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315 Answered Test Questions:

1. In business, what does CEO most commonly stand for?

Answers:

• Creative Energy Options

• Creative Engineering Options

• Chief Ethics Officer

• Chief Executive Officer

• Chief Executive Organization

2. My mom is buried at the _________ across town.

Answers:

• cemetery

• cemetary

• cematary

• cematery

3. In business, what does SLA commonly stand for?

Answers:

• Senior Level Associate

• Secured Legal Assessment

• Service Level Agreement

• Staff Level Appointment

• Shared License Association

4. R.S.V.P at the end of an invitation means

Answers:

• "reserve your seat"

• "buy tickets in advance"

• "please reply"

• "reserve your VIP entrance"

5. “Please check in with me on this project every other day.” It is Wednesday and you checked in with your supervisor this morning. According to this sentence, when is the next day you should check in with her?

Answers:

• Thursday

• Monday Morning

• Next Wednesday

• Friday

6. What does KPI refer to in regards to business reporting?

Answers:

• Kernel Programming Interface

• Key Performance Index

• Key Private Infrastructure

• King Power Index

• Key Performance Indicator

7. Terms "Profit" and "Revenue" have the same meaning.

Answers:

• True

• True only for non-for-profit organizations

• False

8. I did ___ on the math test, because I can solve those problems ___.

Answers:

• good; well

• good; good

• well; good

• well; well

9. Which one of these acronyms does NOT represent a real C-level executive position?

Answers:

• CIO

• CEO

• COO

• CFO

• CLO

10. The word "isn't" is an example of a ___________.

Answers:

• coordinating clause

• contraction

• connecting verb

• conjunction

11. In inventory management, JIT means _______.

Answers:

• jazz in time

• job information technology

• job instruction training

• just in time

12. Let's be ____ of unintended consequences from this design change.

Answers:

• wary

• weary

13. Is this sentence correct?  The dog chased it's tail.

Answers:

• Yes

• No

14. Decades may be expressed as follows:

Answers:

• eighties and nineties

• '80s and '90s

• 1980s and 1990s

• Any of these

15. Ham and cheese _____ my favorite sandwich.

Answers:

• we're

• were

• are

• is

16. I know something is wrong with his reasoning; I just can't quite ________ .

Answers:

• put my thoughts on it

• put my brain to it

• put my foot down on it

• put my finger on it

17. What is a Contraction?

Answers:

• A pulling out of all the vowels in a word.

• Many wrong answers to a question.

• A combination of two words.

18. A suffix is something that is

Answers:

• added before a root word

• placed after a prefix

• placed before a prefix

• added after a root word

• any of these options

19. True or False? The following sentence is written with sound use of the English language: "Irregardless of the facts, he made the right decision."

Answers:

• False

• True

20. Which of the following should NOT be capitalized?

Answers:

• Seasons

• Days of the week

• The first word in a sentence

• Proper nouns

• Months

21. The new customer promotion is so confusing it has _______ the customer service team.

Answers:

• extradited

• exacerbated

• exasperated

• exceptioned

22. Between ___ and __, who is older?

Answers:

• you, me

• you, he

• I, you

• me, you

• him, she

23. Which of these sentences is in the passive voice?

Answers:

• He took me there.

• He has been taken there.

• He has been there.

• He goes there.

24. ________ are necessary aspects of organizations of any significant size.

Answers:

• Comitties

• Comittees

• Commitees

• Committees

25. Which sentence is correct?

Answers:

• She always goes to the mall anyways.

• She always goes to the mall anyway.

• She is going to the mall anyways always.

• She is always going to the mall anyways.

26. What are the three styles of business writing?

Answers:

• Informative, persuasive, and analytical.

• Analytical, professional, and straightforward.

• Confident, detailed, and precise.

• Demonstrative, imaginative, and creative.

27. COGS commonly refers to what in business?

Answers:

• Computer Oriented General Support

• Certificate Of Good Standing

• Computer On General Systems

• California Office Grant Standard

• Cost Of Goods Sold

28. In ______ the restriction on travel, I will attend the meeting by phone.

Answers:

• regards of

• because of

• stead of

• light of

29. What is the meaning of chain of command?

Answers:

• The order of Executive, Supervisor and manager

• To make a command a project to be done in a certain order

30. Which sentence is correct?

Answers:

• Cricket, also popular in England, is also popular in Australia, South Africa, and India.

• Cricket, which originated in England, is also popular in Australia, South Africa, and India.

• Cricket originated in England, is also popular in Australia, South Africa, and India.

• Cricket, which originated in England, is also popular in Australia; South Africa; and India.

31. Your supervisor needs the report no later than 72 hours from 3 pm today. When's the latest you should have it done?

Answers:

• Any time, 3 days from today

• By Noon, 3 days from today

• By 2pm, 7 days from today

• By 3pm, 2 days from today

• By 3pm, 3 days from today

32. How do you properly refer to Andrea Watson in a formal business environment?

Answers:

• Miss Watson

• Ms. Watson

• Miss Andrea

• Mrs. Watson

33. If the Subject of an e-mail reads "ATTN John Smith," it most likely means that

Answers:

• The e-mail contains information regarding John Smith.

• The e-mail is addressed to John Smith.

• The company management needs to locate John Smith in the office ASAP

• It's the final warning for John Smith to stop checking his Facebook and start paying attention to work matters.

• John Smith is forbidden from opening that e-mail

34. Which of these is the LEAST formal way to end a business letter?

Answers:

• Sincerely,

• Peace,

• Respectfully yours,

• Kind regards,

• Best,

35. ___ going to be a few days before we finish the project because ___ budget is on hold.

Answers:

• Its, its

• It's, its

• Its, it's

• It's, it's

36. "Photo's" is the proper spelling because it is a contraction of the word "photographs."

Answers:

• True

• False

37. “Please check in with me on this project every morning. However, on Fridays, check in with Alison as I am generally out of the office." It is Thursday and you checked in with your supervisor this morning. Who should you contact tomorrow morning?

