Electronic Data Processing Systems - Business Processes

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Electronic Data Processing Systems - Business Processes
Electronic data processing systems multiple choice quiz based on chapter 6 of Account Information Systems by Bodnar. End of chapter discussion questions and problems.

  
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1.  What type of EDP system is characterized by data that are assembled from more than one location and records that are updated immediately?
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2.  An EDP technique that collects data into groups to permit convenient and efficient processing is known as
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3.  Which of the following is not a characteristic of a batch-processed computer system?
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4.  What is the computer process called when data processing is performed concurrently with a particular activity, and the results are available soon enough to influence the particular course of action being taken or the decision being made?
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5.  The real-time feature normally would be least useful when applied to accounting for a firm's
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6.  An EDP input control is designed to ensure that
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7.  When erroneous data are detected by computer program controls, such data may may be excluded from processing and printed on an error report. This error report should be reviewed and followed up by the the
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8.  Which of the following would lessen internal control in an EDP system?
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9.  An internal administrative control sometimes used in connection with procedures to detect unauthorized or unexplained computer usage is
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10.  A procedural control used in the management of a computer center to minimize the possibility of data or program file destruction through operator error includes
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11.  If a control total were to be computed on each of the following data items, which would best be identified as a hash total for a payroll EDP application?
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12.  In designing a payroll system, it is known that no individual's paycheck can amount to more than $300 for a single week. As a result, the payroll program has been written to bypass writing a check and will print out an error message if any payroll calculation results in more than $300. This type of control is called
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13.  Where disk files are used, the grandfather-father-son updating backup concepts is relatively difficult to implement because the
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14.  A customer inadvertently ordered part number 12368 rather than part number 12638. In processing this order, the error would be detected by the vendor with which of the following controls?
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15.  In the weekly computer run to prepare payroll checks, a check was printed for an employee who had been terminated the previous week. Which of the following controls, if used properly, would have been most effective in preventing the error or ensuring its prompt detection?
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16.  Accounting functions that are normally considered incompatible in a manual system are often combined in an EDP program or a series of programs. This necessitates an accounting control that prevents unapproved
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17.  Totals of amounts in computer-record data fields that are not usually added for other purposes but are used only for data processing control purposes are called
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18.  The use of a header label in conjunction with magnetic tape is most likely to prevent errors by the
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19.  Where computers are used, the effectiveness of internal accounting control depends in part on whether the organizational structure includes any incompatible combinations. Such a combination would exist when there is no separation of the duties between the
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20.  The basic form of backup used in magnetic tape operations is called
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21.  When an on-line, real-time (OLRT) EDP system is in use, internal control can be strengthened by
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22.  Which of the following most likely constitutes a weakness in the internal accounting control of an EDP system?
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23.  An effective control designed to provide reasonable assurance that hourly payroll information has been entered accurately into the computer system is to
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24.  Which of the following activities most likely would be performed in the EDP department?
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25.  Carmela Department Stores has a fully integrated EDP accounting system and is planning to issue credit cards to creditworthy customers. To strengthen internal control by making it difficult for one to create a valid customer account number, the company's independent auditor has suggested the inclusion of a check digit that should be placed
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26.  One of the major problems in an EDP system is that incompatible functions may be performed by the same individual. One compensating control for this is use of 
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27.  The primary documentation on which a company should rely for an explanation of how a particular program operates is the
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28.  The use of external labels in conjunction with magnetic tape storage is most likely to prevent errors that might be made by which of the following?
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29.  An on-line sales order processing system most likely would have an advantage over a batch sales order processing system by
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30.  Which of the following is a general control that most likely would assist an entity whose systems analyst left in the middle of a major project?
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31.  Using Modulus 11, what is the check digit of account number 4388?
32.  Using Modulus 11, what is the check digit of account number 5100?
33.  Using Modulus 11, what is the check digit of account number 9106?
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