Stockton PMP Mock Exam

200 Questions | Total Attempts: 96

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This full length practice exam is a simulation of what you will see when you take the real PMP exam. This exam contains 200 questions and you must complete the exam in a 4-hour time limit. This practice exam uses the same process group percentages as the actual PMP exam. NOTE: Unlike the real PMP Exam, this simulation exam does not allow you to go back to the previous questions until you complete all the questions. Please do NOT use the browser "Back" button or the "Backspace" key to go back to the previous questions. At the end of the exam, you will be given an opportunity to review and change the answers of any questions before submitting the exam. When you are ready t


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Being assigned as a project manager, you noticed during project execution that conflicts arise in the team on both technical and interpersonal levels. What is an appropriate way of handling conflicts?
    • A. 

      Conflicts distract the team and disrupt the work rhythm. You should always smooth them when they surface.

    • B. 

      A conflict should be handled in a meeting so that the entire team can participate in finding a solution.

    • C. 

      Conflicts should be addressed early and usually in private, using a direct, collaborative approach.

    • D. 

      You should use your coercive power to quickly resolve conflicts and then focus on goal achievement.

  • 2. 
    What is the purpose of a project charter?  
    • A. 

      To formally authorize a project or a phase and document initial requirements which satisfy the stakeholder’s needs and expectations.

    • B. 

      To document how the project will be planned, executed, monitored/controlled, and closed.

    • C. 

      To link the project, which is going to be planned, executed, and monitored/controlled to the ongoing work of the organization.

    • D. 

      To describe the process of performing the work defined in the project management plan in order to achieve the project’s objectives.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following states that changes related to one requirement—scope, time, or cost—will at least influence one other element?  
    • A. 

      Three-point estimation

    • B. 

      Triple constraint

    • C. 

      Three wise men

    • D. 

      Three needs theory

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Analyze the impact of the change

    • B. 

      Inform stakeholders of the change approval

    • C. 

      Update the project plan to reflect the change

    • D. 

      Manage the project based on the approved change

  • 5. 
    You are having lunch with a coworker, a fellow PMP, who is from a different country.  He tells you that in his country women are not allowed to hold leadership roles, so he only promotes men.  You tell him that sexual discrimination is wrong, but he refuses to listen and continues to only promote men. What should you do?  
    • A. 

      Report him to the PMI

    • B. 

      Do nothing, you are not responsible for the integrity of others

    • C. 

      Report him to management, because he is violating company policy

    • D. 

      Meet with him to try to talk some sense into him

  • 6. 
    Which of the following does not contain any information about the project requirements or the characteristics of the product?  
    • A. 

      Requirements documentation

    • B. 

      Project charter

    • C. 

      Requirements management plan

    • D. 

      Project statement of work

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a result of performing stakeholder analysis?  
    • A. 

      Understanding who might impact or might be impacted by the project

    • B. 

      Determining a strategy for how to best manage various stakeholders

    • C. 

      Understanding who will be responsible for completing the work

    • D. 

      Understanding stakeholder attitudes

  • 8. 
    A key stakeholder comes to you with what you believe to be a major change to the project.  You only have 1-week of buffer in your plan and your project absolutely cannot be late. What should you do?  
    • A. 

      Inform the stakeholder that due to the tight schedule you cannot make the change

    • B. 

      Issue a change request immediately and let the change control board decide

    • C. 

      Begin working on the change, because this is a key stakeholder and you should keep her happy

    • D. 

      Analyze the impact of the change

  • 9. 
    As time passes in a project, which of the following does NOT happen?  
    • A. 

      Cost of change increases

    • B. 

      Risk increases

    • C. 

      Stakeholder influence decreases

    • D. 

      Cumulative project spend increases

  • 10. 
    You are the project manager for a highway construction project.  Your sponsor has asked for an updated project forecast.  The project has spent $100,000 of the total budget of $400,000 and has a CPI of .85. How much more money will you spend on your project?  
    • A. 

      $470,588

    • B. 

      $370,588

    • C. 

      $240,000

    • D. 

      $340,000

  • 11. 
    Which of the following best describes the purpose of the WBS?  
    • A. 

      It organizes the project team and shows reporting structures

    • B. 

      It assigns work to individual team members

    • C. 

      It makes the project easier to estimate and manage

    • D. 

      It describes in detail the project's deliverables

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      A product that doesn't have any documented defects

    • B. 

      A product that last for 25 years

    • C. 

      A product that passes all quality tests

    • D. 

