Free CBEST Sample - Research Skills
Here are some free CBEST sample tests for research skills. The answers to these sample test questions are provided at the bottom of the page:
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Sample 1 - Research Skills
Look at the extract from an index below to answer the two questions that follow.
classification as 139
originality of 138
Edison, Thomas Alba 142-146
incandescent lamp 146
Marconi, Guglielmo 147-152
Singer, Isaac Merritt 153-154
treadle sewing machine 154
universal acknowledgement of 153
Inventors and patents 153-170
1. Which page or pages give information about what determines whether a person is called "an inventor"?
2. How is the section of the book on individual inventors organized?
A. alphabetically by inventor's last name
B. chronologically by date of invention
C. from the most to least significant
D. by nationality of inventor
E. by categories of use
Comments: This CBEST sample reading test question illustrates how the test question will ask you to locate the place in a book or chapter where a specific kind of information can be found, as in sample question 1.
Sample reading exam question 2 shows that you will have to understand how a reading selection is organized.
In other words, the sample above demonstrates two types of research skills tested on the CBEST Exam.
Sample 2 - Research Skills
Look at the table of contents below from an astronomy textbook in order to answer the two questions that follow.
Part 1: The Moon & Stars
The Phases of the Moon
Characteristics of Stars
Part 2:Comets & Meteors
Characteristics of Comets and Meteors 120
Part 3: The Planets
The Planets and Their Moons
Characteristics of the Planets
Planets and Gases 173
Life on the Planets
Part 4: Space Exploration
Apollo: The Early Years 225
The Race to Space 251
After the Cold War
The Universe Beyond
1. The reader wants to see if this textbook has made any reference to another book entitled: The Earth and the Sky. Where can the reader look to determine this the most quickly?
A. Part 1
B. Part 2
2. Which part of the book is most likely to discuss whether inter-planetary space travel will be undertaken in the future?
A. Part 1
B. Part 2
C. Part 3
D. Part 4
Comments: These sample CBEST reading test questions are examples of how you will need to use an index or similar sections of a book to locate information. This sample demonstrates another type of research skill tested on the exam.
Sample 1 Answers - Research Skills
Sample 2 Answers - Research Skills
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