A Challenging ISTQB Exam Quiz For Software Testers

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A Challenging ISTQB Exam Quiz For Software Testers

If you want to be a certified software tester, then you need to ensure that you pass the ISTQB exam. Do you think that you are prepared for it or do you need a way to ensure that you are? Below is considerably the toughest trivia quiz you will come across for the ISTQB. Give it a shot, and if you can tackle if you are truly ready.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Q. 1: Given the following state transition table Which of the test cases below will cover the following series of state transitions? S1 SO S1 S2 SO Exhibit:    
    • A. 

      D, A, B, C.

    • B. 

      A, B, C, D.

    • C. 

      D, A, B.

    • D. 

      A, B, C.

  • 2. 
    From a Testing perspective, what are the MAIN purposes of Configuration Management?: i) Identifying the version of software under test. ii) Controlling the version of testware items. iii) Developing new testware items. iv) Tracking changes to testware items. v) Analysing the need for new testware items.
    • A. 

      Ii, iv and v.

    • B. 

      Ii, iii and iv.i,

    • C. 

      I, ii and iv.

    • D. 

      I, iii and v.

  • 3. 
    Q. 3: Which of the following is a MAJOR task of test planning?
    • A. 

      Scheduling test analysis and design tasks.

    • B. 

      Initiating corrective actions.

    • C. 

      Monitoring progress and test coverage.

    • D. 

      Measuring and analyzing results.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following BEST describes the difference between an inspection and a walkthrough?
    • A. 

      Both inspections and walkthroughs are led by the author.

    • B. 

      An inspection is led by a moderator and a walkthrough is led by the author.

    • C. 

      Both inspections and walkthroughs are led by a trained moderator.

    • D. 

      A walkthrough is led by the author. The author is not present during inspections.

  • 5. 
    Where may functional testing be performed?
    • A. 

      At system and acceptance testing levels only.

    • B. 

      At all test levels.

    • C. 

      At all levels above integration testing.

    • D. 

      At the acceptance testing level only.

  • 6. 
    What is the MAIN objective when reviewing a software deliverable?
    • A. 

      To identify potential application failures by use of a test specification.

    • B. 

      To identify defects in any software work product.

    • C. 

      To identify spelling mistakes in a requirements specification.

    • D. 

      To identify standards inconsistencies in the code.

  • 7. 
    Who would USUALLY perform debugging activities?
    • A. 

      Developers

    • B. 

      Analysts

    • C. 

      Testers

    • D. 

      Incident Managers

  • 8. 
    Which of the following would you NOT usually find on a software incident report?
    • A. 

      The name and/or organisational position of the person raising the problem.

    • B. 

      Version of the Software Under Test.

    • C. 

      Suggestions as to how to fix the problem.

    • D. 

      Actual and expected results.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following defines the expected results of a test?
    • A. 

      Test case specification.

    • B. 

      Test design specification.

    • C. 

      Test procedure specification.

    • D. 

      Test results.

  • 10. 
    Some tools are geared more for developer use. For the 5 tools listed, which statement BEST details those for developers ?i) Performance testing tools.ii) Coverage measurement tools.iii) Test comparators.iv) Dynamic analysis tools.v) Incident management tools.
    • A. 

      I, iii. and iv. are more for developers.

    • B. 

      Ii. and iv. are more for developers.

    • C. 

      Ii, iii. and iv. are more for developers.

    • D. 

      Ii. and iii. are more for developers.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      Impact analysis assesses the effect on the system of a defect found in regression testing.

    • B. 

      Impact analysis assesses the effect of a new person joining the regression test team.

    • C. 

      Impact analysis assesses whether or not a defect found in regression testing has been fixed correctly.

    • D. 

      Impact analysis assesses the effect of a change to the system to determine how much regression testing to do.

  • 12. 
    As part of which test process do you determine the exit criteria?
    • A. 

      Test planning.

    • B. 

      Evaluating exit criteria and reporting.

    • C. 

      Test closure.

    • D. 

      Test control.

  • 13. 
    Given the following state transition diagram Which of the following series of state transitions contains an INVALID transition which may indicate a fault in the system design?
    • A. 

      Login Browse Basket Checkout Basket Checkout Pay Logout.

    • B. 

      Login Browse Basket Checkout Pay Logout.

    • C. 

      Login Browse Basket Checkout Basket Logout.

    • D. 

