Literacy Practice Test

Here is a literacy practice test of the kind you may be asked to complete when applying for certain jobs.

In a real job application situation you will be given 15 mintues to answer all these questions, we are not applying a time limit to this practice test but to prepare yourself for the real thing you may wish to start a stopwatch on your phone and see how long it takes you to complete this.

Once your test has been sent we will get back to you with your results and any advice which may help with your job hunt.

Good Luck!

Very Important Personnel Literacy Practice Test 1

Your Details

Your Name*

Your Email*

Mobile Phone Number

Home Phone Number

Test Questions

Question 1

Choose the right personal pronoun to correctly finish this sentence: They have taken the money. Please run after ________.
TheySheWeThem

Question 2

Which word is missing from this sentence? 'He ____ working on the night shift next week.'
isarewillwas

Question 3

Which of these sentences is correct?
My sister and I was going swimmingMy sister and I were going swimming

Question 4

Which sentence is correct?
I allowed you to do that.I aloud you to do that.

Question 5

Which of these adverbs tells you where something happened?
regularlywarmlyhappilyoutside

Question 6

Fill in the gap to complete the sentence(s)? 'My name is Ranjit _________ I am 47 years old.'
becausethenbutand

Question 7

Which sentence is correct?
They going on holiday to Spain.They is going on holiday to Spain.They are going on holiday to Spain.They are go on holiday to Spain.

Question 8

Which of these sentences has the right number of commas, with each comma in the right place?
Cars, buses, and vans, need a tax disc.Cars, buses and vans need a tax disc.

Question 9

Which of these sentences is correct?
Everyone in the office have a computer.Everyone in the office has a computer.

Question 10

Which of these sentences has the correct punctuation?
May I request a copy of your catalogue.May I request a copy of your catalogue?

Question 11

Which one of these sentences is correct?
The advertisement, which has been placed in local newspapers, has attracted a lot of interest.The advertisement, which has been placed in local newspapers, have attracted a lot of interest.

Question 12

Which of these adverbs is the most suitable to complete the sentence: The dog growled ________ .
neatlytimidlyhappilymenacingly

Question 13

'phone is an informal way of writing telephone.
TrueFalse

Question 14

I was stopped by a woman who wanted to ask ________ the way to the post office.
theyshemethem

Question 15

Complete the sentence. I can't find ________ anywhere.
itheshethey

Question 16

Which sentence is correct?
They will arrived late.They are arrived late.They will arriving late.They will arrive late.

Question 17

How would this question be categorised? ; The research team has discovered a new method for conducting this complicated chemical analysis.
factopinion

Question 18

How would this question be categorised? ; This book is an enjoyable story of life in a small village.
factopinion

Question 19

Fill in the gap. I don't know _______ to go out or not.
weatherwhether

Question 20

Fill in the gap. I really want a brand _____ car this time.
newknew

Question 21

The 'shun' sound needs to be added to the word 'pollute'. Which is the right spelling?
pollutionpollutsionpollutcianpollutesion

Question 22

This is a quote from a job application letter and it's wrong. Choose which option below matches what you think this person meant to say: 'Nobody's never given me a bad report.'
Everybody's not given me a bad report.I've never been given a bad report.

Question 23

Complete the following sentence. I felt badly that we had lost the match. Sheila said she felt worse but as Carol had let the goal in she felt the ______ .
badlybadworstworser

Question 24

Which of these sentences is correct?
Take care because the scissors are very sharp.Take care because the scissors is very sharp.

Question 25

Which verb is in the correct tense?
She lives in London for a long time.It was very hot last week.I always having coffee for breakfast.I has fish and chips for dinner on Saturdays.