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Bangoy Street, Davao City


Diploma in Events Management
DiEM 4
Summer Class Examination
May 9, 2011

Name: ___________________________ Course/Year: ____________ Score: _______


Insructor: Ms. Anabel E. Canete
I. Multiple Choice. Read each statement and encircle your best answer. 2 pts each.

1. The timeline for any event can best be characterized as?


a.
b.
c.
d.

How long an event can take?


The sub-schedules of an events critical path.
An external factor in the event structure.
The third stage of the critical path.

2. The three most important factors mentioned in determining the implementation of the
critical path are?
a.
b.
c.

Timing, Staff Structure and an Adequate Budget


Communication, Decision Making, and Leadership
Market Research, Primary Information, and Observational Research

3. These are the influences that may deter the event participant from attending.
a. Internal Factors
b. External Factors
c. Critical Path
4. These are the factors which may inhibit event managers meeting their deadlines for
a various phases off the event planning process.
a. Critical Path
b. Internal Factors
c. External Factors

5. Lack of Sponsorship, Financial Backing, and Interest by Participants are


a.
b.
c.
d.

Components of Strengths and Weaknesses


A part of the critical path
Elements of the focus group section
All of the above

II. True or False. Write the word TRUE if the statement is correct and FALSE if the
statement is wrong.
________ 1. Once the date of the event has been committed to, there can be no turning
back.
________ 2. Developing the event plan is also called the Critical Path.
________ 3. The timeline is a constant and evolutionary entity that affects everyone
involved with the event.
________ 4. The more complex the event organization, the greater need to stratify the
task delegation so that activities are not duplicated.
________ 5. The Marketing and Promotion committee can proceed with its strategy
without all the information and description of events that will take place.
________ 6. Planning Stage comes first before Researching.
________ 7. Managing the events planning process means working with people and
tapping into their strengths while building on their weaknesses.
________ 8. It is necessary to involve all committees in a problem solving meeting.
________ 9. Anticipation is one of the event managers most important skills along with
the ability to communicate the solutions.
________ 10. The key to manage peoples time effectively and to ensure that a meeting
called is a meeting required.

III. Enumeration. Answer what is being asked for. Write your answer on the space
provided under each item.
A. Give the three steps that involve Critical Path Implementation.
1. _________________________________________
2. _________________________________________
3. _________________________________________

B. Give the four essential phases in Developing the Critical Path.


1.
2.
3.
4.

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C. Give at least three characteristics of an Event Manager when he/she is encountering


the critical stage.
1. _________________________________________
2. _________________________________________
3. _________________________________________

IV. Essay. Answer the following questions briefly but substantially. 5 pts. each
1. Define the term Critical Path.
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2. How will you determine Time Lines and Critical Dates.
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3. As an Event Manager, how will you handle if the date conflicts with a holiday or
another similar activity?
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