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MCQs in Boylestad: Power Amplifiers

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MCQsinIntroductionDefinitionsandAmplifierTypes
MCQsinSeriesFedClassAAmplifier
MCQsinTransformerCoupledClassAAmplifier
MCQsinClassBAmplifierOperation
MCQsinClassBAmplifierCircuits
MCQsinAmplifierDistortion
MCQsinPowerTransistorHeatSinking
MCQsinClassCandClassDAmplifiers

Practice Exam Test Questions


Choosetheletterofthebestanswerineachquestions.
1.Whichofthefollowingis(are)poweramplifiers?
a.ClassA
b.ClassBorAB
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c.ClassCorD
d.Alloftheabove

2.ByhowmuchdoestheoutputsignalvaryforaclassABpower
amplifier?
a.360
b.180
c.Between180and360
d.Lessthan180

3.Whichtypeofpoweramplifierisbiasedforoperationatlessthan
180ofthecycle?

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b.ClassBorAB

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c.ClassC
d.ClassD

4.Whichtypeofamplifierusespulse(digital)signalsinitsoperation?
a.ClassA
b.ClassBorAB
c.ClassC
d.ClassD

5.Whichofthepoweramplifiershasthelowestoverallefficiency?
a.ClassA
b.ClassBorAB
c.ClassC
d.ClassD

6.Whichofthefollowingdescribe(s)apoweramplifier?
a.Itcanhandlelargepower.
b.Itcanhandlelargecurrent.

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c.Itdoesnotprovidemuchvoltagegain.
d.Alloftheabove

7._____amplifiersprimarilyprovidesufficientpowertoanoutput
loadtodriveaspeakerfromafewwattstotensofwatts.
a.Smallsignal
b.Power
c.Noneoftheabove

8.Themainfeaturesofalargesignalamplifieristhecircuit's______.

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a.powerefficiency

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c.impedancematchingtotheoutputdevice
d.Alloftheabove

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9.Thisisanexampleoftheoutputswingforaclass_____amplifier.

a.A
b.B
c.AB
d.C
e.D

10.Thisisanexampleoftheoutputswingforaclass_____amplifier.
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a.A

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c.AB
d.C

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e.D

11.ClassABoperationis_____operation.
a.similartoclassA
b.similartoclassB
c.similartoclassC
d.Noneoftheabove

12.Whichoperationclassisgenerallyusedinradioor
communications?
a.A
b.B
c.AB
d.C
e.D

13.Categorizethepowerefficiencyofeachclassofamplifier,from
worsttobest.
a.A,B,AB,D
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b.A,AB,D,B
c.A,AB,B,D

14.WhatisthemaximumefficiencyofaclassAcircuitwithadirector
seriesfedloadconnection?
a.90%
b.78.5%
c.50%
d.25%

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15.Whatistheratioofthesecondaryvoltagetotheprimaryvoltage
withtheturnratiointhewinding

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a.N2 /N1
b.(N1 /N2 )2

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c.(N1 /N2 )1/3


d.N1 N2
16.Calculatetheeffectiveresistanceseenlookingintotheprimaryofa
20:1transformerconnectedtoan8load.
a.3.2k
b.3.0k
c.2.8k
d.1.8k

17.Whattransformerturnsratioisrequiredtomatchan8speaker
loadsothattheeffectiveloadresistanceseenattheprimaryis12.8k?
a.20:1
b.40:1
c.50:1
d.60:1

18.CalculatetheefficiencyofatransformercoupledclassAamplifier
forasupplyof15VandanoutputofV(p)=10V.

