Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Test
Private employers and public agencies use various mechanical aptitude tests to screen applicants for jobs that range from mechanics and skilled trades apprentices to aerospace engineers and firefighters. These tests often differ in detail but measure similar abilities. This manual presents 18 typical tests that gauge an individual s mechanical aptitude and spatial ability, with all questions answered and explained. The author also advises on ways to improve mechanical comprehension, gives test-taking tips, and explains how pulleys, levers, and other simple machines work. The book is filled with diagrams and illustrations.
From the front Cover Table of Contents Introduction 1The Streetwise Test Taker 2 How to Develop Your Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Ability 3 General Mechanical Understanding 4 Gears 5 Pulleys 6 Tools 7 Map Reading 8 Line Following 9 Matching Shapes 10 Visual Comparison 11 Finding Rotated Shapes 12 Cut-Ups 13 Jigsaw Puzzles 14 Hole Punching 15 Hidden Blocks 16 Counting Touching Blocks 17 Making Rectangular Boxes 18 Paper Folding--Shape Known 19 Paper Folding--Shape Unknown 20 Parts Assembly 21 The Different Types of Computer-Based Tests 22 Taking a Video-Based Test 23 Practice Tests Index