Do You Know Accounting Information Systems Basics?

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This quiz tests your knowledge on the basics of accounting information systems.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term ________ describes the use of computer technology to provide decision-oriented information to managers.
    • A. 

      DP

    • B. 

      EDP

    • C. 

      ES

    • D. 

      MIS

  • 2. 
    Economic events are grouped into how many basic business processes?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Six

    • D. 

      Nine

  • 3. 
    Which of the following indicates a satisfactory situation from the viewpoint of good internal control?
    • A. 

      The cashier reports to the treasurer.

    • B. 

      Payroll accounting reports to the controller.

    • C. 

      Both of the above indicate an unsatisfactory situation.

    • D. 

      Both of the above indicate a satisfactory situation.

  • 4. 
    The statement "Amounts due to vendors should be accurately and promptly classified, summarized, and reported" might serve as a control objective in which of the following transaction cycles?
    • A. 

      Revenue cycle

    • B. 

      Expenditure cycle

    • C. 

      Production cycle

    • D. 

      Finance cycle

  • 5. 
    Which of the following information system functions is generally responsible for the design, coding, and debugging of computer programs?
    • A. 

      Technical support

    • B. 

      Programming

    • C. 

      Operations

    • D. 

      Systems analysis

  • 6. 
    Which of the following information system functions focuses on the identification of problems and projects for computer processing?
    • A. 

      User support

    • B. 

      Programming

    • C. 

      Operations

    • D. 

      Systems analysis

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a general term that is used to describe the use of electronic technology for business documents?
    • A. 

      Telecommuting

    • B. 

      Information system

    • C. 

      Office automation

    • D. 

      EDI

  • 8. 
    ______ is the direct computer-to-computer exchange of business documents via a communications network.
    • A. 

      EDI

    • B. 

      EFTr

    • C. 

      Telecommuting

    • D. 

      E-mail

  • 9. 
    The three general phrases of analysis, design, and implementation are part of a ________.
    • A. 

      System development study

    • B. 

      Systems approach

    • C. 

      ES

    • D. 

      DSS

  • 10. 
    _________ is the first step in the systems approach.
    • A. 

      Systems design

    • B. 

      Stating objectives

    • C. 

      Systems analysis

    • D. 

      System evaluation

  • 11. 
    ______ is the newer EDI standard.
    • A. 

      AS2

    • B. 

      EbXML

    • C. 

      ANSI X.12

    • D. 

      ANSI X.21

  • 12. 
    MRP II represent _______.
    • A. 

      EDI

    • B. 

      MRP IV

    • C. 

      ERP

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    ________ is a concept that refers to a weakness of ERP
    • A. 

      "integration of functional systems"

    • B. 

      "monolithic software"

    • C. 

      "loosely coupled software"

    • D. 

      All of the above refer to weaknesses in ERP

  • 14. 
    Collaborative computing would be especially important to _________.
    • A. 

      The extended enterprise

    • B. 

      ERP

    • C. 

      Lean production

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Logistics is part of the ___________ functional information system(s).
    • A. 

      Supply chain

    • B. 

      Operations

    • C. 

      Operations and financial

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    An internal control structure is an organizational plan to _________.
    • A. 

      Protect assets

    • B. 

      Ensure the integrity of accounting information

    • C. 

      Promote operational efficiency

    • D. 

      All of the above

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