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Multiple Choice Questions from System Analysis and Design - Set 2

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Question 1.

How many steps are in the systems development life cycle (SDLC)?
A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 10

Question 2.

The first step in the systems development life cycle (SDLC) is:
A. Analysis.
B. Design.
C. Problem/Opportunity Identification.
D. Development and Documentation.

Question 3.

Most modern software applications enable you to customize and 
automate various features using small custom-built “miniprograms” called:
A. macros.
B. code.
C. routines.
D. subroutines.

Question 4.

The organized process or set of steps that needs to be followed to 
develop an information system is known as the:
A. analytical cycle.
B. design cycle.
C. program specification.
D. system development life cycle.

Question 5.

How many steps are in the program development life cycle (PDLC)?
A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 10

Question 6.

The make-or-buy decision is associated with the ____________ step in 
the SDLC.
A. Problem/Opportunity Identification
B. Design
C. Analysis
D. Development and Documentation

Question 7.

In the Analysis phase, the development of the ____________ occurs, 
which is a clear statement of the goals and objectives of the project.
A. documentation
B. flowchart
C. program specification
D. design

Question 8.

Actual programming of software code is done during the ____________ 
step in the SDLC.
A. Maintenance and Evaluation
B. Design
C. Analysis
D. Development and Documentation

Question 9.

Enhancements, upgrades, and bug fixes are done during the 
____________ step in the SDLC.
A. Maintenance and Evaluation
B. Problem/Opportunity Identification
C. Design
D. Development and Documentation

Question 10.

The ____________ determines whether the project should go 
A. feasibility assessment
B. opportunity identification
C. system evaluation
D. program specification

Question 11.

Technical writers generally provide the ____________ for the new 
A. programs
B. network
C. analysis
D. documentation

Question 12.

____________ design and implement database structures.
A. Programmers
B. Project managers
C. Technical writers
D. Database administrators

Question 13.

____________ spend most of their time in the beginning stages of the 
SDLC, talking with end-users, gathering information, documenting 
systems, and proposing solutions.
A. Systems analysts
B. Project managers
C. Network engineers
D. Database administrators

Question 14.

____________ manage the system development, assign staff, manage 
the budget and reporting, and ensure that deadlines are met.
A. Project managers
B. Network engineers
C. Graphic designers
D. Systems analysts

Question 15.

____________ is the process of translating a task into a series of 
commands that a computer will use to perform that task.
A. Project design
B. Installation
C. Systems analysis
D. Programming

Question 16.

Debugging is:
A. creating program code.
B. finding and correcting errors in the program code.
C. identifying the task to be computerized.
D. creating the algorithm.

Question 17.

Translating the problem statement into a series of sequential steps 
describing what the program must do is known as:
A. coding.
B. debugging.
C. creating the algorithm.
D. writing documentation.

Question 18.

Translating the algorithm into a programming language occurs at the 
____________ step of the PDLC.
A. Debugging
B. Coding
C. Testing and Documentation
D. Algorithm Development

Question 19.

The problem statement should include all of the following EXCEPT:
A. input.
B. output.
C. processing.
D. storage.

Question 20.

The problem statement includes the ____________, which lists specific 
input numbers a program would typically expect the user to enter and 
precise output values that a perfect program would return for those input 
A. testing plan
B. error handler
C. IPO cycle
D. input-output specification
















  1. c
  2. c
  3. a
  4. d
  5. b
  6. b
  7. c
  8. d
  9. a
  10. a
  11. d
  12. d
  13. a
  14. a
  15. d
  16. b
  17. c
  18. b
  19. d
  20. a




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