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Want to test your fiber optic know-how? Put away your notes and take this quiz.
A 50% reduction in signal strength is a loss of _____.
A. 3 dB
B. 3 dBm
C. 7 dB
D. 7 dBm
Fiber optic cable should always be pulled by the _____.
D. strength member
A _____ splice doesn't produce a back reflection on the OTDR trace.
(See answers below)
Answers: 1. A, 2. D, 3. A