Answers:

• Your Supervisor

• Alison

38. It is _____ an accomplishment if you can stay _____ during the entire presentation.

Answers:

• quite; quite

• quiet; quiet

• quite; quiet

• quiet; quite

39. Which of the following contains incorrect punctuation:

Answers:

• Would you like to go?

• Charlie, Wendy, and Jill will be there.

• We are going to the farm on Saturday.

• Why are you going over the facts again.

40. Fill in the blanks: To my surprise, ____ ____ two people who won the race. ____ both going to receive gold medals. My friend was shocked, too. ____ going to remember this race forever.

Answers:

• there, were, they're, we're

• there, we're, they're, were

• their, were, they're, were

• their, were, there, we're

• there, were, their, we're

41. This will have an _____ on the bottom line.  It may also _____ our company brand.

Answers:

• effect; affect

• affect; effect

• effect; effect

• affect; affect

42. In business, what does ETA most commonly stand for?

Answers:

• Estimated Time of Arrival

• Extra Transaction for the Account

• Estimated Time Average

• Essential Treasury Audit

• Earned Time Average

43. Which of the following is the correct spelling?

Answers:

• sepparate

• separate

• separete

• seperate

44. In business, what does TBD commonly stand for?

Answers:

• Technically Based Decision

• Treasury Bureau Department

• To Be Divided

• To Be Determined

• Team Building Development

45. When adding a signature to a letter or e-mail, the order (top to bottom) should be...

Answers:

• Position; Company; Name; Address

• Name; Position; Address; Company

• Company; Address; Name; Position

• Name; Position; Company; Address

• Name; Address; Position; Company

46. In IT, what does PM commonly stand for?

Answers:

• Project Manager

• Portfolio Moderator

• Product Marketing

• Performance Metrics

• Property Merchant

47. Please ____ before you cross the street.

Answers:

• look

• be watching

• watch

• notice

• see

48. The aim of the office manager is to ____ enough room on the building plans so that each employee can have space for a personal computer.

Answers:

• accord

• engage

• organize

• allocate

49. Fill in the blanks: How much does the inventory rate ____ hiring levels in Operations? First, you must analyze the ____ of each rate individually.

Answers:

• affect; effect

• effect; affect

• affect; affect

• effect; effect

50. There will be a brief ____ session after the press conference.

Answers:

• RSVP

• FAQ

• F&A

• Q&A

51. Which sentence has the correct use of  comma punctuation?

Answers:

• Although, the fax was sent late to the recipient, it was received ,and accepted.

• Although the fax was sent late to the recipient, it was received and accepted.

• Although the fax was sent late to the recipient it was received and accepted.

• Although, the fax was sent late to the recipient it was received and accepted.

• Although the fax was sent late to the recipient, it was received, and accepted.

52. "I want you to go to the store, after the movies, and get one onion for dinner on Sunday." According to this sentence, what should be the first thing done?

Answers:

• Eat dinner on Sunday.

• Cook the onions.

• Go to the movies.

• Go to the store.

53. Which of these is common slang for an employee getting fired?

Answers:

• socked

• stocked

• dipped

• sacked

• brewed

54. If your supervisor tells you, "Send me the meeting minutes," what does your supervisor expect?

Answers:

• A cassette tape of the meeting

• A list of who will attend the meeting

• The time for which the meeting is scheduled

• A record of the meeting

55. What kind of contract prevents a person from working for other employers?

Answers:

• early

• exclusive

• excluded

• entity

• inexclusive

56. Which of the following is correct: The system has capabilities such as communicating with other computers, ______ records, and _________ mathematical functions.

Answers:

• processed, performed

• processing

• process, perform

• processing, performing

57. What salutation should you use for a  woman you do not know in a business letter?

Answers:

• Miss

• Mrs.

• Ms.

• No salutation

58. If we don't deliver on time, we may ______ the account.

Answers:

• lose

• loose

59. What is a memo?

Answers:

• A written form of communication

• A legal written document for legal matters

60. The student ____ attended the meeting was excused from the class.

Answers:

• whose

• which

• that

• whom

• who

61. Someone's subordinate is

Answers:

• their team-mate

• their FedEx order

• their manager

• one of the people they are managing

62. How will this announcement ______ your decision?

Answers:

• affect

• effect

63. The word "regarding" in "We need to have a talk regarding John's performance in a team." means:

Answers:

• about

• respecting

• praising

• analyzing

64. Extraneous excersize can be detrimental to your health. Which word is misspelled?

Answers:

• your

• excersize

• extraneous

• detrimental

• health

65. The manager asked me to _________ the client's complaint.

Answers:

• follow up on

• lead down on

• follow on

• check up

• get down on

66. Identify the error in this sentence: "Me and Todd went to the grocery store and bought gravy, peas, and bananas."

Answers:

• There should be no commas separating the list of items

• "Me and Todd" should be "Todd and I"

• "Me and Todd" should be "Todd and me"

• There should be a comma after "grocery store"

67. Which word is spelled correctly?

Answers:

• deprisiation

• dapreciation

• Depreciation

• depreseation

• depriciation

68. What is the most common definition for the acronym POS?

Answers:

• Public Opinion Strategies

• Point of Sale

• Proof of Shipment

• Probability Of Success

• Program of Study

69. “This afternoon, let’s schedule a meeting for next week to talk over the development timeline and goals. We’ll save the data project for later this month.” According to this sentence, when will this meeting be held?

Answers:

• This afternoon

• Later this month

• Next week

• Tomorrow

70. What does PTO time stand for?

Answers:

• Paid Time Off

• Part Time out

71. Which sentence has the proper capitalization and punctuation?

Answers:

• Please ask Mr Jones for the name of his wife.

• Please ask Mr. Jones for the name of his Wife.

• Please ask Mr. Jones for the name of his wife.

• Please ask Mr Jones for the name of his Wife.

72. What are the _______ skills for this job?

Answers:

• neccessary

• nescessary

• nessessary

• necesary

• necessary

73. In business, what is the most common definition for the acronym CIO?

Answers:

• Chief Integrity Office

• Career Is Over

• Central Intelligence Officer

• Corporate Information Office

• Chief Information Officer

74. To show others' possession, you would use:

Answers:

• there

• they're

• their

• Any of these

75. We are not sure how the new treatment will ______ the patient.

Answers:

• effective

• effect on

• effect

• affect

• affected

76. ____ Jay ___ Jim knew the answer to the question.

