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Multiple-Choice Questions 1)Internet technology is providing the infrastructure for electronic business because:   a

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Multiple-Choice Questions

1)Internet technology is providing the infrastructure for electronic business because:

 

a.         it is less complex than traditional infrastructures.

b.         its technology and technology standards can be used to make information flow seamlessly throughout the organization.

c.         it is easier to understand.

d.         the emergence of the digital firm has created so many new markets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.                     The driving force behind the explosion of electronic business and the emergence of the digital firm is:

 

a.         the low-cost connectivity and universal standards provided by Internet technology.

b.         new business models.

c.         the emergence of a worldwide global economy, which cannot be affected by politics.

d.         TCP/IP.

 

 

 

 

 

3.                     An abstraction of what an enterprise is and how the enterprise delivers a product or service, showing how the enterprise creates wealth best describes:

 

a.         business model.

b.         critical success factor.

c.         strategic plan.

d.         information systems plan.

 

           

 

4.                     An  __________________ exists when one party in a transaction has more information that is important for the transaction than the other party.

 

a.         information bias

b.         information asymmetry

c.         information richness

d.         information source

 

 

 

 

5.                     The time and money spent locating a suitable product and determining the best price for that product best describes:

 

a.         location costs.

b.         search costs.

c.         research and development costs.

d.         alternative costs.

 

 

6.                     A measurement of the depth and detail of information that a business can supply to the customer as well as information the business collects about the customer best defines:

 

a.         reach.

b.         intensity.

c.         micromarketing.

d.         richness.

 

 

 

7.                     A measurement of how many people a business can connect with and how many products it can offer those people best defines:

 

a.         reach.

b.         intensity.

c.         micromarketing.

d.         richness.

 

           

 

 

8.                     Online bidding is also known as:

 

a.         multiple selling.

b.         dynamic pricing.

c.         specialized pricing.

d.         Web customization.

 

 

 

9.                     Online communities:

 

a.         provide a place where people of like interests can exchange ideas regardless of their location.

b.         are providing the foundations for new businesses.

c.         allow members to post their own Web pages.

d.         All of the above

 

 

 

 

10.                   Which of the following Internet business models does Amazon.com use?

 

a.         Information broker

b.         Transaction broker

c.         Online service provider

d.         Virtual storefront

 

           

 

 

11.                   Which of the following businesses utilizes the content provider Internet business model?

 

a.         Amazon.com

b.         eBay.com

c.         CNN.com

d.         Motocross.com

 

           

 

 

12.                   Which of the following is an ad that opens automatically and does not disappear until the user clicks on it?

 

a.         Banner ad

b.         Controlled ad

c.         Controlled display

d.         Pop-up ad

 

           

 

 

13.                   The content provider Internet business model:

 

a.         generates revenue from advertising or from directing buyers to sellers.

b.         saves users money and time by processing online sales dealings.

c.         provides a digital environment where buyers and sellers can establish prices for products.

d.         creates revenue by providing digital content over the Web.

 

 

 

 

14.                   The transaction broker Internet business model:

 

a.         generates revenue from advertising or from directing buyers to sellers.

b.         saves users money and time by processing online sales dealings.

c.         provides a digital environment where buyers and sellers can establish prices for products.

d.         sells physical products directly to consumers or individual businesses.

 

 

 

15.                   The online marketplace Internet business model:

 

a.         saves users money and time by processing online sales dealings.

b.         provides a digital environment where buyers and sellers can establish prices for products.

c.         creates revenue by providing digital content over the Web.

d.         sells physical products directly to consumers or individual businesses.

 

 

 

 

16.                   Pure-play business models are businesses that:

 

a.         are an example of business-to-business electronic commerce.

b.         do not sell a physical product.

c.         are extensions of traditional bricks-and-mortar businesses.

d.         did not have an earlier existing bricks-and-mortar business before they went to the Internet.

 

 

 

 

17.                   eBay is an example of:

 

a.         a click-and-mortar business.

b.         consumer-to-consumer electronic commerce.

c.         business-to-consumer electronic commerce.

d.         an online exchange

 

 

 

 

18.                   Businesses  retailing products and services directly via the Internet to individual consumers best describes:

 

a.         business-to-business electronic commerce.

b.         consumer-to-consumer electronic commerce.

c.         mobile commerce.

d.         business-to-consumer electronic commerce.

 

 

 

 

19.                   Consumers selling goods and services electronically to other consumers best describes:

 

a.         disintermediation.

b.         consumer-to-consumer electronic commerce.

c.         mobile commerce.

d.         business-to-consumer electronic commerce.

 

 

 

20.                   The shifting of the intermediary role in a value chain to a new source is called:

 

a.         disintermediation.

b.         reentrance.

c.         reintermediation.

d.         intermediary relocation.

