Microsoft Project MCQs

Microsoft Project MCQs

Try to answer these 100+ Microsoft Project MCQs and check your understanding of the Microsoft Project subject.
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1: What does the Resource View display?

A.   Initials

B.   Standard Rate

C.   All of these

D.   Resource Name

2: What does PERT stand for?

A.   Project Evaluation Review Templates

B.   Program Examples & Review Templates

C.   Program Evaluation Review Technique

D.   Project Event & Record Tools

3: How does Microsoft Project calculate work?

A.   Materials x Dependency = Work

B.   Material x Unit = Work

C.   Duration x Materials = Work

D.   Duration x Units = Work

4: The ______ tab on the ribbon allows you to customize text, columns, colors, and other elements of each type of view.

A.   Resource

B.   Calendar

C.   Format

D.   View

5: Which of the following is NOT a valid duration measurement for a task?

A.   Hours

B.   Minutes

C.   Days

D.   Seconds

6: A project template has this file extension:

A.   .mpt

B.   .mst

C.   .mtt

D.   .mot

7: MS project is NOT interoperable with:

A.   Outlook

B.   Mantis bug tracker

C.   Project Server

D.   Excel

8: What is a successor activity?

A.   An activity that requires a lot of physical work. For example, a construction activity that takes a very high amount of manual labor.

B.   An activity that follows another activity and is dependent on the predecessor activity and usually cannot start without the predecessor activity being finished

C.   A "loose" activity in your project schedule.

D.   An activity that must happen in order for the predecessory activity to be successful.

9: A _________ is a deliverable oriented decomposition of a project into smaller components.

A.   Summary task

B.   PERT chart

C.   Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

D.   baseline

10: How many nested levels of sort criteria are available in the Sort dialog box?

A.   2

B.   1

C.   3

11: A resource can be created by:

A.   All of these

B.   Adding name to resource sheet

C.   Only on the resource sheet of resource form

D.   Adding unique name as resource to a task

E.   Adding name to resource form

A.   Finish-to-Finish

B.   Start-to-Start

C.   Start-to-Finish

D.   All of the above

13: What is a milestone?

A.   A resource

B.   Another word for task

C.   A major sub-project in which other tasks may be nexted

D.   Microsoft Project does not include milestones

14: ______ is any deviation from the baseline of a project.

A.   Slip

B.   Lag

C.   Variance

D.   Lead

15: ________ are scheduled events that indicate the completion of a major deliverable.

A.   Milestones

B.   Tasks

C.   Summary tasks

D.   Baselines

16: By default, Duration is measured in:

A.   Weeks

B.   Days

C.   Hours

D.   Months

17: What is a run chart?

A.   A pie chart that shows the amount of time the project has run over.

B.   A line chart that shows trends over time, variation over time, and declines/improvements over time.

C.   A scatter chart that that shows distribution of various defects during the implemetation phase.

D.   A bar chart that shows the occurrence of defects in process at a point in time.

18: Which of the following is NOT a standard field contained within a project?

A.   Task

B.   Start/Finish dates

C.   Quality

D.   Resources

19: What is the default duration assigned to an automatically scheduled task?

A.   1 day

B.   7 days

C.   1 month

D.   1 week

20: What is the default unit of time by which Lag Time is measured?

A.   Hours

B.   Weeks

C.   Months

D.   Days

21: FS dependency implies?

A.   The work can overlap or proceed in parallel.

B.   Task 1 must finish before Task 2 can start

C.   The work can happen in parallel and the tasks must end at the same time.

D.   This is not possible

22: How do you mark or indicate a task is a subtask of another?

A.   Italicize the subtask

B.   Highlight the subtask

C.   Indent the subtask

D.   Bold the summary task

23: ______ is a delay between two tasks that are linked by a dependency.

A.   Delayed start time

B.   Lead time

C.   Lag time

D.   Slip

24: The _______ is the longest duration of linked tasks in a project which must be completed on time for the project to complete on time.

A.   critical path

B.   lead time

C.   lag

D.   schedule variance

25: FF dependency implies?

A.   Task 2 must finish before Task 1 can start

B.   Task 1 must finish before Task 2 can start

C.   The work can happen in parallel and the tasks must end at the same time.

D.   The work can overlap or proceed in parallel.

26: Payback period is the time it takes to pay back what a project costs. For a project that costs $5,000,000 and delivers increased revenue of $500,000/month, how do you calcuate payback period?

A.   $500,000 * 12 months = $6,000,000 payback per year

B.   $5,000,000/$500,000 = 10 months

C.   $5,000,000 / 12 months = $416,666 per month in payback

D.   $5,000,000 - $500,000 = $450,000 payback period

27: The ______ view, automatically displayed above other views, shows a concise overview of the entire schedule.

