Archive - May 4, 2010

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RPCV Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985-87) Interviewed By Katie Couric Today On The Disaster In The Gulf
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Could You Pass The Peace Corps Test?

RPCV Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985-87) Interviewed By Katie Couric Today On The Disaster In The Gulf

May 4, 2010 1:45 PM Katie Couric interviews RPCV author and environmental expert Mike Tidwell about the massive oil spill in the Gulf and its potential consequences to coastal communities. Entire interview available at: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6460705n  @katiecouric is a weekly online webshow on Tuesdays at CBSNews.com.  The webshow is hosted by Katie Couric, Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS EVENING NEWS, and features candid one-on-one interviews with top newsmakers from the worlds of politics, business, entertainment and more.  Past interviews have included Glenn Beck, First Lady Michelle Obama, pop star Justin Bieber, and Sesame Street’s Elmo.

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Could You Pass The Peace Corps Test?

A Peace Corps Test In the early days of the Peace Corps there was a Placement Test given to all applicants. Actually it was two tests. A 30-minute General Aptitude Test and a 30-minute Modern Language Aptitude Test. The areas of testing were in Verbal Aptitude, Agriculture, English, Health Sciences, Mechanical Skills, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, World History, Literature, United States History and Institutions, and Modern Language Aptitude. One-hour achievement tests in French and Spanish were also offered during the second hour. The instruction pamphlet that accompanied the tests said that the results would be used “to help find the most appropriate assignment for each applicant.” For those who missed the opportunity to take the tests, which were given – as best I can remember – from 1961 until around 1967, I am including a few of the questions. Lets see if you could still get into the Peace Corps. . . .

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