You will be given 65 minutes to solve 22 problems in this subtest.
Please read the instructions before you look at the model questions. When you take the TestAS, you will be given the same instructions in the test booklet.
In the following items, economic interrelationships are depicted in a graph or table. Your task is to analyse these interrelationships and interpret them correctly.
For each item, choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D) and mark the appropriate letter on your answer sheet.
General recommendations on taking the “Analysing Economic Interrelationships” test:
In this test you will encounter various types of illustrations: curve graphs (cf. Item 2), column or bar graphs (cf. Item 3), pie graphs (cf. Item 1) and tables.
In curve and column graphs, pay special attention to the units with which the axes are marked. In the simplest case, your will find absolute numbers (e.g. the number of residents or the price in Euros). But sometimes the axis will represent percentages (e.g. the percentage of the population of a country). In the latter case, it is difficult to keep track of the overall number to which the percentage refers. Ten percent of the U.S. population is naturally a greater number of persons than ten percent of the population of Germany.
Experience has shown that graphs depicting percentage changes (cf. Item 3) are particularly difficult. As a little exercise, check Statements III and IV against the graph in Item 3: