MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) Dell Computer's use of information systems to improve efficiency and implement "mass customization" techniques to maintain consistent profitability and an industry lead illustrates which business objective? A) improved flexibility B) survival C) competitive advantage D) improved business practices 2) Tata Motor's new information system, enabling it to automate processes in product design and production engineering planning, is best categorized as a(n) A) TPS B) DSS C) ESS D) KMS 3) As discussed in the chapter opening case, which of the four generic strategies to combat competitive forces formed the basis of e-Bay's growth strategy? A) low-cost leadership B) focus on market niche C) product differentiation D) customer and supplier intimacy 4) Information systems A) pose traditional ethical situations in new manners. B) raise ethical questions primarily related to information rights and obligations. C) raise the same ethical questions created by the industrial revolution. D) raise new ethical questions. 5) Place the following eras of IT infrastructure evolution in order, from earliest to most recent: (1) Cloud Computing Era (2) Client/Server, (3) Enterprise Era, (4) Personal Computer, and (5) Mainframe and Minicomputer. A) 5, 4, 2, 1, 3 B) 4, 5, 3, 2, 1 C) 4, 5, 2, 3, 1 D) 5, 4, 2, 3, 1 6) A DBMS reduces data redundancy and inconsistency by A) enforcing referential integrity. B) minimizing isolated files with repeated data. C) utilizing a data dictionary. D) uncoupling program and data. 7) The Internet is based on which three key technologies? A) Client/server computing, packet switching, and the development of communications standards for linking networks and computers B) TCP/IP, HTML, and HTTP C) TCP/IP, HTTP, and packet switching D) Client/server computing, packet switching, and HTTP 8) Specific security challenges that threaten the communications lines in a client/server environment include A) unauthorized access; errors; spyware. B) tapping; sniffing; message alteration; radiation. C) hacking; vandalism; denial of service attacks. D) theft, copying, alteration of data; hardware or software failure. 9) Through what channel did e-commerce first evolve? A) online advertising sales B) Internet service providers C) internet portals D) online book sales 10) What type of knowledge management system did Procter & Gamble implement in order to increase the efficiency of their research and development organization? A) knowledge network system B) learning management system C) digital asset management system D) content management system 1)
11) Virtual reality systems A) provide architects, engineers, and medical workers with precise, photorealistic simulations of objects. B) provide an important source of expertise for organizations. C) allow groups to work together on documents. D) provide engineers, designers, and factory managers with precise control over industrial design and manufacturing. 12) The decisions involved in creating and producing a corporate intranet can be classified as ________ decisions. A) procedural B) semistructured C) unstructured D) structured 13) Checking store inventory is an example of a(n) ________ decision. A) structured B) semistructured C) unstructured D) none of the above 14) Simon's description of decision making consists of which four stages? A) intelligence, design, financing, and implementation. B) intelligence, design, choice, and implementation. C) planning, design, implementation, and maintenance. D) planning, financing, implementation, and maintenance. 15) The five classical functions of managers are planning, organizing, deciding, controlling, and A) coordinating. B) managing. C) leading. D) negotiating. 16) In contrast to the classical model of management, behavioral models see...
...required to complete four online quizzes individually on Blackboard. The topics covered include Consumer Theory (expected to be covered in lecture 4), Production and Cost (expected to be covered in lecture 5 to 6), Perfect Competition (expected to be covered in lecture 7 to 8) and Monopoly & Market Efficiency (expected to be covered in lecture 9 to 10). In each quiz, there are 10 multiple-choice questions, which are randomly selected from the test bank and assigned to each student. Each student is allowed to attempt each quiz via Blackboard ONCE only and there is no time limit for each test. The four quizzes will be posted on Blackboard on 4 October 2010.
The quiz requires in-depth understanding about the theories and their applications. To answer the questions correctly, you are expected to attend the lectures and read the corresponding chapters in the textbook before you attempt the quiz.
Intended Learning Outcomes to be assessed:
The “Online Quizzes” assess your ability to identify the economic concept(s) relevant to each question, and use it (them) to analyze the economic issue involved.
