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Answer Key

for the HRCI Exam Guide Practice Test
To be used with:

Gomez-Mejia, Balkin, and Cardy, Managing Human Resources, 4/e

Functional Area
Strategic Management
Workforce Planning and Employment
Human Resource Development
Compensation and Benefits
Employee and Labor Relations
Occupational Health, Safety and Security

% of Exam
12%
26%
15%
20%
21%
6%

Number of Questions
Provided on Practice Test
24 (# 1 to 24)
52 (# 25 to 76)
30 (# 77 to 106)
40 (# 107 to 146)
42 (# 147 to 188)
12 (# 189 to 200)

This answer key provides the correct answer for each of the questions on the practice test,
as well as the chapter and page number locations for information related to each answer.
Test questions are representative of the kinds of questions found on the HRCI exam. The
chapter and page locations indicated below contain information related to the concepts
and general content of each test question, not necessarily to the exact content and/or
words used in each test question.
Test Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Correct
Response
a
c
c
d
a
c
a

8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

c
a
d
c
d
c
b
a
a

Chapter and Page Numbers Containing
Information Related to the Test Item
Chapter 1, pp. 20-24
Chapter 1, pp. 24-28
Chapter 3, pp. 90-96
Chapter 1, pp. 24-32
Chapter 8, pp. 258-261
Chapter 1, pp. 24-28; Chapter 8, pp. 261-265
Chapter 2, pp. 54-56; Chapter 7, pp. 237-239;
Chapter 8, p. 279
Chapter 1, pp. 5-6
Chapter 1, p. 12; Chapter 2, pp. 54-55
Chapter 1, p. 10; Chapter 2, p. 10;
Chapter 1, pp. 10-14
Chapter 2, pp. 52-53
Chapter 2, pp. 75-76
Chapter 2, pp. 75-76
Chapter 1, pp. 37-39
Chapter 17, pp. 583-585

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