01 - Introduction to Databases

 1. What is a Database?

  A database is an internet based search engine. It can only perform a search

  A database is a computerised system that makes it easy to search, select and store information

  A database is the same thing as a website. It stores web pages

  A database is an internet service provider

 2. A school or university might use a database to:

  All of the options listed here are valid answers

  store information about students e.g. name, gender.

  store student's marks and grades

  store as well as track student's progress and attendance

 3. There are two types of databases. The __________ database has just a single table.





 4. A database for a small book store would be made up of a single ____________ with columns and rows.



  primary key


 5. Each item (or row) you put into your database (such as a row about a book) would be called a:





 6. The _________ of the table are called fields. A book store might have fields for ISBN, title, author etc.





 7. A database is a collection of data or information which is held together in an organised or logical way.
This is an alternative definition of a database



 8. Tables can store many records - from a few to millions for a large company database.



 9. An example of a piece of software that allows you to create a database is:

  Microsoft Publisher

  Adobe Animator

  Microsoft Access

  Microsoft Power Point

 10. A database like Microsoft Access allows for the creation of tables, queries and reports.