Grading of the Quiz:
The grading criteria are shown as follows:
|Upon completion of ALL four quizzes before the deadline |3 marks for task completion |
|Correctly answer 50% to 75% of the questions |7...
...prize money won from the quiz show was handed over to a “bookie” for a questionable land investment. He threatens to take legal action and reveal the show as a “fraud” when he was a willing participant in the deception of the viewers. In all of his ranting, his character and morals become questionable. He further perpetuated the learning of static knowledge on his son whom he quizzed on random facts.
Charles (Charlie) Van Doren, referred to as the “Great White Hope” is the embodiment of everything the show’s sponsor was looking for in a contestant to attract more viewers. He is an attractive, erudite, Ivy League educated man from a Pulitzer prize winning prominent literary family. After multiple wins on the quiz, Charlie is continuing to attract views and is rising to national stardom. He is featured on the covers of Life and Time magazines. He clearly is provoking in an interest in learning for his students and viewers by his appearance on the quiz show. However, he eventually succumbs to the producer feeding him answers to questions used on the show thusly agreeing to deceive the viewers. As the notoriety begins to wear on him, of his own volition he incorrectly answers a question. However, he accepts a contract to serve as a cultural correspondent with the network when in fact, he wants to “escape.”
Richard (Dick) Goodwin, a Harvard Law graduate working as a congressional employee, for a subcommittee on oversight...
27 September 2010
The IPIP-NEO Personality quiz gives a detailed report of five broad personality domains and six detailed sub domain descriptions following these. The scores are generated from extensive reading of the scientific literature on personality measurement. Dr. Johnson has given this quiz to use freely for personal interest and those who desire to study the traits of an individual. The test was very accurate to my traits and I feel I have attained information about my personality that were extensively explained and classified for me. If I were to have taken this test before a job I would have carefully studied myself, and been prepared to give accurate answers, and try to be the best candidate for an employer. If an employer were to give an individual this test before considering furthering their application this would greatly benefit them in seeking a person to fit their position. An employer could save time to find the better people suitable for the job. It is important for an employee and an employer to know what kind of person will do well in a company, and IPIP-NEO Personality quiz would be a great way to accomplish this.
An employer could give this test after an application proceeding to cut out the process of selecting from a large group of individuals whose behavior could not be considered for employment. There are hundreds of...
...spotlight that his relatives have gained but rather to what extent will he be willing to compromise his values in the process.
The second scene of the film displays the seemingly secure process in which the questions for the show are taken to the studio. They are taken from a vault at the bank by police officers and there is a large procession that hand delivers the questions to the studio. It makes the viewer think that the whole quiz show thing is completely fraud-free. The camera then shows how such shows have captivated audiences around the country. Everyone wants to be a part of the phenomenon of quiz shows even if it means simply watching the show on television from their home. The audience ranges from couples to families to even nuns. Yet the corruption is shown very early in the show as an executive makes a phone call to inform a producer that they want to get rid of the current winner on the show, Herbert Stempel, because he is getting tired of him. Stempel, who is a working class Jewish man from Queens, NY, has had an amazing run on the quiz show "Twenty-One". He has won a great deal of money and is milking the glory for all it's worth. When he returns to his modest neighborhood, he is treated like a king; something he has never experienced in his life and likely will never again. He does not have to take the subway back but rather arrives in a town car furnished by NBC and all of his neighbors are outside...
...LAN-BASED QUIZ MASTER WITH REAL- TIME MONITORING AND JUDGING SYSTEM FOR LUCENA CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
An Undergraduate Thesis
Presented to the Faculty of the
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
City College of Lucena
In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Degree of
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Jaymark O. Ruelo
Karen Joy E. San Miguel
Elisa Jeane O. Sameniano
Ma. Jennica J. Fabunan
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Innovation and technology, that’s what we aim for today’s generation, we are always searching and experimenting new things to feed our wants in life. Education guiding mainstream schools today is that education is the delivery of knowledge, skills, and information from teachers to students. While the above metaphor—education as a delivery system—sounds reasonable, it misses what is most important about education. This mistaken idea of what true education is and how it can be achieved is the root problem in mainstream education today. This conception of education contributes to harming students and teachers by driving policy makers to insist on accounting for the "units" of information that students demonstrate knowledge of on tests. The perceived need for mass scale standardized outcomes leads to a kind of instructional bookkeeping that drives administrators to control teachers' behavior, which in turn is directed to controlling...
