Career Insider Verbal Aptitude Test 0020

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. Unfortunately, I am not able to make the meeting due to being out of the country. I will be returning in four days, and we can catch-up then.
  2. A meeting on such short notice is a terrible suggestion. I do not think that is a good idea and will not be
  3. Okay, I will see you tomorrow morning for the meeting. However, I will be a little late due to planned delays on public
  4. A meeting tomorrow morning sounds good for me. I look forward to finally meeting
  5. Great idea – you do not have to worry about me, I shall be there

 

Question 2

The meeting will commence at 07:30 on the second floor of the Shaftsbury building. Coffee, tea and croissants will be available before and during the meeting. Each panel member must follow the seating plan, where their name will be identifiable at the chair’s head. The meeting will last for two hours and will cover most imminent business matters, as well as the introduction of our newest member.

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 panel members will be given paninis before the meeting.

Q2.2 There are not enough chairs for each panel member.

Q2.3 The meeting will take place on the second floor.

Q2.4 The meeting will start by introducing the newest member of the panel.

Q2.5 The meeting will last for more than one and a half hours.

 

Question 3

Q3.1 Got it. I will make sure that nobody finds out about all of this.

Q3.2 I will of course endeavor with the utmost caution to maintain the security of the information.

Q3.3 Alright, I get where you are coming from. You have nothing to worry about, I have got you covered.

Q3.4 Naturally, it goes without saying that you keep your information private. I promise not to tell anyone.

Q3.5 No one shall know about my application. The security regarding this matter is of the utmost importance to me.

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. Due to the sensitive nature of our work, absolute discretion is vital. We greatly appreciate your interest in this position and will get back to you once we have had time to look over your application. You should not discuss this with anyone other than a close family
  2. As you may know, although it is great you sent us an application for the upcoming position, I must ask that you do not tell anyone about this if that is alright? It is just that it is important that no one knows. It is not information the public should have access

 

Question 4

Intelligence operations are at the (brain / hand / heart) of what we do. Fundamental to (their / these / there) operations are people. It is important to understand how people work and (how / what / why) you can do to motivate or handle them. As such, (extrapersonal / interpersonal / intrapersonal) skills are absolutely necessary. Other requirements include: curiosity and complex problem-solving.

 

Question 5

About a week ago, I applyed for a position in security. I request your kind assistance helping me with references. Since then, I had heard of several great letters from some of you. In the interim, I thought I would send a kind reminder to those of you who have forgotten. I am most thankful for your vote for confidence.

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. Thank you for taking time out of your day to come to have this However, you are not what we are looking for this time around.
  2. Unfortunately, you are not good enough to do this role and I would advise you against applying for next year’s
  3. Thank you for your presence at the interview. I think though that you would be better suited to almost anything
  4. It gives me the joy to announce that you are exactly the kind of candidate that we are looking
  5. Thank you, you are a strong candidate and we would like to offer you the position.

 

Question 7

The operation will take place in three days’ time at 04:50, at Howard Hotel. Our first port of call is to have personnel on the ground floor gathering intel by 05:00. After 15 minutes, Team A will have moved to the first floor whilst Team B will remain on the ground floor. The package swap will take place in the basement of the kitchen. The target will be located in the penthouse.

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 By 05:15. Team A will be on the first floor.

Q7.2 The target refers to an individual.

Q7.3 Team B will have occupied the first floor by 05:00.

Q7.4 The penthouse of George Hotel is where the target will be located.

Q7.5 By 05:30, the target will be in the basement of the kitchen.

 

Test Solutions

Question 1

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

 

Question 2

Q2.1 Suggested answer: False

Q2.2 Suggested answer: False

Q2.3 Suggested answer: True

Q2.4 Suggested answer: Cannot Say

Q2.5 Suggested answer: True

 

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: B

Q3.5 Suggested answer: A

 

Question 4

Intelligence operations are at the brain of what we do. Fundamental to their operations are people. It is important to understand how people work and how you can do to motivate or handle them. As such, extrapersonal skills are absolutely necessary. Other requirements include: curiosity and complex problem-solving.

 

Question 5

About a week ago, I applied for a position in security. I request your kind assistance in helping me with references. Since then, I have heard of several great letters from some of you. In the interim, I thought I would send a kind reminder to those of you whom have forgotten. I am most thankful for your vote of confidence.

 

Question 6

Q6.1 Suggested answer: C

Q6.2 Suggested answer: E

Q6.3 Suggested answer: D

Q6.4 Suggested answer: A

Q6.5 Suggested answer: B

 

Question 7

Q7.1 Suggested answer: True

Q7.2 Suggested answer: Cannot Say

Q7.3 Suggested answer: False

Q7.4 Suggested answer: False

Q7.5 Suggested answer: Cannot Say