Chapter 11 Quiz

What type of database exists in many separate locations throughout a network or the Internet?
distributed
What is the process of comparing data with a set of rules or values to determine if the data meets certain criteria?
validation
Which of the following is a query language that allows users to manage, update, and retrieve data?
SQL
You are creating a database for your computer club. Most of the students live in your town, Durham. How can you make Durham appear initially in the field to make data entry easier?
make it the default value
Most DBMSs include a feature, as shown in the middle image within the accompanying figure, which has a graphical user interface to assist users with retrieving data. What is this feature called?
QBE
What type of database are organizations MOST LIKELY to use for payroll, accounts receivable, inventory, and invoicing?
relational
Which of the following statements best describes a form?
a window on the screen that provides areas for entering or modifying data in a database
Which of the following identifies the quality of data in a database?
data integrity
What does each byte in the ASCII coding scheme represent?
single character
​What is a combination of one or more related characters or bytes and is the smallest unit of data a user accesses?
field
Which of the following is a collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data?
database
Which of the following statements is NOT true about object-oriented databases (OODBs)?
A voice mail system is an example of a groupware database.
Which of the following refers to the procedures that keep data current?
file maintenance
Which of the following is a window on the screen that provides areas for entering or modifying data in a database?
form
Many database programs perform which of the following in order to analyze entered data to help ensure that it is correct?
validity check
Which of the following is a huge database that stores and manages the data required to analyze historical and current transactions?
data warehouse
Which of the following refers to the different formats to represent or store data for use by humans and computer applications?
variety
What is a feature that has a graphical user interface to assist users with retrieving data?
QBE
Which of the following kinds of values is the one that a DBMS initially displays in a field?
default
Which of the following is a huge database that stores and manages the data required to analyze historical and current transactions?
data warehouse