Answers:

• Whether/or

• Neither/or

• Either/weather

• Either/nor

• Neither/nor

77. Which sentence represents the correct use of a semicolon?

Answers:

• Bob went to the park; and he found it deserted.

• Bob went to the park; he found it deserted.

• Bob went to the park; and found it deserted.

78. We used a ____sandpaper, of _____.

Answers:

• coarse/coarse

• coarse/course

• course/coarse

• course/course

79. “The best way to contact your supervisor during business hours (EST) is by email, but after business hours (EST) is on his mobile phone. Please don’t use his home phone for work calls unless it’s an emergency.” According to this sentence, how should you reach your supervisor at 10 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday?

Answers:

• Mobile Phone

• Home Phone

• Fax

• Email

80. Releasing your tax information to a third party is called..

Answers:

• exempt

• evasion

• dividends

• depreciation

• disclosure

81. What does "subordinate" mean?

Answers:

• A temporary hire who does not receive the same benefits as full-time employees.

• A person who answers to a superior.

• A person in an important, specialized position.

• The highest level a person can obtain.

• A person who provides expert advice to a company.

82. In a business letter, if you want to include any attachments to the letter, how would you reference it?

Answers:

• Supplement

• Additional

• Enclosure

• Closing

83. “Let’s try and wrap up this project by EOD on Thursday” As used in this sentence, what does ‘EOD’ mean?

Answers:

• Early of deadline

• End of day

• End of deadline

• Eastcoast office deadline

84. What is the correct way to spell the following word

Answers:

• receeve

• recieve

• recieive

• receive

85. “The best way to contact your supervisor during business hours (EST) is by email, but after business hours (EST) is on his mobile phone. Please don’t use his home phone for work calls unless it’s an emergency.” According to this sentence, how should you reach your supervisor at 9 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday?

Answers:

• Email

• Mobile Phone

• Fax

• Home Phone

86. “Follow up with Susan via phone if she doesn’t return your email by 2 pm tomorrow.” As used in this sentence, what does ‘follow up’ mean?

Answers:

• Reply to Susan's email about the project

• Send Susan all the final documents from the project

• Contact Susan regarding the project

• Wait to hear from Susan before taking action

87. What is the suggested way to begin a business letter in which you do not know who the recipient will be?

Answers:

• Hi Sir or Madam:

• Hello Mr. or Ms.:

• To the person reading this letter,

• To Whom It May Concern:

• Hello,

88. Because Company A had _____ money to spend on R&D, it had  _____ researchers than Company B.

Answers:

• fewer, less

• fewer, fewer

• less, less

• less, fewer

89. In business, Q3 means:

Answers:

• third quarter

• quantity: 3

• third-rate quality

90. My family ____ happy when I ____ well on my report card.

Answers:

• is, do

• is, done

• are, done

• are, do

91. Which of these is a noun?

Answers:

• thing

• think

• that

• there

92. The money _____ transferred yesterday.

Answers:

• was

• will be

• is

• were

93. After an organization has _______  ________, it has to make sure that it achieves them.

Answers:

• set objectives

• perform tasks

• deal with crises

• allocate resources

94. When sending an email with documents, what word do you use to describe the documents?

Answers:

• Add-on

• Plus document

• Attachment

• Enclosure

95. The manager's harsh criticism certainly ______ John's work in a negative way.

Answers:

• affected

• effected

96. Which of the following is correct?

Answers:

• If I was taken a guess,

• If, I would guess,

• If I were to take a guess,

• If I was gone to guess,

• Have to guess, I could,

97. Which of the following sentences is never correct?

Answers:

• Everyone is responsible for their own actions.

• Everyone is responsible for his or her own actions.

• Everyone is responsible for them own actions.

98. “You will be working on proofreading, data entry and fact checking. Data entry is the lowest priority.” According to this sentence, which of your tasks should you work on last?

Answers:

• Data Entry

• Proofreading

• Fact Checking

99. In accounting, LIFO means ___________.

Answers:

• live in, fast out

• last in, first out

• list in, first out

• last in, fourth out

100. The entity that a company gets its supplies from is called a(n)

Answers:

• Owner

• Partner

• Customer

• Colleague

• Vendor

101. ____ and ____ will go to the mall tomorrow. Which is the proper phrasing?

Answers:

• I, you

• You, I

• You, me

• Me, you

102. I would like to ______ the policy as part of our standard operating procedures.

Answers:

• attend

• intend

• adept

• adopt

103. Which question asks for advice?

Answers:

• What should I do with my plastic bottles?

• I'm afraid I don't know where the entrance is.

• What would you like to know?

104. An idiomatic expression "let's take five" means:

Answers:

• let's take on five problems during this meeting

• let's take a short 5-minute break

• let's buy some lottery tickets

• let's leave five minutes earlier at the end of day

• let's drink some alcohol

105. In which of these sentences should "who" be replaced with "whom"?

Answers:

• They loved the actor with who we spoke last night.

• I'm so tired of gardening. Do you recall who has the number for a landscaping company?

• Can you give me the names of the people who built that treehouse?

• Who made this cake?

106. Let's go to the park because the sun's _____ today.

Answers:

• was shining

• shine

• is shining

• shining

• were shining

107. Which of the following sentences is correct?

Answers:

• Although we invited him to the party, Gerald decided to spend another late night in the computer room.

• Although we invited him to the party Gerald, decided to spend another late night in the computer room.

• None of these

• Although we invited him, to the party Gerald decided to spend another late night in the computer room.

108. Jim said, "_____ not fair that Sally hasn't received a raise. She's a hard worker!"

Answers:

• Its

• It's

109. Which of the following has the correct capitalization and punctuation?

Answers:

• She said, "Please review these files."

• she said "please review these files."

• She said "Please review these files".