      A product that satisfies the quality requirements

  • 13. 
    Which of the following would NOT be included in the communication management plan?  
    • A. 

      Reporting structures within the organization

    • B. 

      Escalation path for resolving issues

    • C. 

      Stakeholder communication requirements

    • D. 

      Reasons for information distribution

  • 14. 
    Which of the following best describes the purpose of Integrated Change Control on a project?  
    • A. 

      To prevent changes from occurring

    • B. 

      To help the project manager make tough decisions

    • C. 

      To provide a framework to approve, reject, and manage changes

    • D. 

      To eliminate scope creep

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Select the lowest bid, regardless of the potential quality issues

    • B. 

      Select the highest bid (your cousin's bid), because you'll personally gain from it

    • C. 

      Select the second lowest bid, because it's the best quality and only costs 1% more

    • D. 

      Ask the second highest bidder to revise their bid to match the lowest price

  • 16. 
    You are Performing Quality Control on a project. Which of the following would you NOT use in this process?  
    • A. 

      Quality audits

    • B. 

      Inspection

    • C. 

      Cause and effect diagram

    • D. 

      Pareto chart

  • 17. 
    You are working in a country where it is customary to pay for a police escort to a dangerous area of town. You have an important meeting in that part of town that cannot be delayed or your project will be severely impacted. A colleague tells you it's perfectly acceptable to pay for the service, but you are worried that it might be considered a bribe. What is the appropriate response?  
    • A. 

      Pay the police for the escort, because it could be dangerous not to

    • B. 

      Refuse the police escort service, because it is a bribe

    • C. 

      Postpone your meeting, so that you can ask management for advice

    • D. 

      Cancel the meeting

  • 18. 
    Two of your team members are arguing over a technical issue on your project. You suggest that they put their differences aside and offer to take them both to lunch. Which conflict resolution technique did you use?  
    • A. 

      Withdrawel

    • B. 

      Compromise

    • C. 

      Confronting

    • D. 

      Smoothing

  • 19. 
    You are working as a project manager for an advertising project. Your inputs include deliverables, work performance information, checklists, and approved change requests. What PMBOK process are you working on?  
    • A. 

      Perform Quality Control

    • B. 

      Perform Integrated Change Control

    • C. 

      Perform Quality Assurance

    • D. 

      Close Project or Phase

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Repair the product to include the missing component at no charge to the customer, because the customer is always right.

    • B. 

      Perform the work and bill the customer for the added cost.

    • C. 

      Meet with the customer to document the missing component, and then issue a change request to complete the required work.

    • D. 

      Inform the customer that since the product passed all quality tests and passed scope verification, it is complete.

  • 21. 
    You are managing a project and a team member comes across a major risk. Based on the team member's assessment the risk has a fairly high probability and impact of occurring. What should you do first?  
    • A. 

      Call a team meeting to discuss the risk

    • B. 

      Transfer the risk by hiring an external vendor to do the work

    • C. 

      Reprimand the team member for even bringing up the risk

    • D. 

      Document the risk in the risk register

  • 22. 
    You are working on a project for a non-profit organization and are putting together the schedule. You recall that you worked on a similar project last year and decide to use the same activity list as a starting point and just make slight changes. What scheduling tool and technique are you using?  
    • A. 

      Analogous estimating

    • B. 

      Decomposition

    • C. 

      Templates

    • D. 

      Rolling wave planning

  • 23. 
    Which of the following best describes the primary purpose of the project charter?  
    • A. 

      It defines the project scope

    • B. 

      It authorizes work to begin on the project

    • C. 

      It completely describes the work to be done on the project

    • D. 

      It describes the business case and reason for doing the project

  • 24. 
    You are the project manager for an accounting project. You have requested 2 senior-level auditors to assist you on your project, but the accounting director assigns 2 very junior team members that lack the necessary skills to complete the work. How should you respond?  
    • A. 

      Go to the accounting director's manager and ask for the senior resources you need

    • B. 

      Do the best you can with the junior team members

    • C. 

      Ask your manager to talk with the accounting director

    • D. 

      Call a meeting with the accounting director, so that you can explain more clearly the need for senior resources on your project

  • 25. 
    Which of the following statements about contingency reserves is false?  
    • A. 

      A contingency reserve is a separately planned quantity used to allow for unplanned but potentially required changes that can result from realized risks identified in the risk register

    • B. 

      Contingency reserves may be set aside for known unknowns

    • C. 

      Contingency reserves may be set aside for unknown unknowns

    • D. 

      Contingency reserves are normally included in the project's cost and schedule baselines