ACCT 3324: AIS - Exam 1 Study

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Question 1

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Data differ from information in which way?
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  • Data are output and information is input.
  • Information is output and data are input.
  • Data are meaningful bits of information.
  • Press enter after select an option to check the answer There is no difference.

Question 2

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Which of the following is not a characteristic that makes information useful?
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  • It is reliable.
  • It is timely.
  • It is inexpensive.
  • It is relevant.

Question 3

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Which of the following is a primary activity in the value chain?
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  • Purchasing
  • Accounting
  • Post-sales service
  • Human resource management

Question 4

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Which transaction cycle includes interactions between an organization and its suppliers?
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  • Revenue cycle
  • Expenditure
  • Human resources/payroll cycle
  • General ledger and reporting system

Question 5

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Which of the following is not a means by which information improves decision making?
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  • Increases information overload
  • Reduces uncertainty
  • Provides feedback about the effectiveness of prior decisions
  • Identifies situations requiring management action

Question 6

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In the value chain concept, upgrading IT is considered what kind of activity?
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  • Primary activity
  • Support activity
  • Service activity
  • Structured activity

Question 7

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In which cycle does a company ship goods to customers?
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  • Production cycle
  • Financing cycle
  • Revenue cycle
  • Expenditure cycle

Question 8

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Which of the following is a function of an AIS?
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  • Reducing the need to identify a strategy and strategic position
  • Transforming data into useful information
  • Allocating organizational resources
  • Automating all decision making

Question 9

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A firm, its suppliers, and its customers collectively form which of the following?
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  • Supply chain
  • Value chain
  • ERP system
  • AIS

Question 10

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A report telling how well all approved vendors have performed in the prior 12 months is information that is MOST needed in which business process?
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  • Paying vendors
  • Acquiring inventory
  • Selling merchandise
  • Paying employees

Question 11

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Which of the following is not a step in the data processing cycle?
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  • Data collection
  • Data input
  • Data storage
  • Data processing

Question 12

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All of the information (e.g., name, GPA, major, etc.) about a particular student is stored in the same _______________.
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  • file
  • record
  • attribute
  • field

Question 13

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Which of the following would contain the total value of all inventory owned by an organization?
Answer
  • Source document
  • General ledger
  • Cash budget

Question 14

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Which of the following is most likely to be a general ledger control account?
Answer
  • Accounts receivable
  • Petty cash
  • Prepaid rent
  • Retained earnings

Question 15

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Which of the following documents is most likely to be used in the expenditure cycle?
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  • Sales order
  • Credit memo
  • Receiving report
  • Job time ticket

Question 16

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Which of the following is least likely to be a specialized journal?
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  • Sales journal
  • Cash receipts journal
  • Prepaid insurance journal
  • Cash disbursements journal

Question 17

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How does the chart of accounts list general ledger accounts?
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  • Alphabetical order
  • Chronological order
  • Size order
  • The order in which they appear in financial statements

Question 18

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Which of the following is not an advantage of an ERP system?
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  • Better access control
  • Standardization of procedures and reports
  • Improved monitoring capabilities
  • Simplicity and reduced costs

Question 19

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Records of company data sent to an external party and then returned to the system as input are called _________.
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  • Turnaround documents
  • Source data automation documents
  • Source documents
  • External input documents

Question 20

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Recording and processing information about a transaction at the time it takes place is referred to as which of the following?
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  • Batch processing
  • Online, real-time processing
  • Captured transaction processing
  • Chart of accounts processing

Question 21

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The relational data model portrays data as being stored in __________.
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  • hierarchies
  • tables
  • objects
  • files

Question 22

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How a user conceptually organizes and understands data is referred to as the __________.
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  • physical view
  • logical view
  • data model view
  • data organization view

Question 23

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What is each row in a relational database table called?
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  • Relation
  • Attribute
  • Anomaly
  • Tuple

Question 24

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Which of the following is an individual user’s view of the database?
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  • Conceptual-level schema
  • External-level schema
  • Internal-level schema
  • Logical-level schema

Question 25

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Which of the following would managers most likely use to retrieve information about sales during the month of October?
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  • DML
  • DSL
  • DDL
  • DQL

Question 26

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Which of the following attributes would most likely be a primary key?
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  • Supplier name
  • Supplier number
  • Supplier zip code
  • Supplier account balance

Question 27

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Which of the following is a software program that runs a database system?
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  • DQL
  • DBMS
  • DML
  • DDL

Question 28

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The constraint that all primary keys must have non-null data values is referred to as which of the following?
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  • Referential integrity rule
  • Entity integrity rule
  • Normalization rule
  • Relational data model rule

Question 29

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The constraint that all foreign keys must have either null values or the value of a primary key in another table is referred to as which of the following?
Answer
  • Referential integrity rule
  • Entity integrity rule
  • Foreign key value rule
  • Null value rule

Question 30

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Which of the following attributes in the Cash Receipts table (representing payments received from customers) would most likely be a foreign key?
Answer
  • Cash receipt number
  • Customer check number
  • Customer number
  • Cash receipt date