110. Which word indicates possession?

Answers:

• Their

• They're

• There

111. A prefix can change the literal meaning of a word.

Answers:

• True

• False

112. How would you change the root-word "linear" to make a word that has the opposite meaning (not linear)?

Answers:

• nonlinear

• linearly

• notlinear

• linearless

• prolinear

113. What is the correct noun form of the verb "appear"?

Answers:

• apparently

• disappear

• appearance

• apparent

114. Which sentence is incorrect?

Answers:

• I'm early today.

• I'm late to work.

• Don't jump off that cliff.

• Watch out for the lions.

• I sometimes late to your mother's home.

115. In business, what does CTO most commonly stand for?

Answers:

• Creative Talent Official

• Chairman of Technology Operations

• Chief Technology Officer

• Centralized Treasury Operations

• Command Team Operator

116. Hospitality management means

Answers:

• Hospital management

• Hotel management

117. Which phrase is correct?

Answers:

• He has been working at that company for fifteen years

• He's working at that company for fifteen years

• He works at that company for fifteen years

• None of these

118. The colors of the flag ____ red, white and blue.

Answers:

• was

• are

• is

119. Fill in the blank: My company performs well in ____ financial reports.

Answers:

• its

• it

• it's

120. In business, what does ASAP most commonly stand for?

Answers:

• As Soon As Possible

• As Serious As Predictable

• Automated Synchronization Approval Process

• As Soon As Probable

• As Safe As Possible

121. I would like to bring a gift for ____ going-away party.

Answers:

• Tom's

• Toms

• Tom

• Toms'

122. What is the correct way to end a declarative sentence?

Answers:

• "

• '

• /

• ?

• .

123. In business, what does FYI most commonly stand for?

Answers:

• Frequently Yielded Interest

• For Your Information

• From Your Information

• For Your Interest

• Free Your Instincts

124. Fill in the blanks: _____ the two best people _____. Nobody could take _____ place.

Answers:

• they're, there, their

• their, there, they're

• there, their, they're

• they're, their, there

• their, there, their

125. Fill in the blanks: The ____ was delivered by a ____ in his fifties.

Answers:

• mail; male

• male; male

• mail; mail

• male; mail

126. Choose the correct version of the following sentence.

Answers:

• With binoculars, the hikers could see the eagles swooping and diving.

• With binoculars the hikers, could see, the eagles swooping and diving.

• The eagles swooping and diving the hikers could see with binoculars.

127. Mitch is Hannah's uncle.  Hannah is Mitch's _______

Answers:

• nice

• neice

• nees

• niece

128. Linda will go first, ____ Thomas and _____ Bill.

Answers:

• then, latter

• than, latter

• than, later

• then, later

129. In business, what does PO commonly stand for?

Answers:

• Purchase Order

• Public Office

• Parliament Official

• Pacific Ocean

• Pursued Offer

130. Which sentence is most properly worded?

Answers:

• I will have ready for you by 5pm that document.

• That document I will have ready for you by 5pm.

• By 5pm that document I will have ready for you.

• I will have that document ready for you by 5pm.

131. What does A/R in accounting stand for?

Answers:

• Administrative Relocation

• Accounts Reconciliation

• Accounts Receivable

132. The prefix "pre" means

Answers:

• more than

• prettier than

• before

• greater than

• percent

133. In his latest update, John Smith ______ that the server upgrade could take seven days longer than expected.

Answers:

• say

• told

• expressing

• express

• said

134. At the conference, attendees will share _____ knowledge during the meetings _____.

Answers:

• they're, their

• there, they're

• they're, there

• their, there

• there, their

135. I am new in this office. I don't know _____ yet.

Answers:

• more than one

• nobody

• anyone

• someone

• no one

136. When are the _____ of you going _____ meet for dinner?  Can Sally go ______?

Answers:

• too, to, two

• two, to, too

• two, too, too

• two, two, to

• two, too, to

137. Which sentence is correct?

Answers:

• The insurance policies are lacking information to adhere to the company's rules.

• The insurance policys are lacking information to adhere to companies rules

• The insurance policys' are lacking information to addhere to companys' rules

138. As a receptionist/ director of first impressions of ABC Company, how do you answer a client who wants to reach a professional who is currently unavailable?

Answers:

• Sorry, for the inconvenience, but Mr. X is currently unavailable. Would you like to leave a message?

• Sorry for the inconvenience, but Ms. Z is on a lunch break.

• Sorry for the inconvenience, but Mr. Y is busy.

139. You should never send an e-mail with an empty ______ .

Answers:

• question mark

• answer field

• object line

• subject line

140. _____ behavior contributed to his _____ in the election _______.

Answers:

• Exemplary, success, campaign

• Examplery, succes, campane

• Exemplary, sucess, campain

141. Which phrase is not appropriate for closing a business letter?

Answers:

• Later

• Yours truly

• Regards

• Sincerely yours

142. Which of the following is correct?

Answers:

• Tony Mark, and Jane are all attending the meeting

• Tony, Mark, and Jane are all attending the meeting

• Tony Mark and Jane are all attending the meeting

143. Which of the following completes a common phrase? "The economy is doing really well. Business _______."

Answers:

• is thundering

• is booming

• booms

• thunders

144. I ________ you that this error will never happen again; my manager will _______ it by signing all requisitions.

Answers:

• assure, ensure

• ensure, assure

• ensure, ensure

145. Fill in the blanks: "If ____ someone who's worked with our company before, ____ rate of pay will be higher than everyone else."

Answers:

• you're, your

• your, your

• your, you're

• you're, you're

• you're, yore

146. Which of the following is correct?

Answers:

• Arika Kirsten and John went, to the store.

• Kirsten and Arika are going to the store.

• Kirsten, along with Arika, are going to the store.

• Kirsten has going to the store.

147. Choose the sentence with the correct capitalization.

Answers:

• Please ask Jim to come to my office on tuesday morning.

• Please ask Jim to come to my Office on Tuesday Morning.

• Please ask jim to come to my Office on tuesday morning.

• Please ask Jim to come to my office on Tuesday morning.

