Rapid Spanning-Tree Quiz

1.) What best describes an edge-type connection in RSTP?
a.) connection to a hub
b.) connection to another switch
c.) connection to a host computer
d.) none of these are an edge-type

2.)Which of the following are RSTP port states? Choose 3
a.) blocking
b.) forwarding
c.) listening
d.) discarding
e.) forwarding

3.) The RSTP port role alternate is used on what link type?
a.) link type point-to-point
b.) edge-type
c.) link-type shared

4.) When is the backup port role in RSTP used?
a.) on links connecting to host computers
b.) on a single link connecting two switches
c.) a single switch with two links to a hub
d.) a switch connected to a router

5.) What port state are alternate port roles in once RSTP has converged and is stable?
a.) learning
b.) listening
c.) blocking
d.) discarding

6.) What is the default hello timer of RSTP?
a.) 2 seconds
b.) 4 seconds
c.) 6 seconds
d.) 1 second

7.) RSTP edge-type are similiar to what STP feature?
a.) BPDUguard
b.) portfast
c.) trunk ports
d.) BPDU filter

8.) In RSTP what switch is responsible for sending BPDUs?
a.) root switch
b.) designated switches
c.) access switches
d.) all switches on the LAN segement

9.) How does a switch running RSTP respond when it recieves a BPDU with a higher value than its current root?
a.) discards the BPDU
b.) places all other link type connections in discarding except the port which recieved the new BPDU
c.) places all ports into forwarding that recieve BPDUs
d.) Starts negotionation, but keeps all ports in forwarding

10.) Which of the following is the IEEE standard for Rapid Spanning-tree?
a.) 802.1d
b.) 802.1q
c.) 802.11b
d.) 802.1w

RSTP Notes

Answer Key
1.)c
2.)c,d,e
3.)a
4.)c
5.)d
6.)a
7.)c
8.)d
9.)b
10.)d