Management Information System Chapter 1

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Management Information System Chapter 1

Tutorial for MIS class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    People used to be the most important asset for a company. But in the information age, companies need people with:
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Knowledge

    • D. 

      Computers

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      They heavily depend on using communications technologies

    • B. 

      They benefit from the ability to share information between companies and customers

    • C. 

      They create anti-social tendencies, which go hand in hand with more air pollution

    • D. 

      They are possible due to the expansion of decentralized computing

  • 3. 
    Processed ______________________ is also called ______________, while the most raw elements of facts and figures are known as ______________.
    • A. 

      Data; Knowledge; Information

    • B. 

      Information; Data; Knowledge

    • C. 

      Information; Knowledge; Data

    • D. 

      Knowledge; Data; Information

  • 4. 
    The fact that you are able to receive a video clip sent by your friend while having your lecture in class, through your hand phone, shows the __________________ dimensions of information.
    • A. 

      Time and form

    • B. 

      Form and time

    • C. 

      Location and form

    • D. 

      Personal and organizational

  • 5. 
    Which of the following represents the flow of information between the HR manager and the Marketing manager?
    • A. 

      Upward flow

    • B. 

      Downward flow

    • C. 

      Horizontal flow

    • D. 

      Outward flow

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Define what information they need; define what technology he/she needs

    • B. 

      Know how and where to obtain that information; create new technology when required

    • C. 

      Understand information before they even receive it; understand how technology affects him/her

    • D. 

      Act appropriately based on the information; know how and when to use technology

  • 7. 
    Decentralized computing occurs when computing power is distributed to functional business areas and knowledge worker desktops.  Decentralized computing is made possible by:
    • A. 

      Inexpensive knowledge workers

    • B. 

      Inexpensive PCs

    • C. 

      Decreasing network speeds

    • D. 

      Increasing costs of electricity

  • 8. 
    Which of the following items is the primary tool used by organizations to support shared information?
    • A. 

      PDA

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Application

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    A computer-based tool that people use to work with information and support the information and information-processing needs of an organization is:
    • A. 

      Management Information Systems

    • B. 

      Computer Security

    • C. 

      Collaboration System

    • D. 

      Information Technology

  • 10. 
    What is power in the information age?
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Knowledge

    • C. 

      Computer

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The success of telecommuting depends on what?
    • A. 

      Suitability of profession

    • B. 

      Discipline

    • C. 

      Availability of technology

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not a reason that information is important?
    • A. 

      Information is one of the three key components of MIS

    • B. 

      Knowledge can be a source of income

    • C. 

      We are in the information age

    • D. 

      Knowledge comes from having timely access to information and knowing what to do with it

  • 13. 
    Business Intelligence includes which of the following?
    • A. 

      Knowledge about your internal environment

    • B. 

      Knowledge about your external environment

    • C. 

      Knowledge about your competitive environment

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Which term describes electronic commerce conducted over a wireless device such as cell phone or PDA?
    • A. 

      CIS

    • B. 

      EIS

    • C. 

      Now economy

    • D. 

      M-Commerce

  • 15. 
    What is information?
    • A. 

      Data that has a particular meaning within a specific context

    • B. 

      Information with a particular meaning within a specific context

    • C. 

      Data that has no particular meaning

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Having access to information at the right moment in time

    • B. 

      Having information that describes the appropriate time period

    • C. 

      Having information about the most recent time period

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Which dimension of information describes being able to access information from a hotel room?
    • A. 

      Time dimension

    • B. 

      Location dimension

    • C. 

      Form dimension

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Which of the following represents the flow of information that describes the organization based on its daily transactions?
    • A. 

      Upward flow

    • B. 

      Downward flow

    • C. 

      Horizontal flow

    • D. 

      Outward flow

  • 19. 
    Which of the following represents the flow of information between functional business units and work teams?
    • A. 

      Upward flow

    • B. 

      Downward flow

    • C. 

      Horizontal flow

    • D. 

      Outward flow

  • 20. 
    All of the following statements describe an information-literate knowledge worker, except:
    • A. 

      Can define what information they need

    • B. 

      Knows how and where to obtain that information

    • C. 

      Understand information before they even receive it

    • D. 

      Acts appropriately based on the information

  • 21. 
    Information granularity refers to the _______________ of information.
    • A. 

      Location

    • B. 

      Timing

    • C. 

      Format

    • D. 

      Size

  • 22. 
    Coarse information is used at the ___________ level of management
    • A. 

      Bottom

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      Knowledge

    • D. 

      Top

  • 23. 
    Decentralized computing occurs when computing power is distributed to functional business areas and knowledge worker desktops.  Decentralized computing is made possible by:
    • A. 

      Inexpensive knowledge workers

    • B. 

      Inexpensive personal computer systems

    • C. 

      Decreasing network speeds

    • D. 

      Increasing costs of electricity

  • 24. 
    What are the basic categories of technology?
    • A. 

      Hardware and input devices

    • B. 

      Software and storage devices

    • C. 

      Storage devices and hardware

    • D. 

      Hardware and software

  • 25. 
    What are the two main types of software?
    • A. 

      Utility and output

    • B. 

      Application and system

    • C. 

      CPU and system

    • D. 

      Application and input