148. COB stands for?

Answers:

• Capable of Banking

• Copy of Backup

• Close of Band

• Close of Business

149. What is the correct abbreviation  for "Avenue?"

Answers:

• Av.

• Avue.

• Avn.

• A.

• Ave.

150. The girl did better ____ all of her peers.

Answers:

• than

• then

151. Which closing phrase is inappropriate for a business letter?

Answers:

• Best regards,

• Forever Yours,

• Sincerely,

• Yours truly,

152. The company has not made a profit yet and has outstanding debts. It is:

Answers:

• In the black.

• In the blue.

• In the green.

• In the red.

153. It is a decision ____ cannot be taken lightly.

Answers:

• which

• witch

154. Which question asks for advice?

Answers:

• Where is the entrance to the building?

• What should I do with my plastic bottles?

• What would you like to know?

155. In business, what does CFO most commonly stand for?

Answers:

• Corporate Funding Organization

• Corporate Financials Online

• Chief Financial Officer

• Cash Flow Operation

• Chief Financial Organization

156. Fill in the blanks: Matt is the man with ____ I went golfing last week. He is usually better than me, but I am the man ____ won.

Answers:

• who, who

• whom, who

• who, whom

• whom, whom

157. How do you correctly spell the following word?

Answers:

• beleive

• believe

• belieeve

• belive

158. We have ____ of time to work on the Ramirez account, but the Foreman Paper is ____ next week.

Answers:

• alot, due

• a lot, due

• alot, do

• a lot, do

159. As a receptionist or director of first impressions of ABC Company, what is the best way to greet a client?

Answers:

• What?

• Good morning, ABC Company. How may I help you?

• Hello there.

• Anything wrong?

160. All major airlines allow you to ______ 24 hours before your flight.

Answers:

• sign up

• check up

• check in

• freak out

• sign in

161. Which signature is most formal?

Answers:

• Love,

• Thanks,

• Best wishes,

• Best,

• Sincerely,

162. Joe ____ in his report later today.

Answers:

• sended

• will send

• senting

• was sent

163. Which phrase is correct?

Answers:

• When are you born?

• When you born?

• When were you born?

164. Which of these is common shorthand for representing ratios?

Answers:

• 5*1

• 5:1

• 5(1)

• 5R1

165. Which sentence best communicates a question about other members of the project team?

Answers:

• Are there any more projects that will be working with me?

• Are there more projects with me on this?

• What more will be working on this project with me?

• Who else will be working on this project with me?

166. Which statement correctly contracts "it is?"

Answers:

• Its a beautiful day outside.

• Its' a beautiful day outside.

• It's a beautiful day outside.

• None of these

167. You should _______ spell things correctly on your CV.

Answers:

• definately

• definitely

• defanetly

• defanately

168. The _______ between eight and six is two.

Answers:

• minus

• less than

• difference

• different

• subtraction

169. Paul couldn't decide ________ or not he should leave work for lunch.

Answers:

• weather

• whether

170. "Look over ______, it's Jim from consulting."

Answers:

• they're

• there

• their

171. She now has a more positive ______ toward her work and should do well.

Answers:

• style

• attitude

• manner

• behavior

172. 'Employment History' means...

Answers:

• A detailed description of previously held positions.

• A list of schools attended.

• A list of diplomas and certificates.

173. What does A/P stand for in an accounting system?

Answers:

• Accounts Payable

• Accounts Performance

• Accounting Principles

• Actuarial Performance

174. In business, what does COO commonly stand for?

Answers:

• Chief Operating Officer

• Capital Operation Official

• Completion Of Objectives

• Commercially Opposed Organization

• Chairman Of Operations

175. Someone making a comment is doing what?

Answers:

• giving an opinion

• stating a fact

• giving a lecture

• asking a question

• making a subjection

176. You are sending a letter to James Channing of the ABC Company. What is the proper way to address the letter?

Answers:

• Dear Mr. Channing,

• Hi Mr. Channing

• Dear James

• Yo Jamie

• Hi James

177. Which sentence best communicates a question about the project’s deadline?

Answers:

• When date is the deadline for this project?

• Is the deadline for this project have a date?

• When is the deadline for this project?

• Where is the deadline for a project?

178. A table with the days, weeks, and months in a year

Answers:

• calendar

• colander

• calinder

• callandar

179. I was pleased to receive your response to my proposal, but there are one or two points that need _______.

Answers:

• signification

• clarification

• notification

• certification

180. What is the meaning of DOB, as in: What is your DOB?

Answers:

• Date of birth

• Day of birth

• Date on board

• Duration of business

181. Model C13 is ________ than Model F22.

Answers:

• cheapest

• cheap

• cheaper

• more cheaper

182. Your performance in this interview will decide ________ you are hired or not.

Answers:

• weather

• whether

• wether

183. Karen liked working at Acme Company ____.

Answers:

• allot

• alot

• a lot

184. The immigrant was busy _____ English so  she ____  communicate better with the locals.

Answers:

• studing, should

• study, could

• study, should

• studying, could

185. “Let’s try and wrap up this project by EOD on Thursday” As used in this sentence, what does ‘wrap up’ mean?

Answers:

• Re-visit the project to ensure there are no errors

• Delete the project even if it is unfinished

• Go over the project as a team

• Finish the project

186. What does the acronym FAQ typically stand for?

Answers:

• Fiscal Accounts Quarter

• Frequently Asked Questions

• For Apprehensive Questioning

• Factual Analytic Quality

187. What is the most common meaning of the acronym FYI?

Answers:

• Feed Your Imagination

• For Your Information

• For You Indirectly

• Fiscal Year Information

• For Your Inspection

188. Which is correct?

Answers:

• receive

• resieve

• reseive

• recieve

189. What does the “ooo” abbreviation mean in business e-mail conversation?

Answers:

• I’m only available in my office

• Out, On a trip, Online available

• Out of office

190. Marie, my new assistant, should ___ forwarded the files to you.

Answers:

• done

• have

• of

• now

• not

191. Susan said that the letter was longer ____ the previous one, and ____ she left.

Answers:

• then, then

• than, then

• than, than

• then, than

192. You must _____ his proposal, _____ for that specific section.

Answers:

• accept, accept

• Except, except

• accept, except

• except, accept

193. "______ will attend the meeting."

