You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-12 which are based on the Reading Passage below.
Choose the correct answer, A, B, C or D.
1 Professor Sternberg's study showed that
A qualifications are a good indicator of success at work.
B education can help people cope with real-life problems.
C intelligent people do not always achieve well at school.
D high grades can indicate a lack of practical intelligence.
2 What is the 'deficit' referred to in the fourth paragraph?
A People with high IQ scores could not score well in EO tests.
B EO tests were unable to predict success at work.
C High 10 scores did not always lead to personal success.
D People with high EO scores could not cope with real life.
3 Professor Sternberg's research differed from previous studies because
A he used verbal testing instead of mathematics.
B he began by establishing a definition of intelligence.
C he analyzed whether intelligence could predict success in real life.
D he wanted to find out what was different about successful people.
4 Part of the reason why practical intelligence had not been identified before Professor Sternberg's study is that
A the behaviour of successful people had never been studied.
B successful people are too busy with their everyday lives.
C successful people cannot put their knowledge into words.
D successful people are unaware of their own abilities.
5 In order to increase the practical intelligence of employees, companies need to
A adopt an apprentice-style system.
B organise special courses.
C devise better training manuals.
D carry out an audit on all employees.
Classify the following characteristics as belonging to
A academic intelligence (10) tests
B emotional intelligence (EO) tests
C practical intelligence tests
Write the correct letter A, B or C, next to Questions 6-12 below.
6 measures skills which are likely to improve with age
7 assesses people's social skills
8 measures the ability to deal with real-life difficulties
9 the oldest of the three tests
10 high scorers learn from their actions
11 high scorers are more likely to stay calm in difficult situations 12 questions have more than one
Answers: 1D 2C 3D 4 C 5 A 6 C 7 B 8 C 9A 10 C 11 B 12 C