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Field 91: Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test
Reading Subtest
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Read the excerpt below from a real estate Purchase and Sale Agreement; then answer the five questions that follow. This passage contains an error.

15. Inspection of Property

  1. Property Inspection: Unless otherwise stated, Buyer shall have the choice of inspecting the property to determine its condition. Buyer may also, at Buyer's expense, hire an outside service to perform the inspections. To satisfy the terms of this contract, the property must meet the following requirements to ensure that it is in livable condition:
    1. The electricity, plumbing, heat, and major appliances are working properly and not in need of immediate repair.
    2. The roof, windows and doors, and all structural elements of the property are not in need of immediate repair.
    3. The property shows no evidence of flooding or other unusual water leakage.
    4. The property contains no loose or crumbling lead paint or asbestos.
  2. Destructive Insects: Unless otherwise stated, Buyer may obtain, at Buyer's expense, an inspection report performed by a licensed pest control service. This report shall list any evidence of termites, carpenter ants, or other wood-destroying insects, or damage from such insects.
  3. Repairs: If any repairs are necessary, Seller may choose or refuse to complete them. If Seller refuses to complete the repairs, the Buyer may choose between the following two options: The Buyer may either 1) except the property in its present condition or 2) terminate the contract. In the case of terminating the contract, all down payments by the Buyer shall be refunded. Any items not included under a), b), or c) above shall be excluded from the terms of this contract.
  4. Closing: The Closing on the property shall indicate acceptance by both Buyer and Seller of all items and conditions of the property listed above.
Objective 0001
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in written material.

1. Which of the following words underlined in the excerpt above is used incorrectly?

  1. its
  2. loose
  3. between
  4. except
Correct Response: D.

Correct Response: D.

Objective 0002
Recognize the main idea and supporting details in written material.

2. Which of the following statements best summarizes the information in Section b): Destructive Insects?

  1. The Buyer is permitted to see the report on destructive insects written by a pest control service for the Seller.
  2. The Buyer may choose to file a written report by a pest control service only if evidence of destructive insects is found.
  3. The Buyer may decide to pay for a pest control service to inspect the property for evidence of destructive insects.
  4. The Buyer is required to report any formal or informal findings by a pest control service regarding destructive insects.
Correct Response: C.

Correct Response: C.

Objective 0003
Identify a writer's purpose, audience, point of view, and intended meaning.

3. What was the writer's main purpose in creating this document?

  1. to describe the condition of the property and related elements
  2. to persuade potential buyers to purchase the property
  3. to inform potential buyers of specific problems with the property
  4. to outline the legal issues related to the sale of the property
Correct Response: D.

Correct Response: D.

Objective 0004
Recognize the relationship among ideas in written material.

4. According to the contract, if the roof of the property is leaking, which of the following steps can the Buyer legally take?

  1. The Buyer can take no action, because a leaking roof is not covered under the contract.
  2. The Buyer can compel the Seller to make the needed repairs to the roof.
  3. The Buyer can give the Seller the choice of repairing the roof or losing the sale.
  4. The Buyer can repair the roof, because any repairs are the Buyer's responsibility.
Correct Response: C.

Correct Response: C.

Objective 0005
Use critical reasoning skills to evaluate written material.

5. The items listed in Section a) Part 1 are specifically included in the contract because they are:

  1. all essential to living in the property.
  2. more likely to need repair than other items.
  3. miscellaneous items that do not fall into any category.
  4. part of the property's underlying structure.
Correct Response: A.

Correct Response: A.

Objective 0006
Understand information presented in graphs, tables, and charts.

6. Use the table below to answer the question that follows.

The table above shows costs associated with constructing a house. Which of the following pie charts most accurately represents these data?

Correct Response: B.

Correct Response: B.