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Sample Questions

Part I-Clerical Skills

(This section tests your ability to alphabetize, serialize, and match.)

Compare the numbers in Column A to those in Column B. Then answer the question below.

Column A   Column B
75823     85537
82537     87537
73358          
               
 
87537     73358
85537     82357
75823          
               

Which number in Column A has no match?
(A) 82537
(B) 85537
(C) 87537
(D) None of the above

ANSWER A

Part II-Reading

(This section tests how well you read. The items include vocabulary, comprehension and following instructions.)

Read the following statement and choose the answer which BEST supports the statement.

Enumerators canvass their assigned areas, one block at a time, looking for every structure in which people live or could live, and comparing what they find in the area with what is listed in their address registers. The address register is supposed to show the address of each structure within an assigned area where people live or could live, but it has to be updated. As the enumerators travel through each block, they list in their registers the address for each structure that is not already on the list, and delete any listings for structures which cannot be located.

As described above, enumerators must -
(A) correct the address registers based on their findings in canvassing each block.
(B) record in the address registers the addresses of every structure where people live or could live.
(C) delete those addresses from the address registers where no one lives.
(D) make certain that every block in their assigned areas is listed in the address registers.

ANSWER A

Choose the one answer which BEST fits the meaning of the word in capital letters.

TRANSCRIBE -
(A) to transport
(B) to copy
(C) to repeat
(D) to exchange

ANSWER B

Part III-Number Skills

(This section includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. Some problems involve no computations, just an understanding of numerical concepts.)

Multiply the numbers below:

1.5 x 6.3
(A) .945
(B) 9.45
(C) 94.5
(D) 945

ANSWER B

Part IV-Interpreting Information and Evaluating Alternatives

(This section tests your ability to interpret information in order to determine the best of several possible alternatives.)

Refer to the table below to answer the question.

Questionnaire number
Review operations
1
2
3
S
C
S
C
S
C
0015
3/14
3/15
3/16
3/18
0016
3/13
3/14
3/15
3/15
3/17
3/18
0116
3/12
3/12
3/14
3/16
0118
3/17
0119
3/11
S=Start C=Completion

On what date was the second review completed for Questionnaire 0116?
(A) 3/13
(B) 3/14
(C) 3/15
(D) 3/16

ANSWER D

Part V-Organizational Skills

(This section determines your ability to use logical reasoning in order to analyze, summarize, and/or organize information to solve a problem or follow an instruction.)

Read the following paragraph and answer the question below it.

Each county is divided into a number of Census tracts. The tracts are, in turn, subdivided into blocks. Groups of blocks within a tract are then combined into assignment areas(AA).

Which of the following shows the four geographic units discussed above, in order of size, from largest to smallest?
(A) county, tract, AA, block
(B) county, block, tract, AA
(C) county, AA, tract, block
(D) AA, block, tract, country

ANSWER A