Decision Support Systems and Specialized Information Systems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a task of a financial MIS?

Question 2 2. What is a 'model base' in a Decision Support System?

Question 3 3. A company is launching a new project, and believes that they will need new employees in order to successfully carry it out. They will also need to check whether the existing workers are sufficiently trained for the new tasks. Which MIS is responsible for the implementation of these tasks?

Question 4 4. Company XYZ wants to determine if its latest innovation is likely to be a success or a failure. What is the BEST approach for the company to use when deciding whether to move forward with the product?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a tool of Group Decision Support Systems?

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Question 6 6. How might the use of a decision room prove more productive than a typical face-to-face meeting?

Question 7 7. Identify which of the following is NOT an example of descriptive statistics:

Question 8 8. A grocery store chain has a large database of customer demographic information. It would like to search for patterns in grocery purchases. The BI tool it will use is _____.

Question 9 9. The Executive Information System for a chain of 20 grocery stores should include which of the following?

Question 10 10. A company is trying to determine what products it should develop in the next 10 years. They are analyzing data from their sales, as well as the data from the leading 10 companies in the industry in order to try and find a pattern of what products could be most successful. What type of statistics is the company using?

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Question 11 11. The chief executive for a chain of 20 grocery stores would want which of these items on her executive dashboard?

Question 12 12. For what types of problems or decisions are Decision Support Systems commonly used?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a task of a typical marketing MIS?

Question 14 14. A candy company is introducing a new brand of chocolate to the market. They have advertised heavily, investing $8,000,000 in New York, but no ads were run in Boston. After analyzing the data, they have found no statistically significant difference between their sales in New York and Boston. Why is this an example of inferential statistics?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT done by statistical software?

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Question 16 16. What type of decisions is Management Information System typically used for?

Question 17 17. Pieces of information that provide a description of features in GIS are _____.

Question 18 18. When a mortgage company needs to predict what interest rates will be three years from now, it will use:

Question 19 19. What is the most common type of data used by a Management Information System?

Question 20 20. Which type of system is an Executive Information System?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a characteristic of Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS)?

Question 22 22. Michael Light is a manager working in a manufacturing facility. Management Information Systems record data from the facilities' machines as workers box products for a shipment to the company's distributor. Michael has set a trigger point for the packaging process to inform him when work slows down below 50% of the expected output. What does this mean?

Question 23 23. How are different Management Information Systems typically organized?

Question 24 24. Utilizing data from both internal and external sources, which of the following is NOT the best example of what a Decision Support System is typically utilized for?

Question 25 25. How would you represent elevation in GIS?

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Question 26 26. What type of information system is predictive analytics typically a part of?

Question 27 27. An Executive Information System is one type of

Question 28 28. Which statement is a characteristic of specialized information systems?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements about Decision Support Systems is false?

Question 30 30. Determining the geographic relationships between features on a map is called:

Decision Support Systems and Specialized Information Systems Chapter Exam Instructions

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