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Quiz
Book Title
Information Systems Management 8th Edition
ISBN 13
978-0132437158

978-0132437158 Chapter 9

August 26, 2019
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The Importance of Information Systems Management, 8e (McNurlin/Sprague/Bui)
Chapter 9 Technologies for Developing Systems
1) Structured systems development was limited because it did not support database
management systems.
2) Structured development is characterized by a well defined sign-off process.
3) Structured methodologies result in more reliable systems.
4) Third-generation programming languages include a comprehensive programming
environment.
5) Reusable code and the use of macro libraries is a feature of fourth-generation languages.
6) Fourth-generation languages can be used to develop client-server or Web applications.
7) Prototyping is an expensive process that often takes months or years to complete.
8) CASE tools are a powerful development tool but do not support system maintenance.
9) Timeboxing uses prototyping to guarantee system delivery within 180 days.
10) In object-oriented development, objects contain both data and methods that act upon the
data.
11) The combination of data and procedures within an object is referred to as encrystalization.
12) Middleware is the only solution thus far that has solved the system integration problem.
13) Middleware is hardware that connects applications together and allows them to
communicate.
14) Java has become the standard for developing server-side applications.
15) Web services are modules of code that can be combined to create business processes at the
moment when they are needed.
16) Procedure-based activities are large-volume transactions where each transaction has a
relatively high cost or value.
17) Large-volume information systems were first built to automate accounting transactions and
then progressed to include manufacturing, administration, and sales transactions.
18) Application life cycle management can dramatically improve the application development
process.
19) As software application activities grow rapidly to meet more complex organizational
requirements and tight delivery deadlines, quality has become a nontrivial issue.
20) While applications are getting more complex in an open platform environment, security
remains relatively straightforward.
21)
Which of the following is not a phase of the Waterfall development methodology?
A) Coding and Debugging
B) Cost Benefit Analysis
C) Operations and Maintenance
D) All of the above are phases of the Waterfall development methodology.
22) Which of the following is a goal of structured development methodologies?
A) establish documentation standards
B) higher reliability
C) more efficient use of system resources
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D) All of the above
23)
Which of the following is not a feature of fourth-generation languages?
A) a library of macros
B) a procedural language
C) a data dictionary
D) None of the above
24) ________ is an iterative process designed to develop systems quickly.
A) Prototyping
B) 3GL development
C) Quicktime development
D) None of the above
25)
Which of the following is not incorporated into a CASE tool?
A) graphical tools
B) forecasting tools
C) an information repository
D) code-generating tools
26) The heart of a fourth-generation language is:
A) a library of macros.
B) a database management system.
C) structured programming.
D) its graphical user interface.
27) Code packaging that combines data and methods that act upon the data is:
A) CASE development.
B) object-oriented development.
C) timebox development.
D) None of the above
28) The primary reason contributing to the failure of ERP systems is:
A) cost.
B) the need to change organizational culture and structure.
C) project size and complexity.
D) technical requirements.
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29) Middleware is:
A) hardware used to connect applications together.
B) software used to connect applications together.
C) objects designed to improve database performance.
D) All of the above
30) Enterprise Application Integration products are:
A) Java Beans.
B) object relational databases.
C) middleware.
D) None of the above
31) Which of the following has evolved into the server-side application standard?
A) Java
B) COBOL
C) object-oriented development
D) CASE tools
32) Which of the following appears to provide the preferred framework for Internet-based
systems?
A) middleware
B) application servers
C) iPod servers
D) None of the above
33) Which of the following was originally designed to provide applets that run on Web clients?
A) HTML
B) Java
C) middleware
D) CASE tools
34) ________ defines the standard for developing Internet-based enterprise applications.
A) Java Beans
B) Java 2 Enterprise Edition
C) Java Middleware Edition
D) Java Server Control Edition
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35) ________ involves modules of code that have a URL and provide a capability when
requested.
A) Web applets
B) Java Beans
C) Web services
D) Application services
36) Procedure-based activities are large-volume transactions where:
A) each transaction has a relatively high cost or value.
B) each transaction consists mainly of handling data.
C) each transaction is well defined.
D) All of the above
37) ________ can dramatically improve the application development process.
A) Application life cycle management
B) Structured systems development
C) Prototyping
D) All of the above
38) ________ programming languages include a comprehensive programming environment.
A) 1st generation
B) 2nd generation
C) 3rd generation
D) 4th generation
39) ________ programming languages consisted mostly of step-by-step instructions
and data that tell how the computer’s central processing unit to execute.
A) 1st generation
B) 2nd generation
C) 3rd generation
D) 4th generation
40) A(n) ________ is a software system that is created quickly.
A) information repository
B) prototype
C) library of macros
D) data dictionary
E) None of the above
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41) What are the advantages of structured development?
42) Briefly describe software prototyping.
43) Describe CASE tools.
44) Why have ERP systems experienced significant failure rates?
45) What is middleware?
46) How has Java contributed to the development of Internet-based systems?
47) Describe two ways that Web services are built.
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48) What is Computer-Aided Software Engineering?
49) Describe some of the problems and challenges associated with system integration.
50) How has the Database Management Systems approach contributed to the development of
integrated systems?