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Multiple choice questions

Try the multiple choice questions below to test your knowledge of this chapter.

There are two main types of MCQ: those where there is only one correct answer and those where there is more than one possible answer. For example:

Example of multiple choice questions

Q1 is an example of an MCQ where there is only one correct answer in the given list. Radio buttons are used to allow you to select the answer that you think is correct. Only one button can be switched on. Clicking on another button in the list if you change your mind switches the previously selected button off.

Q2 is an example of an MCQ where more than one of the options given is correct. Check boxes are used to allow you to select those answers that you think are correct. More than one (or all) the boxes can be checked. Clicking on a previously checked box if you change your mind will uncheck that box.

Another type of MCQ is a picture question. In this instance you will be shown a picture and be asked a question that relates to it. In some cases the associated question will be a straightforward single or multiple answer question like the ones above.

Once you have finished the questions, click on the 'Submit Answers for Grading' button to get your results.

This activity contains 14 questions.

Question 1.
Which three of the following questions may be best answered using a GIS?

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Question 2.
Which of the following are key application disciplines for GIS?

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Question 3.
A GIS is 'a set of tools for collecting, storing, retrieving at will, transforming, and displaying spatial data from the real world for a particular set of purposes' is a well used definition of a GIS provided by:

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Question 4.
Which of the following list is the key area of GIS functionality missed out by the above definition?

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Question 5.
Which of the following is not a key concept that is part of our definition of GIS?

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Question 6.
Which of the following are essential components of a GIS?

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Question 7.
Which of the following is not an example of spatial data?

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Question 8.
Aronoff (1989) classifies GIS analysis procedures into which of the following?

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Question 9.
Spatial referencing is the process of which of the following?

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Question 10.
Geographical Information Science (GISc) can be defined as:

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Question 11.
Performing the same analysis in two different GIS software packages will always give the same results.

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Question 12.
Human factors influence the success of GIS as a decision support tool.

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Question 13.
Reality can be represented in GIS as a series of layers or as objects.

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Question 14.
Attribute data are one type of spatial data.

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