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## ISTQB - Foundation Level Quiz

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- Question 1 of 40
##### 1. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following statements BEST describes one of the seven key principles of software testing? [K1]

- Question 2 of 40
##### 2. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following statements is the MOST valid goal for a test team? [K1]

- Question 3 of 40
##### 3. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of these tasks would you expect to perform during Test Analysis and Design? [K1]

- Question 4 of 40
##### 4. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelBelow is a list of problems that can be observed during testing or operation. Which is MOST likely a failure? [K2]

- Question 5 of 40
##### 5. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following, if observed in reviews and tests, would lead to problems (or conflict) within teams? [K1]

- Question 6 of 40
##### 6. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following statements are TRUE? [K2]

A. Software testing may be required to meet legal or contractual requirements.

B. Software testing is mainly needed to improve the quality of the developer’s work.

C. Rigorous testing and fixing of defects found can help reduce the risk of problems occurring in an operational environment.

D. Rigorous testing is sometimes used to prove that all failures have been found.

- Question 7 of 40
##### 7. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following statements BEST describes the difference between testing and debugging? [K2]

- Question 8 of 40
##### 8. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich statement below BEST describes non-functional testing? [K1]

- Question 9 of 40
##### 9. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhat is important to do when working with software development models? [K1]

- Question 10 of 40
##### 10. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following characteristics of good testing apply to any software development life cycle model? [K1]

- Question 11 of 40
##### 11. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelFor which of the following would maintenance testing be used? [K1]

- Question 12 of 40
##### 12. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following statements are TRUE? [K2]

A. Regression testing and acceptance testing are the same.

B. Regression tests show if all defects have been resolved.

C. Regression tests are typically well-suited for test automation.

D. Regression tests are performed to find out if the code changes have introduced or uncovered defects.

E. Regression tests should be performed in integration testing.

- Question 13 of 40
##### 13. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following comparisons of component testing and system testing are TRUE? [K2]

- Question 14 of 40
##### 14. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following are the main phases of a formal review? [K1]

- Question 15 of 40
##### 15. Question

5 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich TWO of the review types below are the BEST fitted (most adequate) options to choose for reviewing safety critical components in a software project? [K2]

Select 2 options.

- Question 16 of 40
##### 16. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following statements about static analysis is FALSE? [K1]

- Question 17 of 40
##### 17. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelOne of the test goals for the project is to have a 100% decision coverage. The following three tests have been executed for the control flow graph shown below. [K4]

Test A covers path: A, B, D, E, G.

Test B covers path: A, B, D, E, F, G.

Test C covers path: A, C, F, C, F, C, F, G.

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Which of the following statements related to the decision coverage goal is correct?

- Question 18 of 40
##### 18. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelA defect was found during testing. When the network got disconnected while receiving data from a server, the system crashed. The defect was fixed by correcting the code that checked the network availability during data transfer. The existing test cases covered 100% of all statements of the corresponding module. To verify the fix and ensure more extensive coverage, some new tests were designed and added to the test suite. [K3]

What types of testing are mentioned above?

A. Functional testing.

B. Structural testing.

C. Re-testing.

D. Performance testing.

- Question 19 of 40
##### 19. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following statements about the given state table is TRUE? [K3]

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[table width =”100%” style =”table-striped table-bordered table-hover” responsive =”true”]

[table_head]

[th_column]Test Case[/th_column]

[th_column]1[/th_column]

[th_column]2[/th_column]

[th_column]3[/th_column]

[th_column]4[/th_column]

[th_column]5[/th_column]

[/table_head]

[table_body]

[table_row]

[row_column]Start State[/row_column]

[row_column]S1[/row_column]

[row_column]S2[/row_column]

[row_column]S3[/row_column]

[row_column]S4[/row_column]

[row_column]S5[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]Input[/row_column]

[row_column]Power On[/row_column]

[row_column]Power Off[/row_column]

[row_column]RC On[/row_column]

[row_column]RC Off[/row_column]

