FSOT - Sample Job Knowledge Test

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FSOT - Sample Job Knowledge Test

FSOT - Sample Job Knowledge Test Beware of the typos! They're there to keep you on your toes. OK, not really. Just keep an eye out and let me know.


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  • 1. 
    Treaties must be approved by
    • A. 

      A majority of the House and Senate

    • B. 

      Two-thirds of the Senators voting on the treaty

    • C. 

      A majority of the House of Representatives

    • D. 

      Three-fourths of the Senate

  • 2. 
    A public opinion survey is done and it is reported that the results are not statistically significant.  What does this mean?
    • A. 

      It means that there are insufficient responses to consider the survey valid.

    • B. 

      It means that the results could be due to chance.

    • C. 

      It means that different surveys have different results.

    • D. 

      It means that the findings of the survey are not substantively important.

  • 3. 
    Concerning the application of rights in the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights to the states, which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      All rights in the Bill of Rights have applied to the states since the beginning.

    • B. 

      All rights in the Bill of Rights have applied to the states since the passage of the 14th Amendment.

    • C. 

      None of the rights in the Bill of Rights applies to the states. The states have their own bill of rights.

    • D. 

      Most of the rights in the Bill of Rights have been applied to the states based upon Supreme Court decisions. Some still do not apply.

  • 4. 
    Today's Native Americans/American Indians descended from Asiatic ancestors who arrived in North America
    • A. 

      On wooden ships

    • B. 

      Primarily on horseback

    • C. 

      Across a land bridge now submerged beneath the Bering Sea

    • D. 

      Under the leadership of a former warlord who would later become known as Chief Powhatan, the founder of the Powhatan Confederacy.

  • 5. 
    In 1620, the ______________ established self-government for the Plymouth Colonists.
    • A. 

      The Mayflower Compact

    • B. 

      The Fundamental Order of Connecticut

    • C. 

      The Articles of Confederation

    • D. 

      The Declaration of Rights

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is not true?
    • A. 

      At the time of the American Revolution, most white residents of the 13 colonies were either of norther or western European descent.

    • B. 

      The Naturalization Act of 1790 made citizenship -- and all of its accompanying rights -- available to free white men of European descent and only to free white men of European descent.

    • C. 

      The right to be educated in the language spoken in their homes was first granted during the 1820s to Pennsylvania's German speaking population.

    • D. 

      Less than half of all southern whites belonged to slave-owning families

  • 7. 
    Yugoslavia was initially established as a kingdom of Serbs, Slovenes, and 
    • A. 

      Croats

    • B. 

      Bosnians

    • C. 

      Turks

    • D. 

      Hungarians

  • 8. 
    In 1939, the Kingdom of Siam became officially known as 
    • A. 

      Indonesia

    • B. 

      Cambodia

    • C. 

      Burma

    • D. 

      Thailand

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements was not a result of the aftermath of communism's 1989 collapse in Eastern Europe?
    • A. 

      Industrial production continued relatively unabated.

    • B. 

      Living standards immediately rose.

    • C. 

      Governments attempted to bring about economic stabilization.

    • D. 

      Prices increased dramatically

  • 10. 
    Mercantilism was an economic policy that attempted to obtain a favorable balance of trade that would result in the maximum inflows of gold and silver.  During what century was this economic theory popular?
    • A. 

      16th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      13th

    • D. 

      21st

  • 11. 
    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
    • A. 

      115

    • B. 

      255

    • C. 

      275

    • D. 

      350

  • 12. 
    A television is on sale for 20% off.  If the sale price is $800, what was the original price?
    • A. 

      $160

    • B. 

      $640

    • C. 

      $960

    • D. 

      $1,000

  • 13. 
    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?
    • A. 

      $141

    • B. 

      $204

    • C. 

      $441

    • D. 

      $447

  • 14. 
    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?
    • A. 

      4 1/2 feet X 6 feet

    • B. 

      6 feet X 7 1/2 feet

    • C. 

      7 1/2 feet X 9 feet

    • D. 

      9 feet X 12 feet

  • 15. 
    Top management are compensated more because they are valuable to the organization.  These top managers do more
    • A. 

      Organizing

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Directing

    • D. 

      Controlling

  • 16. 
    Why is delegation of authority crucial to the successful execution of company operations?
    • A. 

      It gives the top management more time to think and develop strategic business directions.

    • B. 

      It makes the entire company more structured and easier to account for financially.

    • C. 

      It empowers the employees to make commitments, use resources, and take whatever actions to ensure customer satisfaction.

    • D. 

      It provides jobs so that there will be many mid-level and low-level managers.

  • 17. 
    A figure of speech in which a comparison is made by using "as" or "like" is a:
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Synecdoche

    • D. 

      Cacophony

  • 18. 
    Slander means:
    • A. 

      To exaggerate

    • B. 

      To reveal only the negative aspects of an idea or person

    • C. 

      To use another person's ideas and claim them as your own

    • D. 

      To make statements about a person that are injurious to the reputation of a person

  • 19. 
    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
    • A. 

      Jump drive or flash drive

    • B. 

      Zip disk

    • C. 

      3.5" floppy disk

    • D. 

      DVD-RW

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is considered an output device (produces information from processing):
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Digital camera

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Zip drive

  • 21. 
    Which of the following describes the Executive Office of the President?
    • A. 

      It is the formal name for the Cabinet.

    • B. 

      It contains offices such as the Environmental Protection Administration that are cabinet level but not cabinet departments.

    • C. 

      It consists of offices that advise the president.

    • D. 

      It refers only to those in the White House who write speeches for the president and give political advice

  • 22. 
    The filibuster has been used to prevent a bill from passing in the Senate.  Why hasn't it been as much of a concern in recent years?
    • A. 

      It has been eliminated by Senate rules.

    • B. 

      The introduction of cloture has allowed the Senate to end filibusters. Most filibusters are ended today by cloture.

    • C. 

      The Senate limits a filibuster today to 30 hours.

    • D. 

      The Senate has a track system that allows it to move on to other business if a filibuster stops work on a particular bill or appointment.

  • 23. 
    A state added a constitutional amendment to its state constitution.  Can the Congress overturn such an amendment?
    • A. 

      Yes, only by passing a federal Constitutional Amendment approved by the states.

    • B. 

      Yes, by either passing a law or enacting a federal Constitutional Amendment, approved by the states.

    • C. 

      No, states can do what they want.

    • D. 

      Yes, by passing a resolution with a two-thirds vote.

  • 24. 
    Which of the following amendments to the U.S. Constitution conferred automatic U.S citizenship on all persons born in the United States.
    • A. 

      The 13th Amendment

    • B. 

      The 14th Amendment

    • C. 

      The 15th Amendment

    • D. 

      The 16th Amendment

  • 25. 
    Which of the following did not occur during the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction?
    • A. 

      The first large-scale attempt by the federal government to bring about racial equality by intervening and spending large amounts of money to help one group improve its position relative to other groups.

    • B. 

      Former Confederate states were placed under martial law.

    • C. 

      The passage of the 14th Amendment.

    • D. 

      Souther states passing and enforcing laws that effectively denied blacks the right to vote.