Management Information Systems – Section 4

26. A question that MIS designers must consider is whether to use “top_____ ” or “bottom-up” development approach.

A. down
B. level
C. bottom
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. down

27. Which of the following is not a primary reason for the popularity of decision support systems?

A. declining cost of computer hardware
B. advent of database management systems
C. increased number of programmers
D. management trained in analytic techniques
E. increased number of software packages

Correct Answer: C. increased number of programmers

28. Management has become more complex because

A. there is less time to react to competitive actions
B. the equipment used in many of the firm’s activities has become more complex
C. firms have become larger
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. All of the above

29. Sales invoking is a:

A. pre-sales activity
B. job of finance department
C. post-sales activity
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. pre-sales activity

30. Accounting data

A. is oriented to the future
B. is prone to error
C. deals only with internal activities of the firm
D. must be converted into information to be of value to the manager
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. must be converted into information to be of value to the manager

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