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ANSWER: C
Reference: PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, page 5, 5.3.1 and 5.3.2 (www.pmi.org/PDF/ap_pmicodeofethics.pdf).
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Reference: PMP Handbook, pages 27-29, chapter: Professional Development Units (PDUs), categories 2-5 (www.pmi.org/PDF/pdc_pmphandbook.pdf).
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ANSWER: D
Accepting an invitation to dinner is normal social behavior and does not jeopardize objectivity. Accepting an expensive gift on the other hand would be a problem and you should decline it.
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ANSWER: B
As per the PMI(r) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, a project manager should always provide true account of information in an appropriate manner at appropriate times. Option A: This is an extreme step and should not be taken now Option B: This is the correct answer, the management should be informed about the project status. Option C: This is unethical - you should not withhold information from appropriate stakeholders. Option D: Crashing would further increase costs and fast-tracking may increase risks : this may adversely impact the project status, and should be done only after informing the management.
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ANSWER: B
A project manager has the responsibility to refrain from offering or accepting inappropriate payments, gifts, or other forms of compensation for personal gain, unless it is in agreement with applicable laws or customs of the country where the project management services are being provided. Reference: PMI(r) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct In some cultures where offering gifts is a custom, rejecting or returning the gifts may be considered rude and inappropriate behavior. Appreciation of cultural differences is the way to win the trust of people from divergent cultures.
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ANSWER: D
The PMI(r) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct requires a project manager to address things with an open mind and accept the cultural and ethical diversity that exists between different countries. So, it is not the responsibility of the project manager to enforce the work-ethics of one"s own country on the people of another country.
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ANSWER: A
In case of conflict of interest situations, the project manager should inform senior management, and distance oneself from the conflict of interest situation, if possible. However, in this context, as the senior management insists and the project manager has to continue in the current position, appropriate documentation can help in preventing any accusation of bias in conflict of interest situations. Option B and Option D are not relevant - you had already mentioned about the conflict of interest situation to the senior management and got approval to continue with the project. Option C is an extreme step which need not be taken at this time.
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ANSWER: C
Software is an intellectual property (like a book, article written, etc.) and should not be distributed without prior license/approval. So, option 3 is the best answer. Options 1 and 2 talk about distribution of the software, which is not an accepted professional conduct. Option 4 is not valid: Your friend has not started using the software. Hence there is no copyright violation.
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ANSWER: B
Reference: PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, page 2 (www.pmi.org/PDF/ap_pmicodeofethics.pdf).
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The PMP examination consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, 25 of which are pretest questions used to develop future versions of the exam.

Pretest Questions:

* Are "trial" questions.
* Are used in examinations as an effective and legitimate way to test the validity of future examination questions.
* Do not affect the score.
* Are randomly placed throughout the exam.
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