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Sfsu: Isys 363 - Chapter 5

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