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1.

When was the first complete sentence ever transmitted by the telephone?

a.

1860

b.

1876

c.

1892

d.

1905

2.

Who invented the first practical system for the electrical switching of calls installed in 1892?

a.

Bell

b.

Watson

c.

Edison

d.

Strowger

3.

What part of the conventional telephone set the transmitter and receiver unit are located?

a.

Dial

b.

Base

c.

Keypad

d.

Handset

4.

The type of transmitter widely used in the conventional telephone set

a.

Carbon

b.

Ceramic

c.

Piezoelectric

d.

Electromagnetic

5.

Who invented the first carbon type transmitter?

a.

Bell

b.

Watson

c.

Gray

d.

Edison

6.

The type of receiver widely used in the conventional telephone set

a.

Electromagnetic

b.

Ceramic

c.

Carbon

d.

Piezoelectric

7.

How many unique tones are used for the 12-key dial-tone multi frequency keypad?

a.

b.

c.

d.

12

8.

In the telephone unit, what is produced when the balancing network in a hybrid circuit is intentionally unbalanced slightly so that
the small amount of transmitted signal is fed to the receiver of the talking phone?

a.

Dial tone

b.

Side tone

c.

Echo

d.

Singing

9.

The type of dialing possible for telephone set with rotary dial.

a.

Tone dialing

b.

Pulse dialing

c.

Loop dialing

d.

e&m dialing

10. DTMF stands for


a.

Digital telephone multimode function

b.

Dual tone multifrequency

c.

Dialing time made faster

d.

Data transmission multiplex filter

11. The signal heard on the telephone line that indicates readiness of the central office in receiving address or telephone number
a.

Dial tone

b.

Ringing tone

c.

Busy tone

d.

Congestion tone

12. The signal heard on the telephone line which indicates that the called subscriber sets is in use
a.

Dial tone

b.

Ringing tone

c.

Busy tone

d.

Congestion tone

13. Dial tone, busy tone and ring back tone are examples of _____ signal.

a.

Supervision

b.

Address

c.

Musical

d.

Digital

14. Request for service from the telephone is detected at the Central Office as
a.

Dial pulses

b.

Ringing signal

c.

Flow of loop current

d.

Battery reversal

15. The maximum length for 1300-ohm signaling or loop resistance using AWG 26 wire with 133.9 ohms per kilometer
a.

5.2 km

b.

4.7 km

c.

7.5 km

d.

9.7 km

16. With attenuation loss limits at 6 dB, what it the length of cable using gauge 26 with attenuation loss of 1.61 dB per kilometer?
a.

1.3 km

b.

2.5 km

c.

3.7 km

d.

4.9 km

17. The attenuation loss limit of the subscriber loop is set at 6dB. What is the maximum length if a 26H88 loading coil with an
attenuation of 0.80 dB per kilometer is added?
a.

1.5 km

b.

3.5 km

c.

5.5 km

d.

7.5 km

18. The first number of the loaded cable designation 19H44 indicates
a.

Spacing

b.

Coil inductance

c.

Wire gauge

d.

Attenuation

19. The letter of the loaded cable designation 24B88 indicates

a.

Spacing

b.

Coil inductance

c.

Wire gauge

d.

Attenuation

20. The last two digit of the loaded cable designation 22E66 indicates
a.

Spacing

b.

Coil inductance

c.

Wire gauge

d.

Attenuation

21. The Strowger or step-by-step system falls under what type of switching control system?
a.

Manual

b.

Progressive

c.

Common

d.

Automatic

22. What type of control system Crossbar switches are operating?


a.

Manual

b.

Progressive

c.

Common

d.

Automatic

23. The kind of telephone system that require the incoming analog signals to be converted to PCM words before being switched
a.

Analog system

b.

Digital system

c.

Step-by-step

d.

Crossbar system

24. A switching network capable of providing a path from every inlet link to every outlet link in the absence of traffic
a.

Concentration

b.

Blocking

c.

Full availability switch

d.

Crosspoint

25. The inability to interconnect two idle lines connected to a switching network due to all possible paths are in use
a.

Concentration

b.

Blocking

c.

Full availability

d.

Crosspoint

26. Line finder switches are found in what kind of telephone system?
a.

Step-by-step

b.

Crossbar

c.

Digital exchange

d.

Mobile telephone system

27. In the telephone industry, BORSCHT functions are performed by


a.

