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84. According to the chapter, which of these comes closest in meaning to the term “systems approach?” a)Narrow point of view b) Broad point of view c) Focus on achieving those goals important to computerized systems d)Focus first and foremost on computerization 85. Which of the following is least likely to be a.
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Short Answer Questions 113.Explain the difference between Primary Record Keys, Secondary Record Keys, and Foreign Record Keys. 114.Explain the difference between REA and traditional accounting views of data collection and storage. 115.Imagine that you created a database for storing information about inventory for a small retail store that you own, but assume that.
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63.The terms "parent record," "child record," and "sibling record" describe the records in a: a)Hierarchical database b)Network database c)Relational database d)Flat file 64.This type of database structure enables users to create relationships after the database has been created and implemented: a)Hierarchical b)Network c)Star d)Relational 65.A major advantage of relational databases is: a)All records are stored together b)No pointers are used c)The.
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51.The task of providing greater detail in successive levels of data flow diagrams is called: a)Contexting b)Detailing c)Decomposition d)Pyramiding 52. All of these are guidelines for creating good data flow diagrams except: a)Show the most detail in the highest-level DFD b)Each logical DFD should contain between 5 and 7 processing bubbles c)Even if a file is temporary, include.
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31. The opposite of “primary storage” is “secondary storage.” 32. Magnetic disks and USB flash disks are examples of secondary storage media. 33.CD-ROM disks and hard disks have about the same capacities. 34. Accounting data are typically stored on hard disks in groupings called “computer records.” 35. Each computer record on a.
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31.An example of a database cardinality is “one-to-many.” 32.An example of a database cardinality is “one-to-few.” 33.An example of a database cardinality is “one-to-one.” 34.An example of a “one-to-one” relationship is “employee to assigned parking stall.” 35.An example of a “one-to-many” relationship is “students to classes.” 36.A relational data structure should never be used for.
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Matching Questions For the following terms find the correct definition below and place the letter of that response in the blank space next to the term. Each definition is used only once. 88. ______  CASE (computer-assisted software engineering) tools 89.______  context diagram 90.______  data flow diagrams 91.______  decision table 92.______  document flowchart 93.______  documentation 94.______  end user computing 95.______ .
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114. All of these are advantages of prototyping except: a)Involves end users and therefore obtains a better definition of user needs b)Involves top management and therefore better achieves strategic goals c)Requires a comparatively short period of time d)all of these are typically advantages of prototyping 115. Which of these is a disadvantage of prototyping? a)Requires.
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61. Fortran, COBOL, and RPG are examples of computer operating systems. 62. NFC is an example of cloud computing. 63.A legacy system is an example of an older computer system, typically running on a mainframe computer. 64. The terms kilobyte, megabyte, terabyte, and gigabyte are correctly ordered by size or capacity. 65..
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124.The most time consuming path in a PERT network is called the: a)Slack path b)Completion path c)Critical path d) none of the above 125. In a PERT network diagram, the amount of delay time that can occur in a non-critical activity and still not delay the estimated completion time of a systems implementation project.
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90. Which type of company is most likely to use MICR? a)Grocery store b)Bank c)Phone company d)Web site seller 91. The term “mark sense media” is most-closely related to which of the following? a)POS system b)OCR system c)MICR system d)ABA system 92. Which of the following is the most important reason to use POS systems, OCR systems, or MICR.
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73.In the REA accounting framework, the letter “R” stands for: a)Resources b)Recording c)Remembering d)none of these 74.The REA accounting framework is most closely associated with which of the following? a)SQL b)An enterprise-wide view of accounting processes c)Normalization of accounting data for recording and query purposes d)An example of a data manipulation language 75. Which of these would be an example.
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Multiple-Choice Questions: 74. Which of these is not a stage in the systems development life cycle? a)Planning and investigation b)Analysis c)Design and acquisition d)Implementation, followup, and maintenance e)All of these are stages in the systems development life cycle 75. The acronym SDLC stands for a)Systems design and logic for computers b)Study, dedication, life, and conviction c)Systems development.
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Matching Questions For the following terms find the correct definition below and place the letter of that response in the blank space next to the term.  Each definition is used only once – there are two terms that are not used. 140.  ______  modular conversion 141.  ______  direct conversion 142.  ______  legal feasibility 143. .
