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Formal Technical Reports Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. James is writing a series of evaluation reports for the company's newly formed interdepartmental strategy team. Team members are from a variety of departments and are not universally familiar with the history of the issues or the criterion by which James is evaluating the data. Knowing this, which organizational structure should James use in her report?

Question 2 2. Where do we find the appendix in a formal report?

Question 3 3. Kathy received an evaluation report written by one of her employees. She immediately turned to the section labeled 'Criteria.' What should Kathy expect to find in that section?

Question 4 4. Theresa decides to use the _____ organization in her recommendation report since she knows that her manager wants to read the recommendation right away because he is in meetings most of the week. She also knows that he will go back and read the rest of the supporting detail contained in the report when he has more time and returns to the office next week.

Question 5 5. A/An _____ is a paper that compares two or more solutions or products and makes a recommendation about which is the best option.

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Question 6 6. LaToya created a chart showing her department's performance for each evaluation criterion. In which section would LaToya include this chart in her report?

Question 7 7. Carol is writing an evaluation report for City Council. Council members are already familiar with the background of the issue and the criterion by which things are being evaluated. They are most interested in knowing her recommendations. Knowing this, which organizational structure should Carol use in her report?

Question 8 8. The _____ organization of a recommendation report lists all seven sections in order to create a very long and detailed report.

Question 9 9. In his report, Carlos discussed how a product lived up to each criterion. If you wanted to read this, what section of Carlos' report should you turn to?

Question 10 10. Clarissa is writing a recommendation report for an event venue, and she needs to explain why she is not considering all of the possible venues in town. Clarissa should explain how she narrowed down the list in the _____ section of her report.

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Question 11 11. What are the three main components of a formal report?

Question 12 12. The criteria in the category-by-category comparison section are described in the _____ section.

Question 13 13. Where do we find the introduction in a formal report?

Question 14 14. Where do we find a cover letter in a formal report?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is the appropriate part of a formal report to mention a survey of local citizens who don't think their town is the appropriate place for building a new sports stadium?

Formal Technical Reports Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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