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Questions Chapter I

1) When what is visible to end-users is a deviation from the specific or expected

behavior, this is called:
a) an error
b) a fault
c) a failure
d) a defect
2) Regression testing should be performed:
v) every week
w) after the software has changed
x) as often as possible
y) when the environment has changed
z) when the project manager says
a) v & w are true, x z are false
b) w, x & y are true, v & z are false
c) w & y are true, v, x & z are false
d) w is true, v, x y and z are false
3) Testing should be stopped when:
a) all the planned tests have been run
b) time has run out
c) all faults have been fixed correctly
d) it depends on the risks for the system being tested
4) Consider the following statements about early test design:
i. early test design can prevent fault multiplication
ii. faults found during early test design are more expensive to fix
iii. early test design can find faults
iv. early test design can cause changes to the requirements
v. early test design takes more effort
a) i, iii & iv are true. Ii & v are false
b) iii is true, I, ii, iv & v are false
c) iii & iv are true. i, ii & v are false
d) i, iii, iv & v are true, ii us false
5) The main focus of acceptance testing is:
a) finding faults in the system
b) ensuring that the system is acceptable to all users
c) testing the system with other systems
d) testing for a business perspective
6) The difference between re-testing and regression testing is
a) re-testing is running a test again; regression testing looks for
unexpected side effects
b) re-testing looks for unexpected side effects; regression testing is repeating

those tests
c) re-testing is done after faults are fixed; regression testing is done earlier
d) re-testing is done by developers, regression testing is done by independent
7) Expected results are:
a) only important in system testing
b) only used in component testing
c) never specified in advance
d) most useful when specified in advance
8) The cost of fixing a fault:
a) Is not important
b) Increases as we move the product towards live use
c) Decreases as we move the product towards live use
d) Is more expensive if found in requirements than functional design
9) Fault Masking is
a. Error condition hiding another error condition
b. creating a test case which does not reveal a fault
c. masking a fault by developer
d. masking a fault by a tester
10) One Key reason why developers have difficulty testing their own work is:
a. Lack of technical documentation
b. Lack of test tools on the market for developers
c. Lack of training
d. Lack of Objectivity
11) Enough testing has been performed when:
a) Time runs out.
b) The required level of confidence has been achieved.
c) No more faults are found.
d) The users wont find any serious faults.
12) Which of the following is false?
a) In a system two different failures may have different severities.
b) A system is necessarily more reliable after debugging for the
removal of a fault.
c) A fault need not affect the reliability of a system.
d) Undetected errors may lead to faults and eventually to incorrect behavior.
13) Which of the following characterises the cost of faults?
a) They are cheapest to find in the early development phases and the
less expensive to fix.
b) They are easiest to find during system testing but the most expensive to fix

c) Faults are cheapest to find in the early development phases but the most
expensive to fix then.
d) Although faults are most expensive to find during early development phases,
they are cheapest to fix then.
14) According to the ISTQB Glossary a risk relates to which of the following?
a) Negative feedback to the tester.
b) Negative consequences that will occur.
c) Negative consequences that could occur.
d) Negative consequences for the test object.
15) Ensuring that a test design start during the requirements definition phase is
important to enable which of the following test objectives?
a) Preventing defects in the system.
b) Finding defects through dynamic testing.
c) Gaining confidence in the system.
d) Finishing the project on time.
16) A failure is:
a) Found in the software; the result of an error.
b) Departure from specified behavior.
c) An incorrect step, process or data definition in a computer program.
d) A human action that produces an incorrect result.
17) Faults found by users are due to:
a. Poor quality software
b. Poor software and poor testing
c. bad luck
d. insufficient time for testing
18) Which of the following statements are true?
a. Faults in program specifications are the most expensive to fix.
b. Faults in code are the most expensive to fix.
c. Faults in requirements are the most expensive to fix
d. Faults in designs are the most expensive to fix.
19) COTS is known as:
a. Commercial off the shelf software
b. Compliance of the software
c. Change control of the software
d. Capable off the shelf software
20) Which is not the testing objective?
a. Finding defects
b. Gaining confidence about the level of quality and providing information
c. Preventing defects.
d. Debugging defects

21) Exhaustive Testing is

a) Impractical but possible
b) practically possible
c) Impractical and impossible
d) Always possible
22) Which of the following is most important to promote and maintain good
relationships between developers and testers?
a) Understanding what Managers value about testing.
b) Explaining test results in a neutral fashion.
c) Identifying potential customer work-around for bugs.
d) Promoting better quality software whenever possible.
23) According to ISTQB Glossary, the word Error is synonymous with which of
the following?
a) Failure
b) Defect
c) Mistake
d) Bug
24) In prioritizing what to test, the most important objective is to:
a) Find as many faults as possible.
b) Test high risk areas.
c) Obtain good test coverage.
d) Test whatever is easiest to test.
25) Incidents would not be raised against:
a) Requirements
b) Documentation
c) Test cases
d) Improvements suggested by users
26) Designing the test environment set-up and identifying any required
infrastructure and tools are a part of which phase
a) Test Implementation and execution
b) Test Analysis and Design
c) Evaluating the Exit Criteria and reporting
d) Test Closure Activities
27) Which of the following is not a part of the Test Implementation and
Execution Phase?
a) Creating test suites from the test cases
b) Executing test cases either manually or by using test execution tools
c) Comparing actual results
d) Designing the Tests

