FREE MTA Police Written Test Question and Answers

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Officer Brenton and _____ made their way to the local sheriff's office.

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Explanation
Always say ‘…and I’.
‘And me’ is always grammatically incorrect!

A wound where the skin is intact.

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Explanation
Contusion – the medical term for a bruise; an injury in which the skin is not broken, but that blood may seep underneath.
For example: “He suffered a contusion to his lower left forearm after the brawl had ended”.

How many people work at the police department if 27,000 people make up 30% of the workforce?

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Explanation
First, we must find 10 percent. It makes the calculation much easier!
30 percent of the staff is 27,000.
This means that 10% of staff is ( 27,000 / 3 ) = 9,000 staff.
If 10% of the staff is 9,000 personnel, then 100% must be 90,000 personnel.

The wall was an obstruction. Regardless, police climbed the wall, located the offender, and took him into custody. Despite having a cut on his right temple, he managed to endure a demanding interrogation.
Which of the following is improperly spelled?

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Explanation
The correct spelling is “interrogation” – two r’s, not one!
The other three words: hindrance, laceration, and apprehended, are all spelled correctly.

It was difficult to track down the thief. But eventually, Officer Jackson caught a glimpse of what might have been a silhouette. The offender was sought for stealing offenses and for participating in a larger network that created counterfit notes.
Which of the following is improperly spelled?

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Explanation
The correct spelling of the word is “counterfeit” – the “-ei-“ being the important part to note.
Counterfeit refers to something that is faked, such as counterfeit banknotes.

An untrue remark that has been published and is bad for someone's reputation.

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Explanation
A libel is a published, written false statement about an individual.
Slander does not need to be published, it is an oral, spoken statement.
Litigation – the process of taking legal action.
Subpoena - a writ ordering a person to attend a court.
Both libel and slander are examples of "defamation", which damages an individual's character in the eyes of other people.

The crime of intentionally lying or making a false representation while under oath.

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Explanation
Perjury - the offense of wilfully telling an untruth or making a misrepresentation under oath.
In other words, lying under oath is “to perjure oneself”; a criminal act.

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