Sfsu: Isys 363 - Chapter 5

55 Questions  I  By TheSwede on May 16, 2012
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.  The most basic business database is comprised of:
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2.  The type of logical database model that treats data as if they were stored in twodimensional tables is the:
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D.
3.  Which of the following statements about data warehouses is not true?
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D.
4.  A characteristic or quality describing an entity is called a(n):
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5.  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.
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6.  The join operation:
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7.  A field identified in a table as holding the unique identifier of the table’s records is called the:
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8.  Access is a:
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9.  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?
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10.  Which of the following database types is useful for storing Java applets as well as handling large numbers of transactions?
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D.
11.  A one-to-one relationship between two entities is symbolized in a diagram by a:
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D.
12.  A field identified in a record as holding the unique identifier for that record is called the:
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D.
13.  The specialized language programmers use to add and change data in the database is called :
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D.
14.  The select operation:
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15.  Data mining is a tool for allowing users to:
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16.  OLAP Is a tool for enabling:
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17.  The most prominent data manipulation language today is:
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18.  Microsoft SQL Server is a(n):
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D.
19.  Tools for consolidating, analyzing, and providing access to vast amounts of data to help users make better business decisions are known as:
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D.
20.  Which of the following is not a true statement about MDM?
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D.
21.  What are the relationships that the relational database is named for?
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22.  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:
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D.
23.  DBMS’s typically include report-generating tools in order to:
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C.
D.
24.  A data mart usually can be constructed more rapidly and at lower cost than a data warehouse because:
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D.
25.  In a relational database, the three basic operations used to develop useful sets of data are:
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26.  The tool that enables users to view the same data in different ways using multiple dimensions is:
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C.
D.
27.  Which of the following best illustrates the relationship between entities and attributes?
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D.
28.  The logical view of a database:
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29.  Businesses use ________ tools to search and analyze unstructured data sets, such as e-mails and memos.
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30.  Detecting and correcting data in a database or file that are incorrect, incomplete, improperly formatted, or redundant is called:
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31.  Which of the following is not a typical feature of DBMS?
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32.  An example of a pre-digital database is:
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33.  In terms of the data relationships found by data mining, associations refers to:
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D.
34.  What is the first step you should take in managing data for a firm?
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35.  In a relational database, a record is called a(n):
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36.  A data warehouse is composed of:
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C.
D.
37.  In terms of the data relationships found by data mining, sequences refers to:
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D.
38.  Which of the following would you use to find patterns in user interaction data recorded by Web servers?
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D.
39.  The process of streamlining data to minimize redundancy and awkward many-to-many relationships is called:
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40.  The project operation:
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41.  Duplicate data in multiple data files is:
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42.  Oracle Database Lite is a(n):
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43.  Why is the inclusion of DNA from people who commit misdemeanors seen as controversial?
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44.  DB2 is a(n):
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45.  A schematic of the entire database that describes the relationships in a database is called a:
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46.  DBMS for midrange computers include all of the following EXCEPT:
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47.  The data dictionary serves as an important data management tool by:
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48.  The type of database management approach that can handle multimedia is the:
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49.  A table that links two tables that have a many-to-many relationship is called a:
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50.  In a table for customers, the information about a single customer would reside in a single:
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51.  HP's Neoview product is a(n):
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52.  A DBMS makes the:
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53.  A one-to-many relationship between two entities is symbolized in a diagram by a:
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C.
D.
54.  MySQL is a(n):
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D.
55.  An alternative to using application server software for interfacing between a Web server and back-end databases is:
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C.
D.
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