Subscriber line interface

b.

Crosspoint matrix

c.

Switching network

d.

Connector switch

28. BORSCHT stands for


a.

Battery, over-voltage protection, ringing, supervision, coding, hybrid and testing

b.

Battery, on-hook, regulator, surge protect, circuit, hybrid and test

c.

Name of a leading manufacturer of telephone system

d.

Acronym for the developers of computer

29. The location where all subscriber lines are terminated and switching equipment facility is installed
a.

Central office

b.

Toll office

c.

Gate way

d.

Tandem

30. A series of numbers dialed from the telephone in order to use the telecom service such as direct distance dialing
a.

Zip code

b.

Access code

c.

Address

d.

Exchange code

31. The three-digit code used in long distance dialing that is assigned to toll center
a.

Zip code

b.

Area code

c.

Exchange code

d.

Country code

32. The three digits following the area code


a.

Zip code

b.

Bar code

c.

Exchange code

d.

Country code

33. Generically refers to any switching system owner or leased by a business or organization to provide both internal switching
function and access to the PSTN
a.

Private branch exchange

b.

Public telephone carrier

c.

Local exchange carrier

d.

Inter-exchange carrier

34. The point where signals are conveyed from one telecommunication network of a telecom operator to another
a.

Point of interconnection

b.

Signal transfer point

c.

Originating point

d.

Point-to-point

35. A private line communications channel of the type provided by communication common carrier for linking two or more points
together
a.

Party line

b.

Tie line

c.

DID line

d.

Trunk line

36. The class of exchange with the primary function is to connect between central offices when a direct trunk is not available
a.

Local

b.

Gate way

c.

Toll

d.

Tandem

37. That part of central office or local exchange which refers to all cables and wires extending outward including supporting
structures and associated apparatus connected to the subscriber telephone

a.

Outside plant

b.

Power plant

c.

Inside plant

d.

Tandem

38. Trunk signaling within the operative voice-band spectrum


a.

In band

b.

Out of band

c.

Channel associated

d.

Common channel

39. Type of channel signaling where signal travels with the voice channel
a.

In band

b.

Out of band

c.

Channel associated

d.

Common channel

40. Type of channel signaling where a completely independent channel carry signals of many traffic channels
a.

In band

b.

Out band

c.

Channel associated

d.

Common channel

41. Transmission term corresponding to E & M signals


a.

2 wire

b.

4 wire

c.

8 wire

d.

16 wire

42. E & M stands for


a.

Ear and mouth

b.

Encode and match

c.

Electricity and magnetism

d.

Expander and multiplexer

43. E & M is for interoffice trunk while _____ is for subscriber line
a.

Loop

b.

4 wire

c.

Tone

d.

Data

44. It is the means of transferring line or network related control information between telephone and central office or between central
office
a.

Signaling

b.

Dialing

c.

Switching

d.

Multiplexing

45. A common channel signaling system for use between stored program controlled exchanges, designed for use in digital
environment
a.

Signaling system no. 4

b.

Signaling system no. 5

c.

Signaling system no. 6

d.

Signaling system no. 7

46. To interconnect system of different characteristics by resolving their incompatibilities


a.

Boundary

b.

Interface

c.

Converter

d.

End office

47. Sampling theorem states that the rate of sampling must at least be _____ the highest frequency component
a.

Half

b.

Twice

c.

Equal

d.

Ten times

48. Sampling theorem is also known as


a.

Shannon

b.

Nyquist

c.

Norton

d.

Thevenin

49. A process in which more than one signal at a time is translated over a signal link, route or channel

a.

Synchronization

b.

Multiplexing

c.

Concentration

d.

Encoding

50. The modulation technique where signals are sampled periodically and each sample is quantized and transmitted as a digital
binary code
a.

TDM

b.

PCM

c.

PAM

d.

PPM

51. What multiplexing technique is used in PCM?


a.

TDM

b.

PCM

c.

PAM

d.

PPM

52. Geographic area in which telephone services, numbering assignments and rates are the same
a.

Exchange area

b.

City block

c.

Regional area

d.

Country

53. When a modulation signal is periodically sampled, a _____ wave is produced


a.

TDM

b.

PCM

c.

PAM

d.

PPM

54. What is the sampling rate used in PCM


a.

3.4 kHz

b.

