Electronic Data Processing Systems

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Quiz on electronic data processing systems based on chapter 6 of Account Information Systems 10th edition by Bodnar.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is (are) a typical example of batch processing?
    • A. 

      Processing weekly time reports to produce paychecks

    • B. 

      Processing groups of checks to update accounts payable files

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      Neither a nor b

  • 2. 
    Accumulating source documents into groups prior to processing is a characteristic of _____?
    • A. 

      Batch processing

    • B. 

      On-line, real-time processing

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      Neither a nor b

  • 3. 
    Which of the following errors probably would be corrected by key verification of data input?
    • A. 

      A salesperson manually enters an incorrect product number on a sales invoice, which is subsequently given to a data entry operator in the information systems department for key transcription to machine readable format.

    • B. 

      A data entry operator in the information systems department mistypes a product number on a sales invoice while keying the document to machine readable format.

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      Neither a nor b

  • 4. 
    Which of the following controls would prevent the following situation? A worker's paycheck was processed incorrectly because he had transposed letters in his department identification code, having entered ABC, an invalid code, instead of CAB.
    • A. 

      Control total

    • B. 

      Limit test

    • C. 

      Internal label check

    • D. 

      Table-lookup procedure

  • 5. 
    The son-father-grandfather concept of backing up master files can be used when master files are stored on ______?
    • A. 

      Magnetic tape

    • B. 

      Magnetic disk

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      Neither a nor b

  • 6. 
    A review of an EDP system reveals the following items. Which of these is a potential internal control weakness?
    • A. 

      Backup master files are stored in a remote location

    • B. 

      Users must verbally approve all changes to be made to application programs

    • C. 

      Computer operators have restricted access to system programs and data files

    • D. 

      Computer operators are required to take vacations

  • 7. 
    For control purposes, data clerks total up the employee Social Security numbers in each batch of payroll transactions. Which of the following terms best describes the resulting total?
    • A. 

      Hash total

    • B. 

      Financial total

    • C. 

      Parity total

    • D. 

      Record count

  • 8. 
    In an on-line computer system, which of the following may be used to ensure that users have proper authorization to perform a task?
    • A. 

      Check digits

    • B. 

      Passwords

    • C. 

      Control totals

    • D. 

      Limit tests

  • 9. 
    For control purposes, data clerks total up the employee gross pay amounts in each batch of payroll transactions. Which of the following terms best describes the resulting total?
    • A. 

      Hash total

    • B. 

      Financial total

    • C. 

      Parity total

    • D. 

      Record count

  • 10. 
    A customer inadvertently orders part number 1234-8 instead of 1243-8. Which of the following controls would detect this error during processing?
    • A. 

      Hash total

    • B. 

      Financial total

    • C. 

      Limit check

    • D. 

      Check digit

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