Construction Planning and Management Practice Test

Practice Test: Question Set - 11


1. The performance of a specific task in CPM, is known
    (A) Dummy
    (B) Event
    (C) Activity
    (D) Contract

2. Pre-tender stage requires
    (A) Acquisition of land
    (B) Selection of site
    (C) Fmalisation of alignment of work
    (D) All the above

3. An event is indicated on the network by a number enclosed in
    (A) A circle
    (B) A square
    (C) A triangle
    (D) All the above

4. Select the incorrect statement.
    (A) A critical path always begins at the very first event
    (B) A critical path always terminates at the last event
    (C) Critical activities control the project duration
    (D) Critical activity is the one for which free float is zero

5. If t is the duration of an activity, t1 is the latest finish possible moment of its preceding activity and t2 is the earliest start possible moment, the independent float of the activity is
    (A) (t1 - t2) - t
    (B) t - (t1 - t2)
    (C) (t1 + t2) - t
    (D) t + (t1 - t2)

6. Free float for any activity is defined as the difference between
    (A) Its earliest finish time and earliest start time for its successor activity
    (B) Its latest start time and earliest start time
    (C) Its latest finish time and earliest start time for its successor activity
    (D) Its earliest finish time and latest start time for its successor activity

7. In CPM analysis,
    (A) Emphasis is given to activities
    (B) Uncertainties are not allowed
    (C) Activities are represented by arrows
    (D) All the above

8. The estimated time required to perform an activity, is known as
    (A) Event
    (B) Dummy
    (C) Duration
    (D) Float

9. Critical Path Net Work helps an engineer
    (A) To concentrate his attention on critical activities
    (B) To divert the resources from non-critical advanced activities to critical activities
    (C) To be cautious for avoiding any delay in the critical activities to avoid delay of the whole project
    (D) All the above

10. A contractor has two options; (I): Invest his money in project A or (II): Invest his money in project B. If he decides to invest in A, for every rupee invested, he is assured of doubling his money in ten years. If he decides to invest in B, he is assured of making his money 1.5 times in 5 years. If the contractor values his money at 10% interest rate, he
    (A) Should invest in neither of the two projects
    (B) Could invest in either of the two projects
    (C) Should invest in project A
    (D) Should invest in project B

11. Henry Gantt developed Bar charts for planning and scheduling of projects in
    (A) 1880
    (B) 1900
    (C) 1920
    (D) 1940

12. If TL is the latest allowable event occurrence time, total activity slack(s), is equal to
    (A) LST - EST
    (B) LFT - EFT
    (C) TL - EFT
    (D) All the above

13. Modular co-ordination of construction means proper
    (A) Planning
    (B) Designing
    (C) Execution
    (D) All the above

14. Pick up the correct statement from the following:
    (A) CPM analysis is activity oriented
    (B) PERT analysis is event oriented
    (C) In CPM, the time is related to cost
    (D) All the above

15. The final selection of a construction site, is done by
    (A) Departmental representative or user
    (B) Local civil authority representative
    (C) Representative of engineer authority
    (D) All the above

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