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1. Which of the following are steps in query processing?
a) Parsing and translation
b) Optimization
c) Evaluation
d) All of the mentioned

Answer: d [Reason:] Parsing and translation, optimization, evaluation are all the basic steps to process a query.

2. A relational algebra operation annotated with instructions on how to evaluate it is called _______
a) Evaluation algebra
b) Evaluation plan
c) Evaluation primitive
d) Evaluation engine

Answer: c [Reason:] A relational algebra operation annotated with instructions on how to evaluate it is called Evaluation primitive. The evaluation primitive is the basis for evaluation of queries.

3. A sequence of primitive operations that can be used to evaluate a query are called as __________
a) Query evaluation algebra
b) Query evaluation plan
c) Query evaluation primitive
d) Query evaluation engine

Answer: b [Reason:] A sequence of primitive operations that can be used to evaluate a query are called as Query evaluation plan. This is used by the query evaluation engine to process the queries.

4. The lowest level operator to access data in query processing is _______
a) File scan
b) File manipulation
c) File handling
d) File organization

Answer: a [Reason:] The lowest level operator to access data in query processing is file scan. File scans are algorithms that locate and retrieve records that fulfill a selection criterion.

5. Search algorithms that use an index are referred to as _________
a) Index scans
b) Search scans
c) Primary scans
d) Equality scans

Answer: a [Reason:] Search algorithms that use an index are called as index scans. We use the selection predicate to guide us through the choice of index to use in processing the query.

6. Sorting of relations that do not fit in memory is called as _______
a) Internal sorting
b) External sorting
c) Overflow sorting

Answer: b [Reason:] Sorting of relations that do not fit in memory is called as external sorting.

7. A selection of the form satisfying the intersection of all records satisfying individual simple conditions is
a) Conjunctive selection
b) Disjunctive selection
c) Negation
d) None of the mentioned

Answer: a [Reason:] A selection of the form satisfying the intersection of all records satisfying individual simple conditions is a conjunctive selection. This is a form of complex selection predicate.

8. A selection of the form satisfying the union of all records satisfying individual simple conditions is
a) Conjunctive selection
b) Disjunctive selection
c) Negation
d) None of the mentioned

Answer: b [Reason:] A selection of the form satisfying the intersection of all records satisfying individual simple conditions is a disjunctive selection. This is a form of complex selection predicate.

9. A selection of the form giving all the records not satisfying simple individual conditions is ______
a) Conjunctive selection
b) Disjunctive selection
c) Negation
d) None of the mentioned