Introduction To Computer Networking! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Computer Networking Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    File and printer sharing for Microsoft networks is an example of a network protocol.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A network that has locations in different countries is considered a WAN.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In order to find out your MAC address, you should open a command prompt and type ipconfig /all.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What makes a computer a "server" is the fact that it has a server operating system installed on it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Each component of a computer is designed to perform only one specific task - either input, processing, or output.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    When a NIC is in "promiscuous" mode, it will process only the frames in which the destination MAC address matches its own MAC address.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Routers do not forward broadcast packets.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    If a router receives a packet and it does not have an entry in its routing table for the destination network, it will send the packet to its default route, if configured.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The function of a repeater is to extend the range of an existing network.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    You cannot connect a hub to another hub unless it has an uplink port.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A network's physical topology refers to the arrangement of the cabling and how the devices connect to eachother.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The physical bus topology is no longer used because it required extra cable to connect all the computers and required a central device.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A point-to-point topology is typically used for WAN connections.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A network's logical topology often depends on the central device's electronics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A collision can occur on a switch only if the switch is operating in full-duplex mode.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What is one of the disadvantages of a peer-to-peer network compared to a server-based network?
    • A. 

      More difficult to setup and install

    • B. 

      More expensive

    • C. 

      Higher administration costs

    • D. 

      Limited security

  • 17. 
    What command would you issue from a command prompt to see a listing of the computers in your workgroup?
    • A. 

      Arp -a

    • B. 

      Net view

    • C. 

      Ipconfig /all

    • D. 

      Ping

  • 18. 
    What is one of the disadvantages of a server-based network compared to a peer-to-peer network?
    • A. 

      Additional costs

    • B. 

      Decentralized data access

    • C. 

      Difficult to expand

    • D. 

      Less secure

  • 19. 
    When data is being prepared for transmission onto the network, it is broken into small pieces and a header and trailer are added to each piece to help identify it. What is this process called?
    • A. 

      Multitasking

    • B. 

      Verification

    • C. 

      Encapsulation

    • D. 

      Application

  • 20. 
    Every NIC is embedded with a unique address that consits of a 12-digit hexadecimal value. What is this address called?
    • A. 

      IP address

    • B. 

      Subnet mask

    • C. 

      MAC address

    • D. 

      Default gateway

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Share resources

    • B. 

      Communicate with e-mail

    • C. 

      Share information

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    You are the network administrator for a company and you want to separate the traffic from the accounting department from the rest of the network. However, the accounting department still needs to have access to other network resources. What type of network do you need to implement?
    • A. 

      WPAN

    • B. 

      Internetwork

    • C. 

      WAN

    • D. 

      Wireless network

  • 23. 
    You have just started a new business. You need to have three to four workstations available for your employees who simply need to share some files and a printer, but you don't have a large budget. Security is not a major concern, but costs are. What type of network would be the most appropriate for your situation?
    • A. 

      Internetwork

    • B. 

      Domain

    • C. 

      Peer-to-peer network

    • D. 

      Server-based network

  • 24. 
    Why would you need to use a repeater?
    • A. 

      You need to connect two networks together to make an internetwork

    • B. 

      Your network is too large, and you need to decrease the size of the broadcast domain

    • C. 

      You want to maximize the available bandwidth

    • D. 

      You need to add a group of computers to your network, and the distance is too far for normal means of communication.

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Devices on a hub have to share the available bandwidth

    • B. 

      Switches are intelligent; they read the frame and determine where to send it

    • C. 

      Switches can operate in full-duplex mode

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 26. 
    What does a switch store in its switching table?
    • A. 

      The source MAC address of a frame and the port it was received on

    • B. 

      The destination MAC address of a frame and the port it was received on

    • C. 

      The source IP address of a frame and the port it was received on

    • D. 

      The destination IP address of a frame and the port it was received on

  • 27. 
    What is a packet called that is intended for only one indivdual computer?
    • A. 

      Broadcast

    • B. 

