Test: Quiz: Entities, Instances, Attributes and Identifiers

Section 1

1. What is the purpose of a Unique Identifier? Mark for Review

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To uniquely determine a table and columns within that table.

To identify a specific row within a table, using one or more columns and/or foreign keys.

Create an entity that is unlike any other entity aside from itself.

To identify one unique instance of an entity, by using one or more attributes and/or relationships. (*)


2. Some of the following could be attributes of an ENTITY called PERSON. Select the incorrect attributes for PERSON. (Choose Two) Mark for Review

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Freddy Wilson (*)


Priya Hansenna (*)


3. Which of the following statements about attributes are true? (Choose Two) Mark for Review

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They describe, qualify, quantify, classify, or specify an entity. (*)

They are often adjectives.

They have a data type such as a number or character string. (*)

They must be single valued unless they belong to more than one entity.


4. Unique Identifiers.... Mark for Review

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distinguish one entity from another

distinguish one instance of an entity from all other instances of that entity (*)

distinguish all entities in a database

distinguishes nothing


5. In the following statements, find two examples of ENTITY: Instance. (Choose Two) Mark for Review

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BOOK: Biography of Mahatma Gandhi (*)

TRAIN: runs


6. An entity may have which of the following? Mark for Review

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instances (*)


none of the above


7. Entities are usually verbs. True or False? Mark for Review

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False (*)


8. A/an _________ is a piece of information that in some way describes an entity. It is a property of the entity and it quantifies, qualifies, classifies or specifies the entity. Mark for Review

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Attribute (*)


9. All of the following would be instances of the entity PERSON except which? Mark for Review

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David Jones

Male (*)

Angelina Rosalie

Grace Abinajam


10. Which of the following entities most likely contains invalid attributes? Mark for Review

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Entity: Home. Attributes: Number of Bedrooms, Owner, Address, Date Built

Entity: Pet. Attributes: Name, Birthdate, Owner

Entity: Car. Attributes: Owner Occupation, Owner Salary, Speed (*)

Entity: Mother. Attributes: Name, Birthdate, Occupation, Salary


11. In a physical data model, an attribute is represented as a/an Mark for Review

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Column (*)



Foreign Key


12. The word "Volatile" means.... Mark for Review

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Changing constantly; unstable (*)

Static; unlikely to change

Large quantity

Limited quantity


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