Writing Skills Practice Test
The questions in this part of the examination deal with spelling. Read each of the following sentences and decide which of the three choices is spelled correctly.
1. Law enforcement is ______ to hire more female officers.
2. This was Harry’s third ______ of the month.
The questions in this part of the examination deal with clarity. Each question contains three choices. You must decide which of the three choices is more clearly stated.
3. The officers_______ the fleeing suspect.
A. failed to apprehend
B. neglected attempting to capture
C. missed out in apprehending
4. A recent Supreme Court decision has _______ authority to search vehicles.
A. had the effect of broadening officers’
B. broadened officers’
C. made broader officers’
Each question contains three choices. Choose the sentence which is best constructed and clearest in meaning.
A. If she should return, please tell her of the decision.
B. In the event that she should return, please inform her in regard to the decision.
C. Provided that she returns, please advise her in accordance with the decision.
A. The police department’s Operations Manual Specifies both administrative policies, within said manual, as well as field procedures described therein.
B. Policies pertaining to police department administration are contained within the departmental Operations Manual as well as field operations procedures.
C. The policies and procedures of the police department regarding administration and field operations are specified in the Operations Manual.
The questions in this part of the examination deal with grammar. Read each of the following sentences and decide which of the two choices is grammatically correct.
7. I told the witness to give Officer Jones and ______ a full account of the incident.
8. We are more interested in _____ warning motorists, rather than issuing tickets.
This part of the examination deal with detail. Each of the questions contains three choices. You must decide which of the three choices provides the most detailed and complete account of the objects or situations described.
A. Fingerprints were found on the bookmark which was located in page 311 of the girl’s diary.
B. The fingerprints found on the bookmark were those of the suspect.
C. The suspect’s fingerprints were on the bookmark located in page 311 of the girl’s diary.
A. At 11:27 a.m., March 29th, Mrs. Joan Kauffman reported that her four year old son, Donald, had, approximately two minutes before, been kidnapped by a man in a blue sedan, license number B0295
B. At 11:27 a.m., March 29th, a women came into the station and complained that her son, four years old, had been kidnapped by a man in a dark blue Chevrolet, four door sedan, with a dented fender.
C. At 11:27 a.m., March 29th, Mrs. Joan Kauffman ran into the station in hysterics and reported that her four year old son, Donald had been kidnapped.
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