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Spanish (Basics/A1) test

The Spanish (Basics/A1) test evaluates a candidate's understanding of fundamental concepts in the Spanish language at the A1 level of the CEFR framework. It assesses knowledge of greetings and introductions, numbers and counting, basic vocabulary, family and relationships, time and dates, daily routine, food and drinks, directions and transportation, and weather and seasons through multiple-choice questions.

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Test duration:  ~ 30 mins
Difficulty level:  Moderate
Availability:  Available as custom test
Questions:
  • 4 Grammar & Vocabulary MCQs
  • 4 Listening Comprehension MCQs
  • 4 Reading Comprehension MCQs
  • 4 Sentence Structure MCQs
Covered skills:
Greetings and Introductions
Numbers and Counting
Basic Vocabulary
Family and Relationships
Time and Dates
Daily Routine
Food and Drinks
Shopping
Directions and Transportation
Weather and Seasons
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The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Ability to greet and introduce oneself in Spanish
  • Ability to count and use numbers in Spanish
  • Ability to understand and use basic Spanish vocabulary
  • Ability to talk about family and relationships in Spanish
  • Ability to express and understand time and dates in Spanish
  • Ability to talk about daily routines in Spanish
  • Ability to discuss food and drinks in Spanish
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish while shopping
  • Ability to give and understand directions and transportation in Spanish
  • Ability to discuss weather and seasons in Spanish
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🧐 Question

Medium

Identifying Grammatical Errors and Vocabulary Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Usage
Idioms
Solve
Read the following passage and identify the sentence(s) that contains grammatical or vocabulary usage errors.

"The team of researchers have been working tirelessly on the project. They are confident that their findings will have a significant impact on the field. The lead researcher, Dr. Smith, said, 'We have literally left no stone unturned in our investigation.' However, some experts believe that the research methodology may not be as rigorous as it should be. Despite the criticism, the team remains optimistic and believes that the results speak for themselves."

A: The lead researcher, Dr. Smith, said, 'We have literally left no stone unturned in our investigation.'
B: They are confident that their findings will have a significant impact on the field.
C: The team of researchers have been working tirelessly on the project.
D: However, some experts believe that the research methodology may not be as rigorous as it should be.
E: Despite the criticism, the team remains optimistic and believes that the results speak for themselves.

Easy

Identifying the Correct Verb Tense
Verb Tenses
Solve
Which sentence uses the correct verb tense?
A: Yesterday, I go to the store.
B: She is reading a book now.
C: They will played soccer tomorrow.
D: He have finished his work.
E: We ate dinner an hour ago.
F: I am study for the test last night.

Medium

Idiomatic Expression and Context Clues
Idioms
Contextual Meaning
Solve
In the following sentence, identify the option that provides the most appropriate definition of the highlighted idiom and correctly explains its role in conveying the sentence's meaning:

Sarah finally decided to  *bite the bullet* and confront her roommate about the constant late-night parties.
A: To eat quickly: Indicates Sarah's impatience to address the situation.
B: To cause discomfort: Suggests Sarah expects a difficult conversation.
C: To accept a challenging situation: Implies Sarah's resolve to deal with the issue.
D: To show aggression: Emphasizes Sarah's anger towards her roommate.
E: To endure pain: Highlights Sarah's ongoing frustration with the noise.
F: To make a bold move:  Underscores Sarah's newfound confidence.

Medium

French Test
Question and Response
Solve
Listen to the following audio:

You will hear a question or a statement. After you hear a question or a statement, choose the best response:

Medium

Tokyo flight
Short Talk
Solve
Listen to the following audio:

You will hear a short talk. After the talk, you will hear a question about the talk. Read the choices and choose the best answer to the question you have heard.

Medium

Binary Logic
Binary Logic
Solve
At DreamTeam conference, all participants answer any questions with two sentences, one of which is always true and the other is a lie.