...This phenomenon is vividly portrayed by Sandra Cisneros in her book, The House on Mango Street, where she illustrates her life as a mestiza. Anzaldua also reflects on her experiences in a mestiza culture in the article, Consciousness. The film Mi Vida Loca, which was written by Allison Anders, provides a keen perspective on this subject. These sources show the meaning of mestiza, which is usually characterized by low social class, inner city areas where gang life is prevelant; however additionally, the more multifaceted and complex interplay of values and challenges within the Chicano community. In this essay, I argue that the overall effect of Mousey’s identity is that she is a mestiza, which is caused by her politics of location, politics of inheritance and intersectionality.
The main cause of Mousey being mestiza is her political location. This leads to her overall identity as a mestiza because she has lived most her life on the lower half of the class continuum. The reason she is mestiza is mainly because she grew up in Echo Park, which was a melting pot of English and Spanish people and she was required to redefine individuality when two cultures were at play against one another. For instance, in the very opening scene of Mi Vida Loca, Sad Girl explains,
We take life as it comes in my neighborhood, the good and the bad. Like everyone else, we have our ups and downs. You learn to take it as it comes. You keep cool knowing in your heart...
...Banh Mi Thit
My favorite snacks are called "bánh mì thịt” from colonial French rule, the baguette is now firmly rooted in the Vietnamese culture. You’ll find almost every Vietnamese restaurant here in town carry a version of this sandwich. Filled with Western ingredients like pâté and butter but with an Asian twist consisting of the variety of meats, pickled vegetables and chili peppers; “bánh mì thịt” literally mean “bread and meat” is an awesome anytime snack. For some odd reason I like to travel the extends, just to get all the ingredients, to make bánh mì thịt the way I would enjoy. First, I drove all the way to Lee Sandwich in Chandler, obtain the plain baguettes because they are the best in the area. I had tried many baguette in our local oriental markets here in town but they lack the quality and pristine of its originated. Next, I drove to Me Cong market in Mesa to acquire all the ingredients needed. There, I got Vietnamese pickled vegetable in a jug that consist of thin slices Carrot and Radish, one pound of pork shoulder cut, pâté in the cans, Maggi soy sauces, and cilantro. Then, the best part of all, after going through a great length, to get all the ingredients to create bánh mì thịt, is to make it. The smell of cooking pork on the grill plus the aroma of bread heating up in the oven can't be describe but just mouth-watering. Finally, everything has cooked and prepare. The baguette is...
...Mi Ultimo Adios message to the FILIPINO PEOPLE
Mi Ultimo Adios message to the YOUTH
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Now, as a youth; the Filipino nation had not been able to reproduce a son who could hold a candle to the standard of heroism, intellectuality and morality which he had raised. There had been a plethora of great personages, warriors, intellectuals and martyrs all, who had cropped up before, during, and after Rizal. Yet for all their luminescence, these heroes have always scrambled for the scraps of attention which trickle out of Rizal's brimming image in the eyes of his people. With regards to their individual fame and prestige, men such as Bonifacio, Mabini, and del Pilar must always play second fiddle to the man dubbed by his contemporaries as “The Great Malayan.”
Rizal would probably deplore the current situation, indeed. Whereas the youth of Rizal were as ripened apples dangling from a very tall tree, yet nonetheless ready for the picking, the youth of today may be likened to stunted apples, which are not only hard to pick, but are also useful not for making pies, but in feeding pigs aptly named “colonial mentality” and “indifference”. Precisely the monsters that Rizal wanted to combat during his time.
But where there is desperation, there is always hope. All that one needs to do in light of the situation is remember that Rizal, the foremost genius of the Filipinos, was once a child too. And as a boy, he left behind an...