10 Essentials Project Management Quiz Questions

Project management is more than just a skill. It’s a way of life. And it’s not just project managers who need to be proficient in it. Even if you are not a project manager and you come across a project management issue in your day-to-day work, you will need to be able to solve it. Your project management skills need to be top-notch and you need to be able to communicate them to your team. That’s where this Project Management Quiz comes in. This quiz will ask you a few basic questions about project management. In this blog, we will be looking at a quiz for project managment.

Let’s get started with the project management quiz questions with their answers.

Generally speaking, the lowest level in the WBS is referred to as:

Select one:
a. Level 3
b. Level 4
c. Level 5
d. The work package

Scope creep is generally the result of:

Select one:
a. Having too many levels in the WBS
b. Poorly defined SOW
c. Too much detail in the specifications
d. Having the wrong people assigned to the project

Which of the following is not a benefit of having a highly detailed work breakdown structure?

Select one:
a. Lower status reporting costs
b. Less likely that anything will be omitted
c. Better estimating
d. Better activity tracking

Which of the following documents is not defined in the text as one of the four critical documents for preliminary planning?

Select one:
a. SOW
b. WBS
c. Specifications
d. Network Diagrams

Which of the following is often overlooked when planning and budgeting a project?

Select one:
a. Customer’s milestones
b. Cost and size of contractual documentation
c. Number of meetings with the customer
d. Timing of the deliverables

A customer external to your company requests that a certain element of work be subdivided to lower level work packages and that cost/schedule information be reported at the lower levels. You should:

Select one:
a. Grant the customer’s request but bill the customer for the changes to the WBS.
b. Simply grant the customer’s request.
c. Deny the request since the WBS is finalized and cannot change.
d. Check with the line managers first to see if cost and schedule can be reported at this level.

During the execution of a project, the customer asks you to perform additional tests which the customer will pay for. Unfortunately, there are no resources available to perform the additional tests. The project manager should:

Select one:
a. Refuse to perform the tests.
b. Determine when the tests can be done and then inform the customer
c. Tell the customer that company policy is that the additional tests must be treated as an enhancement project and funded separately after this project is over.
d. Let the sponsor make the decision on what to do.

The person with the ultimate responsibility to make sure that all work required by the SOW and only the work required by the SOW is performed is the:

Select one:
a. Customer
b. Project manager
c. Appropriate subject matter expert for that work package
d. Project sponsor

Which of the following is usually preferred for the placement of the project manager with regard to the WBS? The project manager’s salary should be:

Select one:
a. Divided up at each work package.
b. Divided up at each WBS element not lower than level 3 of the WBS.
c. Divided up at each level 2 WBS element.
d. There should be only one WBS element covering the project manager’s salary.

Plans such as the cost plan, schedule plan and quality plan are referred to as:

Select one:
a. Integration plans
b. Specialized plans
c. Functional plans
d. Subsidiary plans


  1. d
  2. b
  3. a
  4. d
  5. b
  6. d
  7. d
  8. b
  9. d
  10. d