Multiple Choice Questions
1. A key determinant as to whether, under Circular A-133, a program is considered major or non-major is
a. The overall size of the program, as measured by total revenues, regardless of source
b. The overall size of the program, as measured by total assets
c. The amount of federal aid received
d. Its score on the OMB risk assessment scale
2. ‘‘General’’ compliance requirements are set forth in
a. The Yellow Book
b. The Single Audit Act
c. The compliance supplement to circular a-133
d. The AICPA’s generally accepted auditing standards
3. The risk that material noncompliance could occur, assuming that no internal controls have been established to prevent it, is referred to as
a. Inherent risk
b. Control risk
c. Fraud risk
d. Detection risk
4. Per Circular A-133, the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards
a. Must be explicitly tested and reported upon by the auditors
b. Should serve to help auditors determine the scope of their audit work but need not be explicitly tested
c. Must be tested but need be reported upon by the auditors only if the tests reveal material errors
d. Must be explicitly tested and reported upon by the auditors only if the total of federal awards is material relative to total expenditures
5. Which of the following is not reported upon in the Schedule of Findings and Questioned Costs?
a. Reportable conditions related to internal control
b. Material noncompliance with provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, or grant agreements
c. Material examples of inefficiency and in effectiveness in carrying out federally funded programs
d. Federally reimbursed expenditures that are not adequately documented
6. The requirement for a report on compliance and internal control over financial reporting is set forth in the
a. AICPA’s Professional Standards
b. GAO’s Government Auditing Standards
c. Single Audit Act
d. OMB Circular A-133
7. The GAO standards pertaining to performance audits
a. Mandate that programs be audited annually
b. Mandate that programs be audited when-ever information comes to the attention of the auditor indicating a need for a performance audit
c. Mandate that a complete audit include both a financial audit and a performance audit
d. Do not specify when and how often a program must be audited
8. Performance audits differ from financial audits in that
a. The GAO’s ‘‘general standards’’ do not apply to performance audits
b. In conducting performance audits, the auditors do not necessarily attest to assertions of management
c. The auditors need not issue a formal report setting forth their findings
d. The main focus should be on activities that satisfy the criteria of Circular A-133 as
‘‘major programs’’
9. In discerning the objectives of a program to be audited, the auditors should give the greatest credibility to
a. The legislation creating the program
b. The organization’s program budget
c. The organization’s mission statement and strategic plan
d. Comments by the mid-level employees who actually implement the program
10. In reporting the results of a performance audit, it is inappropriate for the auditors to
a. Conjecture as to the reasons for the program’s failure to achieve desired results
b. Include the auditors’ response to management’s objections to the auditors’ findings
c. Provide recommendations as to how the program can be improved
d. Criticize management for failing to establish appropriate goals and objectives

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