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Quiz: Networking Hardware

Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse at are called software. - Anonymous

This week's quiz has a slightly different format. Your goal will be to match the correct term in the left-hand column with its description in the right-hand column.

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- After reading the question, click on the answer that you think iscorrect to go to the whatis.com definition. If the answer you ve chosenis correct, you will see the question text somewhere in the defintion.
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- After reading the question, write down the letter of your answerchoice on scrap paper. Check your answers by using the answer key at theend of the quiz.

a) backbone
b) circuit
c) transistor
d) bus
e) twisted pair
f) trunk
g) coaxial cable
h) chip
i) interface device
j) motherboard
k) edge device
l) transponder
m) satellite
n) beep code
o) NIC
p) router
q) MAC address
r) repeater
s) peripheral
t) port number
u) acoustic coupler
v) physical unit
w) modem
x) LAN server
y) slot
z) surge suppressor
1._____ This is any computer device that is not partof the essential computer but is situated relatively close by.

2. _____This is a larger transmission line that carriesdata gathered from smaller lines that interconnect with it.

3._____ This is a computer circuit board or card thatis installed in a computer so that it can be connected to a network.

4._____ On a network, this is your computer's unique hardwarenumber.

5. _____This is the ordinary copper wire that connectshome and many business computers to the telephone company.

6. _____This is a physical device that can pass packetsbetween a legacy application type network (such as an Ethernet) and an ATM network by using data link layer and Network layer information.

7._____This consists of three layers of a semiconductormaterial, each capable of carrying a current.

8._____This is a device or, in some cases, software ina computer, that determines the next network point to which a packet shouldbe forwarded toward its destination.

9._____This is the physical arrangement in a computer that contains the computer's basic circuitry and components.

10.____This is a device that receives a signal onan electromagnetic or optical transmission medium, amplifies the signal,and then retransmits it along the next leg of the medium.



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