01 Verbal Reasoning Sample Tests - EU EPSO - AD Level - Vol 1

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Verbal Reasoning: Using a short paragraph of text on virtually any topic, this test requires to choose from 4 or 5 answer options the one that fully matches the statements in the original text. There is always only one correct answer because other options may contain insufficient information or false statements. There are 20 verbal reasoning questions in a competition, and the allocated time is 35 minutes.


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01 Verbal Reasoning Sample Tests - EU EPSO - AD Level - Vol 1

  1. 1. Copyright © 2016 Training4EU Team VERBAL REASONING EPSO Test - AD Level - Volume 1
  2. 2. iCopyright © 2016 Training4EU Team Preface
  3. 3. ii © 2016 Training4EU Publication Team, All rights reserved Under the copyright laws, this e-book may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the written consent of Train- ing4EU. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this ibook is accurate, and the publishers can- not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions, however caused. No responsi- bility for loss or damage occasioned to any person acting, or refraining from ac- tion, as a result of the material in this publication can be accepted by the edi- tor, the publisher or any of the authors. Other company and product names men- tioned herein are trademarks of their re- spective companies. Mention of third- party products is for informational pur- poses only and constitutes neither an en- dorsement nor a recommendation. About Training4EU Team Training4EU Team provides web based Training Services on potential candi- dates who would like to become tomor- row’s permanent EU Officials. With a mix of theory, exercises, and simulation tests Training4EU supports you οn the EPSO exams. Training4EU is independent from the European Union institutions. The sample tests have been extracted from the EPSO official web site.
  4. 4. Sample publications available for downloading Free sample books available to the public through the iBooks Store. Free online tests Free online tests for practice at Training4EU e-learning web site (beta version - under development). https://epso.gnomio.com/
  5. 5. About1 Copyright © 2016 Training4EU Team Practice makes perfect
  6. 6. About | Verbal Reasoning EPSO Tests Using a short paragraph of text on virtually any topic, this test requires to choose from 4 or 5 answer options the one that fully matches the statements in the original text. There is always only one correct answer because other options may contain insuffi- cient information or false statements. 5 35m20q Practice makes perfect There are 20 verbal reasoning questions in a competition, and the allocated time is 35 minutes. Visit our e-learning web site and start practicing: https://epso.gnomio.com/
  7. 7. 6 Success Tips Prepare well Know the test format Be focused Read the statements carefully and make sure you can distinguish be- tween absolute and relative state- ments Budget your time – Allow maximum one minute and thirty five seconds per question Avoid stupid mistakes – Make sure to avoid stupid mistakes that could cost you precious points Revise if time allows it Practice, practice, practice. Practice makes perfect Failure Mistakes Not preparing for the format of the test Advance fear of the test Worrying about the past Obsession with test score Obsession with accuracy Using poor question solving strategy Not reading the entire statement Marking the wrong answer Insufficient preparation
  8. 8. 7 Epso.gnomio.com: Great features Online training No expiration limit or date for the tests for the sample tests Self-enrollment, no personal data are extracted Yes, it helps you practice at your own pace You can retake the quiz as many times as you want You can review the quiz and check each question your answer First make sure that you can answer correctly the questions regardless the time Then keep in mind the time, you must on time also!!
  9. 9. How to Navigate2 Copyright © 2016 Training4EU Team Practice makes perfect
  10. 10. 9 About | https://epso.gnomio.com/ Welcome to our free (test version) e-learning site. You can navigate the e-learning site as GUEST, but you have to self-enrolled in order to practice free with our tests. No per- sonal data is required and any data is used for internal purposes only and is shared with any other third party company. Note that our e-learning site (test version) is hosted temporary by Gnomio.com.
  11. 11. 10 Step 1 | Create new account You need just a valid email in order to create a new account.
