ISTQB Test Management Quiz

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One of the best ways that you can test out manage tests is by use of the test management tool. This tool is one of the topics we cover in the ISTQB course. Just how attentive were you in class and are you ready for the finals? Take up this ISTQB quiz on test management and get to refresh your memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is independent testing important?
    • A. 

      Independent testing is usually cheaper than testing your own work.

    • B. 

      Independent testing is more effective at finding defects.

    • C. 

      Independent testers should determine the processes and methodologies used.

    • D. 

      Independent testers are dispassionate about whether the project succeeds or fails.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is among the typical tasks of a test leader?
    • A. 

      Develop system requirements, design specifications and usage models.

    • B. 

      Handle all test automation duties.

    • C. 

      Keep tests and test coverage hidden from programmers.

    • D. 

      Gather and report test progress metrics.

  • 3. 
    According to the ISTQB Glossary, what do we mean when we call someone a test manager?
    • A. 

      A test manager manages a collection of test leaders.

    • B. 

      A test manager is the leader of a test team or teams.

    • C. 

      A test manager gets paid more than a test leader.

    • D. 

      A test manager reports to a test leader.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The test plan describes one or more levels of testing, the test design specification identifies the associated high-level test cases and a test procedure specification describes the actions for executing a test.

    • B. 

      The test plan is for managers, the test design specification is for programmers and the test procedure specification is for testers who are automating tests.

    • C. 

      The test plan is the least thorough, the test procedure specification is the most thorough and the test design specification is midway between the two.

    • D. 

      The test plan is finished in the first third of the project, the test design specification is finished in the middle third of the project and the test procedure specification is finished in the last third of the project.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Geographical separation of tester and programmers.

    • B. 

      The departure of the test manager during the project.

    • C. 

      The quality of the information used to develop the tests.

    • D. 

      Unexpected long-term illness by a member of the project team.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Test tasks

    • B. 

      Environmental needs

    • C. 

      Exit criteria

    • D. 

      Test team training

  • 7. 
    Consider the following exit criteria which might be found in a test plan: I. No known customer-critical defects. II. All interfaces between components tested. III. 100% code coverage of all units. IV. All specified requirements satisfied. V. System functionality matches legacy system for all business rules. Which of the following statements is true about whether these exit criteria belong in an acceptance test plan?
    • A. 

      All statements belong in an acceptance test plan.

    • B. 

      Only statement I belongs in an acceptance test plan.

    • C. 

      Only statements I, II, and V belong in an acceptance test plan.

    • D. 

      Only statements I, IV, and V belong in an acceptance test plan.

  • 8. 
    According to the ISTQB Glossary, what is a test level?
    • A. 

      A group of test activities that are organized together.

    • B. 

      One or more test design specification documents.

    • C. 

      A test type.

    • D. 

      An ISTQB certification.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Percentage of test cases written.

    • B. 

      Number of test environments remaining to be configured.

    • C. 

      Number of defects found and fixed.

    • D. 

      Percentage of requirements for which a test has been written.

  • 10. 
    During test execution, the test manager describes the following situation to the project team: '90% of the test cases have been run. 20% of the test cases have identified defects. 127 defects have been found. 112 defects have been fixed and have passed confirmation testing. Of the remaining 15 defects, project management has decided that they do not need to be fixed prior to release.' Which of the following is the most reasonable interpretation of this test status report?
    • A. 

      The remaining 15 defects should be confirmation tested prior to release.

    • B. 

      The remaining 10% of test cases should be run prior to release.

    • C. 

      The system is now ready for release with no further testing or development effort.

    • D. 

      The programmers should focus their attention on fixing the remaining known defects prior to release.

  • 11. 
    In a test summary report, the project's test leader makes the following statement, The payment processing subsystem fails to accept payments from American Express cardholders, which is considered a must-work feature for this release.' This statement is likely to be found in which of the following sections?
    • A. 

      Evaluation

    • B. 

      Summary of activities

    • C. 

      Variances

    • D. 

      Incident description

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Traceability

    • B. 

      Confirmation testing

    • C. 

      Configuration control

    • D. 

      Test documentation management

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      The arrival of a more-reliable competing product on the market.

    • B. 

      Delivery of an incomplete test release to the first cycle of system test.

    • C. 

      An excessively high number of defect fixes fail during re-testing.

    • D. 

      Failure to accept allowed credit cards.

  • 14. 
    A product risk analysis meeting is held during the project planning period. Which of the following determines the level of risk?
    • A. 

      Difficulty of fixing related problems in code

    • B. 

      The harm that might result to the user

    • C. 

      The price for which the software is sold

    • D. 

      The technical staff in the meeting

  • 15. 
    You are writing a test plan using the IEEE 829 template and are currently completing the Risks and Contingencies section. Which of the following is most likely to be listed as a project risk?
    • A. 

      Unexpected illness of a key team member

    • B. 

      Excessively slow transaction-processing time

    • C. 

      Data corruption under network congestion

    • D. 

      Failure to handle a key use case

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Determine the extent of testing required for the product risks and the mitigation and contingency actions required for the project risks.

    • B. 

      Obtain the resources needed to completely cover each product risk with tests and transfer responsibility for the project risks to the project manager.

    • C. 

      Execute sufficient tests for the product risks, based on the likelihood and impact of each product risk and execute mitigation actions for all project risks.

    • D. 

      No further risk management action is required at the test planning stage.

  • 17. 
    According to the ISTQB Glossary, a product risk is related to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Control of the test project

    • B. 

      The test object

    • C. 

      A single test item

    • D. 

      A potential negative outcome

  • 18. 
    In an incident report, the tester makes the following statement, 'At this point, I expect to receive an error message explaining the rejection of this invalid input and asking me to enter a valid input. Instead the system accepts the input, displays an hourglass for between one and five seconds and finally terminates abnormally, giving the message, "Unexpected data type: 15. Click to continue." ' This statement is likely to be found in which of the following sections of an IEEE 829 standard incident report?
    • A. 

      Summary

    • B. 

      Impact

    • C. 

      Item pass/fail criteria

    • D. 

      Incident description

  • 19. 
    According to the ISTQB Glossary, what do we call a document that describes any event that occurred during testing which requires further investigation?
    • A. 

      A bug report

    • B. 

      A defect report

    • C. 

      An incident report

    • D. 

      A test summary report

  • 20. 
    A product risk analysis is performed during the planning stage of the test process. During the execution stage of the test process, the test manager directs the testers to classify each defect report by the known product risk it relates to (or to 'other'). Once a week, the test manager runs a report that shows the percentage of defects related to each known product risk and to unknown risks. What is one possible use of such a report?
    • A. 

      To identify new risks to system quality.

    • B. 

      To locate defect clusters in product subsystems.

    • C. 

      To check risk coverage by tests.

    • D. 

      To measure exploratory testing.