28) Test Case are grouped into Manageable (and scheduled) units are called as
a. Test Harness
b. Test Suite
c. Test Cycle
d. Test Driver
29) Which of the following could be a reason for a failure
1) Testing fault
2) Software fault
3) Design fault
4) Environment Fault
5) Documentation Fault
a. 2 is a valid reason; 1,3,4 & 5 are not
b. 1,2,3,4 are valid reasons; 5 is not
c. 1,2,3 are valid reasons; 4 & 5 are not
d. All of them are valid reasons for failure
30) Handover of Testware is a part of which Phase
a) Test Analysis and Design
b) Test Planning and control
c) Test Closure Activities
d) Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
31) An exhaustive test suit would include:
a) All combination of input values and preconditions.
b) All combination of input values and output values.
c) All pairs of input values and preconditions.
d) All states and state transitions.
32) Which of the following encourages objective testing?
a) Unit Testing.
b) System Testing.
c) Independent Testing.
d) Destructive Testing.
33) Consider the following list of test process activities:
I Analysis and Design
II Test Closure activities
III Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
IV Planning and Control
V Implementation and execution
Which of the following places these in their logical sequence?
a) I, II, III, IV and V
b) IV, I, V, III and II
c) IV, I, V, II and III
d) I, IV, V, III and II

34) According to ISTQB Glossary, debugging:

a) Is part of the fundamental test process.
b) Includes the repair of the cause of a failure
c) Involves intentionally adding known defects
d) Follows the steps of a test procedure
35) Which of the following could be a root cause of a defect in financial software
in which an incorrect interest rate is calculated?
a) Insufficient funds were available to pay the interest rate calculated.
b) Insufficient calculations of compound interest were included.
c) Insufficient training was given to the developers concerning
compound interest calculation rules.
d) Incorrect calculators were used to calculate the expected results.
36) When should you stop testing?
a) When the time for testing has run out
b) When all planned tests have been run
c) When the test completion criteria have been met
d) When no faults have been found by the tests run
37) An incident logging system:
a) Only records defects
b) is of limited value
c) is a valuable source of project information during testing if it
contains all incidents
d) Should be used only by the test team
38) The term confirmation testing is synonymous to
a) Exploratory testing
b) Regression testing
c) Exhaustive testing
d) Re- testing
39) Consider the following statements:
i. an incident may be closed without being fixed.
ii. Incidents may not be raised against documentation.
iii. The final stage of incident tracking is fixing.
iv. The incident record does not include information on test environments.
a) ii is true, i, iii and iv are false
b) i is true, ii, iii and iv are false
c) i and iv are true, ii and iii are false
d) i and ii are true, iii and iv are false
40) Which of the following is not a characteristic of software?
a) Software is developed or engineered; it is not manufactured in the classic sense
b) Software doesnt wear out with the time

c) The traditional industry is moving toward component based assembly, whereas

most software continues to be custom built and the concept of component based
assembly is still taking shape
d) Software does not require maintenance
41) If the expected result is not specified then:
a) We cannot run the test
b) It may be difficult to repeat the test
c) It may be difficult to determine if the test has passed or failed
d) We cannot automate the user inputs
42) A reliable system will be one that:
a) is unlikely to be completed on schedule
b) is unlikely to cause a failure
c) is likely to be fault free
d) is likely to be liked by the users
43) What is the purpose of Exit Criteria?
a) To determine when writing a test case is complete
b) To determine when to stop the testing
c) To ensure the test specification is complete
d) To determine when to stop writing the test plan
44) What is the focus of Re-Testing?
a) Re-Testing ensures the original fault has been removed
b) Re-Testing prevents future faults
c) Re-Testing looks for unexpected side effects
d) Re-Testing ensures the original fault is still present
45) How is the amount of Re-Testing required normally defined?
a) Discussions with the end users
b) Discussions with the developers
c) Metrics from Previous projects
d) none of the above
46) A manifestation of an error in software is
a) An Error
b) A Fault
c) A Failure
d) An Action
47) If testing time is limited, we should
a) Only test high risk areas
b) Only test simple areas
c) Only test low risk areas
d) Only test complicated areas

48) The quality of the product is said to increase when?

a) All faults have been reviewed
b) All faults have been found
c) All faults have been raised
d) All faults have been rectified
49) Pick the best definition of quality
a) Quality is job one
b) Zero defects
c) Conformance to requirements
d) Work as designed
50) What is the Main reason for testing software before releasing it?
a) To show the system will work after release
b) To decide when software is of sufficient quality to release
c) To find as many of bugs as possible before release
d) To give information for a risk based decision about release
51) Select a reason that does not agree with the fact that complete testing is
a) The domain of possible inputs is too large to test.
b) Limited financial resources.
c) There are too many possible paths through the program to test.
d) The user interface issues (and thus the design issues) are too complex to
completely test.