Quick Quiz - Communication

Quick Quizzes are a great way to assess how much you learned during the PMP Boot Camp. They aren't called "Quick" because they are short or take a small amount of time, but rather because you should be able to answer each question quickly. You probably won't see many questions like this on the PMP exam, but it is a good way to solidify the base knowledge upon which you must draw to answer PMP situational, behavioral questions. This Quick Quiz will help you obtain the 1st of the 3 keys to passing the PMP Exam: An in-depth understanding of the PMBOK. 

Quick Quizzes are timed based on an average of 72 seconds per question.

If you cannot answer all of these questions correctly, go back and study the student guides, read the PMBOK, and prepare questions to ask your instructor during the next class session.

To obtain an in-depth understanding of the PMBOK

How much of a PM's time is spent communicating?

Approximately 90%

  • 100%
  • Approximately 90%
  • Approximately 75%
  • It varies

Meetings represent which communication dimension?


  • Verbal
  • Official
  • Informal
  • Formal

Contracts represent which communication dimension?


  • Internal
  • Formal
  • Unofficial
  • Paralingual

Voice inflection and tone represents which communication dimension?


  • Oral
  • Unofficial
  • Written
  • Paralingual

Contracts must always be communicated how?

In writing

  • By the Project Manager
  • In writing
  • Once approved by the Sponsor
  • Only by the legal department

What accounts for the majority of communications?


  • Non-verbal
  • Email
  • Informal
  • Paralingual

What tool is used during Plan Communications Management to determine the number of communications channels?

Communications Requirements Analysis

  • Communication Models
  • 3 Point Estimating
  • Communications Requirements Analysis
  • Meetings

Which of the following would not be found in the Communications Management Plan?

A list of stakeholders

  • A list of stakeholders
  • Glossary of common terms
  • Communication methods
  • Sources of information

Which of the following is not an input to Plan Communication Management?

Issue Log

  • EEF
  • Stakeholder Register
  • PM Plan
  • Issue Log

How many stakeholders would exist if there were 6,786 communication channels?


  • 123
  • 476
  • 1,038
  • 117

What is the formula to determine the number of communication channels on your project?


  • P+(4R)+O/6
  • N(N+1)/2
  • N(N-1)/2
  • N/2-N+1

Which factor should not affect the choice of project communication technology?

Who will be using the technology

  • Project environment
  • Who will be using the technology
  • Urgency of the need for the information
  • Ease of use

In the Communication Model, who is responsible for encoding the feedback message?


  • Sender
  • Receiver
  • Speaker
  • Respondent

What's the best definition of noise in the Communication Model?

Anything that interferes with the message

  • Anything that interferes with encoding
  • Anything that interferes with decoding
  • Anything that interferes with the message
  • Anything that complicates communication

Which of the following best describes encoding?

A PM carefully wording a response to a key stakeholder to ensure they understand a project problem

  • A PM carefully wording a response to a key stakeholder to ensure they understand a project problem
  • A vendor reading a customer order to ensure they fill the order correctly
  • A project team leader reviewing the project schedule
  • A senior manager trying to understand the Work Performance Report

In the Communication Model, which of the following would the Receiver not be responsible for?

Encoding the message

  • Minimizing noise
  • Encoding the message
  • Decoding the message
  • Transmitting the acknowledgement message

A meeting is which type of communication?


  • Push
  • Pull
  • Interactive
  • External

Which communication method would best be used for large volumes of information?


  • Pull
  • Formal
  • Pull
  • Writing

An email is an example of which type of communication method?


  • Pull
  • Push
  • Interactive
  • Unofficial

Manage Communications is in which Process Group?


  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring & Controlling
  • Communications Management

Which is an input to Manage Communications?

Work Performance Reports

  • Issue Log
  • Work Performance Data
  • Work Performance Reports
  • Stakeholder Register

Which of the following is not a tool used in Manage Communications?

Communication Channels

  • Communication Technology
  • Communication Channels
  • Communication Models
  • Communication Methods

What is the output of Manage Communications?

Project Communications

  • Project Communications
  • Issue Log
  • Communications Log
  • Communications Management Plan

Which of the following is not an input to Control Communications?

Work Performance Reports

  • Work Performance Reports
  • Project Communications
  • Work Performance Data
  • Issue Log

Which of the following is not a tool used in Control Communications?

Analytical Techniques

  • Information Management Systems
  • Expert Judgment
  • Meetings
  • Analytical Techniques

What is the key benefit of Control Communications?

Ensures optimal information flow among all participants

  • Ensures optimal information flow among all participants
  • Minimizes issues
  • Decreases the need to communicate
  • Increases stakeholder awareness

Which is not an output of Control Communications?

Communications Log

  • WPI
  • Change Requests
  • Communications Log
  • Project Documents Updates