REVIEW Questions MULTIPLE CHOICE Select the best response for the following statements. 1. The rows in a table are called __________. A. records B. fields C. columns D. primary 2. A(n) ___________ is a single piece of information in a database. A. field B. record C. entry D. table 3. In Datasheet view, clicking the Home key moves the insertion point to __________. A. the last field in the current record B. the first field in the current record C. the previous field D. the next record 4. You can modify a table ___________. A. field B. query C. database D. view 5. A table can be sorted in __________ order. A. ascending B. descending C. right-to-left D. both A and B 6. The __________ uniquely identifies each record in a table. A. field name B. memo field C. primary key D. file TRUE/FALSE Circle T if the statement is true or F if the statement is false. T F 1. You can add records to a table at any time. T F 2. After a table is created, the structure cannot be modified. T F 3. Data in a table may be sorted in ascending or descending order. T F 4. It is unnecessary to plan your database structure. T F 5. The only way to create a form is to use the Form Wizard. FILL IN THE BLANK Complete the following statements by writing the correct word or words in the blanks provided. 1. Tables are the primary objects in a database. 2. Text is a data type that can contain any characters and entries can be up to 255 characters in length. 3. A(n) query is a question you ask about the data stored in a database. 4. Access provides three options to add fields to a database. 5. The Currency data type contains only monetary data. PROJECTS CROSS-CURRICULAR—MATHEMATICS Use the Internet and other resources to locate statistical information on five NBA teams. Create a database named NBA and a table named Stats. The table will consist of statistical information from the previous season for at least five teams. Determine the fields in the table. These might include Team Name, Games Played, or Games Won, for example. Enter the data in the table. Next, gather information for two additional teams and add them to the table using a form. Prepare a report using the data in the table. Create a query that shows the teams that won fewer than five games during the season. Print your table and report if instructed to do so. Solutions will vary regarding teams selected. The solution should contain a table, a form, and a report. CROSS-CURRICULAR—SCIENCE Create a database named Nutrition. Include a minimum of five fields in the table. Name the table Good Nutrition. Add a minimum of 10 records to the table that relate to good nutrition. Use the Internet and other resources to gather your data. Create a query and a report using the data in the table. Print a copy of the report if instructed to do so. Database should contain at least five fields and ten records. A query and report should be created. Solutions will vary. CROSS-CURRICULAR—SOCIAL STUDIES Create a database named Brown’s Cab Company. Create a table based on the Customer Service table template in the Business category (display the Tables group on the Create tab, select Table Templates, and then select Customer Service from the Business sample tables). Include a minimum of seven of the Sample Fields in the table. Name the table Customer Service. Add a minimum of 10 records to the table. Sort the table on two fields. Create a query, specifying criteria that apply to the sample fields you chose. Create a report using all the data in the table. Print a copy of the query results and a copy of the report if instructed to do so. Database should contain a minimum of seven fields and a minimum of ten records. A report should be created. Solutions will vary. CROSS-CURRICULAR—LANGUAGE ARTS Create a database named Writers. Create a table named Shakespeare with the following fields: Title, Type, Date, and Subject. Include records for at least 15 of Shakespeare’s works. Use the Internet and other resources to gather your data. Print a query that shows one type of his work. Print the table sorted by Date. Solutions will vary. WEB PROJECT You are investigating various schools, colleges, and universities. You have decided what you want to study and now need to find the best school for that field of study. However, you need to consider other features, such as tuition, distance from home, required SAT score, student population, and so on. Create a database with a table to record college features. The table should have at least five fields. Research at least six schools. Create a report and three printouts showing different sorts, such as all colleges with tuition under a certain amount or schools in a certain state. Assignment should include a table with at least five field and six records. A report should display three different outputs. Solutions will vary. TEAMWORK PROJECT You are the chairman of a nonprofit service organization. You and your co-chair are busy signing up other groups in your community to participate in the Go Green project. You have decided to use a database to organize and manage the information for this project. Create a database named Go Green. Create a table named Save Green. Consider the following and any additional fields you think will be useful: Organization, Contact, Telephone, Climate Change, and Go Green products. Create a form to enter at least eight records. Create a report sorted by Organization. Prepare and print a report grouped by task if instructed to do so. Database should contain at least one table with a minimum of five fields and eight records. Solutions will vary. CRITICAL Thinking Decide how using database software could assist you in school, work, or other activities. Examples would be to organize your CD collection or create a family directory. Prepare a database to address a selected need. Use the various capabilities of the software to perform a query, prepare a report, and print at least two sorted lists if instructed to do so. Solutions will vary. EXPLORING Google Google Product Search is a price comparison service. Located at www.google.com/products, the interface provides an HTML form similar to that created with Access. After clicking the Advanced Product Search link, you can type a topic into the form text box, and then select results with all of the words, with the exact phrase, with at least one of the words, or without the words. Results requested can be as few as 10 or as many as 100. You can elect to sort by relevance, by price, by product rating, and by seller rating. Access the Google Product Search page and complete a search for a computer-related or technology product such as iPods, cell phones, digital cameras, PDAs, DVD players, and so on. Create a report outlining your results and list which product you would purchase and why. Then write a short paragraph comparing your search to how a database program relates to this activity. Solutions will vary.