PMP Lite Mock Exam 1

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Construction Quizzes & Trivia

This is a cumulative PMP Mock Exam which can be used as a benchmark for your PMP aptitude. This practice test includes questions from all PMBOK knowledge areas,including the five basic project management process groups.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are the project manager of a construction project to build an Industrial Technology Park in a foreign country.You find that you need to transport large machinery and equipment to the construction site and this may potentially cause some disturbance to traffic in the vicinity.You therefore plan to schedule this for a time which is considered off peak-hour traffic.Your liaison in the country informs you that you need to pay a fee to the local administration to do this.How would you handle this?
    • A. 

      A. You would pay this only if was part of the initial project estimate else you would need to check with your customer on whether this fee can be billed to the customer.

    • B. 

      B. You would pay the amount in question and adjust the same in another activity during billing since this cannot be justified.

    • C. 

      C. Payment of any fee for such a reason would be perceived as a bribe.Hence you would not pay the fee.

    • D. 

      D. You would first check with your legal team on whether such a fee is a requirement and complies with the local regulations

  • 2. 
    You are a consulting project manager and have been contracted by an investment bank to run a large information technology project that is expected to last 1 months. While developing the project charter, you discover that several regulatory requirements have not been addressed in the business case.  Failure to meet these requirements could result in legal action against the company. However, implementing the technology to comply with these regulations exceeds the budget and scope of the project, and could result in the cancellation of the project. What should you do?
    • A. 

      A. Wait until the project is 25% complete, when you have a better idea of what resources and funding could be allocated to addressing these requirements.

    • B. 

      B. Track this as a risk.

    • C. 

      C. Write up a scope change for the work.

    • D. 

      D. Immediately disclose the discovery o the project sponsor and stakeholders.

  • 3. 
    A fundamentally functional organization creates a special project team to handle a critical project. This team has many of the characteristics of a project team in a project organization and has a project manager dedicated to the project.  Such an organization would be called:
    • A. 

      A. A projectized organization.

    • B. 

      B. A functional organization.

    • C. 

      C. A strong Matrix Organization.

    • D. 

      D. A composite organization

  • 4. 
    As you are creating the Activity list, which technique is recommended for subdividing the project into smaller components called activities?
    • A. 

      A. Decomposition

    • B. 

      B. Rolling Wave Planning

    • C. 

      C. Define Activities

    • D. 

      D. Deconstruction

  • 5. 
    It has come to your attention that a consultant hired to provide an expert opinion on certain elements of a construction project charter development also has business ties to one of the firms that is bidding on the project. However, both the consultant and the bidding firm have signed non-disclosure agreements with your organization. What should you do?
    • A. 

      A. Remind the consultant and the bidding firm that the NDA prevents them from discussing this project with each other.

    • B. 

      B. Fire the consultant.

    • C. 

      C. Immediately notify project sponsor and stakeholders of this possible conflict of interest.

    • D. 

      D. Document this but do nothing until the bid comes in, then throw out the bid from the company with ties with the consultant.

  • 6. 
    The create the WBS process identiies the deliverables at the ........................... level in the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
    • A. 

      A. Lowest

    • B. 

      B. Any

    • C. 

      C. Tenth

    • D. 

      D. Highest

  • 7. 
    What is the primary risk with including reserves or contingency allowances in your cost estimate?
    • A. 

      A. cancelling your project

    • B. 

      B. Understanding the cost estimate

    • C. 

      C. Overstating the cost estimate

    • D. 

      D. Tracking the funds

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements most accurately describes a project scenario?
    • A. 

      A. Changes in project scope during the initial phases of the project are very expensive.

    • B. 

      B. The influence of the stakeholders is the same all through the project.

    • C. 

      C. Staffing peaks up during the execution phase of a project.

    • D. 

      D. The next phase of a project should never start until the deliverables for the previous phase have been completely reviewed and approved.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not an organizational process asset used in the Develop Human Resource Plan process?
    • A. 

      A. Template for organizational charts

    • B. 

      B. Template for position descriptions

    • C. 

      C. Standardized role descriptions

    • D. 

      D. Standardized stakeholders list

  • 10. 
    During a meeting with your manager, she asks to see project schedules,budgets, and other documentation from projects that you have managed for other companies.What is the best response?
    • A. 

      A. Share only the project schedule, as that is the likely document to reveal sensitive information.

    • B. 

      B. Redact sensitive information in any project documentation you think is appropriate for the job you are interviewing for, and email it to your manager in encrypted form.

    • C. 

      C. Respectfully inform your manager that information is confidential to other companies, and that you can not share the documentation

    • D. 

      D. Share any document that does not reveal sensitive information.

  • 11. 
    Perform integrated Change Control includes several configuration management activities. Which of these is not part of Perform Integrated Change Control?
    • A. 

      A. Configuration preparation

    • B. 

      B. Configuration Verification

    • C. 

      C. Configuration Status Accounting

    • D. 