 

           

 

 

21.                   A personalization technique used by many Web sites is the gathering of demographic information provided by the customer to provide:

 

a.         location tracking.

b.         an individually customized Web presentation page.

c.         individualized computing requirements at each visit.

d.         m-commerce capabilities.

 

 

 

22.                   Thanks to the Web,    ____________________ have become powerful business tools for testing and improving products and services.

 

a.         customers

b.         sales personnel

c.         pop-up advertisements

d.         collaborative competitors

 

 

 

 

23.                   Companies are realizing substantial cost savings from:

 

a.         online storefronts.

b.         Web-based customer self-service applications.

c.         up-to-date competitive analyses.

d.         customer communities.

 

 

 

 

24.                   Sourcing goods and materials, negotiating with suppliers, paying for goods, and making delivery arrangements best describes:

 

a.         procurement.

b.         acquisition.

c.         supply chain management.

d.         electronic commerce.

 

 

 

 

25.                   When a large firm uses an extranet to link to its suppliers and other key business partners, a(n) ____________________ is created.

 

a.         private industrial network

b.         intranet

c.         Web marketplace

d.         channels center

 

           

 

 

26.                   ______________________ are more transaction oriented (and less relationship oriented) than private exchanges.

 

a.         Private industrial networks

b.         E-hubs

c.         Intranets

d.         Extranets

 

 

 

 

27.                   Net marketplaces are:

 

a.         owned by one central provider, which facilitates transfer of information.

b.         more transaction oriented and less relationship oriented than private industrial networks.

c.         useful for determining fixed prices for goods.

d.         more relationship oriented and less transaction oriented than private industrial networks.

 

 

 

28.                   A third-party Net marketplace that is primarily transaction oriented and that connects many buyers and suppliers for spot purchasing best describes:

 

a.         exchange.

b.         online distributor.

c.         syndicator.

d.         content provider.

 

 

 

 

29.                   A system that enables users to make micropayments and purchases on the Web by accumulating a debit balance on their credit card or telephone bill best describes:

 

a.         smart card.

b.         accumulated balance digital payment system.

c.         accumulated deferral system.

d.         digital cash.

 

 

 

30.                   A credit card-size plastic card that stores digital information and that can be used for electronic payments in place of cash best describes:

 

a.         digital cash.

b.         stored value payment system.

c.         microcard.

d.         smart card.

 

           

 

 

31.                   Provides a single point of access to disparate systems used in an intranet::

 

a.         portal

b.         collaboration tool

c.         online repository

d.         event-driven interface

 

 

 

 

32.                   Members of the organization use intranets to create:

 

a.         a collaborative environment.

b.         new services for customers.

c.         a supply chain.

d.         an organization requiring fewer middle managers.

 

           

 

 

33.                   Intranets can be valuable for finance and accounting because they:

 

a.         are more secure than traditional methods of record keeping.

b.         provide an integrated view of financial and accounting information online.

c.         are more flexible.

d.         are more accessible to middle management.

 

 

 

34.                   An example of the use of intranets in human resources is:

 

a.         the use of intranet collaboration tools for contact management, discussion forums, document management, and calendars.

b.         the ability to monitor un-invoiced income or outstanding debt each day.

c.         the provision of data on quality measurements, such as defects and rejects, as well as maintenance and training schedules.

d.         allowing employees to manage their own health and pension benefits accounts.

 

           

 

 

35.                   Manufacturing and production find intranets to be:

 

a.         more complicated to implement than in other functional areas.

b.         less useful than in other functional areas.

c.         helpful in updating prices.

d.         All of the above

 

           

 

 

36.                   Which of the following is most likely to deal with massive amounts of rapidly-changing data:

 

a.         sales and marketing intranet

b.         manufacturing and production intranet

c.         human resources intranet

d.         finance and accounting intranet

 

 

 

37.                   Businesses can waste thousands and even millions of dollars building and maintaining a Web site that fails to deliver the desired results if they are unclear about their online strategy and its relationship to:

 

a.         the speed with which business is conducted on the Internet.

b.         their overall business strategy.

c.         their security requirements.

d.         their ability to obtain supplies for their products.

 

 

 

 

 

38.                   Companies pursuing electronic commerce must be especially vigilant about:

 

a.         maintaining updated transaction files.

b.         establishing a well-designed Web site.

c.         maintaining a shopping cart and online credit transactions.

d.         establishing trust, security, and consumer privacy.

 

           

 

 

39.                   Internet technology alone:

 

a.         allows better management for any company.

b.         makes older business strategies obsolete.

c.         can be a substitute for an effective business strategy.

d.         is not a substitute for an effective business strategy.

 

 

 

 

40.                   Internet-based systems are more vulnerable to penetration by outsiders than private networks because:

 

a.         so many people see each message.

b.         most Internet companies do not have adequate firewalls.

c.         the Internet was designed as an open environment.

d.         a computer in the home environment is insecure.

 

 

 

 

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