The field of Management Information Systems (MIS) has become increasingly important in today’s digital age, as organizations rely on information technology to manage their operations and make critical decisions. As a result, there is a growing demand for professionals who possess a strong understanding of MIS concepts and principles. One effective way to test and improve your knowledge of MIS is through quizzes, which can help you identify areas of strength and weakness, and reinforce your understanding of key topics. This collection of MIS quiz questions and their answers is designed to cater to all levels of expertise, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Whether you’re looking to assess your own knowledge or prepare for a job interview or certification exam, these questions cover a wide range of topics such as database management, systems analysis and design, network security, and more. So, dive in and test your knowledge with these comprehensive MIS quiz questions!
Q1. Which of the following refer to older information systems?
a. Legacy systems
b. IT architectures
c. Data analytics
d. Technology stack
Q2. is any computing resource that is provided over the Internet on demand
a. Machine-to-machine technology
c. Cloud services
Q3. What are the basic components of business processes?
a. Inputs and outputs
b. Data, knowledge, and activities
c. People, technology, and outputs
d. Inputs, activities, and deliverables
Q4. Maximizing the use of inputs in order to carry out similar activities better than one’s competitors is a critical success factor (CSF).
Q5. Which if the following is not an example of how the Internet of Things is being used by businesses?
a. A network of ground sensors that allow agricultural operations to adjust the amount of fertilizer and water applied to specific field locations.
b. Sensors in shoppers’ club cards that make it possible for retailers to offer discounts or promotions to consumers at the point of sale.
c. Systems can detect imminent collisions and take evasive action, such as automatic braking systems.
d. Sensors on packages of cereal, pasta, soup or other food products made for children that allow companies to determine young consumer’s satisfaction with the nutritional value of the product.
Q6. Informal processes are needed for the situations involving safety, security, or compliance.
Q7. ___ is a company’s core strategy for making a profit. It defines the products and/or services it will sell, its target market, costs associated with doing business, and the company’s ongoing plans for achieving its goals.
a. Business model
C. Data analytics
d. Technology stack
Q8. Which of the following is not a component of the Input-Processing-Output-Store (IPOS) model of an Information System?
a. Application upgrades – financial, marketing, operations
b. Storage – RAM, flash, cloud
c. People – users, clients, customers
d. Communication – Sending results, providing feedback
Q9. Examples of _____ include data storage and computing hardware that are accessed via the Internet instead of being company-owned and on-site in a data center.
c. Cloud computing
d. Real-time reporting systems
Q10. Storage virtualization combines the available resources in a network by splitting the network load into manageable parts, each of which can be assigned (or reassigned) to a particular server on the network.
Q11. Virtualization separates business applications and data from hardware resources. Which of the following was not a type of virtualization?
a. Cloud virtualization combines SaaS apps from multiple clouds into a single virtual cloud for a seamless computing experience.
b. Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console.
c. Network virtualization combines the available resources in a network by splitting the network load into manageable parts, each of which can be assigned (or reassigned) to a particular server on the network.
d. Hardware virtualization is the use of software to emulate hardware or a total computer environment other than the one the software is actually running in.
Q12. Transactions are typically processed either [A] all together for a defined time window (e.g. end of a day or week) or [B] processed as each transaction occurs. The first method [A] is called ______ processing.
Q13. Virtualization is a technique that creates a virtualization layer and multiple virtual machines (VM) that run on a single physical machine.
Q14. Success of EA and data governance can be measured in financial terms of profitability and ROI, and in the nonfinancial terms of _____
a. Improved customer satisfaction, faster speed to market, and lower employee turnover
b. Improved KPIs and supply chain management
C. Lower MDM and improved customer loyalty
d. Improved cash flows
Q15. What key factor differentiates an MIS from a DSS?
a. A DSS contains models that use information to make decisions.
b. A DSS is often Web-based, whereas an MIS is restricted to company computers for security reasons.
C. A DSS consists of software and hardware, whereas an MIS is only software apps.
d. A DSS is only a software app, whereas an MIS consists of hardware and software.
Q16. Which of the following is not one of the essential skills of an effective enterprise architect?
a. Interpersonal skills
b. Data analytics
c. Ability to influence and motivate users
d. Business and industry expertise
Q17. Which of these processes capture the changes made at data sources and then apply those changes throughout enterprise data stores to keep data synchronized?
a. Active data warehouse (ADW)
b. Cloud data warehouse (CDW)
c. Change data capture (CDC)
d. Data deduplication
Q18. When workflows are digital, productivity and cost increases, compliance obligations are easier to verify, and green computing reduces.
Q19. A DBMS that does not lose service as a result of a single failure is said to be
b. fault tolerant
Q20. Which of the following would not be a benefit of using ERMS?
a. Enabling the company to access and use the content contained in documents.
b. Cutting labor costs by automating business processes.
c. Increasing costs associated with printing, storing, and searching for content.
d. Reducing the time and effort required to locate information the business needs to support decision making
Q21. What is the key advantage of an active data warehouse compared to a traditional data warehouse?
a. The ADW is less expensive to install and operate
b. Data from an ADW can be used for DSS, report generation and Business Intelligence
C. Data in an ADW is constantly updated, providing more current data than a traditional data warehouse
d. The ADW is more widely available from a larger number of vendors
Q22. ___ makes a transaction separate from and independent of any other transaction.
Q23. ____ means that any modifications to the database (insert, update, delete) are either completely made or discarded.
Q24. The network data model was created to get around the limitations of the hierarchical model by allowing each child to have multiple parents.
Q25. An accurate and consistent view of data throughout the enterprise is needed so one can make informed, actionable decisions that support the business strategy. A function performed by a DBMS to integrate, match, or link data from disparate sources is data ____