• Question 1

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Open source software:
Selected Answer:  

Allows users free access to the code for a program so they can modify it to suit their needs

Answers:  

Allows users free access to the code for a program so they can modify it to suit their needs

Is used to protect property rights by companies like Microsoft
Tend to be low quality programs that can be downloaded off the Internet at little or no cost
Has been conceptually very attractive to many organizations, though the business model that allows for product profitably has prevented wide spread adoption
  • Question 2

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The user interface function of an operating system typically:
Selected Answer:  

Allows end users to communicate with it so they can load programs, access files and accomplish other tasks

Answers:  

Allows end users to communicate with it so they can load programs, access files and accomplish other tasks

Manages the hardware resources of a computer system
Controls the creation, deletion and access of files of data and programs
Manages the accomplishment of the computing tasks of end users
  • Question 3

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Your text gives a conceptual overview of computer software and illustrates it as either application or system software. System software:
Selected Answer:  

Manages and supports the resources and operations of a computer as it performs various information processing tasks

Answers: Directs the performance of a particular use or application, of computers to meet the information processing needs of end users
 

Manages and supports the resources and operations of a computer as it performs various information processing tasks

Directs email, scheduling and task management for collaboration
None of the choices are correct
  • Question 4

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Fifth generation languages, which are designed to be as much as possible like spoken languages, are referred to as:
Selected Answer:  

Natural languages

Answers:  

Natural languages

Macro languages
Generator languages
Assembler languages
  • Question 5

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Electronic spreadsheet packages are used by virtually every business for which of the following?
Selected Answer:  

Analysis, planning and modeling

Answers:  

Analysis, planning and modeling

Maintaining accounting records such as general ledger
Keeping up-to-the-minute inventory records
None of the choices are correct
  • Question 6

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A vendor’s accounting software is an example of which type of software?
Selected Answer:  

Application specific program

Answers: General purpose application program
 

Application specific program

System management program
System development program
  • Question 7

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Custom software:
Selected Answer:  

Is developed by a company for its own use

Answers: Are software programmers write for themselves
 

Is developed by a company for its own use

Is functionally the same as COTS packages
Were common in when computers first entered into business use, but are very rare (except as a legacy system) today
  • Question 8

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According to your text, the most important software component for many computer users today is the once simple and limited but now powerful and feature-rich:
Selected Answer:  

Web browser

Answers: Word processing application
Electronic messaging system
 

Web browser

Database management system
  • Question 9

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Linux, the most talked-about open-source product today, is a totally reengineered version of the _______________ operating system.
Selected Answer:  

Unix

Answers:  

Unix

 BASIC
COBOL
Windows
  • Question 10

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Which of the following is true concerning operating systems:
Selected Answer:  

Operating systems are the first piece of software loaded onto a new computer

Answers: Applications must be loaded on the computer prior to the operating system and then the correct operating system loaded to support the applications that are on the computer
 

Operating systems are the first piece of software loaded onto a new computer

Operating systems require a network connection in order the handle the major functions they are designed to handle
None of the choices are correct
  • Question 11

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Which of the following are considered application software packages?:
Selected Answer:  

Word processing programs

Answers:  

Word processing programs

Operating systems
 System utilities
System development programs
  • Question 12

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Which one of the following statements is true regarding weblogs or blogs?
Selected Answer:  

Each is a developing commentary on a particular theme that uses a dated log format

Answers: They are websites of commercial origin
 

Each is a developing commentary on a particular theme that uses a dated log format

They are declining in popularity because they are difficult to update
None of the choices are correct
  • Question 13

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Which of the following is the most popular type of user interface?
Selected Answer:  

Graphical

Answers:  

Graphical

Command-driven
Menu-driven
Voice
  • Question 14

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Function-specific applications:
Selected Answer:  

Are specific to functional area of business like human resources or accounting

Answers: Would be a program such as Word or Excel
Would be a program such as PowerPoint
Is intended to meet the needs of many different uses working on problems that take on many different functional requirements
 

Are specific to functional area of business like human resources or accounting

  • Question 15

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A software suite is best described as a(n):
Selected Answer:  

A group of general purpose application programs

Answers:  

A group of general purpose application programs

Application specific programs
System management programs
System development programs
  • Question 16

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According to the text, spreadsheet packages are used by virtually every business for _______________.
Selected Answer:  

analysis, planning, and modeling

Answers:  

analysis, planning, and modeling

 maintaining accounting records, such as a general ledger
 keeping up-to-the-minute inventory records
tracking human resources
  • Question 17

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Your text outlines several programming languages that allow a programmer to develop the sets of instructions that constitute a computer program. Which one of the following is NOT a major category of programming languages?
Selected Answer:  

Operating systems

Answers: Machine languages
 

Operating systems

Assembler languages
High-level languages
  • Question 18

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Which of the following statements is not a characteristic of software suites?
Selected Answer:  

There is a custom graphical user interface for each application in the suite

Answers: They contain software tools that can help increase productivity, collaborate with colleagues, and access intranets, extranets, and the Internet
All components of the software use a similar graphical user interface
 

There is a custom graphical user interface for each application in the suite

They cost less than the total cost of buying the individual packages separately
  • Question 19

0.5 out of 0.5 points

Advantages of software suites is(are):
Selected Answer:  

All choices are correct

Answers: It is substantially cheaper than purchasing the software individually
The programs all use similar graphical user interfaces
The programs have similar tools
 

All choices are correct

  • Question 20

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Application programs:
Selected Answer:  

Can be divided into general-purpose and function-specific categories

Answers: Are intended for management of a computer system’s resources
Provide the graphical user interface that operating systems need to run
 

Can be divided into general-purpose and function-specific categories

Are custom programs developed by business to handle a set of specific requirements