Sample essay questions for Chapter 3: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. List and describe each of the components in the data hierarchy. Define and explain the significance of entities, attributes, and key fields. Describe some of the problems of the traditional file environment. Define a database and database management system. Name and briefly describe the three components of a database management environment. 6. List some benefits of a DBMS. 7. Describe the types of databases. 8. What is a hierarchal database structure? Explain. 9. What is a network database structure? Explain. 10. What is a relational database structure? Explain. 11. What is an object-oriented database structure? Explain. 12. What is a data warehouse? How can it benefit organizations? 13. What is a data mart? 14. What are the differences between data mart and data warehouse? 15. What is an entity-relationship diagram?