  12. 12. Step 2 | Self-enrollment For self-enrollment first select the course -1- and then click on “Enroll me in this course” -2-. Now you are ready to practice through our sample tests -3-. 1 2 3
  13. 13. Step 3 | Select the test Select a test, with or without time limit -1- and start your practice -2-. 1 2
  14. 14. 13 Step 4 | Answer the questions Using a short paragraph of text on virtually any topic, this test requires to choose from 4 answer options the one that fully matches the statements in the original text. There is always only one correct answer because other options may contain insufficient infor- mation or false statements. So, read the statement -1-, understand the question -2-, se- lect the answer -3- and press the button “Next” -4- to move to the next question. Don’t forget the time limit -5-, if you have selected. 1 2 3 4 5
  15. 15. 14 Step 5 | Check your score You just answered the last question and you are ready to see the number of questions you answered correctly -1- . You can also navigate between questions and the correct answers -2-. If you want to finish the review just click the button “Finish review” an the end of this page. 1 2
  16. 16. 15 Step 6 | Re-attempt & keep track You can re-attempt the any test one more time -1- and you can keep track of your pro- gress -2-. 1 2 3
  17. 17. Step 7 | Grades You can keep track of your grades -1-. Training4EU will issue from time to time new tests and you will be informed to take place, along with e-learning material for improv- ing yourself. 1
  18. 18. Sample Test AD Level3 Practice makes perfect Copyright © 2016 Training4EU Team
  19. 19. 18 The new face of European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the Commission will be the Estonian Maive Rute, appointed spokeswoman on 13 June 2005. She will defend the interests of a sector representing 25 mil- lion businesses and 75 million jobs. "Supporting the [...] SMEs, boosting their energy and creativity are the key to achieving more growth and jobs in the EU," Mrs Rute said. The Commission's main concern is: how can we help SMEs to employ more people? Community actions have been launched to promote the sector and simplify its administrative environment. The Entrepre- neurship Action Plan and the European Charter for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises contribute to this positive impetus. A. Give financial assistance to the most creative SMEs. B. Double the number of SMEs so as to develop employment in European countries. C. Increase the employment rate in SMEs. D. Promote the development of those SMEs employing the most persons. [#1]   What does the Commission want to do?
  20. 20. 19 The new face of European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the Commission will be the Estonian Maive Rute, appointed spokeswoman on 13 June 2005. She will defend the interests of a sector representing 25 mil- lion businesses and 75 million jobs. "Supporting the [...] SMEs, boosting their energy and creativity are the key to achieving more growth and jobs in the EU," Mrs Rute said. The Commission's main concern is: how can we help SMEs to employ more people? Community actions have been launched to promote the sector and simplify its administrative environment. The Entrepre- neurship Action Plan and the European Charter for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises contribute to this positive impetus. A. On average, SMEs directly or indirectly employ three people. B. SMEs are growing faster than other sectors. C. The SME sector accounts for 1/3 of total employment in Europe. D. SMEs are subject to a high level of tax pressure and administrative constraints. [#2]   What can we deduce from the text?
  21. 21. 20 The Commission has decided to extend for one last time the period of grace for the introduction of the digital tachograph until 31 December 2005. Al- though the final date for the introduction of the digital tachograph had been ex- tended until 5 August 2005, an extra period of grace is needed. This decision is justified by the delays encountered by tachograph manufacturers in obtain- ing type approval for their equipment. It should also allow the Member States to take all the legislative, technical and administrative measures needed. Fi- nally, the aim of the moratorium was to ensure that Member States do not im- pose penalties on drivers of foreign vehicles entering their respective territo- ries without a digital tachograph. Since then, most Member States have adopted the necessary legal frameworks and application arrangements. The tachograph must be legally recognised and accepted by all Member States from 5 August 2005 onwards. A. The moratorium has been extended for a second time until 5 August 2005. B. The Member States will have to have recognised the digital tachograph in their legislation by 5 August 2005. C. Only foreign vehicles are covered by the moratorium up to 31 December 2005. D. Installation of the digital tachograph in vehicles has been postponed to 31 December 2005. [#3]   What exactly is being proposed?
  22. 22. 21 Xplora is a new gateway to science education in Europe. Its aim is to stimu- late science education to attract more young people. Teachers will find a wealth of information and resources for primary and secondary education. The section "Megalab" presents experiments and practical, innovative sci- ence projects. Studying the stars or plants, conducting experiments on wind energy or hydrogen cells, ... Thanks to Xplora, pupils can now take part in ex- periments that would not be feasible at school! Xplora also provides teachers, and experts from all comers of Europe with a forum where they can talk to each other on-line, find tools for setting up on-line communities and instruc- tions on free software for science teaching. A. Facilitating access to scientific information. B. Promoting interaction between experts and teachers. C. Enabling experiments to be conducted outside school. D. Replacing the classical methods of science learning. [#4]   Which of the following objectives is not being pursued by Xplora?
  23. 23. 22 The European Commission has authorised the proposed acquisition of the Italian electricity company Edison by the French company EDF and the Dutch company AEM. Following an examination, the Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the com- mon market. The Commission found that the proposed concentration did not raise any competition problems. However, it will continue to monitor the com- petitive dynamics of the Italian electricity markets, where prices are among the highest in Europe. Edison is the second-largest electricity producer in It- aly. However, its position on the Italian electricity markets is quite small com- pared to that of the more established operator ENEL, which still controls a large part of the generation capacity and, most of the time, is in a position to set the electricity price on the Italian Power Exchange. A. Energy prices in Italy will fall. B. Edison will continue to produce electricity, but under foreign control. C. ENEL will remain the only Italian electricity producer. D. ENEL will lose its monopoly on the market to EDF and AEM. [#5]   Which of the following is a consequence of the acquisition of Edison?
