Career Insider Verbal Aptitude Test 0017

Question 1

You have prepared the following responses to an invitation to a meeting, which you are unable to attend due to previous commitments.

Please RANK the options in order from the most positive being 1 to the least positive being 5.

  1. I am impressed with what you have done here. I cannot quite see what the director means that it does not work. I think it works great.
  2. This is good – though it does not quite fit the mood. The video is quite energetic but the music can be quite mellow at times.
  3. Wow, this is not very good. I am sorry but the music and video do not line up at all – I do not understand what you have even tried to do.
  4. I am not so sure about this I’m afraid. It is certainly not your best work. This should do. I feel it fits the brief.

 

Question 2

My final review for the trailer is as follows: the video is panicky and unfocused. It made me feel anxious just watching. Fortunately, the music offset a lot of the stress on screen by providing mellow tones through most of the run-time. Clearly, there is a strange disjuncture between the director’s vision and the composer’s. At one minute in, the synchronisation of video and audio is so jarring that I am convinced they disagreed on style. By the end, I am left confused with how this trailer will adequately sell its TV series. It is a severe disappointment.

Based on the information in the passage, select for each statement whether it is True, False, or you Can't Say without further information.

Q2.1 The composer and director have a shared vision.

Q2.2 The trailer was achieved on a cheap budget.

Q2.3 The trailer was designed for a film.

Q2.4 The reviewer was unhappy with the trailer.

Q2.5 The music is panicky and unfocused.

 

Question 3

Q3.1 Thanks for the heads up, I enjoyed the training programme so I’ll be there for the interview.

Q3.2 I am greatly concerned that you feel my efforts shown during the training 、programme were not enough to convince you that I have the necessary skills for the job.

Q3.3 That is a shame that you think I need an additional interview. I don’t really have the time to do it for the next few weeks, to be honest.

Q3.4 After careful consideration, I am afraid I must decline your offer for a further interview. I feel it would be a disservice to my skill set.

Q3.5 I appreciate the thoroughness of your assessment and I shall attend the interview for further examination.

For each response above, please indicate which of the original messages it would best reply to (A or B), based entirely on the style of communication.

  1. After careful review of your performance during the six-week training programme, we feel that you require further examinations to better assess your ability. Please find the attached document that will detail the final interview process, which will assess whether you are an appropriate employee of our
  2. Attached to this message are your training results. You have done well, though we think we need more info about your profile. Hope that is okay. If so, come to our interview next week – we will be interviewing others too so try not to be

 

Question 4

Thank you for attending the final / finale / finally interview in order to determine your place in our foundation. After must dispute, we can now announce that / the / though unfortunately, you were not successful in the process. Awhile / When / While your interview went well, your training results were mixed and not to the standard for / of / that we are currently looking for. Thank you so much for your effort and time give / put / you made into the process, we wish you the best of luck in the future.

Based on the information in the passage, select a word for each blank.

 

Question 5

It sadness me deeply that I was unable to meet your standards. While I thought the interview process did well, there is little doubt that I struggled during the training programme. I believe I underestimated quiet how challenging some of those tasks was going to be. Nevertheless, thank you four the opportunity and being straight with me.

Please correct any errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation that have been made in the text.

 

Question 6

Please RANK the options in order from the most positive being 1 to the least positive being 5.

  1. This is tricky. I do not believe you are skilled enough at your work to honestly get anything better.
  2. Unfortunate outcome - though you are worth more than that position. I believe you will find a way through this.
  3. Shame about the application, I thought you had it in the bag. Not to worry, something else will come along.
  4. Right call on failing the application – you just weren’t good enough for the job.
  5. Failing the application was a good thing, now you can look for something better!

 

Question 7

Applicant no. 58 struggled from the intensity of the six-week training process. Week 3, in particular, was of most concern. While the remaining applicants were able to navigate the athletic obstacles, this applicant collapsed from exhaustion. The emotional outbursts towards the staff on hand were disrespectful in the main.

Fortunately, the rest of the training did not suffer any major challenges for any of the applicants. This incident at 15:40 on the 3rd of September was an unfortunate anomaly which reflected poorly on the character of an otherwise considered candidate.

Based on the information in the passage, select for each statement whether it is True, False, or you Can't Say without further information.

Q7.1 The only applicant to struggle during the training was no. 42.

Q7.2 The applicant was disrespectful to the staff on hand on the 3rd of September.

Q7.3 The applicant used foul language to the staff on hand.

Q7.4 The applicant suffered most from the athletic aspects of the training process.

Q7.5 There were problems with some of the applicants on the seventh week.

Test Solutions

Question 1

Suggested answer: A, B, E, D, C

 

Question 2

Q2.1 Suggested answer: False

Q2.2 Suggested answer: Cannot Say

Q2.3 Suggested answer: False

Q2.4 Suggested answer: True

Q2.5 Suggested answer: False

 

Question 3

Explanation:

Passage A represents a formal and considered message. The language is serious and professional. The response to this message must equally be formal and kindly, though perhaps distant and deferential.

Passage B represents a less formal message to the applicant. Though serious, it is more familiar and less strict in its use of language. It is likely that the sender and the applicant know each other at least a little bit. As such, the response is perhaps slightly bold, familiar in return.

Q3.1 Suggested answer: B

Q3.2 Suggested answer: A

Q3.3 Suggested answer: B

Q3.4 Suggested answer: A

Q3.5 Suggested answer: A

 

Question 4

Thank you for attending the final interview in order to determine your place in our foundation. After must dispute, we can now announce that unfortunately, you were not successful in the process. While your interview went well, your training results were mixed and not to the standard that we are currently looking for. Thank you so much for your effort and time put made into the process, we wish you the best of luck in the future.

 

Question 5

It saddens me deeply that I was unable to meet your standards. While I thought the interview process went well, there is little doubt that I struggled during the training programme. I believe I underestimated quite how challenging some of those tasks were going to be. Nevertheless, thank you for the opportunity and being straight with me.

 

Question 6

Suggested answer: B, C, E, A, D

 

Question 7

Q7.1 Suggested answer: False

Q7.2 Suggested answer: True

Q7.3 Suggested answer: Cannot Say

Q7.4 Suggested answer: True

Q7.5 Suggested answer: False