Management Information Systems – Section 2

11. The major function of the language system is:

A. to perform various processing tasks
B. to provide artificial-intelligence capabilities to the DSS
C. to provide data to the DSS
D. to enable the users to interact with the DSS
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. to enable the users to interact with the DSS

12. Which of the following is not a common configuration used in a DDP system?

A. star
B. ring
C. tree
D. realtime
E.  bus

Correct Answer: D. realtime

13. A systems theory of management includes

A. the manager as the control mechanism
B. the use of both environmental and internal information describing what should be achieved
C. the use of objectives or standards of performance describing what is being achieved
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. the manager as the control mechanism

14. The files required to maintain general ledger records include

A. inventory file
B. detail postings file
C. chart of accounts file
D. all of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. detail postings file

15. A central purpose of most decision-support systems is

A. to build a model of the decision¬making problem
B. to design a data-base manage¬ment system
C. to build an expert system
D. to determine the key decisions in the problem area
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. to build a model of the decision¬making problem

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