MIS Test 2

63 Questions | Total Attempts: 384

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MIS Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Bits are used for computer data because they ________________.
    • A. 

      Are small

    • B. 

      Are easy to work with

    • C. 

      Are easy to represent electronically

  • 2. 
    Bits are grouped into 8-bit chunks called ___________.
    • A. 

      Bytes

    • B. 

      Megabytes

    • C. 

      Watts

    • D. 

      Binary digits

  • 3. 
    To run a program or process data, the computer first transfers the program or data from disk to the  ____________.
    • A. 

      Data channel

    • B. 

      Basic components

    • C. 

      Main memory

    • D. 

      Software

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is nonvolatile in nature?
    • A. 

      Main memory and cache

    • B. 

      Optical and magnetic discs

  • 5. 
    Server farms are used when the _______________.
    • A. 

      Sites have a large number of users and servers are organized into a collection of servers

    • B. 

      Computer crashes

    • C. 

      Server is private

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is an example of cloud computing?
    • A. 

      Tweeting on twitter

    • B. 

      Uploading a video on youtube

    • C. 

      Accessing a video on Facebook

    • D. 

      Retrieving your mail on yahoo

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is one of the functions of an application program?
    • A. 

      Videochat on a mac

    • B. 

      Write a document or query a customer database

    • C. 

      Control a computer's resources

  • 8. 
    ________________ are commands that the CPU can process that may be specific for each processor type.
    • A. 

      Operating systems

    • B. 

      Databases

    • C. 

      Optical disks

    • D. 

      Instruction sets

  • 9. 
    When you buy an operating system for your personal computer, you are actual buying a software ____________.
    • A. 

      Disk

    • B. 

      License

    • C. 

      Drive

    • D. 

      Byte

  • 10. 
    Ronald runs both Windows 7 and Linux on his desktop computer. The process is called _________________/
    • A. 

      PC virtualization

    • B. 

      Server virtualization

    • C. 

      Site licensing

    • D. 

      Desktop virtualization

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of vertical-market software?
    • A. 

      Software installed into devices such as printers

    • B. 

      Graphic programs

    • C. 

      Microsoft excel

    • D. 

      Inventory tracking software for an auto manufacturer

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is true of firmware?
    • A. 

      It can't be changed or upgraded

    • B. 

      It is easy to access

    • C. 

      Users do not need to load firmware into the device's memory

    • D. 

      It is more complicated than microsoft excel

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is an example of a closed source project?
    • A. 

      Facebook

    • B. 

      Microsoft office

    • C. 

      Itunes

    • D. 

      Amazon

  • 14. 
    The term "open source" means that the source code of the program is ________________.
    • A. 

      Available to the public

    • B. 

      Only available to a select few

    • C. 

      Hard to access

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is likely to be used by organizations with limited budgets?
    • A. 

      Lotus notes

    • B. 

      Linkedin

    • C. 

      Linux with Ubantu or OpenOffice clients

  • 16. 
    A ________ is equivalent to 1,024 bytes.
    • A. 

      Megabyte

    • B. 

      Kilobyte

    • C. 

      Gigabyte

  • 17. 
    The operating system employs _________ so that users can run multiple applications and files at the same time.
    • A. 

      Multiple downloading

    • B. 

      Mass processing

    • C. 

      Memory swapping

  • 18. 
    Which of the following terms refers to a collection of servers?
    • A. 

      Server farm

    • B. 

      Websites

    • C. 

      Multiple servers

  • 19. 
    A network of computers that appears to operate as an integrated whole is known as a(n) ___________.
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Byte

    • C. 

      Grid

    • D. 

      Processor

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is a program that controls the computer's resources?
    • A. 

      The application system

    • B. 

      The operating system

    • C. 

      The budgeting system

  • 21. 
    Virtualization is the process where _______________.
    • A. 

      One computer hosts the appearance of many computers

    • B. 

      There are a lot of graphics

    • C. 

      There is a collection of servers

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is most likely to be the last-choice alternative when deciding to acquire an application software?
    • A. 

      Software developed in-house

    • B. 

      Software developed by children

    • C. 

      Software that is unreliable

  • 23. 
    A client-server application that requires nothing more than a browser is called a _____________.
    • A. 

      Thick client

    • B. 

      Thin client

  • 24. 
    Development costs of an information system include _______________.
    • A. 

      Acquiring costs

    • B. 

      Data conversion costs

    • C. 

      Repairing costs

  • 25. 
    In a database system, a _____________ is the smallest piece of data.
    • A. 

      Bit

    • B. 

      Byte

    • C. 

      Chip

    • D. 

      Disk