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. 
    What was the primary reason to create a network?
    • 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. 
    Why is the use of a switch preferred over a hub?
    • 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

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