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This activity covers chapter 5- Information Systems Software from the book entitled Business and Information Systems by Robert C. Nickerson and taught by Ms. Annette Cooper at Saint John's College Junior College.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A browser allows a user to view screens on the Web called ____________.

    • A.

      Screen shots

    • B.

      Virtual

    • C.

      Graphical user interface

    • D.

      Pages

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Pages
    Explanation
    A browser allows a user to view screens on the Web called "pages". This is because a browser is a software application that retrieves and displays web pages, allowing users to navigate through different websites and access the content present on those pages. Screenshots, virtual environments, and graphical user interfaces are not specific to browsers and do not accurately describe the function of a browser in displaying web content. Therefore, the correct answer is "pages".

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  • 2. 

    A ____________________ is a set of instructions that tells the computer what to do.

    Correct Answer
    Program
    program
    Explanation
    A program is a set of instructions that tells the computer what to do. It is a sequence of commands or statements that are written in a specific programming language and executed by the computer. The program defines the logic and behavior of the computer system, guiding it through various tasks and operations. Whether written in uppercase or lowercase, "program" refers to the same concept of a set of instructions that directs the computer's actions.

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  • 3. 

    _____________________ can be a single program or a group of programs needed to perform several functions.

    Correct Answer
    software
    Software
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that "software" can refer to either a single program or a group of programs that are required to carry out various functions. In other words, software can be a single application or a collection of applications that are designed to perform specific tasks or provide specific services.

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  • 4. 

    Simple ________________ may have a few hundred instructions (lines of code) though most have many more (several million).

    Correct Answer
    Programs
    programs
    Explanation
    The given sentence is discussing the length of a simple program, stating that it may have a few hundred instructions or lines of code, but most programs have many more, even reaching several million lines of code. The word "programs" in both capitalized and lowercase forms is used to emphasize that both types of programs can vary in length.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following would not be classified as Individual Application Software? Ms Word Ms Excel Ms Access Electronic conferencing software Internet Explorer

    Correct Answer
    Electronic conferencing software
    Explanation
    Electronic conferencing software would not be classified as Individual Application Software because it is typically used for group communication and collaboration rather than for individual tasks or activities. Individual Application Software refers to software that is designed for personal use and helps individuals perform specific tasks or functions on their own. Examples of Individual Application Software include word processors like MS Word, spreadsheet programs like MS Excel, and database management systems like MS Access. Internet Explorer, although used by individuals, is a web browser and not considered individual application software.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following would not be classified as Workgroup Application Software? Yahoo mail Groupware Information sharing software Electronic Data Interchange Electronic conferencing software

    Correct Answer
    Electronic conferencing software
    Explanation
    Electronic conferencing software would not be classified as Workgroup Application Software because it is specifically designed for facilitating communication and collaboration among individuals or groups, rather than for performing specific tasks or functions within a workgroup. Workgroup Application Software typically includes tools and programs that enable users to manage and share information, coordinate tasks, and collaborate on projects within a workgroup setting. While electronic conferencing software may be used within a workgroup for communication purposes, it does not have the same functionality and features as other types of workgroup software.

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  • 7. 

    Three functions of an operating system are: 1. Process management 2. Resource management 3. Data management

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because an operating system performs these three functions. Process management involves managing and executing multiple processes, allocating resources, and scheduling tasks. Resource management involves allocating and managing hardware resources such as CPU, memory, and devices. Data management involves managing and organizing data storage, retrieval, and protection. These functions are essential for the proper functioning of an operating system.

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  • 8. 

    Some capabilities of an operating system are Multitasking Multiple-use Interactive Virtual memory

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because multitasking is a capability of an operating system that allows it to run multiple tasks simultaneously. Multiple-use refers to the ability of an operating system to be used by multiple users at the same time. Interactive capability allows users to interact with the operating system through a graphical user interface or command line interface. Lastly, virtual memory is a feature of an operating system that allows it to use a portion of the hard disk as additional RAM, increasing the overall memory capacity.

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  • 9. 

    Computer programming language generations. First _______________________ is the machine language.

    Correct Answer
    Generation
    generation
    Explanation
    The first generation of computer programming language is the machine language.

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  • 10. 

    Computer programming language generations. Second generation is ___________________ language.

    Correct Answer
    Assembly
    assembly
    Explanation
    The second generation of computer programming language is assembly language. Assembly language is a low-level programming language that is specific to a particular computer architecture. It uses mnemonic codes and symbols to represent machine instructions and allows programmers to have more control over the computer's hardware. Assembly language is considered the second generation because it came after machine language, which is the first generation of programming languages that directly communicates with the computer's hardware.

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  • 11. 

