(I took the test in 2009. Please note things may have changed since then.)
You might have noticed that I haven’t been visiting you lately.
Well, I knocked on your door, but you didn’t offer me a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, so I decided to go back home and study for my exam which I’m taking on Saturday, June 6th, YES TOMORROW from 10 a.m., until 1 p.m., in Los Angeles.
I’m studying for the Foreign Service Officer Test
Here’s what on the test, if you’re interested.
1). 90 questions on:
United States Government
United States Society
World History and Geography
Mathematics and Statistics
2). The English Expression Test– 70 minutes.
90 questions on text with incorrect grammar, spelling and sentence structure.
3). The Biographic Information Questionnaire– 105 questions about ME in 75 minutes.
4). Written Essay– 50 minutes The essay can be about, customs and culture, economics and finance, education, employment issues, history, international affairs, religion, social issues.
So here are a few questions from the practice test and please feel free to answer them in the comments section, if you feel like participating. There may be a prize.
Question 1: Which of these reflect the 3 most important functions of money?
A. Medium of exchange, measure of value, store of value
B. Medium of exchange, measure of product, store of value
C. Medium of exchange, measure of value, store of deposits
D. Medium of gold, measure of value, store of value
Question 2: A recipe calls for 3 cups of wheat and white flour combined. If 3/8 of this is wheat flour, how many cups of white flour are needed?
A. 1 1/8
B. 1 7/8
C. 2 3/8
D. 2 5/8
Question 3: Which sub-Saharan African countries were independent at the end of WWII in 1945?
A. Nigeria and Kenya
B. Senegal and Ghana
C. Mozambique, Ghana, and Somalia
D. Liberia, Ethiopia, and South Africa
BONUS QUESTION: WHY AM I TAKING THIS TEST? THERE ARE 3 REASONS AND AS LONG AS YOU GUESS ONE OF THE 3, I SHALL DECLARE YOU THE WINNER ON TUESDAY JUNE 9TH. PERHAPS A PRIZE TOO.
I PROMISE AFTER MY TEST TO SPEND MORE TIME VISITING ALL OF YOU. PLEASE HAVE THE WINE AND COFFEE READY. I SHALL NEED IT.