Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Practice Test

Welcome to the free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt practice test from the Management and Strategy Institute.  It is designed to test your fundamental understanding of Lean Six Sigma for working at the Yellow Belt level.

This quiz consists of 25 questions, randomly pulled from a large bank of questions.  To pass, you must score a 70% or higher.  You may re-take the test as many times as you’d like.  The test is timed and you have 25 minutes to complete it.

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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Quiz

This quiz is designed to test your general knowledge of Lean Six Sigma at the Yellow Belt level.

If you score 70% or higher, we’ll email you a professional certificate!  Name is required, email address is optional.  You’ll only receive the certificate if you include your email.

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Which of the following actions is not so typical for the lean process?

2 / 25

Sometimes improvement projects fail. It’s often because they are too focused on:

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What does GENCHI GEBUTSU mean?

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These Six Sigma project members participate as subject-matter experts (SMEs) in their area of work.

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Six Sigma designates clear roles for people within the project, using ________ to define each role and its contribution level to the project.

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A cyclic process for planning and testing improvement activities prior to full-scale implementation.

7 / 25

The Toyota Production System (TPS) is:

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Which belt-level training should this employee receive:

This employee will have no direct contact with a project. They will not be providing any assistance to the team and have only worked for the organization for 90 days.

9 / 25

In Lean, what is ‘Gemba’?

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Problem Solving Strategy: Y=f(x)

Represents the desired outcome, result, or goal you want to achieve.

11 / 25

What is the final step of DMAIC method?

12 / 25

Six sigma equates to:

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_______ is the variation in the operation of a process not caused by the end customer. It is the Irregular, Inconsistent, Uneven, and Unbalanced work on machines.

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What is the first phase of Kaizen?

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What is the definition of a stakeholder?

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When variation is produced by the system itself it is known as:

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At the Six Sigma level, a business process produces only 3.4 defects per million opportunities. How many errors are produced at the Five Sigma level?

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Root cause analysis consists of asking what question five times?

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Lean Six Sigma can help the healthcare system with:

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A common mistake is trying to improve a process by adjusting it when it does not need adjustment. The term for this mistake is called:

21 / 25

Lean helps with the following:

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Six Sigma requires _________ across the business and its leadership for the project to make changes based upon measurements.

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Lean Six Sigma is the primary tool for achieving:

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Sigma levels determine the rate of defects and are a standardized measure of the error rate of a process. The level is based on this estimate:

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Which statement is true about Lean Six Sigma?

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About the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt practice test

This is MSI’s Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt practice exam.  This exam is provided for free as a courtesy to anyone interested in learning more about LSS and the role that Yellow Belt’s play in a project.  You may re-take this exam as many times as you’d like.  It is designed to test your understanding of Lean and Six Sigma methods.

If you pass MSI’s practice exam for Lean Yellow Belts with a score of 70% or higher, you’ll be emailed a professional certificate of completion that shows your score.  You can also share the results on your social media pages!  Just click on SHARE when you complete the exam.

Difficulty rating: 4/10 (Low-Medium)

This practice exam is rated at a Low-Medium difficulty level.  The exam include Lean Six Sigma methods that should be understood by practicing Yellow Belts.  All of these methodologies are critical to the successful implementation of a Six Sigma project.  This test is limited to 25 minutes (1 minute per-question).  This difficulty rating considers both novice and experienced six sigma practitioners.

Recommended test preparation material

MSI Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt program

MSI Yellow Belt Core Concepts Guide

Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Flashcard Study System, ISBN-13: 978-1516700318

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt Handbook, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1932828245


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