Management Information Systems – Section 6

31. The characteristics of strategic decisions include all of the following except:

A. they are structured
B. they are future oriented
C. they have a high level of uncertainty
D. they are concerned with long-range plans
E. All of the above are characteristics

Correct Answer: A. they are structured

32. An MIS may include operational/ tactical support, decision support, and automated _____ subsystems.

A. office
B. center
C. body
D. area
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. office

33. The teleprocessing system appropriate for a probability encoding system is

A. an on-line batch system
B. an interactive time-sharing system
C. a large-scale batch system
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. an interactive time-sharing system

34. Which of the following is generally true about management reports?

A. low-level managers need information in the form of detailed reports
B. reports can be issued on demand, periodically, or on the occurrence of a specific tvont
C. middle managers use exception reports
D. middle managers use a summary reports
E. All of the above

Correct Answer: E. All of the above

35. The idea of “generations” of data files is closely related to

A. transaction processing
B. timesharing
C. realtime processing
D. batch processing
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. batch processing

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