Friday, January 28, 2011

Are you smarter than a US diplomat?

I thought those of you considering the Foreign Service might be interested in this quiz from today's CS Monitor:

Are you smarter than a US diplomat? Take our Foreign Service Exam.

Diplomats working for the US Foreign Service are responsible for carrying out the policy of the United States. In order to serve at one of the 265 US diplomatic missions around the world, applicants must pass a series of examinations. The tests consist of a job knowledge test, English language test, essays, oral exams, and a qualifications panel. Our 20 questions are modeled after the job knowledge portion of the Foreign Service Officer's test. The real examination consists of 60 questions and is administered over 40 minutes. Think you know enough to become a US diplomat? Take our quiz.

And yes, in case you were wondering, I still passed.


Anonymous said...


What's a passing score on the CS Monitor quiz with 20 questions?

Digger said...

It didn't say on mine, but I am guessing that probably a 14 is passing.