    Computer programming language generations. Third generation languages are machine ____________________, procedural languages, that have to be compiled or interpreted.

    Correct Answer
    independent
    independent
    Explanation
    Third generation languages are machine independent, meaning that they can be run on different computer architectures without needing to be rewritten. They are also procedural languages, which means that they are designed to follow a specific sequence of steps to solve a problem. These languages need to be compiled or interpreted before they can be executed by the computer.

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  • 12. 

    Computer programming language generations. An ____________________________________ is a computer programming language that couples data and the processing of the data.

    Correct Answer
    object-oriented language
    Smalltalk
    C++
    Visual Basic
    Explanation
    An object-oriented language is a computer programming language that couples data and the processing of the data. This means that in an object-oriented language, data and the operations performed on that data are encapsulated within objects. Smalltalk, C++, and Visual Basic are all examples of object-oriented programming languages. In these languages, data is represented as objects, which contain both the data itself and the functions or methods that can be performed on that data. This allows for a more modular and organized approach to programming, as well as easier code reuse and maintenance.

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  • 13. 

    When a program tells the computer to do one of two sets of instructions based on the value of certain data it is called a _________________.

    Correct Answer
    Decision
    decision
    Explanation
    When a program tells the computer to do one of two sets of instructions based on the value of certain data, it is referred to as a decision. This term is commonly used in programming to describe the process of making choices or selecting a specific action based on certain conditions or criteria. The decision can be made using conditional statements such as if-else or switch-case, where the program evaluates the data and determines which set of instructions to execute based on the result.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is not individual application software? EDI Word processing Spreadsheet Graphics Database browser

    Correct Answer
    EDI
    Electronic Data Interchange
    Explanation
    EDI, or Electronic Data Interchange, is not considered individual application software because it is a standardized electronic format used for exchanging business documents between different computer systems. It is not a standalone software application like word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, database, or a browser, which are used for specific tasks or functions by individual users.

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  • 15. 

    A browser allows a user to view screens on the Web called:

    Correct Answer
    Pages
    pages
    Explanation
    A browser is a software application that allows a user to access and view content on the World Wide Web. The content on the web is typically organized into individual screens or documents, which are commonly referred to as "pages". These pages can be viewed by users through their browser, making "pages" the correct answer. The mention of "pages" in both uppercase and lowercase letters suggests that the answer is not case-sensitive.

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  • 16. 

    EDI means _____________ __________________ ____________________.

    • A.

      Electric Data Internet

    • B.

      Electronic Data Interchange

    • C.

      Every Day Image

    Correct Answer
    B. Electronic Data Interchange
    Explanation
    EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. It is a system that allows the exchange of business documents electronically between different organizations. It enables the transfer of structured data from one computer system to another without the need for human intervention. This technology has revolutionized the way businesses communicate and conduct transactions, improving efficiency and reducing errors.

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  • 17. 

    File management is not a function of the operating system.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    File management is not a function of the operating system. While the operating system provides tools and interfaces for managing files, such as creating, deleting, and organizing them, the actual management and manipulation of files is typically done by applications or programs running on the operating system. The operating system provides the underlying framework and resources for file management, but it is not directly responsible for performing file management tasks. Therefore, the statement "File management is not a function of the operating system" is true.

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  • 18. 

    The supervisor  brings programs into ______________ ____________ when they are needed.

    Correct Answer
    Primary storage
    primary storage
    Explanation
    The supervisor brings programs into primary storage when they are needed. Primary storage, also known as main memory or RAM, is a type of computer memory that is directly accessible to the CPU. It is used to store data and instructions that are actively being used by the computer's programs. When the supervisor needs to access a program, it brings it into primary storage so that it can be quickly accessed by the CPU for execution.

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  • 19. 

    Object-oriented programming languages couple the data and the ________________of the data

    • A.

      Storage

    • B.

      Use

    • C.

      Filtering

    • D.

      Processing

    Correct Answer
    D. Processing
    Explanation
    Object-oriented programming languages couple the data and the processing of the data. This means that in object-oriented programming, data and the operations or functions that manipulate that data are encapsulated together within objects. This allows for a more organized and modular approach to programming, as the data and the operations that act on it are closely related and can be easily managed and manipulated together.

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  • 20. 

    The supervisor  brings programs into ______________ ____________ when they are needed.

    • A.

      Primary storage

    • B.

      Secondary storage

    • C.

      Screen shot

    • D.

      Real time

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary storage
    Explanation
    The supervisor brings programs into primary storage when they are needed. Primary storage, also known as main memory, is a type of computer storage that is directly accessible by the CPU. It is used to store data and instructions that are actively being used by the computer's programs. When the supervisor brings programs into primary storage, it means that the programs are loaded into the computer's memory so that they can be executed efficiently and quickly.

