Certified Quality Engineer v5.0

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Which of the following would be considered the WEAKEST reason to initiate an audit?

  • A. To compare actual practice to a defined standard.
  • B. Follow-up on corrective action.
  • C. Identify the root cause of a recent problem.
  • D. Verify that a quality system continues to meet requirements.


Answer : C

Findings and observations are audit terms. The best relationship between these terms is which of the following?

  • A. Observations are broader in scope than findings.
  • B. Observations are seen; findings are discovered.
  • C. Observations generally support findings.
  • D. Findings are reported in writing, observations are reported verbally.


Answer : C

Quality audits do NOT provide -

  • A. Answers to quality system deficiencies.
  • B. Highlighting of faulty company operations.
  • C. An index of quality needs.
  • D. An anticipated indication of customer acceptance of the product.


Answer : A

The sample size for a product quality audit should be

  • A. Based on ANSI/ASQ Z1.4.
  • B. Based on the lot size.
  • C. A stated percentage of production.
  • D. A very small quantity of product.


Answer : D

Which of the following parties, traditionally initiates an audit?

  • A. The client.
  • B. The plant manager.
  • C. The lead auditor.
  • D. The auditee.


Answer : A

During the performance of an audit, which of the following are key considerations?
. What sampling plans may be necessary?
. Is the audit schedule progressing as planned?
. Is there a need for a technical specialist?
. Is the level of compliance satisfactory?

  • A. I,IIandIIIonly
  • B. IIandIVonly
  • C. I andIVonly
  • D. I,II,IIIandIV


Answer : B

When asked to make recommendations on how to correct any deficiencies noted in the exit report, the auditor(s) should

  • A. Make the best recommendation possible.
  • B. Confer with the client first.
  • C. Avoid a recommendation in writing but help the auditee of possible.
  • D. Offer no specific advice and few suggestions.


Answer : D

The example of a supplier's quality management effort to meet your existing contractual requirements is MOST like
. A product audit.
. A process audit.
. A system audit.

  • A. IIonly
  • B. IIIonly
  • C. I andIIonly
  • D. I,IIandIII


Answer : B

The audit team normally advises the auditee immediately upon the discovery of a finding during an audit. Which of the following items is (are) valid reasons for taking this action?
. If corrected immediately, the findings may be eliminated from the audit report.
. If corrected immediately, it shows genuine auditee interest in the objectives of the audit.
. If corrected immediately, it demonstrates the strength of an ongoing audit program.

  • A. I only
  • B. IIIonly
  • C. IIandIIIonly
  • D. I,IIandIII


Answer : C

A purchase order for subassemblies classified as critical must include a review by
. Quality engineering.
. The procurement department.
. Design engineering.

  • A. IIIonly
  • B. I andIIIonly
  • C. IIandIIIonly
  • D. I,IIandIII


Answer : D

Which of the following are the MOST logical reasons for providing source inspection?
. The supplier has consistently shown poor out-going quality.
. The key inspection points are hidden after assembly at the suppliers' plant.
. The supplier requests the inspection to save them potential shipping expenses.
. The criticality of the product warrants it.

  • A. I,IIandIVonly
  • B. IIandIVonly
  • C. II,IIIandIVonly
  • D. I,II,IIIandIV


Answer : D

Inspection operations typically -

  • A. Help in assuring satisfactory quality.
  • B. Reduce the usability of the product or service involved.
  • C. Require precise equipment in most instances.
  • D. Occur between all manufacturing operators.


Answer : A

Consider the following statement:
"A defect which might affect the appearance or general function of essential parts"
This definition describes a seriousness classification described as

  • A. Incidental.
  • B. Critical.
  • C. Minor.
  • D. Major.


Answer : D

Which of the following quality system provisions is of the greatest concern when preparing an audit checklist for a vendor qualification system audit?

  • A. Drawing and print control.
  • B. Makeup of the MRB
  • C. Training level of inspectors.
  • D. Calibration of test equipment.


Answer : D

In the planning of a new major manufacturing program, the greatest quality effort should be put logically in

  • A. Inspection of product.
  • B. Nondestructive testing equipment.
  • C. Nonconformance to specifications.
  • D. Prevention of occurrence of substandard quality.


Answer : D

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