      D. Configuration Identification

  • 12. 
    After brainstorming potential project risks, What is the recommended method for prioritizing these risks and their mitigation plans?
    • A. 

      A. RACI Chart

    • B. 

      B. Control Chart

    • C. 

      C. Fishbone Diagram

    • D. 

      D. Probability and impact matrix

  • 13. 
    If you are influencing factors that create  changes to the cost of the project, which process are you using?
    • A. 

      A. Negotiate Costs

    • B. 

      B. Estimate Costs

    • C. 

      C. Control Costs

    • D. 

      D. Determine Budgets

  • 14. 
    If you are requesting a vendor quote for a defined scope, what is the recommended contract type?
    • A. 

      A. Fixed price

    • B. 

      B. Commission

    • C. 

      C. Cost reimbursable

    • D. 

      D. Time and materials

  • 15. 
    The project schedule baseline was developed using incorrect data, which results in a longer timetable than is actually required to complete the project. How should you handle this?
    • A. 

      A. Create a schedule change request to keep the schedule as is.

    • B. 

      B. Leave the baseline as is, but do not inform the project team.

    • C. 

      C. Notify the project team and leave the baseline as is

    • D. 

      D. Rebaseline the project schedule and notify the project team of the change

  • 16. 
    In what sequence would the following project scope management processes be used?
    • A. 

      A. Create WBS,Collect Requirements,Define Scope,Verify Scope, and Control Scope.

    • B. 

      B. Define Scope,Collect Requirements,Create WBS,Verify Scope, and Control Scope

    • C. 

      C. Collect Requirements,Define Scope,Create WBS,Verify Scope,and Control Scope.

    • D. 

      D.Collect Requirements, Define Scope, Verify Scope, Create WBS,and Control Scope.

  • 17. 
    The most detailed level of the WBS is called the ......................................................... .
    • A. 

      A. WBS element

    • B. 

      B. Work package.

    • C. 

      C. Project scope

    • D. 

      D. Deliverable

  • 18. 
    Risk categories often include technical,external. organizational, and ............................ risks.
    • A. 

      A. environmental

    • B. 

      B. Safety

    • C. 

      C. Consumer

    • D. 

      D. project management

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is a tool or technique used in the monitor and control project work process?
    • A. 

      A. Expert judgement

    • B. 

      B. Rejected change Requests

    • C. 

      C. Earned value technique

    • D. 

      D. Project management information system

  • 20. 
    A large network hardware upgrade project was scheduled to take place over a weekend. During the course of the implementation, several previously unidentified dependencies for additional materials were discovered.The project manager gave approval for the tech staff doing implementation procure with corporate credit cards several hundred dollars worth of additional equipment required to complete the implementation. However these additional expenses caused the project to exceed its budget. How should the project manager handle this?
    • A. 

      A. Ask the IT Director to cover those expenses from his budget.

    • B. 

      B. Advise the staff to submit expense reports for the purchases, because the cost is relatively small,it can be categorized as miscellaneous purchases that are not associated with the project.

    • C. 

      C. Notify the stakeholders immediately of the additional expenses incurred and follow project and or company procedures for budget variances.

    • D. 

      D. Do nothing that's what reserves are for.

  • 21. 
    During the Plan Procurements phase, the make-or-........................ analysis must be completed. This technique prompts the project team to determine the source of their item.
    • A. 

      A. Lease

    • B. 

      B. Buy

    • C. 

      C. Find

    • D. 

      D. Ignore

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      A. Start to Start

    • B. 

      B. Finish to Finish

    • C. 

      C. Finish to Start

    • D. 

      D. Start to Finish

  • 23. 
    A RACI chart is an example of a .........................................................
    • A. 

      A. Network

    • B. 

      B. Flowchart

    • C. 

      C. Responsibility assignment matrix

    • D. 

      D. Heirachical-type organization

  • 24. 
    If the project's budget at completion (BAC) IS $100,000 and the actual amount spent (AC) is $95,000, what is the cost variance of the project?
    • A. 

      A. The cost variance is 195000

    • B. 

      B. The cost variance is 5000

    • C. 

      C. The cost variance is 0.95

    • D. 

      D. The cost variance is 10000

  • 25. 
    Your company has temporarily assigned you to serve as a project manager at a company outside your home country. While meeting with a vendor your first day on the job, you are presented with a gift. The corporate policy at the headquarters in your home country prohibits employees from accepting these types of gifts. However, as you are new to this location, you believe - but are not sure - that the local policy, as well as local custom may differ. How should  you respond?
    • A. 

      A. Provide a gift of similar value to the vendor at your next meeting.

    • B. 

      B. Accept the gift but do not tell anyone

    • C. 

      C. Respectfully tell the vendor you are not sure of corporate policy, and will need to ask your management before you can accept gifts of any size.

    • D. 

      C. Accept the gift this time , but ask your manager about the local policy afterwards.