Data Storage 2
Losing data is no fun!

Data Storage 2

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Data storage is normally organized into fields - and that's not the green grassy ones! Computer data storage provides one of the core functions of the modern computer, that of information retention. It is one of the fundamental components of all modern computers.

Have a go at our second quiz on the subject.

1.
Data can be very valuable so needs storing on .......
flash drives
hard disks
DVD or CD-ROM
any of the above
Whatever seems most suitable in the circumstances
2.
Which of these is not a good way of protecting data?
Storing it on a CD-ROM and copying to magnetic tape
Storing it on one flash drive and copying to a second
Storing it on a hard disk alone
Storing it on a hard disk and copying to a flash drive
Not making a copy of valuable data is a serious error
3.
Which is not an accidental loss of data?
Loss caused by a hard disk drive failing
Loss caused by an attack of a computer virus
Loss caused by an unintentional deletion
Loss caused by fire damage
Viruses are deliberate attacks
4.
People illegally viewing or changing computer systems .......
are called hackers
are called hawkers
are called hikers
work for MI5
5.
What is meant by a 'flat file' database?
It is a database split into several separate data files
It is a database using a single table for all records
It is a database without any records
It is a relational database which has been squashed
6.
Which is most suitable for use as a flat file database?
Graphics editor
Spreadsheet
Web browser
Word processor
7.
A spreadsheet can be used as a flat file database if .......
all the fields of one record occupy one spreadsheet row
each field is no more than 128 characters long
it doesn't contain any other text or formulae
no more than 10,000 records will be stored
8.
Queries allow you to ....... in a database.
select and update fields
select, filter and update fields
select, sort and filter fields
sort, filter and update fields
Updating records might be done using a 'form'
9.
Printed output from a database is called a .......
result
response
report
retort
10.
Making copies of data in case of a data loss is called .......
getting your back up
making a back-up
making a stuff up
putting your feet up
Frequently changing data needs frequent back-ups
Author:  Duncan Daish

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