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NU BIM400 / NU BIM400 MIDTERM EXAM (2016)

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Question 1

Which of the following transmission media is used in ordinary telephones?

coaxial cables

twisted pair wires

optical fiber cables

ribbon cables

2 points

Question 2

An IT company uses industry average as a standard for measuring its financial performance. Here, the industry standard is used as a(n) ________.

scheme

outline

benchmark

objective

2 points

Question 3

A wireless router has a wired connection to the network and sends radio signals from the antennae.

True

False 

1 points

Question 4

How can a person check the authenticity of an e-commerce transaction?

4 points

Question 5

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed in 2002, ________.

enhanced U.S. reporting standards for public companies

mandated background checks for all employees

established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the United States

provides for regulation of securities issued in the United States

2 points

Question 6

What are the functions of database management software (DBMS)? Name some common database management software.

4 points

Question 7

Identifying high-cost points along the supply chain is the first step to reducing operational costs.

True

False 

1 points

Question 8

Decision making that draws on billions of pieces of aggregated information to reveal important trends and patterns is called ________.

intuitive decision making

unstructured decision making

uninformed decision making

data-driven decision making

2 points

Question 9

Explain Porter's value chain model and the types of activities involved in it.

3 points

Question 10

Define relational database. Why it has been predicted that the relational database will be the mainstay for organizations in the years ahead?

4 points

Question 11

While saving her word-processed academic documents, Ashley includes the subject, title, and the author's name in the properties. Which type of information is she adding to her document?

metadata

sharded data

factual data

clerical data

2 points

Question 12

Describe how Dell reduced its operating costs.

 4 points

Question 13

A website that facilitates transactions by bringing together buyers and sellers from all over the world is called a(n) ________.

Intranet

e-marketplace

wide area network

virtual market

2 points

Question 14

A company resorts to discount blowouts to get rid of excess merchandise. Which of the following scenarios is most likely to have triggered this action?

decrease in inventory costs

ineffective tracking of the inventory

overestimating demand forecast accuracy

increase in the price of raw materials

2 points

Question 15

A group of musicians buy a URL, Music4Change.org for their website, which has a unique, numerical IP address assigned to it. After a year, they move their website to a new server with a different IP address. In this situation what happens to the URL of their website?

It becomes fragmented.

It remains the same.

It needs to be renamed.

It needs to be registered with the DNS again.

2 points

Question 16

Why are wireless transmission systems favored over wired transmission systems?

3 points

Question 17

Which of the following is an example of an operating system?

Mozilla Firefox

MS Access

Linux

Adobe Acrobat Reader

2 points

Question 18

The power of suppliers is high when there are many suppliers in a market.

True

False 

1 points

Question 19

Carrey, the office manager for an insurance company, suspects that some of the sales representatives are submitting their travel expenses receipts twice. Which of the following would help her spot the fraudulent transactions?

non-compliance reports

exception reports

audit reports

compliance reports

2 points

Question 20

Web 2.0 is less about the ways in which people and organizations are using the web than about the technologies.

True

False 

1 points

Question 21

Which of the following is a critical component of an information system?

culture

demographics

ideas

processes

2 points

Question 22

Representation of an entity in a meaningful way, which includes the attributes of the entity, is called a ________.

summary

primary key

data-set

record

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