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SFSU: ISYS 363 - Chapter 5
Multiple choice and true/false questions from chapter 5 in Essentials of Management Information System, 9 ed. , by Laudon & Laudon.

  
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1.  Which of the following statements about data warehouses is not true?
A.
B.
C.
D.
2.  Which of the following database types is useful for storing Java applets as well as handling large numbers of transactions?
A.
B.
C.
D.
3.  A characteristic or quality describing an entity is called a(n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.  A table that links two tables that have a many-to-many relationship is called a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
5.  DBMS for midrange computers include all of the following EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
6.  Which of the following would you use to find patterns in user interaction data recorded by Web servers?
A.
B.
C.
D.
7.  A field identified in a table as holding the unique identifier of the table’s records is called the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
8.  Which of the following is not a true statement about MDM?
A.
B.
C.
D.
9.  An example of a pre-digital database is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
10.  Access is a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
11.  The type of logical database model that treats data as if they were stored in twodimensional tables is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
12.  The most prominent data manipulation language today is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
13.  The select operation:
A.
B.
C.
D.
14.  A field identified in a record as holding the unique identifier for that record is called the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
15.  The join operation:
A.
B.
C.
D.
16.  The confusion created by __________________ makes it difficult for companies to create customer relationship management, supply chain management, or enterprise systems that integrate data from different sources.
A.
B.
C.
D.
17.  Detecting and correcting data in a database or file that are incorrect, incomplete, improperly formatted, or redundant is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
18.  The type of database management approach that can handle multimedia is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.  Which of the following would you use to find out which Web sites with content related to database design were the most often linked to by other Web sites?
A.
B.
C.
D.
20.  A data warehouse is composed of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
21.  Microsoft SQL Server is a(n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
22.  DB2 is a(n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
23.  In terms of the data relationships found by data mining, sequences refers to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
24.  The tool that enables users to view the same data in different ways using multiple dimensions is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
25.  An alternative to using application server software for interfacing between a Web server and back-end databases is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
26.  The specialized language programmers use to add and change data in the database is called :
A.
B.
C.
D.
27.  In a table for customers, the information about a single customer would reside in a single:
A.
B.
C.
D.
28.  A schematic of the entire database that describes the relationships in a database is called a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
29.  In a relational database, a record is called a(n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
30.  Oracle Database Lite is a(n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
31.  What are the relationships that the relational database is named for?
A.
B.
C.
D.
32.  A data mart usually can be constructed more rapidly and at lower cost than a data warehouse because:
A.
B.
C.
D.
33.  OLAP Is a tool for enabling:
A.
B.
C.
D.
34.  Which of the following is not a typical feature of DBMS?
A.
B.
C.
D.
35.  The project operation:
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B.
C.
D.
36.  What is the first step you should take in managing data for a firm?
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B.
C.
D.
37.  In a relational database, the three basic operations used to develop useful sets of data are:
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B.
C.
D.
38.  Which of the following best illustrates the relationship between entities and attributes?
A.
B.
C.
D.
39.  An automated or manual file that stores information about data elements and data characteristics such as usage, physical representation, ownership, authorization, and security is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
40.  Data mining is a tool for allowing users to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
41.  The logical view of a database:
A.
B.
C.
D.
42.  Businesses use ________ tools to search and analyze unstructured data sets, such as e-mails and memos.
A.
B.
C.
D.
43.  Tools for consolidating, analyzing, and providing access to vast amounts of data to help users make better business decisions are known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
44.  Why is the inclusion of DNA from people who commit misdemeanors seen as controversial?
A.
B.
C.
D.
45.  MySQL is a(n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
46.  The process of streamlining data to minimize redundancy and awkward many-to-many relationships is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
47.  Duplicate data in multiple data files is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
48.  HP's Neoview product is a(n):
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B.
C.
D.
49.  A DBMS makes the:
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B.
C.
D.
50.  The data dictionary serves as an important data management tool by:
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B.
C.
D.
51.  A one-to-one relationship between two entities is symbolized in a diagram by a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
52.  DBMS’s typically include report-generating tools in order to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
53.  In terms of the data relationships found by data mining, associations refers to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
54.  A one-to-many relationship between two entities is symbolized in a diagram by a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
55.  The most basic business database is comprised of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
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