CSIS 3200

Sample Test 1

September 26, 2006

Section 1: True/False Questions Please circle the correct answer: 1. Accurate, relevant, and timely information is the key to good decision making. True False

2. Metadata provide the description of the data characteristics but do not describe the set relationships that link the data found within the database. True False

3. A database that is primarily designed to support a company’s day-to-day operations is called a data warehouse. True False

4. A record is a logically connected set of one or more fields that describes a person, place, or thing. True False

5. The final outcome of a natural JOIN operation yields a table that does not include the unmatched row. True False

6. In a relational table, each column represents an attribute and each column has a distinctive name. True False

7. In a relational table, each value in a column must conform to the same data format. True False

8. A key consists of one or more attributes that determine other attributes. True False

9. A primary key can be defined as a superkey with redundancies. True False

10. To maintain entity integrity, a null value is permitted in the primary key. True False

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a file d. raw facts c. Data is/are: a. The DBMS allows you to extrapolate information from your data by using a(n) ____. data b.CSIS 3200 Sample Test 1 September 26. a database 6. raw facts b. hardware. 2006 Section 2: Multiple Choice Questions Please select only one of the choices (If more than one is selected. a. file d. computer c. or thing is a(n): a. Managers c. information b. user created data d. ____ are the people who run the organization’s daily operations. a file d. table generator c. software b. a record c. End users b. a. it is considered as incorrect) 1. data about data c. and people. A logically connected set of one or more fields that describes a person. A ____ system is composed of software. warehoused data 2 . A telephone number. a birth date. processed information d. a database 7. security system d. Database programmers d. query language b. Data practitioners 4. procedures. database 3. Metadata is: a. a record c. data b. place. a DBMS 5. and a customer name are all examples of: a. a. access control 2.

External d. M:N 3 . 2006 8. a. tables 10. a sequencing query language c. instance b. Internal c. records d. a sequencing query listing d. Which model represents the end user’s view of the database? a. Conceptual c. field values c. a. Internal b.CSIS 3200 Sample Test 1 September 26. relationship c. Database models can be grouped into two categories: conceptual models and ____ models. model 12. What type of relationship is expressed with the phrase “Employee manages Store”? a. External 13. a structured query listing 9. Physical d. M:1 d. 1:1 c. Physical 14. 1:M b. SQL is: a. logical c. a structured query language b. 1:M b. attribute d. implementation b. What type of relationship is expressed with the phrase “Painter paints Painting”? a. M:1 d. Conceptual b. 1:1 c. query 11. a. physical d. Each row in the relational table is known as an entity ____. Which model operates at the lowest level of abstraction? a. common fields b. A relational database is a group of ____. M:N 15.

1:M b. an attribute have a corresponding value c.CSIS 3200 Sample Test 1 September 26. foreign key values do not reference primary key values d. What type of relationship is expressed with the phrase “Student takes Class”? a. M:N 17. The entity integrity rule requires that ____. you delete a row in one table whose primary key does not have a matching foreign key value in another table 4 . duplicate object values are allowed 19. The referential integrity rule requires that ____. c. a. Which of the following is least likely to be a business rule as relates to data modeling? a. a. A machine operator may not work more than 10 hours in a 24-hour period. all primary key entries are unique b. 18. a part of the key may be null c. d. A training session cannot be scheduled for fewer than 10 employees or more than 30 employees. A customer may make many payments on an account. Casual Fridays take place in the summer. M:1 d. 1:1 c. b. every non-null foreign key value reference an existing primary key value d. 2006 16. every null foreign key value must reference an existing primary key value b.

A relational operator that yields values from all rows in a table is known as the ____ operator. PRODUCT 5 . logical Sample Test 1 September 26. a. the field is referred to as a ____ in the second table. primary b. A relational operator that yields all possible pairs of rows from two tables is known as the ____ operator. foreign key 26. SELECT d. UNION b. In a relationship. a. a. DIFFERENCE 25. redundant field c. JOIN d. is always the first field in each table c. A relational operator that allows for the combination of information from two or more tables is known as the ____ operator. PRODUCT c. a. PRODUCT c. DIFFERENCE b. must be unique 22. PROJECT c. SELECT b. a. is a minimal superkey b. A primary key ____.CSIS 3200 20. a. when a primary key from one table is also defined in a second table. PROJECT 24. A relational operator that yields all values from selected attributes is known as the ____ operator. secondary c. foreign d. DIFFERENCE d. PROJECT 23. combined key b. a. must be numeric d. SELECT d. INTERSECT c. DIFFERENCE b. primary key d. Each table must have a ____ key. 2006 21.

knowing the value of attribute A. knowing the value of attribute B. The primary key is not required for all tables. The primary key may be null. secondary key 6 . 28. foreign key d. primary key c. All primary key entries are unique. knowing the value of attribute A. The primary key data do not have to be unique. primary key c. superkey b. the statement “A determines B” indicates that ____. 2006 27. A superkey that does not contain a subset of attributes that is itself a superkey is called a ____. candidate key b. c. you cannot look up the value of attribute B b. a. In the context of a database table. a. a. superkey d. Which of the following statements concerning the primary key is true? a. you can look up the value of attribute B 29. d. you do not need to know the value of attribute A in order to look up the value of attribute B c. combined key 30. b.CSIS 3200 Sample Test 1 September 26. It functionally determines all of the entity’s attributes. you can look up the value of attribute A d. A ____ is any key that identifies each entity uniquely.

CSIS 3200 Sample Test 1 September 26. 2006 Section 3: Fill up the empty space with most appropriate word 1. The query language for a relational database is _________________________. Data inconsistency 5. Database design 6. concise. equijoin 7 . ____________________ refers to the activities that focus on the design of the database structure that will be used to store and manage end-user data. A(n) ____________________ is a brief. one-to-many 7. Another form of JOIN. DBMS 2. links tables on the basis of an equality condition that compares columns of each table. The relationship described by the phrase “the Customer generates the Invoice” is ____________________. A DBMS that supports more than one user is classified as a ____________________ user. structured query language 9. A collection of programs that manages the database structure and controls access to the data stored in the database is called a ______________________________. through which the end-user data and are integrated and managed. business rule 8. known as ____________________. ____________________. A(n) ____________________ consists of one or more attributes that determine other attributes. SQL. MetaData 4. key 10. Multi 3. or data about data. and unambiguous description of a policy. ____________________ exists when different versions of the same data appear in different places.

Explain why DBMSs are important in our information-based society. Redundancy creates data inconsistency. and makes available data that can be easily transformed into usable information. 2006 1. we must have good ways of managing such data. There are three types of relationships: 1) One-to-One (1:1) relationships: Employee manages Store 2) One-to-Many (1:M) relationships: Painter paints Painting 3) Many-to-Many (M:N or M:M) relationships: Student takes Class 8 . Data redundancy occurs when the same data is stored in different locations. Explain data redundancy and what it sets the stage for. Additionally. as a result of the need to modify the same data in different locations. which results from different and conflicting versions of the same data in different places. and data anomalies. List the different types of relationships and provide an example of each. a DBMS creates an environment with better access to more and better data. Since data are important.CSIS 3200 Section 4: Answer the following questions. 3. Sample Test 1 September 26. makes it possible for end users to respond quickly to changes in their environment. 2.

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