General Assessment

As you conduct your job search, besides considering the usual — dress for success, arriving timely, questions to ask, knowledge of company, knowing your interviewer’s name, etc., realize also that upon getting the interview, you may be asked to go through various assessments, surveys or questionnaires prior to you getting the job. In fact, how you take some of these tests WILL determine IF you get the job.

assessment-coverCampusJobXpress has created a General Employee Assessment and Evaluation format that we provide to our website users who would like to see where they stand with regard to Common Knowledge. The assessment consists of 5 sections: Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Basic Math and Organization/Filing.

For your entertainment, I am going to select a few questions from each of these sections and provide them to you so that you can test yourself for the purpose of knowing some of the questions that are asked on assessments of this type.

Ready? Okay, see how you do.

 

grammarGRAMMAR SECTION:

1. How many nouns are in this sentence? “The elderly woman thoroughly enjoyed the ride on the Lakeshore bus.”

a. 3
b. 4
c. 2
d. None of the above

2. You, your, yours, yourself and yourselves are all:

a. Nouns
b. Verbs
c. Pronouns
d. None of the above

3. An adverb describes a verb or another adverb. What is the adverb in “Karen ran excitedly to meet her father.”

a. excitedly
b. Karen
c. ran
d. None of the above

4. Which statement is correct?

a. A verb describes a noun
b. A noun describes a pronoun
c. An adverb describes a verb
d. None of the above

 

VocabularyVOCABULARY SECTION:

5. The meaning of abridge means

a. to shorten or cut off
b. to delay
c. to express resentment
d. to bind together

6. Chronically means

a. irritably
b. sickly
c. habitually
d. due to a run-down condition

7. Select the correct meaning of the underlined word. “Tim preceded John in serving as mayor of the city.”

a. to come before
b. to come after
c. to function simultaneously
d. to advance

8. Select the correct meaning of the underlined word. “Tom was very credible.”

a. irritable
b. sick
c. believable
d. run-down

 

Bookworm_ReadingCornerREADING SECTION:

One day on a cool breezy afternoon, Tammy decided to go for a walk because she was feeling lonely and depressed. She ventured down to the park where she knew she would see children playing, dogs barking and maybe a balloon or two in the air. Tammy loved balloons. When she arrived at the park, she noticed that there was an empty seat on the bench next to a small fountain. She thought to herself, “What a lovely fountain and what a lovely seat to help ease me out of my depression.”

9. What was Tammy feeling on that cool breezy afternoon?

a. bored and depressed
b. lonely and depressed
c. tired and depressed
d. None of the above

10. What is the thing that Tammy loved?

a. puppies
b. kittens
c. balloons
d. None of the above

11. How was the afternoon Tammy decided to go for a walk?

a. hot and humid
b. cool and breezy
c. cool and windy
d. None of the above

12. In her state of depression, where did Tammy venture down to?

a. store
b. church
c. movies
d. None of the above

 

MathMATH SECTION:

13. How much money does an individual pay per month for a life insurance policy that costs $144.00 semi-annually?

a. $26.50
b. $32.00
c. $24.00
d. None of the above

14. Bob’s telephone service for a year is $1,152.00, plus an upfront one-time connection fee of $50.00 and a monthly processing fee of $5.00. What will be Bob’s first quarterly payment?

a. $96.00
b. $126.00
c. $152.00
d. None of the above

 

15. Write one-eighth (1/8) in decimal.

a. .8
b. .125
c. .08
d. None of the above

16. Write the number 18 in Roman numeral.

a. XIII
b. VIII
c. XVIII
d. None of the above

 

organized-filing-cabinetORGANIZING/FILING SECTION:

Select the correct alphabetical order of filing for the problems below.

17. a. Bennett, Inez     b. Benson, James     c. Carter, Dennis     d. Neans, Yvonne

a. d,c,b,a
b. a,b,c,d
c. d,a,c,b
d. None of the above

18. a. Smith, Amy        b. Smith, Bob            c. Smiths, Ana         d. Smith, Anna

a. a,d,b,c
b. a,b,c,d
c. a,c,d,b
d. None of the above

 

The following drawers represent a numeric filing system.

a. Drawer 3000 — 4500
b. Drawer 5600 — 6900
c. Drawer 7500 — 8900
d. Drawer 1000 — 2500

File the following invoices as shown to fit in the appropriate drawers.

19. Where would you file Invoice #8744?

a.     b.     c.     d.

20. Where would you file Invoice #3358?

a.     b.     c.     d.

 

What do you think? Good? Check your answers at the bottom of this page.

 

For a more complete examination of this type,  please  send  an  e-mail  request  to

info@campusjobxpress.com and a staff member will provide you with a code for taking the exam.

Answers: 1a; 2c; 3a; 4c; 5a; 6c; 7a; 8c; 9b; 10c; 11b; 12d; 13c; 14d; 15b; 16c; 17b; 18a; 19c; 20a

Filed Under: March 2014 Magazine

About the Author: This is some stuff I wrote about myself.

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