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Oando Recruitment: Second Level Test Questions And Answers 2

Oando Recruitment: Second Level Test Questions And Answers 2

Nobody knows what life forms may exist outside our own planet. The search for extra-terrestrial life in the universe took a step nearer to fruition with the discovery in June of what are believed to be traces of water on the surface of Mars.
 Life on our planet requires water and its presence on Mars may point towards the existence of past life on the planet. The Phoenix Mars Lander robot landed on the plains of Mars on May 25 2008, searching for signs that the Martian environment might once have been habitable to life. 

When it dug a ditch in the planet‟s surface, photos revealed small patches of bright material. Four days later those patches had disappeared, causing scientists to speculate that they were water ice that had previously been buried and which vaporised when exposed to the air. 

Scientists insisted that if the patches had been salt, they wouldn't have disappeared and if they had been solid carbon dioxide, then they wouldn't have vaporised. 

Q4 The Phoenix Mars Lander has provided proof that life once existed on Mars.

A. True
B. False
C. Cannot say 

Cannot say - The passage states that scientists speculate that there were ice
patches on Mars, which is needed for life. We are told about the Phoenix Mars Lander and its discovery but we are not told what the Phoenix Mars Lander has proved, disproved, or failed to prove. For illustration: this passage could be reporting on just one aspect of what Phoenix has discovered. So we cannot say if this is true or false without further information. 

Tip: this statement would have been False if the passage had said something to the effect that this is everything the Phoenix Mars Lander has ever done or  found. 

The 2008 A level results show that 97.2% of students passed compared with 96.6% in 2007. And 25.9% gained A grades, a rise of 0.6%from the 2007 results. The number of students sitting A levels in 2008 was also up, at a record high of 827,737. 

This high success-rate is causing concerns in some quarters that the exams are getting easier. However the government attributes the annual change to the increased spending on schools over the period. 

Meanwhile the general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, Dr Mary Bousted, has berated teaching methods in schools as spoon-feeding students to pass exams without developing the desire to continue learning or gaining the skills necessary to learn independently. 

Adding to the debate, the general secretary of the University and College Union, Sally Hunt, suggested it is unfair to downplay the students‟ results and the hard work of their teachers. 


Q7 A level results are improving year-on-year. 


A. True
B. False
C. Cannot say 

Cannot say - The passage tells us the there was an increased percentage 
of students passing in 2008 compared with 2007, but we are not told about results from any other years. So we cannot say for sure if results are improving every year.


Q8 A level exams are getting easier.


A. True
B. False 
C. Cannot say 

Cannot say - Some people have expressed concerns that the exams are getting easier, but no evidence of this notion is given in the passage.


Q9 More money was spent on schools in 2008 than in 2007.


A. True 
B. False 
C. C.Cann say 

True - The passage refers to the “the increased spending on schools over the period” and from earlier in the passage we see that “the period” referred to is 2007 to 2008. 

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