CliffsNotes Firefighter Exam Cram Plan


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Get a plan to ace the exam—no matter how much time you have left

  • Includes a diagnostic test to help you pinpoint where you need the most help
  • Includes a two-month, one-month, and one-week cram plan
  • Full-length practice exam with complete answer explanations
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118094488
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 364,289
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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NORTHEAST EDITING has been creating educational and test-prep content for publishers since 1992. The company's experienced authors, instructors, and editors produce print and online test-prep products for students of all ages.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Firefighter Career Opportunities vii

Becoming a Firefighter ix

About the Written Exam xi

About This Book xiv

I. Diagnostic Test 1

Answer Sheet 1

Section 1: Observation 3

Section 2: Memory 8

Section 3: Spatial Orientation 14

Section 4: Reading Comprehension 22

Section 5: Verbal Expression 28

Section 6: Deductive, Inductive, and Logical Reasoning 31

Section 7: Information Ordering 37

Section 8: Problem Sensitivity 42

Section 9: Mathematics 48

Section 10: Mechanical Aptitude 51

Answer Key 56

Answer Explanations 59

II. Two-Month Cram Plan 81

III. One-Month Cram Plan 87

IV. One-Week Cram Plan 91

V. Observation, Memory, and Spatial Orientation 95

A. Observation 95

B. Memory 108

C. Spatial Orientation 117

VI. Reading Comprehension and Verbal Expression 131

A. Reading Comprehension 131

B. Verbal Expression 144

VII. Deductive, Inductive, and Logical Reasoning; Information Ordering; and Problem Sensitivity 161

A. Topics Covered on the Exam 161

B. Reasoning 163

C. Information Ordering 174

D. Problem Sensitivity 181

VIII. Mathematics 187

A. Basic Math Review 187

B. Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages 196

C. Ratios and Proportions 206

D. Algebra 208

E. Geometry 212

F. Word Problems 221

Practice 227

Answers 232

IX. Mechanical Aptitude 237

A. Tools 237

B. Mechanical Devices 254

X. Full-Length Practice Test with Answer Explanations 269

Answer Sheet 269

Section 1: Observation 271

Section 2: Memory 278

Section 3: Spatial Orientation 284

Section 4: Reading Comprehension 290

Section 5: Verbal Expression 295

Section 6: Deductive/Inductive/Logical Reasoning 298

Section 7: Information Ordering 303

Section 8: Problem Sensitivity 309

Section 9: Mathematics 315

Section 10: Mechanical Aptitude 318

Answer Key 324

Answer Explanations 327

Appendix A: The Candidate Physical Ability Test 347

What to Expect on the Candidate Physical Ability Test 347

Creating an Exercise Plan 349

Appendix B: The Oral Interview 353

What to Expect 353

Prepare for the Oral Interview 356

How to Present Yourself 357

After the Interview 358

Appendix C: The Medical and Psychological Exams 361

The Medical Exam 361

The Psychological Exam 365

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