Answers:

• I and John

• John and me

• John and I

• Me and John

194. Which sentence is correctly worded?

Answers:

• Time's Up!

• We aren't going to be in today.

• We is not going to be in today.

• We isn't going to be in today.

• We ain't going to be in today.

195. That company is _____ a new type of software.

Answers:

• develop

• developing

• developed

• develops

196. In the business world, R&D stands for...

Answers:

• Retained & Disbursed

• Research & Development

• Risk & Dividend

• Record & Display

197. Which is the correct spelling?

Answers:

• Recomend

• Reccommend

• Recommend

• Reccomend

198. If you have to write a letter for an employee or student that they will show to someone else, such as a potential employer or university, but you don't know the name of the final recipient, you should address the letter beginning with:

Answers:

• Dear,

• Hullo,

• Hello,

• Hi,

• To whom it may concern:

199. Everyone _____ James will be invited to attend tomorrow's briefing.

Answers:

• accept

• except

200. Please remove _____ lunch from the company's refrigerator so we can clean it.

Answers:

• your

• you're

201. What is the full name for the 'IT' Department in most businesses?

Answers:

• Income Tax

• Integrated Terminal

• Internet Times

• Information Technology

• International Trade

202. "This is Ken, how can I help you?" is used when:

Answers:

• answering the telephone

• making a voicemail recording

• asking who is on the line

• introducing yourself in person

203. He ____ pizza yesterday.

Answers:

• eats

• ates

• eat

• ate

204. The chef is not in the kitchen. He is in the dining area _____ the guests.

Answers:

• entertaining

• entertain

• entertained

• is entertaining

205. Fill in the blanks: If I am better ____ you, ____ you need to train harder.

Answers:

• then, then

• than, than

• then, than

• than, then

206. What does CFO stand for?

Answers:

• Chief For Oracle

• Chief Financial Owner

• Chief Financial Officer

207. What does AKA / A.K.A / a.k.a / aka most commonly stand for?

Answers:

• As Kindly As

• Also Known As

• As Kinetic As

• As Keen As

• As Knowledgeable As

208. This is ____ much work ____ finish in one day.

Answers:

• too; to

• two; to

• too; two

• to; too

• too; too

209. Mary was __ upset when she received the notes from her annual employment review.

Answers:

• such

• much

• very

210. Have you begun to ____ that report yet?

Answers:

• edit

• editor

• editing

• edited

• edits

211. Which of the following is most acceptable in a business text message?

Answers:

• FYI, I'll have it done by EOB

• FYI ILL HV IT DN TDY

• fyi, IL av it done 2day

212. I saw him __ work.

Answers:

• Time's Up!

• at

• is

• on

213. In Business, what does MBA stand for?

Answers:

• Married But Available

• Mixed Biometrics Amphora

• Major Baseball Assistance

• Main Business Administration

• Master of Business Administration

214. If he is smarter ____ the other applicants, ____ please hire him.

Answers:

• than; than

• than; then

• then; than

• then; then

215. You got an invitation to meet your CHRO. The person you will see is:

Answers:

• Chief Hour Recorder Officer

• Contract Head Recruiting Organizer

• Chief Human Resources Officer

• Central Hour Recorder Officer

216. Which word best completes this sentence: “I will be able to ________ the project in 3 days.”

Answers:

• begin

• starting

• commencement

• beginning

217. Which of the following is correct?

Answers:

• mr. Howard Johnson

• Mr Howard Johnson

• Mr. Howard johnson

• Mr. Howard Johnson

218. I work every day _______ Sundays.

Answers:

• except

• accept

219. Don't be afraid __ ask ___ many questions.

Answers:

• too, to

• to, to

• too, too

• to, too

220. Which word best completes the sentence: "I have ________ my project to you via email."

Answers:

• Submitted

• Submit

• Share

• Sending

221. What are the differences ________ the English spoken in the UK and the English spoken in the US?

Answers:

• among

• beside

• amongs

• between

• with

222. May I have ____ report if _____ finished with it?

Answers:

• you're, your

• your, you're

223. Can you meet me at the _____ and we will go over the blueprints for the new building?

Answers:

• sight

• site

• cite

224. If your boss tells you: " I need the documents ASAP" is he expecting the documents:

Answers:

• as soon as possible

• next week

• as soon as provided

• Monday

• as soon as proven

225. Which of the following is wrong?

Answers:

• She is

• They are

• She isn't

• He are

• He isn't

226. Which phrase refers to a future meeting?

Answers:

• I look forward to seeing you in March.

• As you know, the meeting we attended concerned ...

• I don't recall meeting her.

• Thanks for meeting me.

• I'd like to apply for the position of clerk.

227. Fill in the blank: I'm going to call ____ secretary to set up an appointment.

Answers:

• your

• you are

• ur

• you're

228. Do you ______ what time it is?

Answers:

• know

• knone

• known

• now

• no

229. What does COO stand for?

Answers:

• Chief Operating Officer

• Colonel Oscar O'Malley

• Cash On Origin

230. We are going to ____ the clients for lunch.

Answers:

• meet

• meat

• mete

231. She ___ busy now.

Answers:

• will be

• is

• are

• were

• was

232. Which word best completes the sentence: “I will be able to ________ the project in 3 days.”

Answers:

• Complete

• Completing

• Completed

• Completely

233. All of the girls went to the game _______ Susan. She could not ________ the invitation.

Answers:

• accept/except

• except/except

• accept/accept

• except/accept

234. I said ___ after being with them for ten minutes.

Answers:

• goodbuy

• goodbye

• goodby

235. I have ___ all that you have asked of me.

Answers:

• does

• done

• doing

• don't

• do

236. What does CEO stand for?

Answers:

• Chief Of Europe

• Chief Executive Officer

• Controler Europe Officer

• Chief Europe Officer

237. What is the correct spelling?

Answers:

• Beautifal

• Beautiful

• Beuatiful

• Beutiful

238. To ___ it may concern:

Answers:

• who

• you

• whom

239. I ____ seen that report yet.

Answers:

• not

• haven't

• won't

• don't

240. What is the _______ like tomorrow? I heard it might rain.

Answers:

• wether

• weather

• whether

241. What does the abbreviation CC mean when writing an email?

Answers:

• Cancelled Copy

• Conditional Copy

• None of These

• Community Copy

• Carbon Copy

242. "Follow up with Susan via phone if she doesn’t return your email by 2 pm tomorrow.” According to this sentence, how should you contact Susan to follow up?

