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PMP Professional Training Centre
Assessment Test - Writing
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  for assessing written English knowledge
Test Date: 8/2008
Allowed Time: 30 minutes

Instructions
1. Write your names and email in the space provided.
2. Attempt all questions, then submit your answers by pressing "Finish-Test".
3. If question provides radio button choices you can select only one answer.
4. If question provides check boxes you may select more than one answers.
5. If question is true or false, you can select only one answer.
6. Buttons with unanswered choices already selected are provided for each question to simplify verification of
    unanswered questions.


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SECTION 1.  Writing Style
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1. All sentences below are grammatically correct. Choose the one you consider the best.

   A It was decided that a new compensation plan be implemented.
   B Our department decided to implement a new compensation plan.
   C We, our department, were here to decide the implementation of a new compensation plan.
   D A new compensation plan was to be implemented which was decided by our company.
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2. All sentences below are grammatically correct. Choose the one you consider the best.
   A The department head liked the idea. And, because Danny was worried about schedules, he liked it, too.
   B The department head liked the idea, and because Danny was worried about schedules, he liked it, too.
   C The department head liked the idea. Because Danny was worried about schedules, he liked it, too.
   D The department head liked the idea, because Danny was worried about schedules, and he liked it, too.
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3. All sentences below are grammatically correct. Choose the one you consider the best.
   A The job was done badly.
   B It would seem the execution was lacking in quality.
   C The job was executed with lacking of quality.
   D The job was finished in terrible condition.
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4. All sentences below are grammatically correct. Choose the one you consider the best.
   A The engine needs oil. In all such units, proper lubrication is important.
   B The engine needs oil. In all such kinds, proper lubrication is important.
   C The engine needs oil. There is proper lubrication needed for all such units.
   D The engine needs oil. In all such engines, proper lubrication is important.
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5. All sentences below are grammatically correct. Choose the one you consider the best.
   A David is the only person he spoke to.
   B David is the only person to whom he spoke.
   C He only spoke to David.
   D He spoke to David, the only person.
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6. All sentences below are grammatically correct. Choose the one you consider the best.
   A There is a limited market potential for used computers.
   B Used computers are wanted by limited customers.
   C Limited market exists for used computers.
   D The market for used computers is limited.
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7. All sentences below are grammatically correct. Choose the one you consider the best.
   A We will hold a meeting for the purpose of coming to some decision about the new benefits plan.
   B A meeting will be arranged for the purpose that we are going to decide the new benefits plan in there.
   C We will meet to decide about the new benefits plan.
   D The new benefits plan will be decided in a meeting that we are going to have.
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8. All sentences below are grammatically correct. Choose the one you consider the best.
   A White paint reflects sunlight and also makes most structures seem larger.
   B White paint, which makes most structures seem larger, also reflects sunlight.
   C White paint, because its ability to reflect sunlight, makes most structures seem larger.
   D White paint makes most structures seem larger for the reason that it reflects sunlight.
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9. All sentences below are grammatically correct. Choose the one you consider the best.
   A A million Americans will buy new cars this year.
   B A million Americans will buy a new car this year.
   C Million Americans will buy new cars this year.
   D One million Americans will buy a new car this year.
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10. All sentences below are grammatically correct. Choose the one you consider the best.
   A Past history proves the basic principle that we must produce modems at top capacity.
   B History proves the principle that we must produce modems at capacity.
   C Past history proves that we must produce modems at top capacity.
   D History proves we must produce modems at capacity.
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SECTION 2.  Understanding Writing
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11. The best way to organize a report is
   A Build up to the conclusions by presenting the ideas in the order that best points out the logic by which you arrived at those conclusions.
   B Present the conclusion first, then explain how you arrived at them.
   C Conclusions should not be mentioned until all supports to that conclusions are being explained.
   D Assumptions come first, then methods or procedures should be stated and emphasized as they are more important than conclusions.
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12. An effective way to avoid sexism in your writing is to:
   A Switch to the plural tense.
   B Avoid person references in either sex.
   C Write "he/she" instead of "he".
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13. Passive voice verbs are easy to recognize because the action described has already taken place.
   A True
   B False
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14. Some writers have trouble getting started. Rather than put it off to the last minute, you can begin quickly and accurately by:
   A Forcing yourself to write.
   B Making a random start in outline format.
   C Writing a rough draft.
   D Take a rest for the mood.
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15. Brevity is the most important objective in writing.
   A True
   B False
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16. A good rule for building sentences is: Try not to put much other information between a subject and its verb.
   A True
   B False
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17. An important consideration in choosing words is:
   A Large words win the reader's confidence by showing your education.
   B Large words add professionalism to your writing.
   C All of the above.
   D None of the above.
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18. Much of English literature is difficult to understand because:
   A The English language has changed since it was written.
   B The ideas are so difficult they cannot be expressed simply.
   C The English contains more Latin and Hebrew.
   D Literature is written in a special form of English.
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19. One of the way to improve dictation skill is to :
   A Agree on who will be responsible for grammar and punctuation.
   B Practice until you're confident.
   C Outline before you start dictating.
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20. An opening such as, "In response to/In accordance with your recent letter relative to..." is considered poor writing because :
   A The phrases are so overused that they make the writer sound like a rubber stamp.
   B The sentence structure forces the writer to reveal too much at the beginning.
   C Briefing the reader is unnecessary.
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