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a.25%
b.33.3%
c.50%
d.78.5%

19.ThemaximumefficiencyofatransformercoupledclassAamplifier
is_____.
a.25%
b.50%
c.78.5%

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d.63.6%

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20.WhatisthemaximumefficiencyofaclassBcircuit?
a.90%

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b.78.5%
c.50%
d.25%

21.HowmanytransistorsmustbeusedinaclassBpoweramplifierto
obtaintheoutputforthefullcycleofthesignal?
a.0
b.1
c.2
d.3

22.InclassBoperation,atwhatfractionofVCCshouldthelevelof
VL(p)betoachievethemaximumpowerdissipatedbytheoutput
transistor?
a.0.5
b.0.636
c.0.707
d.1

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23.ClassBoperationisprovidedwhenthedcbiasleavesthetransistor
biasedjustoff,thetransistorturningonwhentheacsignalisapplied.
a.True
b.False

24.CalculatetheefficiencyofaclassBamplifierforasupplyvoltageof
VCC=20VwithpeakoutputvoltageofVL(p)=18V.AssumeRL=16
.
a.78.54%
b.75%

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c.70.69%

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25.Whichofthefollowingis(are)thedisadvantage(s)ofaclassB
complementarysymmetrycircuit?

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a.Itneedstwoseparatevoltagesources.
b.Thereiscrossoverdistortionintheoutputsignal.
c.Itdoesnotprovideexactswitchingofonetransistoroff
andtheotheronatthezerovoltagecondition.
d.Alloftheabove

26.Whichofthepushpullamplifiersispresentlythemostpopular
formoftheclassBpoweramplifier?
a.Quasicomplementary
b.Transformercoupled
c.Complementarysymmetry
d.Noneoftheabove

27.nMOSandpMOStransistorscanbeusedforclassB.
a.True
b.False

28.Calculatetheharmonicdistortioncomponentforanoutputsignal
havingfundamentalamplitudeof3Vandasecondharmonic
amplitudeof0.25V.
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a.3.83%
b.38.3%
c.83.3%
d.8.33%

29.Whichofthefollowinginstrumentsdisplaystheharmonicsofa
distortedsignal?
a.Digitalmultimeter
b.Spectrumanalyzer
c.Oscilloscope

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d.Waveanalyzer

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30.Whichofthefollowinginstrumentsallowsmoreprecise

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measurementoftheharmoniccomponentsofadistortedsignal?

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a.Digitalmultimeter
b.Spectrumanalyzer
c.Oscilloscope
d.Waveanalyzer

31.Whatisthemaximumtemperatureratingforsiliconpower
transistors?
a.50to80
b.100to110
c.150to200
d.250to300

32.Whichofthepoweramplifiersisnotintendedprimarilyforlarge
signalorpoweramplification?
a.ClassA
b.ClassBorAB
c.ClassC
d.ClassD

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33.Determinewhatmaximumdissipationwillbeallowedfora70W
silicontransistor(ratedat25C)ifderatingisrequiredabove25Cbya
deratingfactorof0.6W/Catacasetemperatureof100.
a.25W
b.30W
c.35W
d.40W

34.Asiliconpowertransistorisoperatedwithaheatsink(SA=
1.5C/W).Thetransistor,ratedat150W(25C),hasJC=0.5C/W,
andthemountinginsulationhasCS=0.6C/W.Whatisthe
maximumpowerthatcanbedissipatediftheambienttemperatureis
50CandTJmax=200C?

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a.61.5W
b.60.0W

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c.57.7W
d.55.5W

35.Whichofthefollowingtransistorshasbeenquitepopularasthe
driverdeviceforclassDamplification?
a.BJT
b.FET
c.UJT
d.MOSFET

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1.Poweramplifiersprimarilyprovidesufficientpowertoanoutput
load,typicallyfrom_____to_____.
A.afewkW,tensofkW
B.500W,1kW
C.100W,500W
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D.afewW,tensofW

2.Themainfeature(s)ofalargesignalamplifieris(are)the_____.
A.circuit'spowerefficiency
B.maximumamountofpowerthatthecircuitiscapableof
handling
C.impedancematchingtotheoutput
D.Alloftheabove

3.In_____poweramplifiers,theoutputsignalvariesforafull360of
thecycle.

