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5460midtermdoc - MIS Midterm Exam 81205

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5460midtermdoc - MIS Midterm Exam 81205

    MIS Midterm Exam April 2006

    The 50 Objective questions are worth 2 points each.

    The 5 short-Answer questions are worth 5 points each.

    You are welcome to write comments and assumptions supporting your answer(s).

    jbarlow@fit.edu by Monday, April 10. Please send your exam answers to

    1. The infrastructure for e-business is:

    A) paper-based systems

    B) networked computing

    C) mainframe computing

    D) local-area networks

    E) desktop computing

    2. Large corporations in mature industries use Web-based systems to do which of the

    following?

    A) reduce costs

    B) improve customer service

    C) increase productivity

    D) enhance operations

    E) all of the above

    3. The global networked environment is called:

    A) international networking

    B) intranet

    C) internet

    D) extranet

    E) supernet

    4. In general, the collection of computing systems used by an organization is called:

    A) local area networks

    B) wide area network

    C) the Internet

    D) information technology

    E) the intranet

    5. The digital divide is an example of which type of societal pressure? A) social responsibility

    B) government regulations

    C) protection against terrorism

    D) ethics

    E) information overload

    6. An organization's _____ consists of the physical facilities, IT components, IT services, and

    IT management that will support the entire organization. A) information technology architecture

    B) information technology infrastructure

    C) information technology

    D) information system

    E) computer-based information system

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    7. A process that collects, processes, stores, analyzes, and disseminates information for a

    specific purpose is a(n) _____.

    A) information technology architecture

    B) information technology infrastructure

    C) information technology

    D) information system

    E) computer-based information system

    8. A set of devices that together accept data and information, process them, and display them

    is _____.

    A) hardware

    B) software

    C) database

    D) network

    E) procedures

    9. A set of programs that enable the hardware to process data is _____.

    A) hardware

    B) software

    C) database

    D) network

    E) procedures

    10. A collection of related files, tables, and so on that stores data and the associations among

    them is _____.

    A) hardware

    B) software

    C) database

    D) network

    E) procedures

    11. A connecting system (wireline or wireless) that permits the sharing of resources by

    different computers is _____.

    A) hardware

    B) software

    C) database

    D) network

    E) procedures

    12. The set of instructions about how to combine the information system components to

    process information and generate desired output is _____. A) hardware

    B) software

    C) database

    D) network

    E) procedures

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    13. _____ has been organized to have meaning and value to a recipient.

    A) data

    B) information

    C) knowledge

    D) experience

    E) wisdom

    14. _____ conveys understanding, accumulated learning, and expertise as they apply to a

    current problem.

    A) data

    B) information

    C) knowledge

    D) experience

    E) wisdom

    15. _____ is the use or development of information systems by the people who use the

    systems' outputs.

    A) transaction processing systems

    B) executive information systems

    C) decision support systems

    D) management information systems

    E) end-user computing

    16. _____ supports employees who are working with customers or business partners outside

    the physical boundaries of their companies. A) telecommuting software

    B) mobile computing

    C) local-area networks

    D) business intelligence

    E) transaction processing system