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  • 21. 

    Grammatical rules of a ___________________ ___________________ are called its syntax.

    • A.

      Application Program

    • B.

      System Program

    • C.

      Programming Language

    • D.

      System Software

    Correct Answer
    C. Programming Language
    Explanation
    Grammatical rules of a programming language are called its syntax. Programming languages have specific rules and structures that dictate how code should be written and organized. These rules, known as syntax, ensure that the code is readable and understandable by both humans and computers. By following the syntax of a programming language, developers can create programs that function correctly and efficiently.

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  • 22. 

    A user _________________ that uses words and phrases is called commands.

    • A.

      Graphical user interface

    • B.

      Interface

    • C.

      Dot prompt

    Correct Answer
    B. Interface
    Explanation
    The answer "Interface" is correct because an interface is a means of interaction between a user and a computer system. In this context, the user is using words and phrases to communicate with the computer system, which is known as a command-based interface. This type of interface allows users to input commands using text-based instructions rather than relying on graphical elements. Therefore, "Interface" is the appropriate term to describe the user's interaction with the computer system using words and phrases.

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  • 23. 

    COBOL is an example of a 3rd generation language.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) is indeed an example of a 3rd generation programming language. It was developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s and is primarily used for business applications. 3rd generation languages, such as COBOL, are high-level languages that use English-like syntax and are closer to human language than machine language. They allow programmers to write code that is more readable and understandable, making it easier to develop complex software systems. Therefore, the statement "COBOL is an example of a 3rd generation language" is true.

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  • 24. 

    C++ is an example of a programming language that is object-oriented.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    C++ is a programming language that supports object-oriented programming. It allows users to create classes and objects, encapsulate data and functions within classes, and implement concepts like inheritance and polymorphism. Therefore, C++ can be categorized as an object-oriented programming language.

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  • 25. 

    It is possible for software to be a single program?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, it is possible for software to be a single program. A single program refers to a software application that is developed as a standalone entity and can perform specific tasks or functions on its own without any dependencies on other programs. Many software applications, such as word processors, web browsers, or media players, are designed to function as a single program. These programs are self-contained and can be installed and run independently on a computer system.

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  • 26. 

    Software can never be just a single program.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Software can never be just a single program" is false. Software can indeed be a single program. A single program can perform a specific function or set of functions, and it can be considered as a standalone software. However, software can also consist of multiple programs or modules working together to achieve a larger goal or provide a comprehensive solution. So while software can be a single program, it can also be more than that.

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  • 27. 

    The most widely used individual application software is Electronic Data Interchange software.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the most widely used individual application software is not Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) software. While EDI software is used in many industries for exchanging electronic documents between businesses, it is not the most widely used individual application software. The most widely used individual application software varies depending on the industry and the specific needs of organizations and individuals.

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  • 28. 

    Electronic data interchange, or EDI, is an interorganizational application software.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because electronic data interchange (EDI) is indeed an interorganizational application software. EDI allows for the electronic exchange of business documents, such as purchase orders and invoices, between different organizations. It enables seamless communication and data transfer between trading partners, improving efficiency and reducing errors in the supply chain process.

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  • 29. 

    The functions of an operating system are process, resource, and data management.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The functions of an operating system include process management, which involves managing and executing multiple tasks or processes, resource management, which involves allocating and managing hardware and software resources, and data management, which involves organizing and storing data. Therefore, the statement that the functions of an operating system are process, resource, and data management is true.

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  • 30. 

    The functions of an operating system are file management , resource management , and data management.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false because the functions of an operating system are not limited to just file management, resource management, and data management. Operating systems also perform other important functions such as process management, memory management, device management, and user interface management. These additional functions are crucial for the smooth operation of the computer system. Therefore, the statement that the functions of an operating system are limited to file management, resource management, and data management is incorrect.

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  • 31. 

    The supervisor loads programs into secondary storage when they are needed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the supervisor loads programs into primary storage (RAM) when they are needed, not secondary storage. Secondary storage, such as hard drives or SSDs, is used for long-term storage of programs and data when they are not actively being used. Primary storage is much faster and is used for storing programs and data that are currently being used by the computer's processor.

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  • 32. 

    Operating systems that can execute programs that are bigger than primary storage capacity employ virtual memory.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Operating systems that can execute programs that are bigger than primary storage capacity employ virtual memory. This means that when the available physical memory is not enough to hold an entire program, the operating system uses a portion of the secondary storage (usually the hard disk) as an extension of the primary memory. This allows the operating system to swap data between the physical memory and the secondary storage, effectively creating the illusion of having more memory than actually available. Therefore, the statement is true.

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