Fsot - Sample Job Knowledge Test

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1.  What is a restricted rule in the House of Representatives?
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2.  When engaged in work activities, people are likely to be most creative when:
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3.  Which of the following statements was not a result of the aftermath of communism's 1989 collapse in Eastern Europe?
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4.  When writing or producing a story, most journalists agree "background information" means that the:
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5.  Dan Preston arrives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and wishes to convert $300 U.S. dollars to Canadian dollars.  If one U.S. dollar is worth $1.47 in Canadian currency, how many Canadian dollars does Dan receive?
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6.  People are MOST likely to feel stressed if they:
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7.  The key U.S. Cabinet-level agency charged with negotiating international trade agreements is
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8.  In this digital age, instant communication and monetary transfers can have a profound effect on events in other countries.  If, in the Tokyo market the dollar drops sharply against the Japanese yen,
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9.  Which of the following is considered the most important contribution of the ancient Greeks to modern Western civilization?
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10.  An examination of 750 circuit boards produced by AMPEX Corp. revealed that 15 were defective.  At this rate, how many defective circuit boards would there be in a lot of 12,750
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11.  Treaties must be approved by
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12.  Northern Ireland has what status within the United Kingdom?
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13.  The Beta Company has 9 employees.  There are 4 associates, each of whom earns $35,000 a year.  There are also 2 managers, each earning $47,000 a year, 1 director earning $52,000, 1 vice president earning $56,000, and 1 owner earning $450,000 a year.What is the average (arithmetic mean) annual income of the employees at Beta Company?
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14.  You are traveling to a foreign country.  On the day of arrival you spend 168.00 in the local currency.  The exchange rate is 8.00 = $1.00 U.S.  The next day you travel to a neighboring country and spend 245.00 in that country's currency.  The exchange rate is 4.00 = $1.00 U.S.  How much, in U.S. money, did you spend in total?
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15.  Joe plans on buying a 1976 Mini Cooper to tour around England for $6000 or £3000 at a $2:£1 exchange rate.  However, shortly before he goes to the bank to change his dollars to pounds, the U.S. dollar goes to $3:£1.  How many U.S. dollars will Joe have to change into pounds in order to purchase the Mini Cooper?
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16.  The government of the Union of Myanmar, or Burma, responded to the electoral victory of the democratic opposition in 1990 by
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17.  In contrast to communication in the United States, the use of silence in Japan normally signifies:
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18.  In interpersonal communication, the encoder is
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19.  From 1895 until the end of the Second World War, Korea was dominated by
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20.  While shock therapy is well known for its controversial effect on the Russian and Polish economies, it was first applied to this South American economy:
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21.  One-eighth of a bookstore's magazines are sold on Friday.  If 1/4 of the remaining magazines are sold the next day, what fractional part of the magazines remains at the end of the second day?
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22.  Which of the following countries imports the most U.S. merchandise?
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23.  Between which two consecutive years was the percent of decrease in sales for video game X the greatest?
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24.  Yugoslavia was initially established as a kingdom of Serbs, Slovenes, and 
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25.  The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides protection for
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26.  Return on investment (ROI) is often used as an indicator of an organization's success.  If ROI is calculated by computing profits as a percentage of capital invested, which of the following statements is true when comparing Company A (net profits of $1.5 million, $6.0 million capital investment) and Company B (net profits of $1.0 million, $4.0 million capital investment)?
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27.  Which of the following regarding the Marshall Plan is not true?
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28.  Which of the following former U.S. vice-presidents was tried for treason but later acquitted?
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29.  The ___________ Act gave American workers the right to belong to labor unions and engage in collective bargaining.
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30.  What is a URL?
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31.  A controlled-circulation magazine is
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32.  Which of the following was passed during what historians and political scientists have labeled the Progressive Era?
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33.  Congressional oversight is a term used to signify
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34.  The term containment was used to describe the principle of Cold War U.S. foreign policy designed primarily to:
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35.  Tanya's bowling scores this week were 112, 156, 179, 165.  Last week, her average score was 140.  How many points did her average improve?
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36.  If you see an employee staring out the window rather than working, and you judge that employee as "lazy," you may be making the:
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37.  What are the three basic economic problems that every economy must solve?
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38.  Marshall McLuhan's "global village" refers to:
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40.  Customization in operations management is
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41.  Dan has created a ten-page essay, but he wants to print only the first three pages.  Which of the following printer commands should he use?
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42.  The resolution of a printer is measured in:
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43.  When counseling a subordinate about unsatisfactory job performance, a manager should generally:
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44.  Concerning the application of rights in the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights to the states, which of the following is correct?
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45.  According to Procedural Justice Theory, an important consideration when giving employees negative feedback about their jobs performance is to:
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46.  When analyzing financial statements, we can use ratios to help us analyze an organization's health.  Which ratio is not valid?