  24. 24. 23 The Commission authorises the acquisition of Edison by EDF and AEM.The European Commission has authorised the proposed acquisition of the Italian electricity company Edison by the French company EDF and the Dutch company AEM. Following an examination, the Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the common market. The Commission found that the proposed concentration did not raise any competition problems. However, it will continue to monitor the competitive dynamics of the Italian electricity markets, where prices are among the highest in Europe. Edison is the second-largest electricity pro- ducer in Italy. However, its position on the Italian electricity markets is quite small compared to that of the more established operator ENEL, which still controls a large part of the generation capacity and, most of the time, is in a position to set the electricity price on the Italian Power Exchange. A. One electricity producer has a monopoly of electricity sales B. Italian prices are the highest in the European Union C. Italian electricity producers are too highly concentrated D. The price of electricity depends mainly on one producer [#6]   What is the current situation on the energy market in Italy?
  25. 25. 24 The Commission authorises the acquisition of Edison by EDF and AEM. The European Commission has authorised the proposed acquisition of the Italian electricity company Edison by the French company EDF and the Dutch company AEM. Following an examination, the Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the com- mon market. The Commission found that the proposed concentration did not raise any competition problems. However, it will continue to monitor the com- petitive dynamics of the Italian electricity markets, where prices are among the highest in Europe. Edison is the second-largest electricity producer in It- aly. However, its position on the Italian electricity markets is quite small com- pared to that of the more established operator ENEL, which still controls a large part of the generation capacity and, most of the time, is in a position to set the electricity price on the Italian Power Exchange. A. Energy prices in Italy will fall B. Edison will continue to produce electricity, but under foreign control C. ENEL will remain the only Italian electricity producer D. ENEL will lose its monopoly on the market to EDF and AEM [#7]   Which of the following is a consequence of the acquisition of Edison?
  26. 26. 25 Commission action on air safety. The European Aviation Security Agency (EASA) was set up in September 2002 to promote a uniformly high level of safety and environmental protection in the field of civil aviation. The Commu- nity has powers in the areas of airworthiness and the environmental compati- bility of aircraft products, parts and equipment. The EASA is putting in place a surveillance system to monitor the application of Community legislation, evalu- ate its impact and make any useful suggestions in this area. The EASA is in- volved in the certification of certain products for bodies in third countries; the national administrations issue individual certificates and accreditation for most of the bodies on their national territory, on the basis of common rules un- der the control of the EASA. A. Monitoring the application of Community legislation in the field of air safety B. Ensuring the application of European air traffic legislation C. Coordinating the issuing of pilot licences in civil aviation D. Developing new navigation systems compatible with the safety standards [#8]   Which is one of the EASA’s basic missions?
  27. 27. 26 New EU spokesperson for SMEs. The new face of European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the Commission will be the Estonian Maive Rute, appointed spokeswoman on 13 June 2005. She will defend the interests of a sector representing 25 million businesses and 75 million jobs. “Supporting the […] SMEs, boosting their energy and creativity are the key to achieving more growth and jobs in the EU,” Mrs Rute said. The Commission's main concern is: how can we help SMEs to employ more people? Community actions have been launched to promote the sector and simplify its administra- tive environment. The Entrepreneurship Action Plan and the European Char- ter for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises contribute to this positive impe- tus. A. Give financial assistance to the most creative SMEs B. Double the number of SMEs so as to develop employment in European countries C. Increase the employment rate in SMEs D. Promote the development of those SMEs employing the most persons [#9]   What does the Commission want to do?
  28. 28. 27 Mining waste: MEPs stand firm. After serious accidents in Romania and Spain, the European Union decided that a specific Directive was needed to regulate the management and storage of mining waste. Old installations, where the sites are now closed, represent a real danger. Where necessary, re- habilitation work should be carried out within four years at the waste produc- ers’ expense. This point is particularly important for the new central European Member States, where many mining companies have long neglected safety standards. In future, every time a mining site starts up, a financial guarantee will have to be lodged and regularly adjusted to ensure that requirements are met during and after use of the site, for the rehabilitation, not just of the site it- self, but also all the land directly affected. A. Spain has long neglected the safety standards for mining waste B. At present Europe does not have any rules on environmental management C. The risk of accidents is greater on some mining sites in central Europe D. The two-fold increase in the number of accidents over the last few years has prompted the European Union to legislate [#10] What can we deduce from the text?
  29. 29. Answers 1-C Increase the employment rate in SMEs. 2-A On average, SMEs di- rectly or indirectly employ three people. 3-B The Member States will have to have recognised the digital tachograph in their legis- lation by 5 August 2005. 4-D Replacing the classical methods of science learning. 5-B Edison will continue to pro- duce electricity, but under for- eign control. 6-D The price of electricity depends mainly on one pro- ducer 7-B Edison will continue to produce electricity, but un- der foreign control 8-A Monitoring the applica- tion of Community legisla- tion in the field of air safety 9-C Increase the employ- ment rate in SMEs 10-C The risk of accidents is greater on some mining sites in central Europe 28
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