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1. This is a type of program that lets one or more computer users create, manage, and access data in a database.
a. B2B
b. DBMS
c. multidimensional database
d. Electronic Data Interchange
e. high performance storage system

2. In a relational database, this is a data structure that organizes the information about a single topic into rows and columns.
a. block
b. record
c. tuple
d. table
e. command line interface

3. This is a family of relational database management system products from IBM that serve a number of different operating system platforms.
a. Cognos
b. DB2
c. ADO
d. Universal Data Access
e. WebLogic

4. This is a central repository for all or significant parts of the data that an enterprise's various business systems collect.
a. data repository
b. business information warehouse
c. knowledge warehouse
d. data mart
e. data warehouse

5. This is the job title of someone who directs or performs all activities related to maintaining a successful database environment.
a. DBA
b. MOLAP
c. PHP
d. RFC
e. DDBMS

6. This is a common standard language used to update and get information from a database.
a. VB
b. TMQL
c. PHP
d. SQL
e. VLDB

7. This is a file format that contains the values in a table in which column values are separated by a comma and each row starts a new line.
a. ASCII
b. data dictionary
c. CSV file
d. virtual organization
e. functional specification

8. In a relational database, this is the data structure that holds a single piece of data, such as first name or phone number.
a. catalog
b. field
c. entity
d. object
e. row

9. This is an organized selection of data from a database that allows you to look at it from a particular perspective.
a. Venn diagram
b. Gantt chart
c. B-tree
d. splay tree
e. view

10. This a program tool allows you to reorganize and summarize selected columns and rows of data in a spreadsheet or database table to obtain a desired report.
a. pivot table
b. PERT chart
c. quad tree
d. ODBC
e. normalization

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Answer Key:

1.) b. DBMS


SearchDatabase has assembled a handy compendium of DBMS tips and scripts.

2.) d. table
There's more information about tables in this SearchDatabase tip on Optimizing database performance.

3.) b. DB2
Search390 provides a collection of resources about DB2 .

4.) e. data warehouse
SearchCRM maintains a page of Best Web Links for data warehousing .

5.) a. DBA
Sara Cushman's SearchDatabase article is called "Starting over as a DBA."

6.) d. SQL
SearchVB provides a selection of Best Web Links for SQL .

7.) c. CSV file
SearchDatabase SQL Server Expert Tony Bain offers advice about exporting data to a CSV file .

8.) b. field
Barrie Sosinsky's SearchDatabase tip explains how to create Serial ID fields .

9.) e. view
Michael V. Mannino's SearchDatabase tip offers advice on creating Multi-table updateable views .

10.) a. pivot table
SearchDatabase offers more information in its Best Links for Microsoft Access .

To learn more, see our guide, Learn IT: Unleashing the Power of the Database .

This was last updated in July 2008
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