MIS Test 101

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MIS Quizzes & Trivia

MIS Chapter 1


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Knowledge workers are people who create, use, and disseminate knowledge, and are usually professionals in science, engineering, business, and other areas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Storage involves keeping data and information available for future use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Place shifting systems allow traders to keep up with swift changes in stock prices and make better decisions for their investors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Output devices include keyboards, mice and other pointing devices, automatic scanning devices, and equipment that can read magnetic ink characters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Mashing can be used to download audio programs or music from the Internet to play on computers or music players.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The essential elements of a transaction processing system include a collection of models used to support a decision maker or user, a collection of facts and information to assist in decision making, and systems and procedures that help decision makers and other users interact with the system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
                     Decision support systems allow robots and other devices to “see,” store, and process visual images.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When the threat of new market entrants is high, the desire to seek and maintain competitive advantage to dissuade new market entrants is usually low.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Market share is the percentage of profit that a product or service has in relation to the total market.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    System operators primarily run and maintain IS equipment, and are typically trained at technical schools or through on-the-job experience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A database administrator focuses on planning, policies, and procedures regarding the use of corporate data and information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Local area network (LAN) administrators set up and manage the network hardware, software, and security processes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Certification is a process for testing skills and knowledge that results in an endorsement by the certifying authority that an individual is capable of performing a particular job.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Internet jobs within a traditional company include Internet strategists and administrators, Internet systems developers, Internet programmers, and Internet or Web site operators.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The EU is a collection of mostly European countries that have joined together for peace and prosperity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A(n) ____ is a set of interrelated components that collect, manipulate, store, and disseminate data and information and provide a feedback mechanism to meet an objective.
    • A. 

      Information system

    • B. 

      Process

    • C. 

      Knowledge base

    • D. 

      Technology infusion

  • 17. 
    In information systems, ____ is information from the system that is used to make changes to input or processing activities.
    • A. 

      Artificial intelligence

    • B. 

      Virtual reality

    • C. 

      Input

    • D. 

      Feedback

  • 18. 
                     A ____ is a single set of hardware, software, databases, telecommunications, people, and procedures that are configured to collect, manipulate, store, and process data into information.
    • A. 

      Computer-based information system

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Technology infrastructure

    • D. 

      Competitive advantage

  • 19. 
                     ____ consists of the computer programs that govern the operation of the computer.
    • A. 

      Telecommunications

    • B. 

      E-commerce

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Hardware

  • 20. 
                    The technology used to create the Internet is also being applied within companies and organizations to create ____, which allow people in an organization to exchange information and work on projects.
    • A. 

      Intranets

    • B. 

      Databases

    • C. 

      Management information systems

    • D. 

      Expert systems

  • 21. 
    ____ include the strategies, policies, methods, and rules for using the CBIS, including the operation, maintenance, and security of the computer.
    • A. 

      Expert systems

    • B. 

      Extranets

    • C. 

      MISs

    • D. 

      Procedures

  • 22. 
                     ____ is the simulation of a real or imagined environment that can be experienced visually in three dimensions.
    • A. 

      Virtual reality

    • B. 

      Systems development

    • C. 

      Systems analysis

    • D. 

      Productivity

  • 23. 
    The ____ specifies the factors that can lead to better attitudes about the information system, along with higher acceptance and usage of the system in an organization.
    • A. 

      Customer relationship model

    • B. 

      Technology acceptance model

    • C. 

      Value chain model

    • D. 

      Supply chain model

  • 24. 
    ____ is the sum of all costs over the life of the information system and includes the cost to acquire the technology, technical support, administrative costs, and end-user operations.
    • A. 

      ROI

    • B. 

      Value chain

    • C. 

      Autonomics

    • D. 

      TCO

  • 25. 
    The ____ component of a typical IS department provides user assistance in hardware and software acquisition and use, data administration, user training and assistance, and Web administration.
    • A. 

      Development

    • B. 

      Support

    • C. 

      Maintenance

    • D. 

      Design