4.0 kHz

c.

8.0 kHz

d.

64 kHz

55. The process of assigning discrete value to a PAM signals in PCM

a.

Sampling

b.

Quantization

c.

Equalization

d.

Multiplexing

56. Continuous one hour period which has the maximum average traffic intensity
a.

Busy hour

b.

Traffic quantity

c.

Grade of service

d.

Erlang

57. The aggregate engagement time or occupancy time of one or more traffic paths
a.

Busy hour

b.

Traffic quantity

c.

Grade of service

d.

Erlang

58. A measure of the probability that a call offered to a group of trunks or circuits will fail to find idle circuit at the first attempt
a.

Busy hour

b.

Traffic quantity

c.

Grade of service

d.

Erlang

59. The consultative body with the primary purpose of promoting compatibility between communications practices and performance
standards of various nations in the field of telephony and telegraphy
a.

CCITT

b.

CCIR

c.

FCC

d.

IEEE

60. Using a cellular phone outside your home service area


a.

Long Distance Communications

b.

Roaming

c.

Global Communications

d.

Jamming

61. What is the meaning of AMPS which is the standard for analog cellular telephones?

a.

Advanced Mobile Phone Service

b.

Automatic Mobile Phone System

c.

Analog Mobile Passband System

d.

Amplitude Mixing Phone Standard

62. The time spent on a cellular phone which is usually billed to the subscriber on a per minute system.

a. Time division system


b. Airtime
c. Duration
d. Interval
63. Channel is known as the width of the spectrum band taken up by a radio signal which is measured in kilohertz (kHz). What is the
width of the channel used by most analog cellular phones?

a. 50 kHz
b. 60 kHz
c. 40 kHz
d. 30 kHz
64. A digital technology that uses a low power signal spread across a wide bandwidth. With this technology, a phone call is assigned
a code instead of a certain frequency. Using the identifying code and a low power signal, a large number of callers can use the
same group of channels.
a.

Time Division Multiple Access

b.

Pulse Code Division Multiplexing

c.

Pulse Multiple Access

d.

Code Division Multiple Access

65. A central computer that connects a cellular phone call to the public telephone network. It controls the entire systems operation,
including monitoring calls, billing and handoffs.
a.

Personal Communications Services

b.

Wide Area Network Computer

c.

Mobile Telephone Switching Office

d.

International Standards Organization

66. What is the meaning of IS-54 which is the dual mode (analog and digital cellular standard in North America? In the analog mode,
this conforms to the Advanced Mobile Phone Service.

a. Interim Standard Number 54


b. International Standard Number 54
c. Integrated Systems Number 54
d. Industry Standard Number 54
67. A phone that operates on both analog and digital networks.

a. Dual system
b. Coupled system
c. Paired-mode system
d. Dual-mode system
68. The geographic area by a single low-power transmitter/receiver. It categorizes a cellular systems service area.

a. Channel
b. Service area
c. Site
d. Cell
69. Radio frequencies assigned in one channel in a cellular system are limited to boundaries of a signal cell because of their low
power. The carrier is free to use the frequencies again in other cells in the system without causing interference. What do you call
this method?

a. Frequency assignment
b. Channel utilization

c. Frequency reuse
d. Optimum frequency assignment
70. A loosely defined future universal telecommunications service that will allow anytime, anywhere voice and data communication
with personal communication devices.

a. Personal Communications System


b. Universal Telephone Service
c. Personal Handy Phone
d. Nationwide Communication Services
71. A special fee that local telephone companies are allowed to charge all telephone customers for the right to connect with the local
phone network.

a. Airtime fee
b. Access fee
c. Connection fee
d. Mandatory fee
72. A means of increasing the capacity of a cellular system by subdividing or splitting cells into two or more smaller cells.

a. Spectrum allocation
b. Cell allocation
c. Channel splitting
d. Cell splitting
73. A process that provides security for wireless information. Information is encoded so that it can be ready by a device with a
matching decoding procedure.

a. Wireless decoder

b. Cellular decoder
c. Encryption
d. Decoder
74. An important safety feature thats included with most of todays car phones. It permits the driver to use his cellularcar
phone without lifting or holding the handset to his ear.

a. Hands-free
b. Hands-off
c. Handy phone
d. Safety phone
75. A cellular phone feature that automatically blows the cars horn if a call comes in, alerting the recipient standing nearby.