A.   Calendar

B.   Timeline

C.   Network Diagram

D.   Resource Usage

28: What does PMI stand for?

A.   Project Method Identifier

B.   Project Manager Identification

C.   Project Method Instruction

D.   Project Management Institute

29: _______ scheduling starts at the end of the project and works backwards through the project tasks to the present.

A.   Baseline

B.   Bottom up

C.   Best guess

D.   Estimated

30: Which of the following is NOT a valid import type for tasks?

A.   Excel workbook

B.   CSV

C.   SAP ALV grid

D.   Tab-delimited text

31: The __________ is the approved project schedule and issued to determine the variation between the plan and actual.

A.   plan

B.   slack

C.   baseline

D.   milestone

32: You are the project manager on the installation of a new ERP system. Before the system can be installed on the company's servers, the operating system must be upgraded. This is an example of what type of precedence relationship?

A.   Finish to Start

B.   Start to Start

C.   Finish to Finish

D.   Start to Finish

33: If you click Fixed Work in the Task type list, you cannot change the Effort driven setting for the task.


B.   True

34: How does Microsoft Project calculate the total work time of a summary task?

A.   Time between the earliest start date and the latest finish date of its subtasks.

B.   Total work time is not specified on summary tasks.

C.   Sum the work time of all subtasks.

D.   Total work time of the longest subtask.

35: Breaking a project into phases and then further dividing into summary tasks and subtasks is called _________ scheduling.

A.   best guess

B.   bottom up

C.   baseline

D.   top down

36: How will a task appear on the Gantt chart when it is a successor of another task?

A.   It will appear indented

B.   It will be underlined

C.   It will be highlighted

D.   It will be bolded

37: What is the best way of doing resource loading in a project having lot of dependencies?

A.   Resource should multi task as it is internet age

B.   Ensure 1 resource works on only one dependent task and does not move till it is complete

C.   Ensure resource does 50% of 1 task and 50% of second task before coming back to first task

D.   Ensure resource is idle between 2 tasks for a minimum time of 4 hours

E.   Ensure a resource works on 2 dependent tasks

38: How can you change the duration on a summary task?

A.   You cannot change a summary task duration, you must update the individual subtasks.

B.   Double-click on the duration.

C.   Open the Task Information and on the General tab, update the duration.

D.   Update it using the Task tab on the Ribbon.

39: Putting 9FF3 in the predecessor column of task 10 causes which of the following to happen?

A.   Task 9 finish three days after task 10 finishes

B.   Task 8 to complete three days after Task 9

C.   Task 3 to complete nine days before Task 4

D.   Task 10 complete three days after task 9 completes

40: A _______ is a chart with a series of horizontal lines showing the amount of work done in certain periods of time in relation to the amount of work planned for those periods.

A.   Resource utilization graph

B.   Gantt Chart

C.   PERT chart

D.   Network diagram

41: Use the _____ feature to resolve resource conflicts and over-allocations.

A.   Task Inspector

B.   Resource Reallocation

C.   Resource Variance

D.   Resource Leveling

42: Press the ____ key to display KeyTips over each feature.

A.   Shift

B.   ALT


D.   ESC

43: What is a Gantt chart?

A.   A bar chart that illustrates the project schedule

B.   A table showing tasks allocated by resource

C.   A line graph plotting the amount of time each task has allocated

D.   A graph showing the amount of tasks each person has

44: What does WBS stand for?

A.   Work By Schedule

B.   Work Breakdown Structure

C.   Work Breakdown Schedule

D.   Why Buy Software

45: The formula to calculate Cost Variance is:

A.   CV = TV/(AC*TV)

B.   CV = AV + AC

C.   CV = AV/(AC*TV)

D.   CV = EV - AC

46: Which of the following is NOT a constraint type?

A.   Must finish on

B.   As late as possible

C.   Must start on

D.   As quickly as possible

47: The ________ new feature in Microsoft Project 2013 allows you to select any task and see the complete chain of predecessors and successors linked to it.

A.   Task Overview Chart

B.   Task Path Highlighting

C.   PERT Chart

D.   Resource Graph

48: What does leveling refer to?

A.   Applying duration evenly across resources

B.   Applying work evenly across resources

C.   None of these

D.   Making all tasks the same duration

49: _______ is the length of time by which a task is ahead of schedule and will be completed early if continued.

A.   Slack

B.   Lag

C.   Slip

50: What character follows an estimated duration?

A.   ?

B.   ~

C.   !

D.   *