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Chapter 7 Connectors Final

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

An adapter that has the same type of female connector and connector end on both sides is a(n) ____.
A.
T-connector
B.
barrel
C.
Y-connector
D.
HDMI
 

 2. 

A video connector with four holes is a(n) ____.
A.
female XLR
B.
male BNC
C.
female mini-connector
D.
SVHS or S-video female
 

 3. 

Which type of connector is most commonly found on the iPods, MP3 players, and CD players?
A.
Phone
B.
RCA
C.
Mini
D.
XLR
 

 4. 

A(n) ____ connector is made of copper and is available with 4-pin, 6-pin, and 9-pin connections.
A.
FireWire
B.
XLR
C.
USB
D.
HDMI
 

 5. 

The male and female ends of a(n) ______________________________ audio connector lock together with a hook.
A.
Canon
D.
both A and B are correct
B.
BNC
E.
both A and C are correct
C.
XLR
 

 6. 

The most common connector used in professional television is a(n) ______________________________ connector.
A.
XLR
D.
BNC
B.
RCA
E.
TVCONN
C.
TRS
 

 7. 

A connector that is built into a piece of equipment is a(n) ______________________________ connector.
A.
chassis mount
D.
BNC
B.
built-in connection
E.
RCA
C.
plug-in
 

 8. 

A common name name for a TRS connector is
A.
phone
D.
1/8 inch
B.
mini-phone
E.
all of these
C.
1/4 inch
 

 9. 

BNC (as in BNC video connector) means
A.
British Nut Connector
C.
Bayonet Nut Connector
B.
British Naval Connector
D.
could be any of these - no one knows for sure
 

 10. 

The most common type of audio and/or video connector available is a(n)
A.
BNC
D.
phone
B.
RCA
E.
RF
C.
TRS
 

 11. 

Before the invention of videotape as a recording medium, news reporters used _______________ to record their interviews and stories.
A.
16 mm film
D.
audio cassettes
B.
DVDs
E.
vinyl
C.
8 track tapes
 

 12. 

The very first video tape recording format invented and used by TV stations had 2 inch wide tape that was wound around 12 to 15 inch reels on a machine larger than a small refrigerator. This format was called
A.
video home system (VHS)
D.
betacam
B.
betamax
E.
MII
C.
quad
 

 13. 

The small connector on your earbuds or lightweight headphones has two black rings on it. This means that it is a
A.
DTRS (double tip-ring-sleeve)
D.
stereo mini phone connector
B.
stereo phone connector
E.
audio/video breakout cable
C.
mono mini phone connector
 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

In a run of cable, a little bit of signal is lost at every adapter connection.
 

 2. 

Female connectors are referred to as plugs.
 

 3. 

Y-connectors serve the same function as T-connectors.
 

 4. 

HDMI connectors are most often found on computers.
 

 5. 

An adapter is a device used to connect two different types of connectors.
 

 6. 

Female RCA or BNC connectors are usually chassis-mounted connectors.
 

 7. 

The BNC video connector is used in professional applications because it locks together and won’t pull apart by accident.
 

 8. 

The RF in RF connector stands for radio frequeny which refers to it being used to send audio signals from the radio station’s control room to the broadcast antenna.
 

 9. 

The cables used to plug your camera into the computer so you can capture your video are USB cables.
 

 10. 

RF connectors are threaded and screw together so you could tighten them with a wrench for a really secure connection.
 

 11. 

A component video system keeps luma and chroma (red, green, blue) signals separate to achieve a higher quality of recording and viewing.
 

 12. 

An XLR cable has 3 wires (and 3 connection pins) which allows it not only to carry the microphone signal but also phantom power.
 



 
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