Writing Technical Documents Chapter Exam

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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Question 1 1. Sharing a characteristic or feature with the reader is referred to as _____

Question 2 2.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

Stopping a zombie with a sword is better than a gun, if you separate its head from its shoulders.

Question 3 3. What is the best tone for a business message?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a way to connect with your audience through writing?

Question 5 5. Why should an individual try to avoid the use of passive verbs in business writing?

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Question 6 6. What is the tone of a message?

Question 7 7. What is another word to describe the personality of a message?

Question 8 8.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

We neither had money nor enough time to escape.

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Passive verbs are usually recognized by _____

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Question 11 11. What is the best example of focused language that you would write to connect with an audience?

Question 12 12. 'At the Christmas concert, the soprano solo in 'O Holy Night' was sung by a woman from our church' is an example of which of the following?

Question 13 13. Using active verbs strengthens the delivery of business writing by _____

Question 14 14.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

He sat down at the table expecting to order, eat, and be enjoying his meal alone.

Question 15 15. If you research the age, race, income, and lifestyle factors of your potential audience, what are you attempting to do?

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Question 16 16. When is the best time for the writer of a message to ask the three key questions 'Why, Who, and What'?

Question 17 17.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

A cool breeze was blowing across the lake, the birds were singing, and the sun was out.

Question 18 18. 'At the Christmas concert, a woman from our church sang the soprano solo in 'O Holy Night'' is an example of which of the following?

Question 19 19.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

Although he enjoyed running and to play baseball, he decided to try out for volleyball instead.

Question 20 20. 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?

Writing Technical Documents 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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