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47.  Which of the following types of political campaigns is partially publicly financed?
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48.  Which famed musician helped develop the bebop style of jazz in the 1940s?
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49.  The negotiation of treaties and international agreements is the responsibility of 
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50.  The dominant ethnic group in the Yucatan Peninsula is
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51.  Which of the following authorized Congress to legislate against slavery?
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52.  The War Powers Resolution specifies that U.S. troops:
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53.  Computer monitors use the same type of technology that television sets do.  Which of the following is the technology that they share?
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54.  What is the marketing concept?
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55.  One of the most widely traded agricultural commodities on the planet, coffee grows best in
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56.  Which amendment gave women the right to vote?
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57.  A public opinion survey is done and it is reported that the results are not statistically significant.  What does this mean?
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58.  In public speaking, the term poisoning the well refers to:
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59.  At the end of the year you are asked to summarize the performance evaluation ratings of the nine employees that you supervise.  Their scores on a 5-point scale are 2.0, 2.5, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.0, 4.0, and 4.5.  When reporting the descriptive statistics on your group, you have to report the mean, median, and mode of their performance evaluations.  These numbers, in correct order, are: 
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60.  When giving an interview to a member of the media, the most important general rule is to:
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61.  Economists view ticket scalping as
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62.  A new trend has developed in the computer world in which one's work can now be saved using a device that plugs into the USB ports of their computer.  This device is known as a
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63.  Many trade economists argue that closing off an economy to international market forces creates critical inefficiencies as local producers become ____________, expending resources on cornering artificially created markets via specially acquired licenses, legitimate legislation, or personal connections.
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64.  Which of the following concerning American movies and the American Motion Picture Industry is not true?
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65.  How did the end of World War II affect women's employment in the 1950s in the United States?
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66.  Compared to older methods of direct coercion and threat, contemporary organizations are more likely to exercise power through:
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67.  Concerning the current balance of trade, which of the following is correct?
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68.  Top management are compensated more because they are valuable to the organization.  These top managers do more
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69.  A blueprint has a scale of 3 feet per 1/2 inch.  If a bathroom is 1 1/2 inches X 2 inches, what are its actual dimensions?
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70.  Which of the following is the noncommercial radio network, known for its cultural and informational programming?
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71.  An appliance originally costing $1,000 goes on sale one week for 25% off.  The following week, it is discounted an additional 10%.  what is the new sales price?
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72.  A connection between two or more computers so that they can share resources is known as a(n)
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73.  Which of the following methods is LEAST likely to be effective in promoting teamwork in the workplace?
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74.  In the federal government, the General Accounting Office reports to:
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75.  Some word processing systems allow you to keep all files you edit with the same name, but they save them as different:
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76.  Google.com can best be described as which of the following?
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77.  During the last decade, federal government direct-hire employment has:
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78.  The fundamental goal of Sinn Fein is
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79.  What is CRM (customer relationship management)?
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80.  What was the Trail of Tears?
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81.  The Beta Company has 9 employees.  There are 4 associates, each of whom earns $35,000 a year.  There are also 2 managers, each earning $47,000 a year, 1 director earning $52,000, 1 vice president earning $56,000, and 1 owner earning $450,000 a year.What is the modal annual income of the Employees at the Beta Company?
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82.  A large computer designed to meet the needs of a large organization is called a
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83.  Which of the following treaties was not approved by the U.S. Senate?
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84.  You own a bond issued by a foreign government; the interest rate is 20% in that country's currency.  Last year, the currency declined by 50% against the U.S. dollar.  For last year, in dollar terms, what did you earn on the bond?
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85.  The Necessary and Proper Clause in the Constitution did what?
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86.  An email address must follow a specific form and contain certain elements; however, numerous derivatives are allowed.  Which is NOT a proper email address form?
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87.  The expansion of U.S. presidential power in foreign policy is best illustrated by:
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88.  Emperor Napoleon III (Louis Napoleon) fell from power
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89.  The kind of radio transmission that makes possible high fidelity and static-free broadcast of music is:
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90.  Which of the following extensions would appear on a file made by a word processing program?
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91.  Which of the following scenarios describes a situation in which "gerrymandering" might be in evidence?
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92.  In 1939, the Kingdom of Siam became officially known as 
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93.  A subordinate employee who is given a poor performance evaluation complains to the manager that the organization's lack of response to her complaint of sexual harassment by a colleague was a major factor in the decline in performance.  Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts, for what is the manager held accountable?
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94.  Which sub-Saharan African countries were independent at the end of World War II in 1945?
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95.  Prior to the Ottoman incursion into Europe, Kosovo was of special national significance to which of the following ethnic groups?
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96.  Manufacturers can use promotion to create consumer demand for a product so that consumers exert pressure on marketing channel members to make it available.  This is called a
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