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CMP Practice Questions & Answers

From 6/24/19 Monday Minute:

What are the major categories of revenues and expenses for exhibitions?

  1. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

  2. Cost of hotel rooms, cost of meeting space, Food and Beverage minimums

  3. Facility rental, service contractors, freight or material handling, communications/promotions, management fee, temporary staffing, security, and registration costs.  

  4. None of the above

Correct Answer:

C.  Facility rental, service contractors, freight or material handling, communications/promotions, management fee, temporary staffing, security, and registration costs.  

On what two main bases do shippers calculate their pricing?

  1. Marshalling yard and bills of lading

  2. Current interest rates and inflation rates

  3. Invoices and past historical rates

  4. Overseas tariffs and currency exchange rates

Correct Answer:

A.  Marshalling yard and bills of lading

What is the minimum number of travelers ordinarily needed to win a discounted group airfare?

  1. 11

  2. 9

  3. 8

  4. 10

Correct Answer: D


From 6/3/19 Monday Minute:

True or False: A catering department or facility will typically prepare 3 to 5 percent above your guarantee.

Correct Answer: True

When selecting a ground transportation company, which of the following should be considered:

  1. Reputation

  2. References

  3. Number, size, type, condition and availability of vehicles

  4. All of the above

Correct Answer: D

How far off the floor must a screen be at a minimum?

  1. 3’

  2. 4’

  3. 5’

  4. Whatever the AV Company recommends

Correct Answer: B - 4’; While 5’ is preferable, for everyone to see, the screen has to be at least 4’.


From 5/13/19 Monday Minute:

How many cocktail servers are recommended for an event?

  1. 1 for every 100 attendees

  2. 1 for every 50 attendees

  3. 1 for every 75 attendees

  4. There is no recommendation    

Correct Answer: B

Ideally, one cocktail server is recommended for every 50 attendees and one wine steward for every 5 tables where wine service accompanies dinner.

What are 3 main reasons people attend an event?

  1. Food, drinks, networking

  2. Education, information, speaker

  3. Information, networking, recreation

  4. Topic, cost, meeting new people

Correct Answer: C

According to Alvin Toffler people attend for a variety of reasons, most of which fall into one of these categories.

What is one factor for international meetings that is impossible to outweigh with benefits?

  1. Jet lag

  2. Currency exchange

  3. Attendee profile

  4. Attendee’s attention span

Correct Answer: C


From 4/22/19 Monday Minute:

How can planners ensure large meetings or conferences have a positive environmental impact?

  1. Use of locally-sourced food and beverages

  2. Incorporating a community service activity in the agenda

  3. Maximizing use of public transportation in the host city

  4. All of the above

Correct Answer: D

Name the 3 themes of goals for an effective CSR-focused risk management policy?

  1. Responsibility, Liability, Jurisdiction

  2. Protect, Prepare, Process

  3. Identify, Assess, Develop

  4. People, Planet, Profit

Correct Answer: B - Protections of stakeholders, environments and host organization; Prepare for incidents and emergencies; Develop processes for risk identification/assessment/management and to evaluate/improve each strategy

A document used to address a variety of issues that are specific to the meeting and event industry is a

  1. Policy & Procedure Manual

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Code of Conduct

  4. Conflict of Interest Statement

Correct Answer: C - Code of Conduct - A formal document that provides direction to individuals of an organization about expected behaviors.


From 4/1/19 Monday Minute:

Typically, exhibitors who are offering food and beverage samples:


  1. Must have prior approval.

  2. Must not exceed a certain amount per sample, or they must obtain prior approval.

  3. Must have prior approval and must not exceed a certain sample size.

  4. Must have alcoholic beverage and food management certifications.

Correct Answer is C.

Food and beverage attrition is:

  1. Never acceptable.

  2. Required to have a binding contract.

  3. Not required to have a binding contract.

  4. Always available.

Correct answer is C.

In writing a contract, it may help you to avoid a lawsuit if you:


  1. Intentionally write one-sided contracts.

  2. Include a waiver of subrogation.

  3. Consult an attorney.

  4. Leave a clause excusing you from any legal actions.

Correct answer is B.


From 3/11/19 Monday Minute:

What type of experience do most event attendees today want from an educational session?  

  1. Socializing, Education, and Vacation

  2. Experience, Travel, and Educational Credits

  3. Information, Networking, and Recreation

  4. None of the above

Correct Answer: C

Most event todays benefit from learning, creating new connections, and for recreation as well.  

What is the “law of effect” in terms of a guest experience at an event?   

  1. Suggests that people learn best in pleasant surroundings.  

  2. People tend to learn better by doing than by listening

  3. Motivation and the willingness to learn and do the right thing

  4. People with at least a college education learns better than other people

Correct Answer: A

Law of effect- suggests that people learn best in pleasant surroundings.  Law of exercise- people tend to learn better by doing than by listening. Law of readiness- motivation and the willingness to learn and do the right thing

What should be included in a letter of agreement with a speaker?  

  1. Monetary sums of money

  2. Complimentary dinner for the speaker and his family

  3. Travel arrangements, date-time-place of presentation, fees, cancellations policies, procedures, a/V requirements, legal implications, and whether you want the speaker to attend social events.  

  4. Hotel and AV contract

Correct Answer: C

This question asks for particular items in a contract for a speaker, not generalites.


From 2/18/19 Monday Minute:

How many people can comfortably fit at a 60” (5’) round table?

  1. 8
  2. 9
  3. 10
  4. 12

Correct Answer: A

A 60” round can seat up to 10 people but not comfortably.

Which of the following best describes a podium?

  1. A raised platform where a speaker stands when delivering his or her remarks

  2. A stand upon which a speaker may rest notes or books

  3. A raised platform usually above the floor of a hall or large room

  4. A raised platform

Answer: A

B = Lectern

C = Dais

D = Riser

A colloquium is:

  1. A Meeting of experts in a particular field, at which papers are presented and discussed by specialists on particular subjects with a view to making recommendations concerning problems under discussion

  2. An informal meeting for the purpose of discussion, usually of an academic or research nature, in order to ascertain areas of mutual interest through exchange of ideas.

  3. An interchange between an inner circle debating an issue and outer circle of observers.

  4. An intense, often hands-on learning experience, in which a limited number of attendees participate directly in learning a new skill or tackling an issue.

Correct Answer: B

A = Symposium

C = Fishbowl

D = Workshop


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