Millwright Apprenticeship Aptitude Test Practice [2022]
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What Is the Millwright Aptitude Test?

The Millwright Aptitude Test is used as a screening tool for apprenticeship programs across Canada and the U.S. It is an aptitude test, meaning that it does not assess any professional knowledge, but rather thinking abilities and problem-solving.

As in other trade apprenticeship assessments, the exact test content depends on the specific union's local. However, all versions of the Millwright Apprenticeship Aptitude Test are comprised of several topics of the following list:

  • Math
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Spatial Relations
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Tool Recognition

Below we give a brief overview of the various variations of the Millwright Apprenticeship Test - the Ontario Millwright Aptitude Test, the Alberta Millwright Aptitude Test, and the U.S. Millwright Assessment.

In addition, sample questions and answers are provided.

Accurate Prep for the Millwright Apprenticeship Aptitude Test for ANY Union Local

  • Covers all topics (mechanical, spatial, math, etc.). Don't be caught by surprise!
  • Effective for all union locals' apprenticeship tests in the U.S. and Canada.

 


Millwright Apprenticeship Test - Content and Structure

The Ontario Millwright Aptitude Test

Candidates applying for a millwright apprenticeship in Ontario will be requested to take an aptitude test comprised of the following topics:

  • Math
  • Tools
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Reading Comprehension

 

The Alberta Millwright Aptitude Test

If you have applied for a millwright apprenticeship in Alberta, you will be requested to take the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT Exam), Cluster 4, also referred to as the Millwright Trade Entrance Exam.

The test consists of 100 questions divided as follows:

  • English/Reading Comprehension (22 questions) - consists of basic grammar, spelling, and recall of information from specific scenarios
  • Mathematics (33 questions) - mainly concerned with the application of conversion tables, which are supplied within the test booklet handed out at the time of the test. Questions involving the interpretation of diagrams and charts are also present in the Trade Entrance Exam.
  • Science (45 questions) - involves arithmetic, simple algebra, and formula applications. Formulas are contained within the test information provided for use during the exam.

 

The U.S. Millwright Assessment

Unlike Canada, where the Millwright Aptitude Test is standardized by the province, in the U.S. tests may vary depending on the local, and several locals do not even require a test at all.

However, the content areas of the Millwright Apprenticeship Test in the U.S will always be comprised of the following topics:

  • Math - includes arithmetic, including fractions, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, percentages, decimals, and other basic math functions. You will further find simple algebraic calculations, conversion-table and formula applications, and basic geometry.
  • Reading Comprehension - questions in this section present you with a given scenario followed by questions concerning grammar, spelling, and conclusions derived from that scenario.
  • Mechanical and Spatial Reasoning - expect to see diagrams, charts, and mechanical-related questions (gears, pulleys, wheels, etc.)

Accurate Prep for the Millwright Apprenticeship Aptitude Test

  • Covers all topics (mechanical, spatial, math, etc.). Don't be caught by surprise!
  • Effective for all union locals' apprenticeship tests in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Tips and tricks for time management techniques on the math section.
  • Detailed explanations to ALL practice questions.
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Millwright Test Practice Questions and Answers

Below is one sample question of each topic of the Millwright Aptitude Test. Each question is accompanied by a detailed answer and explanation.

English/Reading Comprehension Sample Question

When a person works in a hot environment, the body must get rid of excess heat to maintain a stable internal temperature. It does this mainly through circulating blood to the skin and through sweating. When the air temperature is warm, cooling of the body becomes more difficult. When this happens, the body continues to store heat, and the person begins to lose concentration and has difficulty focusing on a task. Excessive exposure to heat requires immediate medical attention.

Which one of the following would best replace ’excess’ while maintaining the meaning of the passage?

A. extraneous
B. unbearable
C. mild
D. access 
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer
The meaning of the word ’excess’ in the context of ’excess heat’ is ’extraneous’.

The Millwright Aptitude Test Practice contains dozens of reading practice tests to become familiar with the most common techniques used in them.

 

Math Sample Question (Basic)

12.8 - 4.19 = ?

A. 8.11
B. 8.61
C. 7.99
D. 8.71
E. 7.61
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

This question can naturally be solved with a straightforward calculation, yielding 12.8 - 4.19 = 8.61.

However, we can solve this question much quicker by making a very slight change using estimation:

12.8 - 4.2

This drill is much more intuitive:

(12 - 4) = 8 ; (8 - 2) = 6 -> 8.6

So the answer is very close to 8.6, which leads us straight to the correct answer - 8.61.

The Millwright Aptitude Test Practice will teach you not only how to calculate, but how to calculate fast, with tricks such as the Last Digit Method and estimation.

 

Math Sample Question (Advanced)

x + y = 3.

5x2 + 10xy + 5y2 - 2(x+y) = ?

A. 39
B. 42
C. 46
D. 51
E. 55
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The expression can be presented as:

5(x + y)2 -2(x + y)

That is because:

5x2 + 10xy + 5y2 = 5(x2 + 2xy + y2) = 5(x + y)2

Plugging in the value we know for x + y, we get:

5 x 32 - 2 x 3 = 5 x 9 - 6 = 39

The Millwright Aptitude Test Practice contains prep materials suitable for all versions of the Millwright Aptitude Test, both in the U.S. and Canada. 

 

Spatial Relations Sample Question

Feast Cube Test
A
B
C
D
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

If you rotate cube (C) 180 degrees clockwise so the purple facet is above the red facet, you can see that the green facet is to the left of the red facet like in the unfolded cube, making it the correct answer.

Answer (A) is incorrect because the red and dark blue facets are on opposite sides and can’t touch.

Answer (B) is incorrect because the purple and light blue facets are on opposite sides and can’t touch.

Answer (D) is incorrect because in the unfolded cube when the red facet is above the light blue facet, the green facet is to the left of the red facet and not to its right like in cube (D).

 

The Millwright Aptitude Test Practice contains prep materials suitable for all versions of the Millwright Aptitude Test, both in the U.S. and Canada. 

 

Science Sample Question

Shadows are ______ at sunrise, get ______ until noon, and then get ______ until sunset.

A. short, longer, shorter
B. long, shorter, longer
C. short, longer, longer still
D. long, shorter, shorter still
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The lengths of shadows will always be longest at sunrise and sunset and shortest at midday.

That is due to the angle of the sunrays hitting the earth's surface. In the morning and evening, the sun is low in the sky, so the angle is significant and the shadows are long.

At noon the sun is located vertically above the earth's surface, so the angle is insignificant and the shadows are short. 

The Millwright Aptitude Test Practice contains prep materials suitable for all versions of the Millwright Apprenticeship Test, both in the U.S. and Canada. 

 

Mechanical Aptitude Sample Question

In which way is the wagon accelerating? (If neither, mark C.)

Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test Sample Question - Velocity
A
B
C
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The pendulum is moving backward; therefore, the car is accelerating in the opposite direction.

What happens when an object is in an accelerating system, in the same way, you feel pulled back when the car is speeding up or forwards when it is braking.

Remember the physical principle: When an object is within an accelerating system (another object that accelerates or decelerates), the inner object's force will be in the direction opposite to the acceleration.

Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test Sample Question - Velocity

The Millwright Aptitude Test Practice teaches you the physical principles behind the questions so you can solve ANY mechanical question on the test.

 

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