Computer Science - Database Systems

Exercise :: Database Systems - Section 3

31. 

Which of the following is not true of the traditional approach to information processing?

A. There is common sharing of data among the various applications
B. It is file-oriented
C. Programs are dependent on the files
D. It is inflexible
E. All of the above are true

Answer: Option A

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32. 

Batch processing is appropriate if

A. a large computer system is available
B. only a small computer system is available
C. only a few transactions are involved
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Answer: Option E

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33. 

What is the abbreviation used for a software package that permits the users to create, retrieve and maintain records in a database?

A. DASD
B. FMS
C. EMMS
D. DBMS
E. None of the above

Answer: Option D

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34. 

Which of the following is not an advantage of the data-base approach?

A. elimination of the data redundancy
B. ability to associate related data
C. increased security
D. program/data independence
E. All of the above are advantages

Answer: Option E

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35. 

A data dictionary doesn't provide information about:

A. where data is located
B. the size of the disk storage device
C. It allows a many-to-many relationship
D. It is conceptually simple
E. It will be the dominant data base of the future

Answer: Option B

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