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Chapter 3 Types of Networks and the Future Trends of Networking Question Bank

Chapter 3 Types of Networks and the Future Trends of


Networking

Multiple Choice Questions

(U05C03L01Q001)
Which of the following is the smallest scale of networks?
A. local area network
B. metropolitan area network
C. wide area network
D. Internet
Answer
A

(U05C03L01Q002)
Which of the following is NOT a type of networks?
A. local area network
B. metropolitan area network
C. wide area network
D. remote area network
Answer
D

(U05C03L01Q003)
Which of the following is NOT a LAN?
A. campus network
B. home network
C. town network
D. Intranet
Answer
C

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Chapter 3 Types of Networks and the Future Trends of Networking Question Bank

(U05C03L01Q004)
Which of the following descriptions about PSTN is INCORRECT?
A. use metropolitan area network
B. circuit-switching
C. no definite path
D. path is temporary
Answer
A

(U05C03L01Q005)
Which of the followings is NOT a trend of future networking?
A. high-speed networking
B. high security networking
C. close networking
D. wireless networking
Answer
C

(U05C03L01Q006)
Which of the following is probably NOT be used for high speed transmission?
A. B-ISDN
B. SONET
C. ULTRANET
D. ATM
Answer
C

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Conventional Questions

(U05C03L02Q001)
(a) What is the host-terminal architecture? (4 marks)
(b) (i) Describe briefly the structure of a client-server network.
(ii) What is a server computer?
(iii) What is a client computer?
(4 marks)
(c) Briefly explain the following terms.
(i) LAN
(ii) WAN
(iii) Virtual Private Network
(iv) Public Switched Telephone Network
(8 marks)

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Answers
(a) In the host-terminal architecture, a node is used as host computer to serve all the
other nodes as terminals on the network. (1)
A host computer is the main computer in a system of computers responsible for
overall control of the system. (1)
Users communicate with the host computer through terminals with little or no
processing capability. (1)
All processing takes place in the centralized host computer. Generally, the host
computer requires lots of processing power. (1)
(b) (i) A client-server network consists of server computers and client computers.
(2)
(ii) A server computer, or simply server, is a computer that provides a variety of
functions and resources to other computers. (1)
(iii) A client computer, or simply client, is a computer accessed by users to
request processing support or other resources from servers. (1)
(c) (i) Local Area Network (LAN):
A LAN is a privately-owned network within a small geographic area, such
as a single office building or a secondary school campus. (1)
A LAN may serve as few as two or three users (for example, in a home
network) or many as thousands of users (for example, in a corporate
network). (1)
(ii) Wide Area Network (WAN):
A WAN is a geographically dispersed telecommunications network. (1)
Typically, a WAN consists of two or more LANs. (1)
(iii) A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a way to counter the problems of the
Internet such as data tampering, eavesdropping and theft. (1)
A VPN works by using the public Internet while maintaining privacy
through security procedures. (1)
(iv) The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) connects different LANs
over a long distance. (1)
PSTN is circuit-switching. (1)

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