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C.classC

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D.classD

4.InclassBpoweramplifiers,theoutputsignalvariesfor_____ofthe
cycle.
A.360
B.180
C.between180and360
D.lessthan180

5._____amplifiershavethehighestoverallefficiency.
A.ClassA
B.ClassBorAB
C.ClassC
D.ClassD

6.ClassDoperationcanachievepowerefficiencyofover_____.
A.90%
B.78.5%
C.50%
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D.25%

7.Thebetaofapowertransistorisgenerally_____.
A.morethan200
B.100to200
C.lessthan100
D.0

8.AformofclassAamplifierhavingmaximumefficiencyof_____uses
atransformertocoupletheoutputsignaltotheload.

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C.50%
D.25%

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9.Thereflectedimpedanceseenfromonesideofthetransformerto
theothersideis_____.
A.N1 /N2
B.(N1 /N2 )2
C.(N1 /N2 )1/3
D.N1 N2
10.InaclassAtransformercoupledpoweramplifier,_____winding
resistanceofthetransformerdetermine(s)thedcloadlineforthe
circuit.
A.theac
B.thedc
C.boththeacanddc
D.neithertheacnordc

11.TheslopeoftheacloadlineintheclassAtransformercoupled
transistoris_____.
A.1/RL(loadresistor)
2

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B.1/(a2 RL)
C.1/(a2 RL)
D.1/RL
12.Theamountofpowerdissipatedbythetransistoristhe_____of
thatdrawnfromthedcsupply(setbythebiaspoint)andtheamount
deliveredtotheacload.
A.product
B.difference
C.average

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13.AclassAamplifierdissipates_____powerwhentheloadis
drawingmaximumpowerfromthecircuit.
A.theleast

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B.aboutthesame
C.themost
D.Noneoftheabove

14.InaclassAtransformercoupledamplifier,the_____thevalueof
VCEmaxandthe_____thevalueofVCEmin,the_____theefficiencyto
(from)thetheoreticallimitof50%.
A.larger,smaller,farther
B.larger,smaller,closer
C.smaller,larger,closer
D.Noneoftheabove

15.InclassBoperation,thecurrentdrawnfromasinglepowersupply
hastheformof_____rectifiedsignal.
A.afullwave
B.ahalfwave
C.bothafullwaveandahalfwave
D.Noneoftheabove

16.ThehighestefficiencyisobtainedinclassBoperationwhenthe
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levelofVL(p)isequalto_____.
A.0.25VCC
B.0.50VCC
C.VCC
D.2VCC
17._____transistorscanbeusedtobuildaclassBamplifier.
A.npnandpnp
B.nMOSandpMOS
C.BothnpnandpnpornMOSandpMOS

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D.Noneoftheabove

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18.ThecomplementaryDarlingtonconnectedtransistorforaclassB
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amplifierprovides_____outputcurrentand_____outputresistance.
A.higher,higher
B.higher,lower
C.lower,lower
D.lower,higher

19.Thefundamentalcomponentistypically_____anyharmonic
component.
A.largerthan
B.thesameas
C.smallerthan
D.Noneoftheabove

20.InFouriertechnique,anyperiodicdistortedwaveformcanbe
representedby_____thefundamentalandallharmoniccomponents.
A.multiplying
B.subtracting
C.dividing
D.adding
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21.Improvementinproductiontechniquesofpowertransistorshave
_____.
A.producedhigherpowerratingsinsmallsizedpackaging
cases
B.increasedthemaximumtransistorbreakdownvoltage
C.providedfasterswitchingpowertransistors
D.Alloftheabove

22.Thegreaterthepowerhandledbythepowertransistor,_____the
casetemperature.

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D.Noneoftheabove

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23.The_____hasthehottesttemperatureinapowertransistor.
A.heatsink
B.case
C.junction
D.Noneoftheabove

24.Aheatsinkprovides_____thermalresistancebetweencaseand
air.
A.ahigh
B.alow
C.thesame
D.Noneoftheabove

25.A_____poweramplifierislimitedtouseatonefixedfrequency.
A.classA
B.classBorAB
C.classC
D.classD
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