Computer Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Data Storage 1 (Questions)

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A hard disk is a device for data storage. Today, more and more people are mobile: they are working on similar tasks at home, office, etc. Thus, the concept of storing data online is becoming increasingly common.

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1. Data is held in files which .......
[ ] are arranged as exact copies of the data capture forms
[ ] contain data arranged randomly
[ ] contain data in organized structure
[ ] store pieces of data wherever a space can be found
2. A data file is divided into .......
[ ] chords
[ ] discs
[ ] records
[ ] tapes
3. A data file record is divided into .......
[ ] fields
[ ] furrows
[ ] meadows
[ ] segments
4. The fields in a record .......
[ ] all store the same data
[ ] all store the same type of data
[ ] are all the same size
[ ] store single items of data
5. Different fields in the same record .......
[ ] always contain the same data
[ ] always have the same length - fixed size
[ ] never contain duplicate data
[ ] usually have different lengths - variable size
6. A collection of data held together in an organized way .......
[ ] is called a database
[ ] is called a databaste
[ ] is called a filing cabinet
[ ] is difficult to keep tidy
7. Which of these is not considered a database?
[ ] A box full of loose paper receipts
[ ] A name and address book listed alphabetically
[ ] The Electoral Roll
[ ] The Worldwide Web
8. Databases store data in tables. Each row of a table.......
[ ] is a field
[ ] is a file
[ ] is a record
[ ] is an index
9. Which would not be a field in a library book database?
[ ] Date book last issued
[ ] Date of purchase
[ ] ISBN number
[ ] Librarian's National Insurance number
10. A single record in a data file .......
[ ] contains data about one object of interest
[ ] is the same as a database table
[ ] usually holds data about several objects of interest
[ ] will always contain a large number of fields
Computer Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Data Storage 1 (Answers)
1. Data is held in files which .......
[ ] are arranged as exact copies of the data capture forms
[ ] contain data arranged randomly
[x] contain data in organized structure
[ ] store pieces of data wherever a space can be found
2. A data file is divided into .......
[ ] chords
[ ] discs
[x] records
[ ] tapes
3. A data file record is divided into .......
[x] fields
[ ] furrows
[ ] meadows
[ ] segments
4. The fields in a record .......
[ ] all store the same data
[ ] all store the same type of data
[ ] are all the same size
[x] store single items of data
5. Different fields in the same record .......
[ ] always contain the same data
[ ] always have the same length - fixed size
[ ] never contain duplicate data
[x] usually have different lengths - variable size
The field is only as large as needed - saving memory
6. A collection of data held together in an organized way .......
[x] is called a database
[ ] is called a databaste
[ ] is called a filing cabinet
[ ] is difficult to keep tidy
Even paper records can form a database
7. Which of these is not considered a database?
[x] A box full of loose paper receipts
[ ] A name and address book listed alphabetically
[ ] The Electoral Roll
[ ] The Worldwide Web
Lots of data but no suggestion of organization here
8. Databases store data in tables. Each row of a table.......
[ ] is a field
[ ] is a file
[x] is a record
[ ] is an index
A table may store millions of records
9. Which would not be a field in a library book database?
[ ] Date book last issued
[ ] Date of purchase
[ ] ISBN number
[x] Librarian's National Insurance number
The librarian's NI number is not relevant data here
10. A single record in a data file .......
[x] contains data about one object of interest
[ ] is the same as a database table
[ ] usually holds data about several objects of interest
[ ] will always contain a large number of fields