Asynchronous BUS MCQ’s

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This set of Computer Architecture Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Asynchronous BUS”.

1. The devices with variable speeds are usually connected using asynchronous BUS.
a) True
b) False

2. The MSYN signal is initiated __________
a) Soon after the address and commands are loaded
b) Soon after the decoding of the address
c) After the slave gets the commands
d) None of the mentioned

3. The master indicates that the address is loaded onto the BUS, by activating _____ signal.
a) MSYN
b) SSYN
c) WMFC
d) INTR

4. In IBM’s S360/370 systems _____ lines are used to select the I/O devices.
a) SCAN in and out
b) Connect
c) Search
d) Peripheral

5. MRDC stands for _______
a) Memory Read Enable
b) Memory Ready Command
c) Memory Re-direct Command
d) None of the mentioned

6. The transmission on the asynchronous BUS is also called _____
a) Switch mode transmission
b) Variable transfer
c) Bulk transfer
d) Hand-Shake transmission

7. The meter in and out lines are used for __________
a) Monitoring the usage of devices
b) Monitoring the amount of data transferred
c) Measure the CPU usage
d) None of the mentioned

8. The BUS that allows I/O, memory and Processor to coexist is _______
a) Attributed BUS
b) Processor BUS
c) Backplane BUS
d) External BUS

9. Asynchronous mode of transmission is suitable for systems with multiple peripheral devices.
a) True
b) False

10. The asynchronous BUS mode of transmission allows for a faster mode of data transfer.
a) True
b) False

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