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HiSET: Writing Conventions Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is CADD or Computer Aided Drafting and Design an example of?

Question 2 2. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 3 3. A student is reading a book, and they come across the word heliogram. They don't know what it means, but they do know that heliocentric means having the sun at the center. What strategy would the student use and why?

Question 4 4. When is the best time for the writer of a message to ask the three key questions 'Why, Who, and What'?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT an example of a cliche?

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Question 6 6. Which sentence correctly uses to, too, or two?

Question 7 7. All of the following are examples of nonwords EXCEPT _____.

Question 8 8. Why is the relationship between words so important to understanding words in a sentence?

Question 9 9. A review shows that your department is sending more documents with spelling errors than any other department. Which is an appropriate message to send to colleagues?

Question 10 10. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

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Question 11 11. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

Question 12 12.

Identify the type of analogy being used here by recognizing the relationship between the two pairs of words.

Torpedo : Explosion : : Drinking : Intoxication

Question 13 13. Sharing a characteristic or feature with the reader is referred to as _____

Question 14 14. What is the tone of a message?

Question 15 15. A word's connotation is _____.

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Question 16 16. Hyper is to energetic as organic is to _____.

Question 17 17. What offers an enormous selection of synonyms to help you improve your word choice selection?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 19 19. Colin has to demonstrate credibility in the information he provides about the company Mostess. In order for the investors to want to invest they have to believe in the company's claims, financial promise and overall reputation. What type of information should Colin include in his appeal?

Question 20 20. Which sentence uses the word 'accept' correctly?

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Question 21 21. Executive Director Tim enjoys sending out lengthy emails to his staff summarizing articles he reads on educational topics. Lately, he has been seeing software reviews that promise seamless integration with other software. His messages constantly reference how great it would be to purchase new software that offers seamless integration with current products. The use of seamless is an example of what type of communication mistake?

Question 22 22. What is another word to describe the personality of a message?

Question 23 23. Why would it be better to say someone is 'slim' rather than 'scrawny' when paying them a compliment?

Question 24 24. What are overused phrases that portrays the writer as having no original thought?

Question 25 25. Which sentence correctly uses your, yore, or you're?

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Question 26 26. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 27 27. What is the best example of focused language that you would write to connect with an audience?

Question 28 28. If you research the age, race, income, and lifestyle factors of your potential audience, what are you attempting to do?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a way to connect with your audience through writing?

Question 30 30. What is the best tone for a business message?

HiSET: Writing Conventions Chapter Exam Instructions

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