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DBMS Question Bank

DBMS Question Bank

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QUESTION BANK 
Q1. Discuss the architecture of DBMS?Q2. Discuss the difference between the database approaches and file system approach?Q3. Write short notes on the following:A) Data Dictionary. B) Data Manager. C) Object Oriented Model.D) Schema and Subschema.Q4. What are the different types of database end-user? Discuss the main responsibilities of Database Administrator (DBA)?Q5. Differentiate between Network, Hierarchical and Relational Data Model?Q6. Discuss Data Independence between external, internal and conceptual schemas?Q7. Explain the difference between external and conceptual schemas?Q8. Briefly explain the DBMS languages used for various database operations.Q9. Discuss the various terms used in ER-modeling?Q10. Define the following:A)Super Key B) Candidate Key. C) Primary Key. D) Mapping Cardinalities.Q11. Discuss the basic principles of ER Diagram. Explain the graphical notations used inER Diagram?Q12. Write short notes on the following:A) Aggregation. B) Degree of Relationship. C) Generalization. D) Specialization.Q13. Design an ER Diagram for a complete process of selling the products to the customerswhich consists of the following:Salesman, customer, order, Item, Warehouse.Q14. Are week entities necessary? What is the distinction between a week entity and strongone? Can a week entity be converted to a strong entity?Q15. Draw an ER Diagram for a car insurance company with a set of customers, each of which owns a number of cars. Each car has a number of recorded accidents associated withit. Also specify the attributes and primary keys for each entity set.
 
PART-2
Q1 (a) What is DBMS? How is data stored in DBMS? Explain.(b) What is a transaction? How is the transactions managed in DBMS?Q2. (a) Define E-R modeling with suitable example.(b) Explain the following:Key constraints, Participation Constraints, Aggregation, Generalization.Q3. Write short notes on the following:a)Internal Database. B) Object oriented database systemQ4. Draw the symbols used in the E-R notation for the following:a) Weak Entity Set. b) Derived attributec) Identifying relationship. d) Total participation.e) Multivalued attribute f) Primary Keyg) Total generalization.Q5. Explain the following terms in brief:a)Generalization and Specialization. B) Data Dictionary.Q6. Explain various role of DBA. How does DBA grant permission to user for accessingand modifying data in database? Can these privileges be passed further?Q7. What problems are caused by data redundancy? Can data redundancy be completelyeliminated? What is the database approached used? Why or why not?Q8. (a) What are the advantages and disadvantages of using database system?(b) What is the difference between logical data independence and physical dataindependence? Which is easier to accomplish, why?Q9. Write short notes on (any three)a)Explain Database. B) Meta Data C) Data D) Database Management System.Q10. (a) What are main difference between a file processing system and a DBMS?(b) Difference between Database language and procedural language?Q11. (a) Construct an E-R diagram for a hospital with a set of patients and a set of medical doctors. Associated with each patient a log of the various tests and examinationsconducted.(b) Describe the differences in meaning between the terms relation and relation schema?
 
Q12. (a) Why would you choose a database system instead of simply storing in operatingsystem file? Define the database concept in details.(b) Define the following terms:i) Primary key ii) Candidate key iii) Degree of a RelationQ13.Draw an E-R Diagram for a car insurance company with a set of customers, each of which owns a number of cars. Each car has a number of recorded accidents associatedwith it. Also specify the attributes and primary keys for each entity set.Q14. Are weak entities necessary? What is the distinction between a weak entity andstrong one? Can a weak entity be converted to a strong entity?Q15. Design an E-R Diagram for a complete process of selling the products to thecustomers, which consists of the following.Salesman, customer, Order, Item, WarehouseQ16. Discuss the basic principles of E-R Diagram. Explain the graphical notations usedin E-R Diagram.Q17. Write short notes on any four:i)Data Independence. II) Data Dictionary III) DDL and DMLIV) Data Models. V) Query Optimization.Q18.What is authorization? What are some possible forms of authorization a user mayhave in a data base system?Q19. Explain various role of DBA?Q20. What do you mean by security and integrity? Discuss the various level at whichsecurity measures be taken?Q21. (a) What is data abstraction? Explain the various levels of data abstraction.(b) What are different types of data model? Explain the entity relationship model.Q22.IMMORTAL records has decided to store information about musician who
performs
 on its album in a database. Design an E-R diagram with the help of the following details.
Each musician that records at immortal has a musician, a name, an address, and a phonenumber.
Each instrument used in songs recorded at immortal has a name (e.g guitar, synthesizer) anda musical key (C, B-flat, E-flat).
Each album recorded on the immortal label has a title, a copyright date, a format (CD or MPG), and an albumid.

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