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Computer to Computer: Quiz

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1. The path that data travels between two computers is NOT called a _____.

communications channel

communications link

communications line

communications bridge

none of the above


2. Twisted wire, coaxial cable, and microwave are types of transmission _____.






3. Fiber optics have the advantage of _____.

being cheaper to install

being easier to install than twisted wire

having no interference

using direct line-of-sight


4. A modem is used to _____.

a. change incoming analog signals to digital signals and outgoing digital signals to analog signals

b. connect two computers using telephone lines

c. connect two computers using a satellite uplink

d. connect a computer to a shared printer

both a and b

both b and d


5. The line that is most often used for telephones is _____.

twisted pair

coaxial cable

fiber optics

none of the above


6. To move a copy of a file from one computer to another over a communications channel is called _____.

file compression

file encryption

terminal emulation

file transfer


7. A LAN is a _____ network. 

Long Array

Local Area

Land Access

Line Area

none of the above


8. Sharing of hardware resources like a scanner could be done with _____.




all of the above


9. In a File-Server arrangement, the PC _____.

does the processing of the data into information

does none of the processing of data into information

searches the server for data

sends the results of a search to the server


10. An airline reservations network would most likely be in a _____ configuration.