      Unicast

    • C. 

      Multicast

    • D. 

      Anycast

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      It is malfunctioning.

    • B. 

      It is ready to receive data

    • C. 

      It is communication with the network

    • D. 

      A collision is imminent.

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Motherboard

    • B. 

      NIC

    • C. 

      CPU

    • D. 

      BIOS

  • 30. 
    A MAC address is composed of two 24-bit numbers. What does the first 24-bit number represent
    • A. 

      It's a unique serial number assigned by the manufacturer.

    • B. 

      It's the address it uses for multicast packet.

    • C. 

      It's the decryption key used for security purposes.

    • D. 

      It's the organizationally unique identifier for the manufacturer of the device

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Route

    • B. 

      Tracert

    • C. 

      Ipconfig

    • D. 

      Arp

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      It servers as a guideline for how to configure routes

    • B. 

      It's a route set by Microsoft so that all information comes to their servers first.

    • C. 

      It's where the router sends all packets with destinations of which it has no knowledge.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 33. 
    A wireless access point is most like which other network device, in that all computers send signals through it to communicate with other computers?
    • A. 

      Switch

    • B. 

      Router

    • C. 

      Hub

    • D. 

      Modem

  • 34. 
    The SSID is configured on which of the following so that it can be distinguished form other available wireless networks?
    • A. 

      Router

    • B. 

      Access point

    • C. 

      Switch

    • D. 

      Repeater

  • 35. 
    Which of the following is the physical topology that is daisychained like a bus and in which the cabling is brought around from the last device to the first device?
    • A. 

      Physical bus

    • B. 

      Physical star

    • C. 

      Physical ring

    • D. 

      Point-to-point

  • 36. 
    What is the main advantage of a point-to-point topology?
    • A. 

      Data travels on a dedicated link

    • B. 

      Provides redundancy and fault tolerance

    • C. 

      Relatively inexpensive

    • D. 

      A reliable and fast backbone

  • 37. 
    What type of logical topology is at work when using an Ethernet hub?
    • A. 

      Logical bus

    • B. 

      Logical ring

    • C. 

      Switched topology

    • D. 

      Hierarchical topology

  • 38. 
    In a token ring network, what is the central device called?
    • A. 

      Multiport Ethernet switch

    • B. 

      Multiservice switch

    • C. 

      Multisession drive

    • D. 

      Multistation access unity

  • 39. 
    • A. 

      Source MAC address

    • B. 

      Destination MAC address

    • C. 

      Frame payload

    • D. 

      Cyclic redundancy check

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      CSMA/CD

    • B. 

      CSMA/CARP

    • C. 

      CSMA/CA

    • D. 

      CDMA

  • 41. 
    What is the best way to eliminate the possibility of collisions in a network?
    • A. 

      Only use switches

    • B. 

      Use higher speed hubs

    • C. 

      Use NICS that operate in full-duplex mode

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 42. 
    When discussing Ethernet standards, what does the XBaseY terminology refer to?
    • A. 

      The length or type of cabling, the transmission speed, and the type of transmissions

    • B. 

      The transmission speed, the type of transmissions, and the length or type of cabling

    • C. 

      The transmission speed, the length or type of cabling, and the type of transmissions

    • D. 

      The length or type of cabling, the type of transmissions, and the transmission speed

  • 43. 
    What is the IEEE standard governning wireless networking?
    • A. 

      802.3

    • B. 

      802.5

    • C. 

      802.3ab

    • D. 

      802.11

  • 44. 
    In wireless networks, what type of media access control is used?
    • A. 

      CSMA/CD

    • B. 

      CSMA/CARP

    • C. 

      CSMA/CA

    • D. 

      CDMA

  • 45. 
    • A. 

      The modems have to modulate and demodulate the signals

    • B. 

      It is only capable of speeds up to 60MBPS and usually only delivers 10MBps.

    • C. 

      It uses an asymmetrical communication scheme

    • D. 

      It uses a bus topology