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41. The term “data communications” primarily refers to the transfer of data from primary memory to hard disks. 42.The mechanism for transferring data between components of the CPU is called a TRAIN (Transfer Random Accessed Instructions Now). 43.The term DSL stands for “digital subscriber network.” 44. The term “enrollment” refers to.
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71.Which of the following symbols represents the standard system flowcharting symbol for manual input (such as on a computer terminal)? a)b)c)d) 72.A system that enables users to input data directly into a computer, typically from a remote site, is conventionally called a(n): a)Remote input system b)On line job entry system c)Remote site input system d)none.
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True-False Questions: 1.The first stage in the systems development life cycle is analyzing the company’s current system. 2.The first stage in the systems development life cycle is planning the systems study itself. 3.Most systems development life cycles consist of mutually exclusive activities, with little overlap between the stages. 4.Accountants do not have.
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110. Which of the following is a component of a client/server system? a)User component b)Satellite component c)Data-management component d)Output component 111. The user’s view of a client/server system best describes which component of a client/server system? a)Application-logic component b)Data-management component c)Presentation component d)Data-transmission component 112. This measures how close a biometric reading is to a prerecorded template: a) PDA reading b).
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31.The term “cost/benefit” is most closely associated with the economic feasibility of a proposed accounting information system. 32.For a system to be totally feasible, all feasibility areas must be considered in the process. 33. When developing a new AIS, it is important for designers to delay developing controls for it.
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81. Which of these is not an important guideline to follow when drawing decision trees? a)Capture all possible conditions b)Show all details in one decision tree c)Identify all nodes without branches as errors d)Start on the left and draw branches to the right 82.Most CASE tools: a)Generate modifications with difficulty b)Can detect inconsistencies in system designs c)Rarely.
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Short Answer Questions 160.What is the purpose of a Systems Steering Committee if an outside consultant is hired to perform the system study? 161.Name several conditions when prototyping a system is useful.  162.What is a PERT chart and why is it helpful in planning a project?   6.1 .
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11.The first level of detail in a data flow diagram is called a “physical data flow diagram.” 12.The task of creating more-detailed data flow diagrams is called “decomposition.” 13.An important guideline to follow when creating data flow diagrams is to avoid drawing temporary files in them. 14. An important guideline to follow when.
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104. Which of these are the five feasibility areas that a design team should examine? a)Technical, legal, social, economic, schedule b)Economic, software, legal, hardware, schedule c)Organizational, hardware, operational, legal, economic d)Schedule, economic, operational, technical, legal 105. Which one of these design feasibility areas is typically performed by accountants? a)Economic b)Organizational c)Hardware d)Schedule  e)Social 106.Which of.
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61.Project management software allows users to perform “what-if” analysis?for example, to determine how different work schedules might lower the time to install a new computer system. 62.Controls are rarely established during the implementation of a new computer system—this must wait for the first audit of the system. 63.During systems implementation, “converting.
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21.An example of a system flowcharting symbol is a rectangle, which represents “processing.” 22.It is better to use connector symbols in flowcharts than to cross lines. 23.The keying operation that transfers payroll change requests directly to floppy disk is called an off line job entry system. 24. A system flowchart represents.
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Multiple-Choice Questions 41.Documentation includes: a)All flowcharts, narratives, and other written communications associated with the information system b)All written communications associated with an accounting information system except flowcharts and data flow diagrams c)All flowcharts, narratives, and other written communications associated with an accounting information system, except for program flowcharts or decision tables d)Flowcharts.
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Short Answer Questions 102.What are the four symbols used in a data flow diagram, and what does each of the symbols mean? 103.What is the purpose of a decision table? 104. What are process maps?  Are they useful to accountants?  If so, how? 105.What is end user documentation?  Who creates it?  Why is.
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True-False Questions 1.  Documentation describes how an accounting information system works. 2. Documentation can help train new users of an accounting information system. 3. Documentation can help businesses save money—for example, by saving on training costs. 4.Documentation includes everything except narrative descriptions. 5.A data flow diagram represents a physical, rather than logical, view of.
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120. All of the following are programming languages except:  a)Java b)HTML c)C++ d)COBOL e)ERP 121. The translation process of converting source code into machine language (object code) is performed by which of the following? a)Utility program b)System software c)ERP (Enterprise Resource Management) software d)Compiler 122. This is the process of recording the biometric readings of a legitimate user for the.