I asked Andrew, Sid and Drew, "What is your favourite startup?" and got the following replies:

Andrew: Our favourite startup is SpeckX. We do not like playing baseball.
Sid: Our favourite startup is Cuber. We love playing baseball.
Drew: Our favourite startup is Drab. We love playing baseball.

1: The favourite startup of the participants of DreamTeam is SpeckX.
2: DreamTeam participants like playing baseball.
3: DreamTeam participants do not like playing baseball.
4: The favourite startup of the participants of DreamTeam is Cuber.
5: The favourite startup of the participants of DreamTeam is Drab.
Which of the following options is/are correct?

Medium

Homeopathy
Solve
Two main axioms constitute the core principles of homeopathy. The "like cures like" principle holds that, if a substance causes a symptom (e.g. onion makes my nose run), then that substance can cure a disease that is characterised by a runny nose (e.g. hayfever or a common cold). The second principle assumes that the serial dilution process used for homeopathic remedies renders them not less but more potent (hence homeopaths call this process "potentiation").

Both of these axioms fly in the face of science. If they were true, much of what we learned in physics and chemistry would be wrong. If anyone shows the concepts of homeopathy to be correct, he or she becomes a serious contender for one or two Nobel prizes. Homeopaths often say that we simply have not yet discovered how homeopathy works. The truth is that we know there is no conceivable scientific explanation that could possibly explain it.

Which of the following options is not a possible conclusion based on the above passage?

Easy

Passage about Solar Energy
Short Text Analysis
Solve
Read the following passage and answer the question below:

Solar energy is a promising renewable energy source that harnesses the power of the sun to generate electricity. Photovoltaic panels convert sunlight directly into electricity, while solar thermal systems use the sun's heat to warm water or air. As solar technology continues to improve and become more affordable, it is increasingly being adopted worldwide to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and combat climate change. However, the intermittent nature of solar energy remains a challenge, requiring effective storage solutions and grid integration strategies.

According to the passage, what is one challenge associated with solar energy?
A: High cost of solar technology
B: Intermittent nature of solar energy
C: Limited worldwide adoption
D: Dependence on fossil fuels

Easy

Identifying Complete Sentences
Complete Sentences
Solve
Which of the following is a complete sentence?
A: Because the weather was nice.
B: The book on the table.
C: My friend and I went to the movies.
D: After finishing my homework.
E: The cat sleeping on the couch.
F: Whenever I go to the park.

Easy

Simple Subject-Verb Agreement
Subject-Verb Agreement
Solve
Which sentence has correct subject-verb agreement?
A: The dogs in the park barks loudly.
B: The cat and the mouse is playing together.
C: The flowers in the vase looks beautiful.
D: The teacher and the students are working on a project.
E: The car with the broken headlights are parked over there.
F: The books on the shelf is covered in dust.

Medium

Subject-Verb Agreement and Pronoun Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronouns
Solve
Which sentence contains an error in subject-verb agreement or pronoun usage?
A: The children played in the park while their parents watched them.
B: The committee has decided to postpone its decision until next week.
C: Neither the students nor the teacher are aware of the changes in the schedule.
D: The dog chased its tail and barked at its own reflection in the mirror.
E: The book on the shelf belongs to my sister, who is an avid reader.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Identifying Grammatical Errors and Vocabulary Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Usage
Idioms

2 mins

Grammar & Vocabulary
Solve

Easy

Identifying the Correct Verb Tense
Verb Tenses

2 mins

Grammar & Vocabulary
Solve

Medium

Idiomatic Expression and Context Clues
Idioms
Contextual Meaning

2 mins

Grammar & Vocabulary
Solve

Medium

French Test
Question and Response

2 mins

Listening Comprehension
Solve

Medium

Tokyo flight
Short Talk

2 mins

Listening Comprehension
Solve

Medium

Binary Logic
Binary Logic

2 mins

Reading Comprehension
Solve

Medium

Homeopathy

2 mins

Reading Comprehension
Solve

Easy

Passage about Solar Energy
Short Text Analysis

2 mins

Reading Comprehension
Solve

Easy

Identifying Complete Sentences
Complete Sentences

2 mins

Sentence Structure
Solve

Easy

Simple Subject-Verb Agreement
Subject-Verb Agreement

2 mins

Sentence Structure
Solve

Medium

Subject-Verb Agreement and Pronoun Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronouns

