What is the Entity-Relationship Model? - Diagram & Examples


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What is the lowest design level (the least detail) for an ERD?

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1. The term 'cardinality' refers to what aspect of an ER model?

2. What is the entity attribute that uniquely identifies an instance in a table called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When working with a complex database knowing the relationship between entries can sometimes be helpful, if not essential. When assessing these relationships we often use the Entity-Relationship model. This assessment was assembled by our professional instructors to test your understanding of the Entity-Relationship model and its components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The material covered in this assessment includes:

  • Design levels of ERD
  • Cardinality in ER
  • Various types of entity attributes
  • 1:m cardinality
  • How to reference data fields in a database table

Skills Practiced

A few of the skills needed to complete this assessment include:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of ERD
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cardinality
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about entity attributes

Additional Learning

Improve your understanding of the Entity-Relationship model by completing the lesson, What is the Entity-Relationship Model? - Diagram & Examples. This lesson will detail information found in this assessment, as well as:

  • Definitions of important related vocabulary
  • How to graphically show relationships between entities
  • The different types of cardinality