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Answer questions 113 and 114 on the basis of the information below.

The six top songs (not in order) of 1968 were:

“People Got to Be Free” by The Rascals
“Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding
“Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro
“Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream
“Love Is Blue” by Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra
“Hey Jude” by The Beatles

Here are some rules about the order of the songs:

The Beatles and Cream do not appear next to each other on the list.
The number 1 song is not “Love Is Blue.”
The songs by individual artists are numbers 3 and 4.
The Rascals appear right before Cream and right after Otis Redding.

113. Which of the following is true?

(a) Song #3 is “Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro
(b) Song #6 is “Hey Jude” by the Beatles
(c) Song #1 is “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding
(d) Song #1 is “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream

114. Which of the following is the correct order of songs?

(a) “Honey,” “Love Is Blue,” “People Got to Be Free,” “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” “Hey Jude”
(b) “Love Is Blue,” “Hey Jude,” “Honey,” “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” “People Got to Be Free,” “Sunshine of Your Love”
(c) “Sunshine of Your Love,” “People Got to Be Free,” “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” “Honey,” “Love Is Blue,” “Hey Jude”
(d) “Hey Jude,” “Love Is Blue,” “Honey,” “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” “People Got to Be Free,” “Sunshine of Your Love”

Answer question 115 solely on the basis of the following information.

When a new employee is hired at the law firm, a human resources representative should take the following steps on the employee’s first day of work.
1. Greet the employee in the reception area and offer him coffee or tea.
2. Take the employee back to the human resources office and have him complete a general information questionnaire, a healthcare insurance form, and a tax form.
3. Take a photograph of the employee for his identification card.
4. Issue the employee a temporary identification card.
5. Walk the employee to the department in which he will be working and introduce him to his colleagues.
6. Bring the employee to his office or cubicle.

115. It is Kate Milford’s first day of work as a paralegal at the law firm of Jasper, Jenkins & Mead. Taylor Franklin, the human resources manager, greets Kate in the reception area and gets her a cup of tea as they walk back to the human resources office. Taylor asks Kate to sit at a table and fill out three forms.While Kate completes the forms, Taylor checks her messages and asks her secretary to confirm a meeting she has for later that morning. Taylor then takes a photograph of Kate that will be used on her company identification card. As Taylor walks Kate over to the paralegal department, she tells her that the identification card should be ready in a couple of days. Taylor introduces Kate to her new colleagues, who all greet her quite warmly, and then shows her to her new cubicle, jots down her phone extension, and says that Kate should call her if she has any questions at all. Taylor Franklin’s actions were

(a) proper, because she is the human resources manager and knows how to greet a new employee.
(b) improper, because she did not spend enough time making sure that Kate was comfortable.
(c) proper, because she told Kate that she should feel free to call her if she had questions.
(d) improper, because she did not issue a temporary identification card.

Answer question 116 solely on the basis of the following information.

When a client comes in looking for a new home, the real estate agency requires its realtors to follow some specific guidelines during the first meeting. The realtor is expected to do the following.
1. Be sure the client is comfortably seated and has been offered a drink.
2. Get background information on the client’s current living circumstances.
3. Ask the client what qualities she is looking for in a house.
4. Discuss the price range that the client has in mind and determine whether or not she has been preapproved for a mortgage.
5. With the computer screen facing the client, browse the current house listings and print out information for any of the houses that the client would like to see in person.
6. Ask the client if she is available to look at some of the houses immediately, and if not, make an appointment to show her the houses as soon as possible.

116. Marcus and Cynthia Howard arrive at Smithfield Realty for their appointment with realtor Patricia Russo. Ms. Russo leads the couple to a comfortable sofa in her office and gets them both a cup of coffee. Ms. Russo asks Marcus and Cynthia what kind of house they are looking for and it becomes clear that they have very particular ideas. Most importantly, they are looking for a house that is in walking distance of the train station. They also want a newer house, preferably one built after 1970.

They must have four bedrooms and central air conditioning. A finished basement would be a welcome bonus.Ms. Russo discusses price range with her new clients, and before the discussion is finished, they hand her a letter from their mortgage company that indicates that they have been preapproved for a mortgage. Together, the three of them browse the listings on Ms. Russo’s computer screen and information is printed out for four houses that the couple would like to see.Ms. Russo determines that Marcus and Cynthia are free for another few hours, so the three of them head to her car to begin looking at potential new homes. Based on the company guidelines, the actions taken by Ms. Russo were

(a) improper, because she was only able to find four houses that Marcus and Cynthia wanted to see
(b) proper, because she obtained all the necessary information from the clients.
(c) improper, because she failed to get any details about the client’s current living circumstances.
(d) proper, because she didn’t try to persuade the clients to consider houses that didn’t meet all of their criteria.

117. The film director wants an actress for the lead role of Lucy who perfectly fits the description that appears in the original screenplay. He is not willing to consider actresses who do not resemble the character as she is described in the screenplay, no matter how talented they are. The screenplay describes Lucy as an average-sized, fortysomething redhead, with deep brown eyes, very fair skin, and a brilliant smile. The casting agent has four actresses in mind.

Actress #1 is a stunning red-haired beauty who is 5'9" and in her mid-twenties. Her eyes are brown and she has an olive complexion.

Actress #2 has red hair, big brown eyes, and a fair complexion. She is in her mid-forties and is 5'5".

Actress #3 is 5'4" and of medium build. She has red hair, brown eyes, and is in her early forties.

Actress #4 is a blue-eyed redhead in her early thirties. She’s of very slight build and stands at 5'.

Which two actresses should the casting agent send to meet the director?

(a) 1, 2
(b) 2, 3
(c) 1, 4
(d) 2, 4

118. The neighborhood block association has received many complaints about people knocking on doors and soliciting money for an unknown charity organization even though door-to-door solicitation is prohibited by local laws. Three residents have provided descriptions of individuals who have come to their door asking for money.

Solicitor #1 is a white male, 20–25 years old, 5'9", 145 pounds, with very short brown hair. He was wearing a dark blue suit and carrying a brown leather briefcase.

Solicitor #2 is a white male, 25–30 years old, 6'2", 200 pounds, with a shaved-head. He was wearing a red T-shirt and jeans.

Solicitor #3 is a white male, approximately 23 years old, 5'10", slight build, with short brown hair. He was wearing a blue suit.

Three days after the block association meeting, a resident noticed a man knocking on doors in the neighborhood and phoned the police to report the illegal activity. This solicitor was described as follows:

Solicitor #4 is a white male, 22 years old, 140 pounds, about 5'10", with short brown hair. He was carrying a briefcase and wearing a dark suit.

Based on this description, which of the three solicitations was also likely carried out by Solicitor #4?

(a) #1, #2, and #3
(b) #1, but not #2 and #3
(c) #1 and #3, but not #2
(d) #1 and #2, but not #3


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