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Practice Test

Grace's Chapter 6 Study Guide

Correct answers in GREEN. Your answers in BLUE.
Review Page
1. The user interface that introduced graphical objects and pointing devices is _____.
A: HCI
B: GUI
C: USC
D: FDD
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2. A _____ check ensures referential integrity.
A: range
B: combination
C: validity
D: existence
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3. A grid of rows and columns where you indicate print positions and field sizes is a _____.
A: character-based report
B: monospaced character report
C: printer spacing chart
D: printing character report
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4. The process of manually entering data in the information system, usually in the form of keystrokes or mouse clicks is called _____.
A: data entry
B: batch input
C: data scanning
D: none of the above
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5. A paper document can be scanned and stored on a high-density laser disk medium using _____.
A: COLD technology
B: COM systems
C: application technology
D: none of the above
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6. A _____ contains icons or buttons that represent shortcuts for executing common commands.
A: text box
B: toggle button
C: drop-down list
D: none of the above
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7. Regarding the design of menu lists, _____ is the best practice.
A: always place menu list items in alphabetical order
B: always allow menus to show the most recently used commands first
C: keep the menu lists as brief as possible
D: design a prototype with the desired method, and obtain feedback from users
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8. Codes, identification information, numbers, and dates that are used for storing completed forms usually are contained in the ____ zone on a form.
A: control
B: heading
C: body
D: instruction
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9. The _____ describes how users interact with a computer system.
A: UI
B: user interface
C: both a. and b.
D: neither a. nor b.
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10. When designing data entry screens the practice listed below that is NOT a guideline is _____.
A: display default values so that users can press the ENTER key to accept a suggested value
B: require an ending keystroke for every field
C: restrict user access to screen locations where data is entered
D: require users to type leading zeroes for numeric fields
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11. A sample report that you prepare during the design process is referred to as _____.
A: a prototype
B: a mock-up
C: both a. and b.
D: neither a. nor b.
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12. A _____ uses command buttons that enable users to navigate the system and select from groups of related tasks.
A: dialog box
B: switchboard
C: toggle button
D: none of the above
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13. Input masks refer to_____.
A: lists of predefined values that users can click to select
B: hypertext links that assist users as they input data
C: templates or patterns that make it easier for users to enter data
D: confirmations that display before data is deleted
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14. The process in which sensitive data is coded so only users with decoding software can view it is called _____.
A: formization
B: tracing
C: encryption
D: security generation
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15. A user right cited by IBM usability expert Dr. Clare-Marie Karat is _____.
A: control
B: dependencies
C: compliance
D: all of the above
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16. A _____ is performed on two or more fields to ensure that they are consistent or reasonable when considered together.
A: batch check
B: range check
C: group check
D: combination check
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17. When determining the time needed to print a report, laser printers are rated in ___.
A: pages per minute
B: lines per minute
C: characters per minute
D: forms per minutes
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18. _____ combines online data entry and automated data capture.
A: Point of service data
B: Source data automation
C: Online data swiping
D: IT data initialization
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19. Printed output that later is entered back into the same or another information system are called _____.
A: rehash documents
B: repeated documents
C: turnaround documents
D: assembly line documents
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20. The _____allows a user to enter information about a task that the system will perform.
A: option button
B: check box
C: list box
D: dialog box
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