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Chapter 5 Quiz 1

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Chapter 4—Quiz

TRUE/FALSE

1.Business writers normally use active voice more frequently than passive voice because active voice conveys ideas more vividly.

2.Slow, deliberative writing is recommended when drafting a business message.

3.Passive voice is used in the following sentence: “The stockholders read the annual report.”

4.Active voice is used in the following sentence: “The report on current fundraising efforts was made available to the committee.”

5.The imagery in a passive voice sentence is less distinct than it would be if the sentence was in active voice.

MULTIPLE CHOICE

6.Generally, when writing a first draft, you should
a.
write slowly and deliberately, trying not to make mistakes.
b.
write intermittently as you think of new ideas.
c.
write rapidly with the intent to fix mistakes during the editing process. d.
write over a period of days to maximize creativity.

7.Techniques to emphasize important ideas include which of the following? a.
Repetition
b.
Passive voice
c.
Inductive order
d.
All of the above

8.“When you complete the assignment” is an example of
a.
an independent clause.
b.
a dependent clause.
c.
passive voice.
d.
deductive statement.

9.Which of the following sentences is most emphatic?
a.
Brent works with customers daily.
b.
Although he works with customers on a daily basis, Brent would prefer focusing on his administrative duties. c.
Brent works with customer’s daily, but he would prefer focusing on his administrative duties. d.
Despite his other preferred duties, Brent works with customers daily.

10.“The training session was worthwhile; it was worthwhile because employees learned to do the task correctly.” is an example of which of the following techniques used for emphasis? a.
Position
b.
Repetition
c.
Words that label
d.
Passive voice

11.Which of the following sentences illustrates passive voice? a.
The clerk made five errors.
b.
Susan had been in sales for five years.
c.
She asked for an adjustment.
d.
The report was completed by the entire team.

12.Which of the following is NOT a technique for linking sentences? a.
Repeat a word used in a preceding sentence.
b.
Use a pronoun representing a noun from the preceding sentence. c.
Use the passive voice.
d.
Use connecting words.

13.In a document that follows the deductive pattern, the topic sentence a.
precedes the details.
b.
comes after the details.
c.
contains the details.
d.
leaves out any details.

14.Which of the following is NOT a technique for achieving coherence? a.
Repeat a word used in a preceding sentence.
b.
Use a pronoun to represent a noun from the preceding sentence. c.
Use connecting words.
d.
Use active voice.

15.Providing for coherence means
a.
using writing techniques that provide conciseness.
b.
using various techniques to link ideas together.
c.
varying the length of sentences and paragraphs.
d.
selecting words that indicate the communicator’s wide vocabulary.

16.In which situation would a communicator use an inductive outline? a.
To explain how to get optimum performance from a smart phone b.
To outline procedures for logging into a network
c.
To tell employees that a two-week furlough is necessary for all employees. d.
To respond positively to a request to replace a defective treadmill

17.Which of the following is NOT appropriate advice for effective revising and proofreading? a.
Attempt to see things from your reader's perspective rather than from your own. b.
Revise your documents until you cannot see any additional ways to improve them. c.
Remember that allowing others to proof your work is not helpful because you are the best judge of the accuracy of your writing. d.
All of the above are appropriate advice.

18.Which of the following is NOT an effective attitude when revising and proofreading documents? a.
The perspective of the audience is not as important as the writer’s viewpoint. b.
Proofreading and revising documents is essential to good writing. c.
Other people can often make suggestions for improving one’s writing. d.
Spell check cannot catch all errors.

19.Enumerated or bulleted lists
a.
should be placed only in an appendix section of a business document. b.
detract from the flow of the written message.
c.
can be used to add visual impact to items in a series.
d.
result in too much wasted white space in a business document.

20.Which of the following is true of text chunking in documents? a.
Enumerated lists decrease visual attention given to paragraphed material. b.
Numerals are generally preferred over bullets.
c.
Chunking makes the page look more organized and increases retention by 50 percent. d.
Placing a number, letter, or bullet before elements in a series reduces readers’ attention to material.

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