2 mins

Sentence Structure
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Identifying Grammatical Errors and Vocabulary Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Usage
Idioms
Grammar & Vocabulary
Medium2 mins
Solve
Identifying the Correct Verb Tense
Verb Tenses
Grammar & Vocabulary
Easy2 mins
Solve
Idiomatic Expression and Context Clues
Idioms
Contextual Meaning
Grammar & Vocabulary
Medium2 mins
Solve
French Test
Question and Response
Listening Comprehension
Medium2 mins
Solve
Tokyo flight
Short Talk
Listening Comprehension
Medium2 mins
Solve
Binary Logic
Binary Logic
Reading Comprehension
Medium2 mins
Solve
Homeopathy
Reading Comprehension
Medium2 mins
Solve
Passage about Solar Energy
Short Text Analysis
Reading Comprehension
Easy2 mins
Solve
Identifying Complete Sentences
Complete Sentences
Sentence Structure
Easy2 mins
Solve
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement
Subject-Verb Agreement
Sentence Structure
Easy2 mins
Solve
Subject-Verb Agreement and Pronoun Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronouns
Sentence Structure
Medium2 mins
Solve

Test candidates on core Spanish (Basics/A1) Hiring Test topics

Greetings and Introductions: This skill covers the ability to greet people and introduce oneself in Spanish. It is measured in this test to assess the candidate's basic knowledge of social interactions and their ability to initiate a conversation in Spanish.

Numbers and Counting: This skill involves understanding and using numbers in Spanish. It is important to measure this skill in the test as it assesses the candidate's ability to comprehend numerical information and perform basic calculations in Spanish.

Basic Vocabulary: This skill focuses on the candidate's knowledge of essential Spanish words and their meanings. Measuring this skill in the test helps recruiters evaluate the candidate's grasp of fundamental vocabulary needed for effective communication in Spanish.

Family and Relationships: This skill assesses the candidate's understanding of family members, kinship terms, and relationship vocabulary in Spanish. It is included in the test to gauge the candidate's familiarity with Spanish cultural norms and the ability to discuss personal relationships in Spanish.

Time and Dates: This skill encompasses the candidate's comprehension of expressing time, days of the week, and dates in Spanish. Evaluating this skill in the test enables recruiters to assess the candidate's proficiency in scheduling, planning, and discussing time-related topics in Spanish.

Daily Routine: This skill involves describing and discussing daily activities and routines in Spanish. Measuring this skill in the test allows recruiters to gauge the candidate's ability to communicate their daily schedule and understand similar descriptions in Spanish.

Food and Drinks: This skill focuses on the candidate's knowledge of food and beverage vocabulary in Spanish. It is included in the test to assess the candidate's familiarity with essential culinary terms and their ability to discuss food preferences and dietary requirements in Spanish.

Shopping: This skill covers the ability to engage in shopping-related conversations in Spanish, including asking for prices, negotiating, and understanding shopping vocabulary. It is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's capability to handle common shopping situations and communicate effectively in a retail setting in Spanish.

Directions and Transportation: This skill involves understanding and giving directions, as well as discussing different modes of transportation in Spanish. Measuring this skill in the test enables recruiters to assess the candidate's ability to navigate and communicate in various travel scenarios using Spanish language skills.

Weather and Seasons: This skill focuses on the candidate's understanding of weather conditions and seasonal vocabulary in Spanish. It is included in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to describe and discuss weather patterns and seasonal changes in Spanish.

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  • Analyst
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  • Travel Agent
  • Restaurant Host
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Flight Attendant
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  • Immigration Officer
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