a. Alert mode
b. Warning horn
c. Call horn
d. Alert mode
76. An important feature of a cellular phone subscribing of a voice mail which indicates a light or other indicator announcing that a
phone call came in.

a. Alert mode
b. Call alert
c. Message alert
d. Voice mail alert
77. A sophisticated service provided by a cellular carrier that automatically transfers an incoming cellular call to another phone
number if the cellular subscriber is unable to answer.

a. Call forwarding
b. Call transfer
c. Call waiting
d. No-answer transfer
78. The periods of time during which the carriers offer discounted airtime charges, usually available after 10 p.m. and before 6 a.m.,
on weekends and holidays.

a. Night time
b. Lean time
c. Off-peak
d. peak
79. The standard cellular antenna for a car which prefers to the spring-like section in the lower third of the antenna known as a
phasing coil.

a. Pigtail antenna
b. Omnidirectional antenna
c. Whip antenna
d. Flexible antenna
80. The type of cellular phone which is installed in a car or truck. This unit is attached to the vehicle, draws its power from the
vehicles battery and has an external antenna.

a. Mobile or car phone


b. Portable
c. Electronic phone
d. Enhanced cellular phone

81. A protected database that holds a copy of the secret key stored in each subscribers SIM card
a.

HLR

b.

VLR

c.

AuC

d.

EIR

82. The time which a cellular subscriber uses a carriers service charged per unit time of call

a. Talk time
b. Air time
c. Stand-by time
d. Hand off time
83. The Subscribers Identity Module (SIM) Card for GSM contains a/n _____ number that identifies the user to the network along
with other user and security information.

a. IMEI
b. IMSI
c. ESN
d. MIN
84. The modulation technique in cellular communications wherein each message is assigned with a frequency, which is unique to a
particular cell.
a.

NBFM

b.

NBDT

c.

PCM

d.

Modem

85. A channel used for the transmission of supervisory information from a cell site to a mobile station or vice versa.

a. Speech
b. Control

c. Common
d. Voice
86. The database for good and known IMEIs
a.

White

b.

Black

c.

Grey

d.

red

87. A means of increasing the capacity of a cellular system by subdividing cells into two or more smaller cells.

a. Spectrum allocation
b. Cell allocation
c. Channel splitting
d. Cell splitting
88. A database used for management of mobile subscriber.

a. HLR
b. VLR
c. MSC
d. EIR
89. The following are the supervisory audio tones used in cellular phones except
a.

5970 Hz

b.

6000 Hz

c.

6030 Hz

d.

3925 Hz

90. A special signal tone that is transmitted to the cell site to free the voice channel when the mobile terminates a cell.

a. 10 KHz

b. 20 KHz
c. 30 KHz
d. 25 KHz
91. In the CDMA Cellular technology, the signal meant for a given user is tagged with a distinctive _____ pattern that only the users
receiver can recognize.

a. PIN Code
b. PN Code
c. SIM
d. IMSI
92. In a Cellular network, if you split a cell originally containing a maximum of 20 channels into two cells, the theoretical total
channel capacity is

a. 10
b. 20
c. 30
d. 40
93. In wireless communications, a radio channel consists of _____ frequencies within the RF spectrum, which allow a cell site and a
wireless phone to transmit and receive signals simultaneously.

a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5
94. A GSM security measure which is designed to prevent eavesdropping of user data on the radio path

a. IMSI
b. TMSI
c. IMEI
d. MSRN
95. The uplink frequency range for GSM900

a. 935 960 MHZ


b. 890 915 MHz
c. 935 960 MHz
d. 890 915 MHz
96. The geographic area served a single-power transmitter/receiver. It categorizes a cellular systems service area.

a. Channel
b. Service area
c. Site
d. cell
97. Best described as an amplifier used in radio telephony.

a. Class A
b. Class B
c. Class C
d. Magnifier
98. This is the Nordic analog mobile radio telephone system originally used in Scandinavia.
a.

NMT
b.

GSM

c.

PCN

d.

PCS

99. It is a one-way wireless messaging which allows continuous accessibility to someone away from the wired communications
network.
a.

Paging

b.

Trunked Radio

c.

Cellular Telephony

d.

Text Messaging

100. The following are parts of the Trunked Radio System except

a. Channels
b. Central controller
c. Antenna and tower
d. 48 volts power supply