Database Concepts and Structures: The Elements That Make Up a Database


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What are data?

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1. What is the difference between data and information?

2. How would a grocery chain manage a database containing information on thousands of customers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Can you describe the rows and columns in a database table? You'll need to be able to if you want to pass this short quiz, which will cover concepts related to data and databases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you understand the following with this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • The definition of 'data'
  • Data vs. information
  • The term denoting each row in a database
  • The term denoting each column in a database
  • Facts about database tables

Skills Practiced

While you work through the quiz questions, you'll also be working on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as data and information
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the elements of databases
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between the rows and columns of a database table

Additional Learning

For more information on data storage, you may review the accompanying lesson titled Database Concepts and Structures: The Elements That Make Up a Database. This lesson covers objectives such as the following:

  • Review database structure
  • Define 'array' in regards to databases
  • Discuss database management systems