Answers:

• Send her an email

• Call her on the phone

• Schedule a meeting with her for 2 p.m.

243. You need to finish the document latest tomorrow EOB. This means:

Answers:

• Tomorrow by lunch

• Tomorrow after work

• Before business opens tomorrow

• Tomorrow by the end of business

244. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Brown or _____.

Answers:

• I

• she

• me

• himself

245. Regarding sales, what is the most common meaning of GP in business?

Answers:

• Gross Product

• Gross Profit

• General Point

• Gold Points

• Great Product

246. Following the closing your letter (i.e. Regards), but before signing your name, you should use ...

Answers:

• a comma

• a colon

• a semicolon

• no punctuation

247. Which of the following is correct?

Answers:

• The data will be too extensive if we add two variables.

• The data will be to extensive if we add two variables.

• The data will be too extensive if we add to variables.

• The data will be to extensive if we add to variables.

248. What is the common meaning for FIFO in business?

Answers:

• Fly In Fly Out

• Free In Free Out

• First In First Out

• File In File Out

• Fade In Fade Out

249. ____ Lauren's responsibility to handle customer service issues.

Answers:

• Its

• It's

250. Which word best completes this sentence: “I have ________ one and a half weeks for this project."

Answers:

• Drew

• Planning

• Allotted

• Giving

251. “This afternoon, let’s schedule a meeting for next week to talk over the development timeline and goals. We’ll save the data project for later this month” According to this sentence, which project will you work on first?

Answers:

• The Data Project

• Development Timeline and Goals

252. Business writing should be:

Answers:

• Detailed enough to mention every possible outcome.

• Extremely descriptive.

• One page or more.

• Concise and to the point.

253. "Jim told me that Sally wants to take a day off next week.  Can you please contact him and find out which day?" Who does 'him' refer to?

Answers:

• Sally

• John

• Nobody

• Jim

254. I am beside the box.  Which word is a preposition?

Answers:

• box

• am

• beside

• I

255. If your clothes are wet, then put them in a clothes ____. That will make them ____.

Answers:

• drier; drier

• drier; dryer

• dryer; drier

• dryer; dryer

256. When writing a formal business letter, the writer should ______ include the address of the recipient at the _____ of the letter.

Answers:

• always/top

• always/bottom

• never/top

• never/bottom

257. Which of these is the correct spelling?

Answers:

• Refarral

• Refferal

• Refferral

• Referal

• Referral

258. Which method of contacting an unfamiliar superior is inappropriate?

Answers:

• Stopping by his or her office during lunch.

• Sending him or her an email.

• Setting up an appointment with his or her secretary.

• Calling his or her office.

259. The current time is 6:15; which of the following is not correct?

Answers:

• Six fifteen o'clock

• Quarter past six

• Six fifteen

260. What does ESL stand for?

Answers:

• Easy Sale Lessons

• English as a Second Language

• Elective Salary Leeway

261. What is the most common definition of ROI?

Answers:

• Release Of Information

• Report On Industry

• Rate Of Interest

• Return On Investment

• Read Only Information

262. Which sentence is most grammatically accurate?

Answers:

• To conclude the committees finding that there was no error by the Controller on the application of GAAP.

• To conclude, the committee found that there was no error by the Controller on the application of GAAP.

• To conclude, the committees findings that their is no error by the Controller on the application of GAAP.

• To conclude the committee's finding, is that there was no error by the Controller on the application of GAAP.

263. A person's credit _________________ is a formal evaluation of his/her loan-repayment history or potential.

Answers:

• rating/score

• analysis

• interest

• level

264. The amount of small bills used by a sales person to give change is commonly called:

Answers:

• piggy bank

• petty cash

• insignificant cash

• daily deposit

• pretty cash

265. What is the most suggested way to begin a business letter addressed to Jennifer Johnson?

Answers:

• Dear Jennifer Johnson,

• Dear Ms. Johnson:

• Hi Jennifer,

• To whom it may concern:

• Hello Mrs. Johnson:

266. We need to get ___________ this problem.

Answers:

• laid

• to the bottom of

• passed on

• to the front of

• down with

267. Complete the question: They worked for Kaufman's,

Answers:

• haven't they?

• didn't they?

• did they?

268. A chain is no stronger _____ _____ weakest link.

Answers:

• than its

• than it's

• then its

• then it's

269. "This is Ken" is used when:

Answers:

• Answering the telephone

• Introducing yourself in person

• Asking who is on the line

270. ______ is a list of meeting activities in the order in which they are to be taken up, by beginning with the call to order and ending with adjournment.

Answers:

• The meeting minutes

• An agenda

• A memorandum

• A curriculum

271. Which letter ending best goes with the opening 'Dear Personnel Director,'?

Answers:

• Best regards,

• Best wishes,

• Yours faithfully,

272. What is a grammatically INCORRECT way to address Bill Brown?

Answers:

• Mr. Brown

• Mr. Bill

• Mr. Bill Brown

273. Best synonym for INTEGRITY as a personal characteristic would be:

Answers:

• transparency

• interpretability

• selflessness

• honesty

• gratuity

274. Which statement is correct?

Answers:

• The Board of Directors decided to offer a buyout to some of the employees.

• The Board of Directors decided to offer a buy out to some of the employees.

275. At some point your boss may ask you to take ______ at a meeting. This task isn't reserved for secretaries only. Any person who attends a meeting may be asked to do this.

Answers:

• agenda

• time

• minutes

• schedule

276. Would you ____ use my cell phone or the one in my office?

Answers:

• rather

• assume

• prefer

• like

277. Which of the following contains incorrect apostrophes?

Answers:

• The hat is missing it's feather.