[row_column]Power Off[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]Expected Output[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Stand By[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Off[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Play[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Stand By[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Off[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]Finish State[/row_column]

[row_column]S1[/row_column]

[row_column]S2[/row_column]

[row_column]S3[/row_column]

[row_column]S4[/row_column]

[row_column]S5[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[/table_body]

[/table] - Question 20 of 40
##### 20. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following statements are true for the equivalence partitioning test technique? [K2]

A. Divides possible inputs into classes that have the same behaviour.

B. Uses both valid and invalid partitions.

C. Makes use only of valid partitions.

D. Must include at least two values from every equivalence partition.

E. Can be used only for testing equivalence partitions inputs from a Graphical User Interface.

- Question 21 of 40
##### 21. Question

5 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich TWO of the following solutions below lists techniques that can all be categorized as Black Box design techniques? [K1]

Select 2 options.

- Question 22 of 40
##### 22. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelAn employee’s bonus is to be calculated. It cannot become negative, but it can be calculated to zero. The bonus is based in the duration of the employment. An employee can be employed for less that or equal to 2 years, more than 2 years but less than 5 years, 5 to 10 years, or longer than 10 years. Depending on this period of employment, an employee will get either no bonus or a bonus of 10%, 25% or 35%.[K3]

How many equivalence partitions are needed to test the calculation of the bonus?

- Question 23 of 40
##### 23. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following statements about the benefits of deriving test cases from use cases are most likely yo be true? [K2]

A. Deriving test cases from use cases is helpful for system and acceptance testing.

B. Deriving test cases from use cases is helpful only for automated testing.

C. Deriving test cases from use cases is helpful for component testing.

D. Deriving test cases from use cases is helpful for testing the interaction between different components of the system.

- Question 24 of 40
##### 24. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the below would be the best basis for fault attack testing? [K1]

- Question 25 of 40
##### 25. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following would be the best test approach when there are poor specifications and time pressures? [K1]

- Question 26 of 40
##### 26. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich one of the following techniques is structure-based? [K1]

- Question 27 of 40
##### 27. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelYou have started specification-based testing of a program. It calculates the greatest common divisor (GCD) of two integers (A and B) greater than zero. [K3]

calcGCD (A,B);

The following test cases (TC) have been specified.

[table width =”100%” style =”table-striped table-bordered table-hover” responsive =”true”]

[table_head]

[th_column]TC[/th_column]

[th_column]A[/th_column]

[th_column]B[/th_column]

[/table_head]

[table_body]

[table_row]

[row_column]1[/row_column]

[row_column]1[/row_column]

[row_column]1[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]2[/row_column]

[row_column]INT_MAX[/row_column]

[row_column]INT_MAX[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]3[/row_column]

[row_column]1[/row_column]

[row_column]0[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]4[/row_column]

[row_column]0[/row_column]

[row_column]1[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]5[/row_column]

[row_column]INT_MAX+1[/row_column]

[row_column]1[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]6[/row_column]

[row_column]1[/row_column]

[row_column]INT_MAX+1[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[/table_body]

[/table]INT_MAX: Largest Integer

Which test technique has been applied in order to determine test cases 1 through 6?

- Question 28 of 40
##### 28. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following best describes the task partition between test manager and tester? [K1]

- Question 29 of 40
##### 29. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following can be categorised as product risks? [K2]

- Question 30 of 40
##### 30. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following are typical test exit criteria? [K2]

- Question 31 of 40
##### 31. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelAs a Test Manager you have the following requirements to be tested: [K3]

Requirements to test:

R1 – Process Anomalies – High Complexity

R2 – Remote Services – Medium Complexity

R3 – Synchronisation – Medium Complexity

R4 – Confirmation – Medium complexity

R5 – Process closures – Low Complexity

R6 – Issues – Low Complexity

R7 – Financial Data – Low Complexity

R8 – Diagram Data – Low Complexity

R9 – Changes on user profile – Medium Complexity

Requirements logical dependencies (A ->B means that B is dependent on A):

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How would you structure the test execution schedule according to the requirement dependencies?

