Set 1a

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 279

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Technology Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The circumstances and conditions that surround a system but are not part of the system are know as the:
    • A. 

      A system’s purpose.

    • B. 

      Environment.

    • C. 

      Resources of the system.

    • D. 

      Processes performed by the system.

  • 2. 
    Data entry operators are primarily involved in which information process?
    • A. 

      Organising

    • B. 

      Storing

    • C. 

      Displaying

    • D. 

      Collecting

  • 3. 
    “I’m going to be late for school” is an example of A, “The time is 9:25 AM” would be an example of B and “0925” would be C. A, B and C respectively could best be replaced with the words:
    • A. 

      Data, information, knowledge

    • B. 

      Information, knowledge, data.

    • C. 

      Knowledge, information, data.

    • D. 

      Knowledge, data, information

  • 4. 
    Information technology is a term used to describe:
    • A. 

      The hardware and software resources of the system.

    • B. 

      The resources available to the system.

    • C. 

      Each of the information processes occurring within the system.

    • D. 

      How scientific knowledge is applied to the solution of practical problems.

  • 5. 
    Participants in an information system commonly include all of the following:
    • A. 

      Managers, end-users, programmers, engineers and data entry operators.

    • B. 

      Direct users, indirect users, managers and data entry operators.

    • C. 

      Managers, direct users, system administrators, engineers and data entry operators

    • D. 

      Managers, end-users, system administrators, network personnel and data entry operators.

  • 6. 
    A system can be best described as:
    • A. 

      A collection of connected sub-systems that work together to achieve a purpose.

    • B. 

      Containing data, participants, information technology and information processes.

    • C. 

      An organised assembly of resources and processes that interact to achieve a common purpose.

    • D. 

      All the different types of organisms present in the environment that interact and are dependant on each others actions.

  • 7. 
    The purpose of an information system:
    • A. 

      Is the reason for the system’s existence.

    • B. 

      Is to fulfil some need or needs.

    • C. 

      Should be clear and achievable.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    Activities that coordinate resources to achieve the system’s purpose are known as:
    • A. 

      Information Technologies

    • B. 

      Information Activities

    • C. 

      Information Resources

    • D. 

      Information Processes

  • 9. 
    The main difference between data and information is:
    • A. 

      Data is always digital whereas information is not.

    • B. 

      Data is the raw material that is processed by information systems to create information.

    • C. 

      There is no difference; they are interchangeable terms.

    • D. 

      Data is individual characters or numbers, whereas information is words, sentences and charts.

  • 10. 
    Which term defines the line between what is and what is not part of a system?
    • A. 

      User

    • B. 

      Boundary

    • C. 

      Information technology

    • D. 

      Information processes

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