Clerical Job Exam V1.1

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Clerical Job Exam V1.1 - Quiz

Basic office skills test in spelling, math, and filing.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Find the correct place for the following name so that it will be in alphabetical order with the others:  White, SamanthaA  ___________    Vase, ShirleyB  ___________    Volper, EricC  ___________    Waite, AmandaD ____________    Wright, C.J.E  ___________

    • A.

      _______

    • B.

      _______

    • C.

      _______

    • D.

      _______

    • E.

      _______

    Correct Answer
    D. _______
  • 2. 

    Find the correct place for the following name so that it will be in alphabetical order with the others:  Robertson, JanA  ___________    Roberts, J.B  ___________    Robertson, JamesC  ___________    Robertson, JaneD ____________    Robertson, JaniceE  ___________

    • A.

      _______

    • B.

      _______

    • C.

      _______

    • D.

      _______

    • E.

      _______

    Correct Answer
    C. _______
  • 3. 

    Find the correct place for the following name so that it will be in alphabetical order with the others:  Bloom, Janell A  ___________     Bloom, Jack B  ___________     Bloom, Janet C  ___________     Blum, Jeffry D ____________     Blume, JudyE  ___________

    • A.

      _______

    • B.

      _______

    • C.

      _______

    • D.

      _______

    • E.

      _______

    Correct Answer
    C. _______
  • 4. 

    Find the correct place for the following name so that it will be in alphabetical order with the others:  Andrew, C. Alan A  ___________     Andrew, Adam B  ___________     Andrew, C. C  ___________     Andrew, Carrie D ____________     Andrew, Cassie E  ___________

    • A.

      _______

    • B.

      _______

    • C.

      _______

    • D.

      _______

    • E.

      _______

    Correct Answer
    C. _______
  • 5. 

    For each item, indicate which filing cabinet drawer from that set would be used by selecting the appropriate letter.Dan Cedar

    • A.

      Aa -- Ch

    • B.

      Ci -- Dh

    • C.

      Di -- Fl

    • D.

      Fm -- Ht

    • E.

      Hu -- Jm

    Correct Answer
    A. Aa -- Ch
    Explanation
    The answer indicates that the item "Dan Cedar" would be filed in the filing cabinet drawer labeled "Ch". The letters "Aa" and "Ch" correspond to the same item, suggesting that "Aa" is the code or identifier for "Dan Cedar" and "Ch" is the corresponding drawer where it should be filed.

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  • 6. 

    Fredricks, Dunley & Krane, Attorneys at Law

    • A.

      Aa -- Ch

    • B.

      Ci -- Dh

    • C.

      Di -- Fl

    • D.

      Fm -- Ht

    • E.

      Hu - Jm

    Correct Answer
    D. Fm -- Ht
    Explanation
    The given answer Fm -- Ht follows a pattern of shifting each letter in the first part of the pair two positions forward in the alphabet to get the corresponding letter in the second part of the pair. Applying this pattern, Fm becomes Ht.

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  • 7. 

    Verified Checks

    • A.

      Aa -- Ch

    • B.

      Mg -- No

    • C.

      Np -- Sm

    • D.

      Sn -- Wd

    • E.

      We - Zz

    Correct Answer
    D. Sn -- Wd
    Explanation
    The given pairs consist of two letters, where the first letter is followed by the second letter. Each pair represents a word, where the first letter is the first letter of the word and the second letter is the last letter of the word. By following this pattern, the word that corresponds to the pair "Sn -- Wd" is "Sandwich".

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  • 8. 

    Holly Hunter

    • A.

      Aa -- Cd

    • B.

      Ce -- Fh

    • C.

      Fi -- Gl

    • D.

      Gm -- Ht

    • E.

      Hu -- Jm

    Correct Answer
    E. Hu -- Jm
    Explanation
    The given sequence follows a pattern where each pair of letters in the first column is shifted one position to the right to get the corresponding pair of letters in the second column. Applying this pattern, "Hu" in the first column should be shifted one position to the right to get the corresponding pair "Jm" in the second column.

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  • 9. 

    Green Industries

    • A.

      Aa -- Cd

    • B.

      Ce -- Fh

    • C.

      Fi -- Gl

    • D.

      Gm - Ht

    • E.

      Hu - Jm

    Correct Answer
    D. Gm - Ht
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Gm - Ht. In the given pattern, each letter pair is connected by a dash. The first letter in each pair is two positions ahead of the second letter in the alphabet. Following this pattern, G is two positions ahead of E and M is two positions ahead of K. Therefore, Gm - Ht is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    Island Yachts, Inc.

    • A.

      Aa -- Cd

    • B.

      Ce -- Fh

    • C.

      Fi -- Gl

    • D.

      Gm -- Ht

    • E.

      Hu -- Jm

    Correct Answer
    E. Hu -- Jm
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Hu -- Jm," is correct because it follows the pattern established in the previous pairs. Each pair consists of two letters, with the first letter in each pair being one letter before the second letter in the alphabet. For example, in the pair "Aa -- Cd," "Aa" is one letter before "Cd" in the alphabet. Following this pattern, "Hu" is one letter before "Jm" in the alphabet, making it the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    Select the word (if any) that is spelled correctly:

    • A.

      Separate

    • B.

      Seperate

    • C.

      Separete

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Separate
    Explanation
    The word "separate" is spelled correctly.

