Pre-employment English Test

20 Questions  I  By Mispi on February 13, 2009
This is a quiz designed to measure proficiency in the English language. It is necessary in this job to have a good grasp of both written and spoken English. Reminder: This is a timed quiz. You have 30 minutes to answer all the questions.

  

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1.  Reading Comprehension  A dog is bigger than a mouse, but smaller than an elephant.
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2.  Verb Forms We usually ______ dinner at 8:00 p.m.
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3.  Verb Forms Yesterday, we ______ a very interesting conference call about the new ERP project. 
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4.  Verb The plane _____ at New York's Kennedy Airport . 
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5.  Compound Nouns Thomas White, who orchestrated ___________ rescue packages, will address the group.
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6.  Prepositions The computer printer is _______ the table ______ the computer.
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7.  Prepositions She always gets up early ______ the morning, so she can make it to class ______ time.
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8.  Context Clues I took the tome off the shelf and opened it to page 94. Then I began to read.Tome means...
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9.  The next 6 questions are related to one paragraph, stated below. Each of the 6 questions will contain the same paragraph so you can refer to it. Reading Comprehension The "taint of melancholy" which Edgar Allan Poe throughout his life associated with the more "soulful" aspects of beauty was, of course, one of the familiar moods of romantics everywhere. But it is somewhat unusual that this particular mood should be so favoured by Southern poets. From the defiant anguish reminiscent of Byron to the delicate sadness characteristic of female poets like Mrs. Felicia Hemans, the whole range of melancholy feeling could be found in the pages of The Messenger during the 1930's. This is not to say that the magazine published only the poems of the Southern poetasters who invoked melancholy. The significant point is that the Southern poets whom The Messenger did publish were prone to exploit melancholy. Poems on Poe's favorite subject, the death of a beautiful woman, were numerous enough in The Messenger to make us feel some retroactive concern about the durability of Southern belles.Q1: Most poetry published in the South:
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10.  Reading Comprehension The "taint of melancholy" which Edgar Allan Poe throughout his life associated with the more "soulful" aspects of beauty was, of course, one of the familiar moods of romantics everywhere. But it is somewhat unusual that this particular mood should be so favoured by Southern poets. From the defiant anguish reminiscent of Byron to the delicate sadness characteristic of female poets like Mrs. Felicia Hemans, the whole range of melancholy feeling could be found in the pages of The Messenger during the 1930's. This is not to say that the magazine published only the poems of the Southern poetasters who invoked melancholy. The significant point is that the Southern poets whom The Messenger did publish were prone to exploit melancholy. Poems on Poe's favorite subject, the death of a beautiful woman, were numerous enough in The Messenger to make us feel some retroactive concern about the durability of Southern belles. Q2: Poe had a preference for poems that dealt with:
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11.  Reading Comprehension The "taint of melancholy" which Edgar Allan Poe throughout his life associated with the more "soulful" aspects of beauty was, of course, one of the familiar moods of romantics everywhere. But it is somewhat unusual that this particular mood should be so favoured by Southern poets. From the defiant anguish reminiscent of Byron to the delicate sadness characteristic of female poets like Mrs. Felicia Hemans, the whole range of melancholy feeling could be found in the pages of The Messenger during the 1930's. This is not to say that the magazine published only the poems of the Southern poetasters who invoked melancholy. The significant point is that the Southern poets whom The Messenger did publish were prone to exploit melancholy. Poems on Poe's favorite subject, the death of a beautiful woman, were numerous enough in The Messenger to make us feel some retroactive concern about the durability of Southern belles. Q3: The author implies that Southern belles:
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12.  Reading Comprehension The "taint of melancholy" which Edgar Allan Poe throughout his life associated with the more "soulful" aspects of beauty was, of course, one of the familiar moods of romantics everywhere. But it is somewhat unusual that this particular mood should be so favoured by Southern poets. From the defiant anguish reminiscent of Byron to the delicate sadness characteristic of female poets like Mrs. Felicia Hemans, the whole range of melancholy feeling could be found in the pages of The Messenger during the 1930's. This is not to say that the magazine published only the poems of the Southern poetasters who invoked melancholy. The significant point is that the Southern poets whom The Messenger did publish were prone to exploit melancholy. Poems on Poe's favorite subject, the death of a beautiful woman, were numerous enough in The Messenger to make us feel some retroactive concern about the durability of Southern belles. Q4: The Messenger published:
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13.  Reading Comprehension The "taint of melancholy" which Edgar Allan Poe throughout his life associated with the more "soulful" aspects of beauty was, of course, one of the familiar moods of romantics everywhere. But it is somewhat unusual that this particular mood should be so favoured by Southern poets. From the defiant anguish reminiscent of Byron to the delicate sadness characteristic of female poets like Mrs. Felicia Hemans, the whole range of melancholy feeling could be found in the pages of The Messenger during the 1930's. This is not to say that the magazine published only the poems of the Southern poetasters who invoked melancholy. The significant point is that the Southern poets whom The Messager did publish were prone to exploit melancholy. Poems on Poe's favorite subject, the death of a beautiful woman, were numerous enough in The Messanger to make us feel some retroactive concern about the durability of Southern belles. Q5: The words "reminiscent of" mean most nearly
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14.  PrepositionsThe professor said ________ the first day of the course that there would be a big final test _______ the end of the semester.
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15.  Context Clues The thought of eating a rat is abhorrent to most people.
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16.  Verb Tenses Usually, I (work) ______________ as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I (study) ______________ French at a language school in Paris. That is why I am in Paris.
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17.  Pronouns If you happen to see your parents this weekend, give ___ my best regards.
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18.  Tag Questions You'll be leaving for Los Angeles soon, __________ ? 
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19.  Subject-Verb AgreementChoose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agree.
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20.  Context Clues You can trust the salesmen at that store because they always conduct business in an aboveboard manner.
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