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1.) This is the protocol used to "gather" DSL traffic from users
and forward it to a Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer, which consolidates
traffic across the backbone network.
a. Forward DNS lookup
b. Transmission Control Protocol
c. asynchronous transfer mode
d. Accelerated Hub Architecture
2.) This form of DSL uses most of the channel to transmit downstream to the user
and only a small part to receive information from the user.
b. Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
d. cable modem
3.) This trademarked version of DSL that is somewhat slower than
ADSL but has the advantage that a "splitter" does not need to be installed
at the user's end.
a. unified messaging
b. Consumer DSL
4.) This device divides the incoming signal into low frequencies to send
to voice devices, and high frequencies for data to the computer.
a. multicast router
b. interface device
5.) This is a network device, usually at a telephone company central
office, that receives signals from multiple customer DSL connections and puts the signals on a high-speed backbone line.
6.) This is the leading method of signal modulation for DSL service
in which the usable frequency range is separated into 256 frequency bands
(or channels) of 4.3125KHz each.
a. pulse code modulation
b. discrete multitone
c. frequency-division multiplexing
d. Signaling System 7
8.) This term is used to describe multiple signals or streams of information sent at the same time in the form of a single, complex signal and then recovered as separate signals at the receiving end.
b. multilink bundle
9.) This type of DSL is used for wideband digital transmission
within a corporate site and between the telephone company and a customer.
It is symmetrical, meaning that an equal amount of bandwidth is available
in both directions.
b. High bit-rate DSL
d. wideband code-division multiple access
10.) This was the original approach for modulation of a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) signal.
a. carrierless amplitude/phase
b. pulse code modulation
c. quadrature amplitude modulation
d. phase-shift keying
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Be sure to take:
Quiz #1: Help Desk Basics
Quiz #2: Security Basics
Quiz #3: Data Storage
Quiz #4: Networking Hardware
Quiz #5: Getting Your Message Across the Network
Quiz #6: Servers
Quiz #7: Protocols
Quiz #8: Database Basics
Quiz #9: Wireless
Quiz #10: TCP/IP
Quiz #11: Ego-Booster
Quiz #12: Database II
Quiz #13: AS/400
Quiz #14: Peripherals
Quiz #15: HP
Quiz #16: Web Management Basics
Quiz #17: DSL (you're on this quiz now)
ANSWER KEY: 1c - 2b - 3b - 4d - 5d - 6b - 7d - 8c - 9b - 10a
Learn more about Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) with our Fast Guide to DSL
This was first published in February 2002