ISTQB Foundation Level Practice Test - 1

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not decided in the test-planning phase..? 
    • A. 

      Schedules and deliverables

    • B. 

      Hardware and software

    • C. 

      Entry and exit criteria

    • D. 

      Types of test cases


  • 2. 
    What is the concept of introducing a small change to the program and having theeffects of that change show up in some test..? 
    • A. 

      Introducing mutations

    • B. 

      Performance testing

    • C. 

      A mutation error

    • D. 

      Debugging a program


  • 3. 
    Which is the best definition of complete testing..?
    • A. 

      You have discovered every bug in the program

    • B. 

      You have tested every statement, branch, and combination of branches in the program

    • C. 

      You have reached the scheduled ship date

    • D. 

      You have completed every test in the test plan


  • 4. 
    Security falls under..?
    • A. 

      Compliance testing

    • B. 

      Disaster testing

    • C. 

      Verifying compliance to rules

    • D. 

      Functional testing

    • E. 

      Ease of operations


  • 5. 
    What if the project isn't big enough to justify extensive testing..?
    • A. 

      Use automation tool for testing

    • B. 

      Use risk based analysis to find out which areas need to be tested

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 6. 
    Complete statement and branch coverage means..?
    • A. 

      That you have tested every statement in the program

    • B. 

      That you have tested every statement and every branch in the program

    • C. 

      That you have tested every IF statement in the program

    • D. 

      That you have tested every combination of values of IF statements in the program


  • 7. 
    In the MASPAR case study..?
    • A. 

      Security failures were the result of untested parts of code

    • B. 

      The development team achieved complete statement and branch coverage but missed a serious bug in the MASPAR operating system

    • C. 

      An error in the code was so obscure that you had to test the function with almost every input value to find its two special-case failures

    • D. 

      All the above


  • 8. 
    Which is not in sequence in 11 Step Software Testing process..?
    • A. 

      Assess development plan and status

    • B. 

      Develop the test plan

    • C. 

      Test software design

    • D. 

      Test software requirement


  • 9. 
    Important consequences of the impossibility of complete testing are ..?
    • A. 

      We can never be certain that the program is bug free

    • B. 

      We have no definite stopping point for testing, which makes it easier for some managers to argue for very little testing

    • C. 

      We have no easy answer for what testing tasks should always be required, because every task takes time that could be spent on other high importance tasks

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 10. 
    Tools like change Man, Clear case are used as..?
    • A. 

      Functional automation tools

    • B. 

      Performance testing tools

    • C. 

      Configuration management tools

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 11. 
    What do you mean by “Having to say NO”..?
    • A. 

      No, the problem is not with testers

    • B. 

      No, the software is not ready for production

    • C. 

      Both a & b

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 12. 
    The selection of test cases for regression testing..?
    • A. 

      Requires knowledge on the bug fixes and how it affect the system

    • B. 

      Includes the area of frequent defects

    • C. 

      Includes the area which has undergone many/recent code changes

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 13. 
    What are the key features to be concentrated upon when doing a testing forworld wide web sites ..?
    • A. 

      Interaction between html pages

    • B. 

      Performance on the client side

    • C. 

      Security aspects

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 14. 
    What if the project isn't big enough to justify extensive testing..? 
    • A. 

      Use risk based analysis to find out which areas need to be tested

    • B. 

      Use automation tool for testing

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 15. 
    Who is responsible for conducting test readiness review..?
    • A. 

      Project Manager

    • B. 

      Test Engineer

    • C. 

      Test Manager

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 16. 
    Faults found by users are due to..?
    • A. 

      Poor quality software

    • B. 

      Poor software and poor testing

    • C. 

      Bad luck

    • D. 

      Insufficient time for testing


  • 17. 
    Which of the following is the odd one out..?
    • A. 

      White box

    • B. 

      Glass box

    • C. 

      Structural

    • D. 

      Functional


  • 18. 
    When what is visible to end-users is a deviation from the specific or expected behavior, this is called..?
    • A. 

      An error

    • B. 

      A fault

    • C. 

      A failure

    • D. 

      A defect

    • E. 

      A mistake


  • 19. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of configuration management..?
    • A. 

      Status accounting of configuration items

    • B. 

      Auditing conformance to ISO9001

    • C. 

      Identification of test versions

    • D. 

      Record of changes to documentation over time

    • E. 

      Controlled library access


  • 20. 
    A tool that supports traceability, recording of incidents or scheduling of tests is called..?
    • A. 

      A dynamic analysis tool

    • B. 

      A test execution tool

    • C. 

      A debugging tool

    • D. 

      A test management tool

    • E. 

      A configuration management tool


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