- Question 32 of 40
##### 32. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhat is the benefit of independent testing? [K1]

- Question 33 of 40
##### 33. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following would be categorised as project risks? [K1]

- Question 34 of 40
##### 34. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelAs a test manager you are asked for a test summary report. Concerning test activities and according to IEEE 829 Standard, what should you consider in your report? [K2]

- Question 35 of 40
##### 35. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelYou are a tester in a safety-critical software development project. During executions of a test, you find out that one of your expected results was not achieved. You write an incident report about it. What do you consider to be the most important information to include according to the IEE Std. 829? [K1]

- Question 36 of 40
##### 36. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelFrom the list below, select the recommended principles for introducing a chosen test tool in an organisation? [K1]

1. Roll the tool out to the entire organisation at the same time.

2. Start with a pilot project.

3. Adapt and improve processes to fit the use of the tool.

4. Provide training and coaching for new users.

5. Let each team decide their own standard ways of using the tool.

6. Monitor that costs do not exceed initial acquisition cost.

7. Gather lessons learned from all teams.

- Question 37 of 40
##### 37. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich one of the following best describes a characteristic of a keyword-driven test execution tool? [K1]

- Question 38 of 40
##### 38. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelWhich of the following is NOT a goal of a Pilot Project for tool evaluation? [K1]

- Question 39 of 40
##### 39. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelBelow is a list of test efficiency improvement goals a software development and test organisation would like to achieve. [K2]

Which of these goals would best be supported by a test management tool?

- Question 40 of 40
##### 40. Question

4 pointsCategory: Foundation LevelConsider the following state transition diagram and test case table: [K3]

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[table width =”100%” style =”table-striped table-bordered table-hover” responsive =”true”]

[table_head]

[th_column]Test Case[/th_column]

[th_column]1[/th_column]

[th_column]2[/th_column]

[th_column]3[/th_column]

[th_column]4[/th_column]

[th_column]5[/th_column]

[th_column]6[/th_column]

[th_column]7[/th_column]

[/table_head]

[table_body]

[table_row]

[row_column]Start state[/row_column]

[row_column]S1[/row_column]

[row_column]S1[/row_column]

[row_column]S2[/row_column]

[row_column]S2[/row_column]

[row_column]S3[/row_column]

[row_column]S3[/row_column]

[row_column]S3[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]Input[/row_column]

[row_column]Press Power On[/row_column]

[row_column]Press Power On[/row_column]

[row_column]Press RC On[/row_column]

[row_column]Press RC On[/row_column]

[row_column]Press RC Off[/row_column]

[row_column]Press Power Off[/row_column]

[row_column]Press RC Off[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]Expected Output[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Stand By[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Stand By[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Play[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Play[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Stand By[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Off[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Stand By[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]Next State[/row_column]

[row_column]S2[/row_column]

[row_column]S2[/row_column]

[row_column]S3[/row_column]

[row_column]S3[/row_column]

[row_column]S2[/row_column]

[row_column]S1[/row_column]

[row_column]S2[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]Input[/row_column]

[row_column]Press Power Off[/row_column]

[row_column]Press RC On[/row_column]

[row_column]Press Power Off[/row_column]

[row_column]Press RC Off[/row_column]

[row_column]Press RC On[/row_column]

[row_column]Press Power On[/row_column]

[row_column]Press Power Off[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]Expected Output[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Off[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Play[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Off[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Stand By[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Play[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Stand By[/row_column]

[row_column]TV Off[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[table_row]

[row_column]Finish state[/row_column]

[row_column]S1[/row_column]

[row_column]S3[/row_column]

[row_column]S1[/row_column]

[row_column]S2[/row_column]

[row_column]S3[/row_column]

[row_column]S2[/row_column]

[row_column]S1[/row_column]

[/table_row]

[/table_body]

[/table]

Which of the following statements are TRUE?A. The test case table exercises the shortest number of transitions.

B. The test case gives only the valid state transitions.

C. The tet case gives only the invalid state transitions.

D. The test case exercises the longest number of transitions.

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