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Question 1. Which SQL keyword is used to sort the result-set?





Question 2. You reject someone's proposal to use File-based databases. Which of the following are the disadvantages of such databases?

repetition of data

separation of data

data dependence

All of the above

Question 3. What is the maximum date value that can be stored in a SMALLDATETIME data type?

June 6, 2079

July 6, 2079

December 31, 2079

December 31, 9999

Question 4. With SQL, how do you select all the records from a table named "Persons" where the "FirstName" is "Peter" and the "LastName" is "Jackson"?

SELECT * FROM Persons WHERE FirstName LIKE 'Peter' AND LastName LIKE 'Jackson'

SELECT * FROM Persons WHERE FirstName='Peter' AND LastName='Jackson'

SELECT FirstName='Peter', LastName='Jackson' FROM Persons

none of the above

Question 5. You are managing the in-house database systems. You are creating a series of secondary indexes in your relational database. By doing so, which of the following issues must be carefully considered .

confusion in selection of optimal query execution method

disk space consumption

performance overhead

All of the above

Question 6. Which of the following are the factors to consider when you want to select a DBMS based on the criteria of physical capabilities, as recommended by CIW ?

hardware requirements

data compression support

encryption support

All of the above

Question 7. What is used by a properly designed DBMS to enable databases to be returned to the pre-transaction state should errors occur?

two phase commit

prefetch transaction

one phase commit

backup and restore

Question 8. Which of the following types of JDBC drivers allows your Java programs to communicate with the ODBC driver of your DBMS?

Pure Java




Question 9. An audit trail

is used to make backup copies

is the recorded history of operations performed on a file

can be used to restore lost information

none of the above

Question 10. Given the relations
employee (name, salary, deptno) and department (deptno, deptname, address)
Which of the following queries cannot be expressed using the basic relational algebra operations (U, -, x, , p)?

Department address of every employee

Employees whose name is the same as their department name

The sum of all employees? salaries

All employees of a given department