Free CFPS Application Process Questions and Answers

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Read the following text to answer the question below. You are sitting with several of your team members, discussing the topic of religion. A fellow firefighter makes a disrespectful remark regarding your religious beliefs. This is not the first time this has occurred. You feel that he deliberately disrespects you and your beliefs. What would you do?

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Best response: A Competency: Interpersonal skills (teamwork). Explanation: In this scenario, you feel that a team member is deliberately disrespecting you. You need to decide on the best course of action. The best response in this situation is to talk to your fellow firefighter and explain to him how you feel about his comments regarding your religion (response A). This response shows good social problem-solving skills and the ability to use communication skills to resolve conflicts. Response B is not a good response. Threatening or being hostile toward your team member will not solve the situation and may cause it to escalate. Response C is not recommended. It is an extreme response that demonstrates a hasty decision and a lack of problem-solving skills. Response D is not a good response as it demonstrates an inability to maturely discuss and resolve the issue independently. It would be a good response if you had already attempted to resolve the problem with your colleague. As a firefighter, you are in close proximity to your team members, and you are often dependent on them, as well as they on you. It is crucial that you be able to resolve conflicts with team members.

The production of organic food products supplied in food stores continues to increase considerably with demand particularly high in Europe and North America. Health awareness and higher standards of living are both enhancing consumption, and the market is likely to triple over the next decade. The organic food industry is facing the challenge of how it will cope with the forecasted future demand.
Organic food production is the fastest-growing field in the food industry.
Based on the passage above, the statement is:

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The correct answer is Cannot say. According to the text, "The production of organic food products… continues to increase considerably" and "is likely to triple over the next decade". However, the text never mentions that it’s the fastest-growing field in the food industry.
TIP: To determine the truth value of the statement, pay close attention to the information provided about the proportion of women and men who will experience urinary tract infections at some point in their lives. Consider whether there is enough information to make a conclusion about the entire population.

Study the following image and then answer the questions below without looking back at the picture.
To which city do the police car and jacket belong?

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The correct answer is Sunnyvale. The jacket on the ground, as well as the police car itself, read "Sunnyvale".

Read the statement below and then choose the option that best describes you.
If I feel my mind starting to drift into daydreams, I usually get busy and concentrate on some work or activity instead.

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Personality test don't have one correct answer. To successfully pass a personality test, your profile must be compatible with the position you are applying to. Before taking the test, think about the demands and personality traits a firefighter needs during the job. These features are probably the ones your employer is searching for. Our Prep Pack includes study guides with detailed explanations on the personality traits a firefighter needs as well as test simulations with explanations.

Solve the problem below and then answer the question.
6.5 x 2.1 =
Which of the numbers below is closest to the correct answer?

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The correct answer is 13.5 6.5 can be rounded up to 7, and 2.1 can be rounded to 2; therefore, 7 x 2 = 14. The closest number is 13.5.

The map above is a scheme of subway lines in the city. Each line is marked by a different color and is associated with a different letter. Stations are numbered by their location on the line(s). The numbering of the stations progresses from the beginning of the line to its end. Lines always begin at the northernmost station, except for lines G and M, which begin at the westernmost station. Codes associated with some of the stations have been written below them.
A station can have more than one code associated with it, as some stations have more than one line passing through them.
Use the map above to answer the following question:
Ms. Sol Aroches needs to commute from station M3 to station O3. Which of the following routes would be the least efficient (passes through the most stations)?

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The correct answer is M3 → M2 → B8 → C3 → O3. Note that you are asked to find the least efficient route- this means you must look for the answer with the most stations passed through. The route that gets you from M3 to O3 in the most steps is route A.

Which of the tools above is used for holding objects in place?

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The tool presented in image 5 is a C-clamp, which consists of a metal C-shaped frame that holds two workpieces and an adjustable screw that tightens them together. The tools presented in images 2, 3, and 6 are a wrench and two sets of pliers, respectively. These tools are designed to tighten or hold objects momentarily.

Which way do you need to turn the RED star to make the GRAY star move in the GREEN arrow direction?

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The correct answer is A If the RED star is turned in the direction indicated by arrow A (clockwise), the gear-like mechanism causes the GRAY star to move in the direction of the GREEN arrow. Conversely, if the RED star is turned in the direction of arrow B (counterclockwise), it causes the GRAY star to move opposite to the GREEN arrow's direction.

A store sells widgets. The number of widgets sold per customer on a particular day is in the table below.
According to the table, how many widgets were sold on this day?

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The correct answer is 153. According to the table, 37 customers bought 1 widget each for a total of 37 × 1 = 37 widgets. 13 customers bought 2 widgets each for a total of 13 × 2 = 26 widgets. 18 customers bought 3 widgets each for a total of 18 × 3 = 54 widgets. 9 customers bought 4 widgets each for a total of 9 × 4 = 36 widgets. The total number of widgets sold was: 37 + 26 + 54 + 36 = 153 widgets. TIP: When solving Table and Graph questions, look for patterns and trends in the data. Are there any outliers or unusual values? Are there any trends that are evident in the data? This will help you to draw conclusions and find the best solution.

A few reports came in about a suspicious-looking van parked outside a public playground. Upon arriving at the scene you discover that the van has moved and a passerby lets you know that “it was heading eastbound, and then turned right and I saw it turning left over there at the intersection”.

What should you report on your radio?
“The suspicious van is heading..”

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The correct answer is North If the van was heading east and then turned right it means it was first going south, but then the second turn to the left had him facing east again. TIP: The best way to track compass directions is to memorize how each action changes the direction (for example, turning left when facing North turns you towards West). If you are allowed to use a pen and paper, sketching also helps.

Read the following passage to answer the question. Since the mid-1990s, about four men out of 10, and nearly a third of the women population, have been overweight, and the proportion of people with normal weight has declined. Female obesity is inversely correlated with social class and income – obesity is highest among low-income women in unskilled occupations – whereas socioeconomic factors make rather less difference to male weight. Females are more likely to be obese if they:

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The correct answer is Have low income According to the passage, "obesity is highest among low-income women" (B). This is incorrect since it notes that social class is inversely correlated with obesity—i.e., the higher the class, the less likely women are to be obese. Age and marital status are not mentioned in the passage at all.

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