• He's not going to be able to make it.

• They're going to leave on Sunday.

• It's not yet time for lunch.

• Are you ready for Friday's test?

278. Which part of the letter contains the greeting?

Answers:

• Conclusion

• Salutation

• Mailing

• Heading

279. Which of these is an adverb?

Answers:

• quickest

• quicker

• quickly

• sly

280. What is netiquette?

Answers:

• social conventions for using the Internet

• workplace conventions for treating colleagues with respect

• social conventions for using computer software

• social blogs for using computer networks

• social conventions for using stock market statistics

281. “We have a wrap-up meeting at noon on January 24th, but I’d like the project to be completely finished 48 hours in advance.” According to this sentence, when is the deadline for completing the project?

Answers:

• January 22 at noon

• January 26 at noon

• January 22 at 5 p.m.

• January 24 at noon

282. It makes sense to save your _____ change. You really have nothing to _____.

Answers:

• loose/loose

• loose/lose

• lose/lose

• lose/loose

283. "Our computers are outdated! We simply don't have the _____ to meet the next development deadline."

Answers:

• checks

• modes

• odds

• ends

• equipment

284. Which does not belong in this list?

Answers:

• question mark

• comma

• period

• column

• hyphen

285. Please let me know what time _________ to have the meeting.

Answers:

• would you like

• you would like

• your preference

• you did want

286. Which sentence is correct?

Answers:

• He's working at that company for fifteen years.

• He has worked at that company for fifteen years.

• He works at that company for fifteen years.

• He works at that company for 15 years.

• He's worked at that company for 15 years

287. John will need to ____ Diane that he will complete the project before she will assign him the task.

Answers:

• assure

• ensure

• insure

288. What does "COB" mean in the following sentence:  I need your status report by COB.

Answers:

• Close Of Business

• Common Operating Budget

• Cost Of Business

• Carry Out Business

289. Which of the following correctly uses commas?

Answers:

• I chose the colors, red and green and blue was his first choice

• Time flies when we are having fun, we are always having fun

• I would therefore, like a response

• I am, as you have probably noticed, very nervous about this

290. Fill the blank with the best fitting option: "What are the _____ of our victory in this election?"

Answers:

• ends

• chance

• odds

• evens

• means

291. When writing an email, what does BCC mean?

Answers:

• Back Carbon Copy

• Blind Community Copy

• Blind Carbon Copy

• Back Cancelled Copy

• Blind Cancelled Copy

292. Which of the following words is misspelled?

Answers:

• Extraneous

• Marginal

• Receivible

• Coordination

• None of these words are misspelled.

293. For all __________, this meeting is over.

Answers:

• intents and purposes

• intense of purposes

• intense and purposes

• intensive purposes

294. Pick the grammatically incorrect sentence:

Answers:

• I know nothing about it!

• Nothing is known about it!

• I don't know anything about it!

• I don't know nothing about it!

295. Which spelling is correct:

Answers:

• itinerary

• itenerary

• itinarary

• itenarary

296. Fill in the blank.   Hey, Boss!  I need to extend the deadline.  ____ I move this deadline back a week?

Answers:

• May

• Can

297. In a business environment, the acronym S&P stands for:

Answers:

• Standards & Practices

• Sending & Packaging

• Subtraction & Payroll

• Sequences & Priorities

• Services & Production

298. Dental, vision, and 401-k are common examples of ____ .

Answers:

• non-monetary exchange

• benefits

• perks

• insurance departments

299. What is a menial job?

Answers:

• job without pay

• job with a high social value

• job with a contractually-set end date

• job with managerial responsibilities

• job with a low social value

300. "First go speak with Jim in his office. Then proceed to Sally's office after stopping to talk with John." Who is the second person you are talking to?

Answers:

• Jim

• John

• Sally

301. After early losses, the NASDAQ _____________ to finish 20 points up.

Answers:

• plummeted

• bulled

• suffered a drop

• beared

• rallied

302. In professional academic circles, an extended career break to travel or work on personal goals, often offered in contracts as a paid benefit, is called:

Answers:

• an oath

• a leave of absence

• a sabbatical

• a vacation

• sick days

303. ____________ is a decision such that no other available option would lead to a better outcome.

Answers:

• optimistic decision

• satisfactory decision

• optimum decision

• optimal decision

• premium decision

304. Which phrase is correct?

Answers:

• He works at that company for fifteen years.

• all are incorrect.

• He's working at that company for fifteen years.

• He's worked at that company for fifteen years.

• all are correct.

305. In business, what does EOD most commonly stand for?

Answers:

• Equal Opportunity Department

• End Of Day

• End Of Date

• Enterprise Operations & Divisions

• Electronics & Oil Disposal

306. 5.34 should be read as:

Answers:

• five point thirty four

• five dot thirty four

• five point three four

• five dot three four

307. Prefixes can be used to indicate quantity.

Answers:

• True

• False

308. The prefix "non" means

Answers:

• zero

• empty

• subtract from

• reverse of

• less than

309. Choose the correct sentence.

Answers:

• Who did you suggest for the job?

• Whom did you suggest for the job?

310. When providing examples for additional clarification, should you use e.g. or i.e.?

Answers:

• e.g.

• i.e.

311. What is wrong with the following sentence?  "I do understand your feelings about this, I don't see how it affects me."

Answers:

• This sentence is correct.

• Split infinitive

• Run-on

• Fragment

312. I ______ about the results of his research.

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• In American English both words can be used interchangeably with "inquired" being most common

• enquired only

• inquired only

313. When quoting someone's statement within a sentence, where should any punctuation after the quote, such as a comma or a period, be placed?

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• Inside the quotation marks

• Outside the quotation marks

314. To form an adverb, add

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• the suffix "ly" to an adjective

• the suffix "ly" to a verb

• the prefix "ad" to a verb

• the suffix "ly" to a root word

• the prefix "ad" to a root word

315. Give an example of a pronoun?

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• He/She

• Many/None

• All are examples.

• This/That

• Mine/Yours