Lesson 3 Test

Splitting Hairs - How Fibers are Spliced and Connected to Equipment

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    1. At fiber splices along the roadway:   a. they splice straight thru with no slack  
          b. they are attached to billboards  
          c. they install 10 - 20 meters of "slack loop"  
          d. they are inside the CO  
    2. The 2 major types of fiber cable contruction are:   a. buffer tube and interleave  
          b. ribbon and interleave  
          c. buffer tube and ribbon  
          d. ribbon and bow tie  
    3. Before the cleaving operation:   a. fibers are bent backwards  
          b. fibers are placed into the fusion splicer  
          c. fibers are tested  
          d. the polymer coating is stripped from the fiber  
    4. What is a fiber cleave?   a. stripping the fiber from the cable  
          b. making a precsion cut on the fiber ends  
          c. stripping off the polymer coating  
          d. cutting the fiber with scissors  
    5. Fused fibers are protected by:   a. electrical tape  
          b. duct tape  
          c. re-applying polymer coating  
          d. a heat-shrink tube with solid support member  
    6. The most modern method for splicing optical fibers is:   a. superglue under microscope  
          b. mechanical connector  
          c. arc fusion method  
          d. "tunable" splice connectors  
    7. In the Central Office (CO), fibers terminate onto:   a. plywood backboard  
          b. Protected Distribution Frame  
          c. Fiber Distribution Panel  
          d. none of the above  
    8. What is a fiber pigtail?   a. farmers tool for holding down a pig  
          b. double-ended jumper with connectors on both ends  
          c. short lenght of fiber with connector on one end and bare fiber on the other end  
          d. new type of hairstyle  
    9. Fiber optic patchcords/jumpers:   a. are short lengths of fiber with connectors on both ends  
          b. can have same type connectors or different on each end  
          c. vary in length  
          d. all of the above  
    10. Microbends and macrobends:   a. are necessary for proper fiber operation  
          b. significantly attenuate the optical signals  
          c. are computer terms  
          d. amplify the optical signals  
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