devices to the Internet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Internet can be used to broadcast group meetings using presentation software and videoconferencing equipment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
                     Social networking enables users to browse large files in real time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    VPNs are insecure connections between two points on the Internet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
                     Most VPNs are built and run by ISPs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A ____ is any material substance that carries an electronic signal to support communications between a sending and receiving device.
    • A. 

      Bandwidth

    • B. 

      Telecommunications medium

    • C. 

      Broadband

    • D. 

      Narrowband

  • 17. 
    ____ enable geographically separated workgroups to share documents and opinions, which fosters teamwork, innovative ideas, and new business strategies.
    • A. 

      Communications protocols

    • B. 

      Applets

    • C. 

      Networks

    • D. 

      HTML tags

  • 18. 
    A network that connects computer systems and devices within a small area such as an office, home, or several floors in a building is a ____.
    • A. 

      Metropolitan area network

    • B. 

      Personal area network

    • C. 

      Wide area network

    • D. 

      Local area network

  • 19. 
    With ____ processing, devices are placed at various remote locations.
    • A. 

      Centralized

    • B. 

      Mesh

    • C. 

      Decentralized

    • D. 

      Distributed

  • 20. 
                      ____ is a communication standard that enables traffic to be routed from one network to another as needed.
    • A. 

      ARPANET

    • B. 

      IP

    • C. 

      URL

    • D. 

      ISP

  • 21. 
                     Each computer on the Internet has an assigned address, called its ____, to identify it to other hosts.
    • A. 

      ARPANET

    • B. 

      IP

    • C. 

      URL

    • D. 

      ISP

  • 22. 
                     A(n) ____ is any company that provides people and organizations with access to the Internet.
    • A. 

      ARPANET

    • B. 

      IP

    • C. 

      URL

    • D. 

      ISP

  • 23. 
                     The ____ is a collection of tens of millions of server computers that work together as one in an Internet service using hyperlink technology to provide information to billions of users.
    • A. 

      URL

    • B. 

      WWW

    • C. 

      ISP

    • D. 

      HTML

  • 24. 
    The ____ platform by Microsoft allows developers to use different programming languages to create and run programs, including those for the Web.
    • A. 

      NET

    • B. 

      ActiveX

    • C. 

      Java

    • D. 

      PHP

  • 25. 
                      A ____ is a facility that enables two or more people to engage in interactive “conversations” over the Internet.
    • A. 

      Chat room

    • B. 

      Web log

    • C. 

      Podcast

    • D. 

      Bot