      Login Browse Basket Browse Basket Checkout Pay Logout.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a MAJOR task of test implementation and execution?
    • A. 

      Measuring and analyzing results.

    • B. 

      Reporting discrepancies as incidents.

    • C. 

      Identifying test conditions or test requirements.

    • D. 

      Assessing if more tests are needed.

  • 15. 
    What is beta testing?
    • A. 

      Testing performed by potential customers at the developers location.

    • B. 

      Testing performed by potential customers at their own locations.

    • C. 

      Testing performed by product developers at the customer's location.

    • D. 

      Testing performed by product developers at their own locations.

  • 16. 
    Given the following fragment of code, how many tests are required for 100% decision coverage? if width > length then biggest_dimension = width if height > width then biggest_dimension = height end_if else biggest_dimension = length if height > length then biggest_dimension = height end_if end_if
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

  • 17. 
    You have designed test cases to provide 100% statement and 100% decision coverage for the following fragment of code. if width > length then biggest_dimension = width else biggest_dimension = length end_if The following has been added to the bottom of the code fragment above. print "Biggest dimension is " & biggest_dimension print "Width: " & width print "Length: " & length How many more test cases are required?
    • A. 

      One more test case will be required for 100 % decision coverage.

    • B. 

      Two more test cases will be required for 100 % statement coverage, one of which will be used to provide 100% decision coverage.

    • C. 

      None, existing test cases can be used.

    • D. 

      One more test case will be required for 100" statement coverage.

  • 18. 
    A thermometer measures temperature in whole degrees only. If the temperature falls below 18 degrees, the heating is switched off. It is switched on again when the temperature reaches 21 degrees. What are the best values in degrees to cover all equivalence partitions?
    • A. 

      15, 19 and 25.

    • B. 

      17, 18 and19.

    • C. 

      18, 20 and22.

    • D. 

      16, 26 and 32.

  • 19. 
    Which activity in the fundamental test process creates test suites for efficienttest execution?
    • A. 

      Implementation and execution.

    • B. 

      Planning and control.

    • C. 

      Analysis and design.

    • D. 

      Test closure.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is TRUE?
    • A. 

      Confirmation testing is testing fixes to a set of defects and Regression testing is testing to establish whether any defects have been introduced as a result of changes.

    • B. 

      Confirmation testing is testing to establish whether any defects have been introduced as a result of changes and Regression testing is testing fixes to a set of defects.

    • C. 

      Confirmation testing and Regression testing are both testing to establish whether any defects have been introduced as a result of changes.

    • D. 

      Confirmation testing and Regression testing are both testing fixes to a set of defects.

  • 21. 
    Given the following decision table: Which of the following test cases and expected results is VALID?
    • A. 

      23 year old in insurance class A Premium is 0 and excess is,500.

    • B. 

      51 year old in insurance class C Premium is 0 and excess is 00.

    • C. 

      31 year old in insurance class B Premium is 0 and excess is ,500.

    • D. 

      43 year old in insurance class C Premium is 0 and excess is ,000.

  • 22. 
    When should configuration management procedures be implemented?
    • A. 

      During test planning.

    • B. 

      During test analysis.

    • C. 

      During test execution.

    • D. 

      When evaluating exit criteria

  • 23. 
    Which of the following are characteristic of regression testing ? i) Regression testing is run ONLY once ii) Regression testing is used after fixes have been made iii) Regression testing is often automated iv) Regression tests need not be maintained
    • A. 

      Ii, iv

    • B. 

      Ii, iii

    • C. 

      I, iii, iv

    • D. 

      Iii

  • 24. 
    A wholesaler sells printer cartridges. The minimum order quantity is 5. There is a 20% discount for orders of 100 or more printer cartridges. You have been asked to prepare test cases using various values for the number of printer cartridges ordered. Which of the following groups contain three test inputs that would be generated using Boundary Value Analysis?
    • A. 

      5, 6, 20

    • B. 

      4, 5, 80

    • C. 

      4, 5, 99

    • D. 

      1, 20, 100

  • 25. 
    Which of the following activities should be performed during the selection and implementation of a testing tool? i) Investigate the organization's test process. ii) Conduct a proof of concept. iii) Implement the selected tool on a project behind schedule to save time. iv) Identify coaching and mentoring requirements for the use of the selected tool.
    • A. 

      I, ii, iii.

    • B. 

      Ii, iii, iv.

    • C. 

      I, iii, iv.

    • D. 

      I, ii, iv.

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