ISTQB Fundation Chapter 3

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ISTQB Fundation Chapter 3 - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true: 
    • A. 

      A) inspection is the most formal review process

    • B. 

      B) inspections should be led by a trained leader

    • C. 

      C) managers can perform inspections on management documents

    • D. 

      D) inspection is appropriate even when there are no written documents

    • E. 

      E) inspection compares documents with predecessor (source) documents

  • 2. 
    The difference between re-testing and regression testing is 
    • A. 

      A) re-testing is running a test again; regression testing looks for unexpected side effects

    • B. 

      B) re-testing looks for unexpected side effects; regression testing is repeating those tests

    • C. 

      C) re-testing is done after faults are fixed; regression testing is done earlier

    • D. 

      D) re-testing uses different environments, regression testing uses the same environment

    • E. 

      E) re-testing is done by developers, regression testing is done by independent testers

  • 3. 
    Which expression best matches the following characteristics or review processes:
    1. led by autor
    2. undocumented 
    3. no management participation
    4. led by a trained moderator or leader
    5. uses entry exit criteria
    s) inspectiont) peer reviewu) informal reviewv) walkthrough
    • A. 

      A) s = 4, t = 3, u = 2 and 5, v = 1

    • B. 

      B) s = 4 and 5, t = 3, u = 2, v = 1

    • C. 

      C) s = 1 and 5, t = 3, u = 2, v = 4

    • D. 

      D) s = 5, t = 4, u = 3, v = 1 and 2

    • E. 

      E) s = 4 and 5, t = 1, u = 2, v = 3

  • 4. 
    Could reviews or inspections be considered part of testing:
    • A. 

      A) No, because they apply to development documentation

    • B. 

      B) No, because they are normally applied before testing

    • C. 

      C) No, because they do not apply to the test documentation

    • D. 

      D) Yes, because both help detect faults and improve quality

    • E. 

      E) Yes, because testing includes all non-constructive activities

  • 5. 
    What is the main difference between a walkthrough and an inspection? 
    • A. 

      A) An inspection is lead by the author, whilst a walkthrough is lead by a trained moderator.

    • B. 

      B) An inspection has a trained leader, whilst a walkthrough has no leader.

    • C. 

      C) Authors are not present during inspections, whilst they are during walkthroughs.

    • D. 

      D) A walkthrough is lead by the author, whilst an inspection is lead by a trained moderator.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements about reviews is true?
    • A. 

      A) Reviews cannot be performed on user requirements specifications.

    • B. 

      B) Reviews are the least effective way of testing code.

    • C. 

      C) Reviews are unlikely to find faults in test plans.

    • D. 

      D) Reviews should be performed on specifications, code, and test plans.

  • 7. 
    Regression testing should be performed: V) every weekW) after the software has changedX) as often as possibleY) when the environment has changedZ) when the project manager says
    • A. 

      A) v & w are true, x, y & z are false

    • B. 

      B) w, x & y are true, v & z are false

    • C. 

      C) w & y are true, v, x & z are false

    • D. 

      D) w is true, v, x, y & z are false

  • 8. 
    What type of review requires formal entry and exit criteria, including metrics: 
    • A. 

      A) walkthrough

    • B. 

      B) inspection

    • C. 

      C) management review

    • D. 

      D) post project review

  • 9. 
    What is NOT included in typical costs for an inspection process? 
    • A. 

      A) setting up forms and databases

    • B. 

      B) analysing metrics and improving processes

    • C. 

      C) writing the documents to be inspected

    • D. 

      D) time spent on the document outside the meeting

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT a reasonable test objective: 
    • A. 

      A) to find faults in the software

    • B. 

      B) to prove that the software has no faults

    • C. 

      C) to give confidence in the software

    • D. 

      D) to find performance problems

  • 11. 
    As a tester, what is your main objective in reviewing a requirement document?
    • A. 

      A) To ascertain that each requirement is traceable to a business need

    • B. 

      B) To ascertain that each requirement is both testable and uniquely identifiable

    • C. 

      C) To ascertain that each requirement is traceable to a business need, testable, and uniquely identifiable

    • D. 

      D) To ascertain that each requirement is uniquely identifiable

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is a purpose of the review planning phase?
    • A. 

      A Log defects.

    • B. 

      B. Explain the documents to the participants.

    • C. 

      C. Gather metrics.

    • D. 

      D. Allocate the individual roles.

  • 13. 
    Typical defects that are easier to find in reviews than in dynamic testing are:
    • A. 

      A. Deviations from standards,

    • B. 

      B. Requirement defects,

    • C. 

      C. Design defects,

    • D. 

      D. Insufficient maintainability and incorrect interface specifications.

    • E. 

      E. All of the above.

  • 14. 
    Reviews, static analysis and dynamic testing have the same objective
    • A. 

      A. Identifying defects.

    • B. 

      B. Fixing defects.

    • C. 

      C. A. and B

    • D. 

      D. None of the above

  • 15. 
    Bug life cycle
    • A. 

      A. Open, Assigned, Fixed, Closed

    • B. 

      B. Open, Fixed, Assigned, Closed

    • C. 

      C. Assigned, Open, Closed, Fixed

    • D. 

      D. Assigned, Open, Fixed, Closed

  • 16. 
    Who is responsible for document all the issues, problems and open point thatwere identified during the review meeting
    • A. 

      A. Moderator

    • B. 

      B. Scribe

    • C. 

      C. Reviewers

    • D. 

      D. Author

  • 17. 
    A project that is in the implementation phase is six weeks behind schedule.The delivery date for the product is four months away. The project is not allowed to slipthe delivery date or compromise on the quality standards established for his product. Whichof the following actions would bring this project back on Schedule?
    • A. 

      A. Eliminate some of the requirements that have not yet been implemented.

    • B. 

      B. Add more engineers to the project to make up for lost work.

    • C. 

      C. Ask the current developers to work overtime until the lost work is recovered.

    • D. 

      D. Hire more software quality assurance personnel.

  • 18. 
    What is the main purpose of Informal review
    • A. 

      A. Inexpensive way to get some benefit

    • B. 

      B. Find defects

    • C. 

      C. Learning, gaining understanding, effect finding

    • D. 

      D. Discuss, make decisions, solve technical problems

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is true about Formal Review or Inspection:-i. Led by Trained Moderator (not the author).ii. No Pre Meeting Preparationsiii. Formal Follow up process.iv. Main Objective is to find defects
    • A. 

      A. ii is true and i,iii,iv are false

    • B. 

      B. i,iii,iv are true and ii is false

    • C. 

      C. i,iii,iv are false and ii is true

    • D. 

      D. iii is true and I,ii,iv are false

  • 20. 
    The Phases of formal review process is mentioned below arrange them in the correct order.i. Planningii. Review Meetingiii. Reworkiv. Individual Preparationsv. Kick Offvi. Follow Up
    • A. 

      A. i,ii,iii,iv,v,vi

    • B. 

      B. vi,i,ii,iii,iv,v

    • C. 

      C. i,v,iv,ii,iii,vi

    • D. 

      D. i,ii,iii,v,iv,vi

  • 21. 
    The Planning phase of a formal review includes the following :-
    • A. 

      A. Explaining the objectives

    • B. 

      B. Selecting the personnel, allocating roles.

    • C. 

      C. Follow up

    • D. 

      D. Individual Meeting preparations

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