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What is bandwidth?
a) the rate at which signals are sent
b) the order in which signals are sent
c) the strength of signals being sent
d) the type of signals being sent

Bandwidth is measured in
a) bytes per second
b) bites per second
c) bots per second
d) bits per second

In contrast to twisted-pair cable, coaxial cable
a) consists of two parallel copper wires
b) can carry much more data
c) is less expensive
d) requires repeater stations to strengthen communication signals

_____________ is used to transfer Web pages to computers.
a) FTP
b) HTTP
c) TCP
d) POP

802.11 Protocol is also known as __________.
a) FTP
b) HTTP
c) Wi-Fi
d) POP

__________ is used to transmit and receive large files.
a) HTTP
b) POP
c) Wi-Fi
d) FTP

The _________ bit checks for errors.
a) start
b) parity
c) stop
d) none of the above

The __________ directional protocol allows data to flow in both directions at the same time.
a) full-duplex
b) half-duplex
c) simplex
d) none of the above

A ___________ is a set of rules and procedures for exchanging information among computers on a network.
a) bridge
b) gateway
c) protocol
d) none of the above

Each networked client computer must contain a _____________.
a) ISP
b) NIC
c) FTP
d) Gateway

A _______________ consists of hardware and/or software allowing communication between two similar networks.
a) protocol
b) node
c) bridge
d) gateway

A _____________ is hardware and/or software that allows communication between dissimilar networks.
a) bridge
b) gateway
c) router
d) repeater

A __________ is an electronic device, usually found in large networks, that joins two or more networks.
a) bridge
b) gateway
c) router
d) repeater

A ___________ is a specially designed electronic device that receives signals along a network, amplifies them, and then sends them along the network's communication path.
a) bridge
b) gateway
c) router
d) repeater

In a __________ topology, multiple computers and peripheral devices are linked to a central hub.
a) star
b) ring
c) bus
d) pyramid

In a ______________ topology, there is no hub and each computer is connected to two or more other devices in a circular path.
a) star
b) ring
c) bus
d) pyramid

Each network component is called a ___________.
a) node
b) LAN
c) server
d) station

A(n) __________ is a network that is housed within an organization to serve internal users.
a) extranet
b) WWW
c) intranet
d) internet

Networks can be classified by their __________.
a) architecture
b) relative distances they cover
c) the users they are designed to support
d) all of the above

A ___________ spans a large geographical area.
a) WAN
b) LAN
c) PAN
d) TAN

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