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  • 12. 

    Select the word (if any) that is spelled correctly:

    • A.

      Truely

    • B.

      Truly

    • C.

      Truley

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Truly
    Explanation
    The word "truly" is spelled correctly.

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  • 13. 

    Select the word (if any) that is spelled correctly:

    • A.

      Febuary

    • B.

      Februery

    • C.

      Februery

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. None of these
    Explanation
    None of the given options is spelled correctly. The correct spelling of the word is "February".

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  • 14. 

    Select the word (if any) that is spelled correctly:

    • A.

      Wensday

    • B.

      Wednesday

    • C.

      Wendsday

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Wednesday
    Explanation
    The correct spelling of the word is "Wednesday".

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  • 15. 

    Select the word (if any) that is spelled correctly:

    • A.

      Confidance

    • B.

      Confidence

    • C.

      Confedense

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Confidence
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "confidence". This is the correct spelling of the word, which means a feeling or belief in one's abilities or qualities.

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  • 16. 

    Select the word (if any) that is spelled correctly:

    • A.

      Disappoint

    • B.

      Dissapoint

    • C.

      Diseppoint

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Disappoint
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "disappoint." This word is spelled correctly, while the other options, "dissapoint" and "diseppoint," contain misspellings.

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  • 17. 

    Select the word (if any) that is spelled correctly:

    • A.

      Occassionnally

    • B.

      Occassionally

    • C.

      Occasionally

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Occasionally
    Explanation
    The word "occasionally" is spelled correctly. The other options, "occassionnally" and "occassionally," contain extra letters and do not follow the correct spelling. Therefore, the correct answer is "occasionally."

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  • 18. 

    Select the word (if any) that is spelled correctly:

    • A.

      Defendent

    • B.

      Deffendent

    • C.

      Diffendant

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. None of these
    Explanation
    None of the given options is spelled correctly. The correct spelling is "defendant".

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  • 19. 

    Compare each pair of names or addresses.  Indicate whether they are EXACTLY the same or different in any way:234 Mt. Lebanon Blvd, #242              234 Mt. Lebonan Blvd, #242

    • A.

      Same

    • B.

      Different

    Correct Answer
    B. Different
    Explanation
    The given pair of names or addresses are different because there is a spelling mistake in the second address. "Lebonan" should be spelled as "Lebanon".

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  • 20. 

    Compare each pair of names or addresses.  Indicate whether they are EXACTLY the same or different in any way: Steve Scheir Auto Company             Steve Schier Auto Company

    • A.

      Same

    • B.

      Different

    Correct Answer
    B. Different
    Explanation
    The given names or addresses, "Steve Scheir Auto Company" and "Steve Schier Auto Company," are different because they have a slight difference in spelling. The first name has "Scheir" while the second name has "Schier."

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  • 21. 

    Compare each pair of names or addresses.  Indicate whether they are EXACTLY the same or different in any way:Yacht Club of Seattle, Inc.              Yacht Club of Seattle Inc.

    • A.

      Same

    • B.

      Different

    Correct Answer
    B. Different
    Explanation
    The given names or addresses are different because there is a difference in the punctuation. The first name includes a comma after "Seattle" and the second name does not have any punctuation after "Seattle".

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  • 22. 

    Compare each pair of names or addresses.  Indicate whether they are EXACTLY the same or different in any way:11200 Peyton Highway, Route 19        11200 Peyton Highway, Route 19

    • A.

      Same

    • B.

      Different

    Correct Answer
    A. Same
    Explanation
    The two names or addresses, "11200 Peyton Highway, Route 19" and "11200 Peyton Highway, Route 19," are exactly the same.

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  • 23. 

    Calculate:13 + 375 + 9 =

    • A.

      387

    • B.

      397

    • C.

      492

    • D.

      434

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. 397
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 397 because when you add 13, 375, and 9 together, you get a sum of 397.

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  • 24. 

    Calculate:1704 x 605 =

    • A.

      114,760

    • B.

      1,030,920

    • C.

      1,034,920

    • D.

      1,036,970

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. 1,030,920
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1,030,920. This can be calculated by multiplying 1704 by 605.

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  • 25. 

    Calculate:11,158 divided by 58

    • A.

      109 R 36

    • B.

      119 R 36

    • C.

      192 R 22

    • D.

      209 R 36

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. 192 R 22
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 192 R 22. When dividing 11,158 by 58, the quotient is 192 and the remainder is 22.

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  • 26. 

    Calculate:21.4 + 8.05 + 63 =

    • A.

      1.282

    • B.

      16.49

    • C.

      30.08

    • D.

      35.75

    • E.

      92.45

    Correct Answer
    E. 92.45
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 92.45 because when you add 21.4, 8.05, and 63 together, you get a sum of 92.45.

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  • 27. 

    What is 4/5 of 90?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      40.5

    • C.

      72

    • D.

      80

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. 72
    Explanation
    To find 4/5 of 90, we need to multiply 90 by 4/5. Multiplying 90 by 4 gives us 360, and dividing that by 5 gives us 72. Therefore, 4/5 of 90 is equal to 72.

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  • 28. 

    What is 40% of 120?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      33 1/3

    • C.

      48

    • D.

      80

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. 48
    Explanation
    To find 40% of 120, you can multiply 120 by 0.40. This calculation gives you 48, which is the correct answer.

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