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Management Information Systems Objective Questions

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1. A _______ is a program that serves as an interface between application program and a set of coordinated and integrated files called a database.
    (A) DDS
    (B) DBMS
    (C) MIS
    (D) Control

2. Econometric models include techniques from
    (A) Economics
    (B) Statistics
    (C) Mathematics
    (D) All of the above

3. Order-filling activity in the physical system is triggered by the
    (A) Manufacturing information system
    (B) Order entry subsystem
    (C) Billing subsystem
    (D) Accounts receivable subsystem

4. Which of the following is/are true of system analysts?
    (A) Their responsibility is to analyze and design system software
    (B) They may be looked upon as an intermediary between users and programmers
    (C) They are heavily involved with the system-development life cycle
    (D) Both (a) and (c)

5. Which of the following is(are) true concerning information-system careers?
    (A) The primary reason for this increase is the declining cost of hardware
    (B) The number of information-system specialists recruited is expected to be greater than any other profession in the 1990s
    (C) An information-system career is one of the few areas that is recession-proof
    (D) Both (a) and (b)

6. The ________ is a business-oriented data-processing association which publishes a monthly journal, Data Management.
    (A) DPMA
    (B) CDP
    (C) CISA
    (D) ACM

7. _________ is the ratio of correct information to the total amount of information produced over a period.
    (A) Accuracy
    (B) Concise
    (C) Simulation
    (D) Decision

8. The manager attempts to slow down the flow of
    (A) Machines
    (B) Material
    (C) Money
    (D) All of the above

9. One of the three most common types of payment systems is the
    (A) Pinion fund transaction system
    (B) Travel expense reimbursement system
    (C) Accounts payable system
    (D) All of the above

10. The major function of the language system is:
    (A) To perform various processing tasks
    (B) To provide artificial-intelligence capabilities to the DSS
    (C) To provide data to the DSS
    (D) To enable the users to interact with the DSS

11. Data has to be _______ before it can be converted into information.
    (A) Transformed
    (B) Processed
    (C) Changed
    (D) Engineered

12. The use of computers in data processing has had several impacts on business. Which of the following is not one of them?
    (A) Easier business growth
    (B) Fewer clerical workers
    (C) Increased data-processing costs
    (D) More and better information

13. The executive vice-president usually has responsibility for the
    (A) Physical system of the firm
    (B) Conceptual information system of the firm
    (C) Vice-president of finance
    (D) All of the above

14. Slack is the calculated time span within which the event must occur:
    (A) True
    (B) False
    (C) Both (a) and (b)
    (D) None of the above

15. ________ decisions are those decisions for which policy standards or guidelines are already established.
    (A) Programmable
    (B) Control
    (C) Predictive reports
    (D) Relevant

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