CDC Volume 1 Test - For Those Who Want To Go Into The Air Force

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CDC Volume 1 Test - For Those Who Want To Go Into The Air Force

This first volume of CDC provides you with the basic information required for upgrade to the 5 skill level in the contracting career field. The information in this course is general in nature and is not intended to serve as a detailed guideline for accomplishing the various duties and tasks you perform as an Air Force contracting journeyman.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which statement identifies the various forms of acts Congress uses to control government contracting?
    • A. 

      Permissive acts, Administrative acts, and legal acts

    • B. 

      Enabling acts, procedural acts, and permissive acts

    • C. 

      Permissive acts, Administrative acts, and appropriations acts

    • D. 

      Enabling acts and procedural acts, authorization acts, and appropriations acts

  • 2. 
    What agency's objective is to provide aid and counseling to small businesses?
    • A. 

      Small Business Administration (SBA)

    • B. 

      General Services Administration (GSA)

    • C. 

      United States Department of Labor (DOL)

    • D. 

      Committee for Purchase from People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled 

  • 3. 
    In the principle-agent relationship, which party is the contractor?
    • A. 

      Agent

    • B. 

      Principal

    • C. 

      Third party

    • D. 

      Agent and third party

  • 4. 
    Express actual authority is created by
    • A. 

      Explicit language, written or oral, from the principal to the agent

    • B. 

      Information that flows from the third-party to the agent

    • C. 

      Information that flows from the agent to the third-party

    • D. 

      The principle's tolerance of the agent's conduct

  • 5. 
    A characteristic of implied authority is that it is
    • A. 

      Spelled out in oral or written authority when referring to minor details

    • B. 

      Necessary or incidental to carrying out the express authority 

    • C. 

      Created by explicit language either in writing or orally

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 6. 
    Estoppel means to prevent
    • A. 

      The government from acting as an agent for the contractor 

    • B. 

      Contractors from filing a claim based on apparent authority

    • C. 

      A party from taking action which the party is legally entitled to take

    • D. 

      A party from asserting a fact or claim inconsistent with a position that party previously took 

  • 7. 
    The elements of equitable estoppel include all of the following expect the 
    • A. 

      Government knew or should have known the true facts

    • B. 

      Contractor did not know and should not have known the true facts 

    • C. 

      Government intended that the contractor rely on the acts of the government

    • D. 

      Contractor did not reasonably and innocently rely on the acts of the government

  • 8. 
    Which statement about the offeree is correct?
    • A. 

      The offeror may not direct the offer to a class of person or to a public intending that any member of the class of public have the power to accept.

    • B. 

      The intended offeree means in all cases there is one, and only one, specific offeree in whom the power of acceptance is vested

    • C. 

      The offeror may not direct the offer to more than one person

    • D. 

      Only the intended offeree can accept the offer

  • 9. 
    When no time is stated, an offer continues
    • A. 

      Until the expiration of a reasonable time

    • B. 

      Until acceptance takes place

    • C. 

      Indefinitely 

    • D. 

      For 30 days 

  • 10. 
    An offeror's withdrawal of an offer before acceptance is called a 
    • A. 

      Revocation 

    • B. 

      Termination

    • C. 

      Cancellation

    • D. 

      Breach of contract

  • 11. 
    Which of these is an example of rejecting an offer?
    • A. 

      Allowing the acceptance period to expire

    • B. 

      Having no intention of being bound 

    • C. 

      Proposing a counter offer

    • D. 

      Delaying performance 

  • 12. 
    If the offeror expresses time, place, and means of communication
    • A. 

      Only that time, place, or means constitutes acceptance 

    • B. 

      Only the offeree may change the time, place, or means of communication

    • C. 

      A different time, manner, and other condition for acceptance may be chosen

    • D. 

      The offeree may communicate orally, even if the offeror communicated in writing

  • 13. 
    What are the two types of mistakes that the law recognizes as excusing performance?
    • A. 

      Single and mutual

    • B. 

      Single and bilateral

    • C. 

      Unilateral with knowledge and bilateral 

    • D. 

      Unilateral without knowledge and bilateral 

  • 14. 
    What is the name given to the exchange of promises?
    • A. 

      Detriment

    • B. 

      Sufficiency

    • C. 

      Acceptance 

    • D. 

      Consideration

  • 15. 
    What is meant by adequate consideration?
    • A. 

      Actual worth or a promise or an act is more than the offer has the right to commit

    • B. 

      Consideration has enough value to induce the other party to perform

    • C. 

      Whether the bargain involves the concepts of benefit and detriment

    • D. 

      Consideration in the exchange is a fair bargain

  • 16. 
    For a contract to be enforceable, its terms must be clear enough to permit
    • A. 

      The government to interpret the duties and obligations to be performed by either party

    • B. 

      Each contractor to interpret the duties and obligations to be performed by either party

    • C. 

      The courts to interpret the duties and obligations to be performed by either party

    • D. 

      Each party to interpret its own duties and obligations to be performed

  • 17. 
    What is meant by the term "competent" in regards to a contracting party?
    • A. 

      Having an unsound mind

    • B. 

      Ensuring business is not conducted with minors

    • C. 

      Having the ability to recognize defective corporations

    • D. 

      Having the mental capacity to understand the intent to be bound

  • 18. 
    As a general rule, a contract that violates a statute is 
    • A. 

      Lawful if not challenged with 120 days

    • B. 

      Unlawful, void, and will not be enforced

    • C. 

      Lawful only to the party that made the offer

    • D. 

      Unlawful, but may be enforced under some situations

  • 19. 
    What occurs when someone other than the contracting officer (CO) tries to make an agreement without the authority?
    • A. 

      Unauthorized commitment

    • B. 

      Unpriced purchase order

    • C. 

      Contract dispute

    • D. 

      Ratification 

  • 20. 
    Which situation would preclude a ratification?
    • A. 

      Availability of funds that were available at the time the unauthorized commitment was made

    • B. 

      Contracting officer (CO) determining the price to be fair and reasonable

    • C. 

      Government not obtaining a benefit from the performance

    • D. 

      CO recommending payment and legal counsel concurs 

  • 21. 
    Business clearance for noncompetitive contract actions is the approval to
    • A. 

      Issue the solicitation 

    • B. 

      Begin negotiations 

    • C. 

      Ratify the contract

    • D. 

      Issue a contract

  • 22. 
    For competitive acquisitions conducted without discussion, approval by the clearance approval authority is needed for the source selection authority (SSA) to
    • A. 

      Issue the solicitation

    • B. 

      Make the decision to award 

    • C. 

      Hold pre-construction meeting 

    • D. 

      Request final proposal revisions

  • 23. 
    A government action may be protested by
    • A. 

      An interested party

    • B. 

      The next low bidder

    • C. 

      All responsible bidders 

    • D. 

      The next low small business bidder

  • 24. 
    Protests are made to
    • A. 

      The Comptroller General or the Government Accountability Office (GAO)

    • B. 

      Either the appropriate agency or the Comptroller General 

    • C. 

      The appropriate agency or US Court of Appeals 

    • D. 

      Either the appropriate agency or the GAO

  • 25. 
    Which FAR Prat prescribes actions required upon receipt of protests? 
    • A. 

      Part 12

    • B. 

      Part 17

    • C. 

      Part 33

    • D. 

      Part 36

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