Password Pupil Knowledge Sample Questions

Password Pupil Knowledge is a test of grammar, vocabulary and reading. The test consists of 72 questions in five sections.
Test-takers have 1 hour to complete the test.

SECTION 1

There are 18 questions in section 1. These questions test grammar and vocabulary. 

Test-takers try to select the correct answers from the drop-down boxes.

EXAMPLE 1

Student: I am having a lot of trouble with this project.

Tutor: Please try and do it as  as you can.

In this example, the correct answer is ‘well’.

EXAMPLE 2

He should have taken more time  his story.

In this example, the correct answer is ‘to edit’.

SECTION 2

There are 14 questions in section 2. These questions test grammar and vocabulary. 

Test-takers try to choose the correct answers from the drop-down boxes.

EXAMPLE 1

Student A: It’s good news that Rashid passed his test, 

Student B: Yes, let’s hope he’s  next year too.

In this example, the correct answers are “isn’t it” and “successful”.

EXAMPLE 2

 sure you adhere to all the lab rules when carrying  your science experiment.

In this example, the correct answers are “Make” and “out”.

SECTION 3

There are 18 questions in section 3. These questions test knowledge of near synonyms. 

Test-takers try to choose the correct answers from a list.

EXAMPLE 1

“Have you altered the introduction to your essays?”

Which word is most like altered?

forgotten
selected
composed
amended
considered

In this example, the correct answer is “amended.

EXAMPLE 2

“I assume that the tutors will be able to help me with any essay problems.”

Which word is most like assume?

suppose
know
doubt
analyze
deduce

In this example, the correct answer is “suppose.

SECTION 4

There are 11 questions in section 4. These questions test knowledge of collocations. 

Test-takers try to choose the correct answer from a lists.

EXAMPLE 1

“The sound coming from the speakers was intense.

Which word is most often used with intense?

intense error
intense formula
intense funds
intense pain
intense version

In this example the correct answer is “intense pain.

EXAMPLE 2

“Petra asked the shop assistant where the changing rooms were.”

Which word is most often used with assistant?

executive
manager
worker
owner
secretary

In this example, the correct answer is “worker.

SECTION 5

There are 11 questions in section 5. These questions test grammar and vocabulary.

Test-takers choose the correct answers by clicking on “right” or “wrong”.

There can be more than one correct answer for each question. The correct answers are selected below.

EXAMPLE 1

Do you know what book he was talking about?

Right
Wrong

Do you know what book about was he talking?

Right
Wrong

Do you know what book was he talking about?

Right
Wrong

EXAMPLE 2

Due to the development of the internet, library membership has dramatically decreased in the last few decades.

Right
Wrong

Because the development of the internet, library membership has dramatically decreased in the last few decades.

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Wrong

Owing to the development of the internet, library membership has dramatically decreased in the last few decades.

Right
Wrong
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