Question 31

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Which activity is part of the sales order entry process?
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  • Setting customer credit limits
  • Preparing a bill of lading
  • Checking customer credit
  • Approving sales returns

Question 32

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Which document often accompanies merchandise shipped to a customer?
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  • Picking ticket
  • Packing slip
  • Credit memo
  • Sales order

Question 33

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Which method is most likely used when a company offers customers discounts for prompt payment?
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  • Open-invoice method
  • Balance-forward method
  • Accounts receivable aging method
  • Cycle billing method

Question 34

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Which of the following techniques is the most efficient way to process customer payments and update accounts receivable?
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  • EFT
  • UPIC
  • FEDI
  • ACH

Question 35

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Which of the following revenue cycle activities can potentially be eliminated by technology?
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  • Sales order entry
  • Shipping
  • Billing
  • Cash collections

Question 36

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The integrated database underlying an ERP system results in which of the following general threats to the revenue cycle?
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  • Inaccurate or invalid master data
  • Unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information
  • Loss or destruction of data
  • All of the above

Question 37

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Which document is used to authorize the release of merchandise from the inventory control (warehouse) to shipping?
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  • Picking ticket
  • Packing slip
  • Shipping order
  • Sales invoice

Question 38

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Which of the following provides a means to both improve the efficiency of processing customer payments and to enhance control over those payments?
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  • CRM
  • Lockboxes
  • Aging accounts receivable
  • EDI

Question 39

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For good internal control, who should approve credit memos?
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  • Credit manager
  • Sales manager
  • Billing manager
  • Controller

Question 40

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For good internal control over customer remittances, the mailroom clerk should separate the checks from the remittance advices and send the customer payments to which department?
Answer
  • Billing
  • Accounts receivable
  • Cashier
  • Sales

Question 41

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What are the 6 interrelated components of an AIS system?
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  • people
  • procedures and instructions
  • data
  • software
  • information technology infrastructure
  • internal controls
  • accounts receivable
  • database management

Question 42

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Which of the following are characteristics of useful information?
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  • relevant
  • timely
  • inexpensive
  • simple

Question 43

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Which of the following activities are part of the expenditure cycle?
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  • Purchase raw materials
  • Payoff mortgage on factory
  • Establish a $10,000 credit limit for XYZ company
  • Pay for raw materials

Question 44

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Which of the following activities are part of the financing cycle?
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  • Hire a new assistant controller
  • Payoff mortgage on factory
  • Draw on line-of-credit
  • Pay utility bills

Question 45

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Which of the following are part of the human resources/payroll cycle?
Answer
  • Hire a new assistant controller
  • Decide how many units to make next month
  • Sell concert tickets
  • Record factory employee timecards

Question 46

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Which of the following are part of the revenue cycle?
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  • Pay federal payroll taxes
  • Sell concert tickets
  • Decide how many units to make next month
  • Collect payments on customer accounts

Question 47

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Which of the 7 characteristics of information does the following situation represent? An accounts receivable aging report used in credit granting decisions. [blank_start]Relevant[blank_end].
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  • Relevant
  • Reliable
  • Complete
  • Timely
  • Understandable
  • Verifiable
  • Accessible

Question 48

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Which of the 7 characteristics of information does the following situation represent? A report checked by 3 different people for accuracy. [blank_start]Reliable[blank_end].
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  • Reliable
  • Relevant
  • Complete
  • Timely
  • Understandable
  • Verifiable
  • Accessible

Question 49

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Which of the 7 characteristics of information does the following situation represent? An accounts receivable aging report that included all customer accounts. [blank_start]Complete[blank_end].
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  • Complete
  • Relevant
  • Reliable
  • Timely
  • Understandable
  • Verifiable
  • Accessible

Question 50

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Which of the 7 characteristics of information does the following situation represent? An accounts receivable aging report was received before the credit manager had to make a decision whether to extend customer credit. [blank_start]Timely[blank_end].
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  • Timely
  • Relevant
  • Reliable
  • Complete
  • Understandable
  • Verifiable
  • Accessible

Question 51

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Which of the 7 characteristics of information does the following situation represent? The report was carefully designed so that the data contained on the report became information to the reader. [blank_start]Understandable[blank_end].
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  • Understandable
  • Relevant
  • Reliable
  • Complete
  • Timely
  • Verifiable
  • Accessible

Question 52

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Which of the 7 characteristics of information does the following situation represent? The data on a report was checked by two clerks working independently. [blank_start]Verifiable[blank_end].
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  • Verifiable
  • Relevant
  • Reliable
  • Complete
  • Timely
  • Understandable
  • Accessible

Question 53

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Which of the 7 characteristics of information does the following situation represent? The manager was working one weekend and needed to find some information about production requests for a certain customer. He was able to find the report on the company’s network. [blank_start]Accessible[blank_end].
Answer
  • Accessible
  • Relevant
  • Reliable
  • Complete
  • Timely
  • Understandable
  • Verifiable
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