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Multiple choice questions

Try the multiple choice questions below to test your knowledge of this chapter. Once you have completed the test, click on 'Submit Answers for Grading' to get your results.

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.

A soft type network can be described as a set of relationships and/or inter-connections between individuals and/or groups of people, and refers to the inter-association between individuals and/or groups of individuals. An example of such a soft type network would be a social network.

Which one of the following would not normally be aim of such a social network?

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Question 2.

Consider the following statements:

Statement A

An adhocracy is an organisation/social network in which there is an absence of hierarchy and/or formal constitution.

Statement B

A bureaucracy is an organisation/social network exemplified by a hierarchical structure, a formal chain of command and a prescriptive framework of anonymity.

Which of the following combinations is correct?

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Question 3.
Within a computer network, a router would perform which one of the following functions?

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Question 4.

A file server stands at the centre of most computer networks.

Which of the following (if any) would normally be a function of a file server within a computer network?

  1. Store and manage data files and software
  2. Manage the use and availability of shared resources
  3. Provide network users with data, information and access to other network resources
  4. Regulate communications between network nodes
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Question 5.
A network architecture in which each workstation (or PC) within the network has equivalent responsibilities and capabilities is normally known as:

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Question 6.
The following diagram is a representation of a network topology.


Such a network topology is called:

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Question 7.
Which of the following is the odd one out?

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Question 8.

Consider the following statements:

Statement A

An extranet is a network based on TCP/IP protocols that is contained within, and belongs to, a company/organisation and which is accessible only by authorised company/organisation members, employees and/or other internal agents.

Statement B

An intranet is a network based on TCP/IP protocols that facilitates the secure sharing of corporate/organisational information and/or resources with external agents such as product/service suppliers, customers, corporate/organisational partners and/or other businesses.

Which of the following combinations is correct?

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Question 9.
How many layers does the OSI model (the Open Systems Interconnection reference model) contain?

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Question 10.
The internet model or TCP/IP reference model specifically applies to internet worked systems, and has 4 layers. The movement of data packets across a network would be managed by which layer?

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