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Multiple-Choice Questions 70.All of the following are reasons why information technology is important to accountants except: a)IT supports AIS functions such as communications and record keeping b)Accountants must often evaluate AISs for themselves or for clients c)It is important to keep up; if your competitor buys new computers, you should too d)IT is likely.
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83.The purpose of the E-R model is to help database designers: a)Identify data redundancies b)Create databases in third normal form c)Design databases and depict data relationships d)Answer structured queries about the data in accounting databases 84.All of these are symbols in the E-R model except: a)Star b)Diamond c)Oval d)Rectangle 85.In the E-R model, this symbol represents a database entity such.
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41. Another common term for “prewritten software” is “canned software.”  42. The term “RFP” stands for “reference project.”  43. The term “RFP” stands for “relative forthcoming price.”  44. The term “RFP” stands for “request for proposal.”  45. When comparing computer vendor proposals, the reputations of these vendors should also be.
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21.Employee behavioral problems are rarely important in systems analysis and design work because most systems are computer-based, not human-based. 22.Systems survey work might include gathering data on an existing information system or observing the current system in operation. 23.An important deliverable from the analysis portion of a systems study is.
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103.An example of a transitive dependency in a database is: a)Student ? grade b)Telephone area code ? phone number c)Airline ? flight number d)Parking Code ? parking fine amount 104.An example of a transitive dependency in a database is: a)Student ? university course number b)Parking ticket code ? total of student parking fines c)Product number ? product price d)Age.
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94.Which of the following is an objective of a systems survey? a)To understand management information needs b)To understand the human element and gain cooperation from people involved with the system c)To enlist management participation and cooperation d)all of the above are objectives of a systems survey 95.The steering committee in a systems study: a)Consists entirely of.
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Multiple–Choice Questions 53.All of these are reasons why databases are important to AISs except: a)AIS databases store valuable information b)Many AISs are large and therefore potentially unwieldy c)The databases of some organizations are very complex d)The hard disk space used to store AIS databases is comparatively expensive e)all of these are reasons why databases are important.
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Matching Questions For the following terms find the correct definition below and place the letter of that response in the blank space next to the term.  Each definition is used only once – there are two terms that are not used. 130.  ______  Input-processing-output 131.  ______  POS system 132.  ______  data transcription 133.  ______ .
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21. A data dictionary is a computer file describing the data items of an accounting database. 22.The term “transaction control” refers to the requirement that a database system either process a transaction entirely, or not at all. 23.The “concurrency” concern in database operations refers to the need to convert foreign currency.
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True-False Questions 1.The letter “M” in the acronym DBMS stands for “maintenance.” 2.The letter “M” in the acronym DBMS stands for “management.” 3.An accounting information system database is a collection of facts and figures that serves the accounting information needs of one or more organizational subsystems. 4.Given the flexibility and usefulness of computerized.
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80. POS devices, bar code readers, and OCR devices are examples of: a)Input devices b)Output devices c)Processing devices d)Transaction devices 81. Minicomputers, mainframe computers, supercomputers, and laptops are examples of: a)Input devices b)Output devices c)Central processing units d)Display devices 82. Printers and video monitors are examples of: a)Output devices b)Input devices c)Processing devices d)Storage devices 83. Which of computers is the most portable? a)Minicomputer b)Laptop computer c)Mainframe.
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61.When an individual prepares a document flowchart, the names of the various organizational departments involved in the accounting information system should be listed: a)Along the right hand margin of the flowchart b)Along the left hand margin of the flowchart c)In the title of the flowchart d)In the column headings of the flowchart 62.The document flowchart.
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93. Within a database context, the relationship between “military sergeant” and “private” would most likely be: a)One-to-one b)One-to-many c)Many-to-one d)Many-to-many 94. Within a database context, the relationship between “president” and “vice president” would most likely be: a)One-to-one b)One-to-many c)Many-to-one d)Many-to-many 95. Within a database context, the relationship between “grandparent” and “grandchild” would most likely be: a)One-to-one b)One-to-many c)Many-to-one d)Many-to-many 96. Within a.
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100. Which of these is not an example of a type of printer? a)Dot-matrix printer b)Inkjet printer c)Laser printer d)VGA printer 101. The speed of a printer is commonly measured in: a)ppm b)crt c)lcd d)Pixels 102. Within the context of the chapter on IT, which of these is not an acronym? a)ppm b)byte c)pixel d)CD-ROM e)all of these are acronyms 103. When associated.
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