Financial Literacy Test #1, Chapters 2 And 3

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  • 1. 
    Most jobs require the same personality traits.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    You should send a cover letter to a potential employer along with your resume.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    It is best to provide one single "generic" resume to use for all job applications, tailoring your resume for particular jobs is costly and time consuming.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    "Any type of work" would be a great career objective to place on your resume.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    You should always take a trusted friend, or your parents, to an interview along with you.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    You should never leave without any questions after the job interview.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following personality traits would probably be helpful for someone who worked as a salesperson?
    • A. 

      Quiet and shy

    • B. 

      More of a follower than a leader

    • C. 

      Outgoing and Friendly

    • D. 

      Prefers low stress environments

  • 8. 
    Which of the following will not make a good reference?
    • A. 

      A former teacher

    • B. 

      Your old basketball coach

    • C. 

      Your brother

    • D. 

      Your current employer

  • 9. 
    A "Thank You" letter should be sent on which of the following occasions?
    • A. 

      Before an Interview

    • B. 

      Before applying to the job

    • C. 

      After an Interview

    • D. 

      You should never send a "Thank You" letter

  • 10. 
    When completing an employment application,
    • A. 

      Use a red pen to make your answers stand out

    • B. 

      Write as quickly as you can

    • C. 

      Avoid the use of abbreviations

    • D. 

      Answer only the questions that put you in a favorable light

  • 11. 
    In the first paragraph of your "Thank You" letter, you should,
    • A. 

      Explain your qualifications for the job one more time

    • B. 

      Provide your contact information

    • C. 

      Apologize for any mistakes you made during the interview

    • D. 

      Express genuine appreciation to the interviewer for seeing you

  • 12. 
    Which letter helps you introduce yourself to the employer?
    • A. 

      Thank You Letter

    • B. 

      Cover Letter

    • C. 

      Interview Letter

    • D. 

      Employment Letter

  • 13. 
    A mission statement can be found in most company websites and should be reviewed  by the job applicant before an interview. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    An interviewer's business card should be asked for, 
    • A. 

      Before the interview

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      Right after the interview

    • D. 

      Ten days after the interview

  • 15. 
    An interviewer's name on a "Thank You" letter can include the words, "Hiring Manager"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    An interview answer that should be remembered by the interviewer as a positive instead of as a negative is,
    • A. 

      "What's your greatest weakness"?

    • B. 

      "Describe yourself".

    • C. 

      "What does our company do"?

    • D. 

      "Can I see your Resume"?

  • 17. 
    One of the interview questions we discussed, "Tell me about yourself" is an opportunity for  the interviewee to "sell" one's major skills and attributes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    All of the following resources/materials are pivotal for the success of "landing" the job.Check all those that apply. 
    • A. 

      Thank You Letter

    • B. 

      Cover Letter

    • C. 

      Resume

    • D. 

      Expensive Clothes

    • E. 

      An interesting name

  • 19. 
    The interviewee should always talk wrongly about the previous employer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Company stocks are not searchable by symbols.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    More than one person can interview the interviewee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    After an interview has gone quite bad, there is still hope for the interviewee to make a last impression. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Reviewing the company website before an interview is not necessary. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The interviewee must never ask any questions after the interview.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    If the job applicant does not know the name of the hiring manager, he/she can refer to the person as "Dear Sir/Madam". 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    In a cover letter, the first paragraph is the "first point of contact". 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The handwritten signature of your business letter should be printed on what color ink? 
    • A. 

      Purple ink

    • B. 

      Black ink but highlighted in yellow with a Sharpie

    • C. 

      Blue or black ink

    • D. 

      Pink

  • 28. 
    If I am applying to a Marketing position, I should only include the skills I have in Accounting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Giving a firm handshake to the interviewer is a sign of weakness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    You can prepare yourself for an interview by,Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Reviewing the company website

    • B. 

      Calling the company's secretary to learn of the hiring manager's name

    • C. 

      Calling the hiring manager and taking him out for Pizza

    • D. 

      You don't need to prepare before an interview

  • 31. 
    Employers appreciate job applicants who provide their contact information on any correspondence received.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    How many letters did the personality code include?
    • A. 

      Five letters

    • B. 

      Four letters

    • C. 

      Seven letters

    • D. 

      Two letters

  • 33. 
    The following is a form used to ask questions to a job applicant.
    • A. 

      Job Application

    • B. 

      Cover Letter

    • C. 

      Thank You Letter

    • D. 

      Reference Sheet

  • 34. 
    The heading is the first element of a Cover Letter
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Which of the following questions is NOT an acceptable one to ask after an interview?
    • A. 

      How much am I getting paid?

    • B. 

      When can I hear back from you?

    • C. 

      Can I please have your business card?

    • D. 

      What are the future goals for the company?

  • 36. 
    What paragraph in a "thank you" letter is an optional one where an interviewee reinforces a point that was perceived as a possible weakness at the interview?
    • A. 

      Paragraph 1

    • B. 

      Paragraph 7

    • C. 

      Paragraph 3

    • D. 

      Paragraph 5

  • 37. 
    I can enclose all of the following documents on a resume except,
    • A. 

      References

    • B. 

      School Transcripts

    • C. 

      Cover Letter

    • D. 

      Google Doc with my phone number

  • 38. 
    The closing paragraph in a Thank You letter should thank the interviewer one last time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    How early should the interviewee arrive to the interview?
    • A. 

      At least 10 minutes before the interview

    • B. 

      Right on time

    • C. 

      At least 3 minutes before the interview

    • D. 

      Do not arrive early

  • 40. 
    The interviewee should not think before he/she answers a question. Time is of the essence in an interview.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Verbal cues can sometimes "speak louder than words" in an interview. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    The interviewee should never appear self confident in an interview. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    How many people should the interviewee bring with him/her to the interview?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      At least 2

    • C. 

      At least 1

    • D. 

      As many friends as possible

  • 44. 
    The interviewee should always wear denim jeans to a professional job interview.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    What is an acceptable answer to the interview question, "Why do you want to work here"?
    • A. 

      I live one block from here and can get here really quick

    • B. 

      Your company goals and job qualifications match perfectly with my own

    • C. 

      It's a good job

    • D. 

      I like the bright colors of your building

  • 46. 
    What is an acceptable answer to the interview question, "Why should we hire you"?
    • A. 

      Why should you not?

    • B. 

      I believe my skills and strong work ethic make me a perfect candidate for this position

    • C. 

      Are you kidding me? I'm awesome!

    • D. 

      I just think I am the perfect candidate for this position

  • 47. 
    Which of the following career search engines did the class experiment with?
    • A. 

      Www.kahoot.it

    • B. 

      Www.makemynextmove.org

    • C. 

      Www.walmart.com

    • D. 

      Www.edmodo.com

  • 48. 
    An internship refers to,
    • A. 

      A cruise ship

    • B. 

      The period where a person gains valuable skills while actively working at real place of employment

    • C. 

      A school

    • D. 

      A mock interview