Caot 32 Exam1 Questions 97+

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1.  Which of the following sentences best demonstrates clarity?
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2.  Which of the following sentences does not contain a verb that has been converted into a noun?
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3.  One of the first steps of the revision process is to test the ____ to make sure that your message will be immediately understood by the reader.
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4.  Because they are shorter, concise messages are easier to write than longer ones.
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5.  The following sentence contains a verb that has been converted to a noun: Hannah performed an analysis of the March sales figures.
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6.  Which of the following sentences is free of opening fillers, redundancies, or compound prepositions?
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7.  Which of the following phrases is free of redundancies?
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8.  Which of the following sentences is parallel?
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9.  Opening fillers, long lead-ins, compound prepositions, and redundancies all make business documents wordier.
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10.  Which of the following is the worst advice for e-mail users?
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11.  Each step in a procedure should begin with an active verb in the command (imperative) mode.
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12.  E-mail messages should be written using standard caps and lowercase letters.
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13.  Instant messaging (IM) should not be used professionally.
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14.  Which of the following situations is most appropriate for sending an e-mail message?
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15.  What is the best opening sentence for an e-mail message that requests information about office furniture?
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16.  A routine e-mail message or memo that requests information should begin by
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17.  Because e-mail messages are informal, they will never require research beforehand.
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18.  E-mail messages and memos are standard forms of communication within organizations that perform critical tasks such as informing employees, giving directions, outlining procedures, requesting data, supplying responses, and confirming decisions.
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19.  Free Information Available is an example of an effective, attention-getting subject line.
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20.  Using a computer can help you create better written messages and oral presentations by helping you fight writers block, outline and organize ideas, make revisions, and
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21.  Paragraphs arranged in the direct plan begin with the main sentence, followed by supporting sentences.
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22.  Most experts recommend that writers should attempt to produce error-free first drafts of their documents.
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23.  Travis is writing a letter that will turn down a job applicant for a position. He should use the direct pattern.
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24.  The first ATM opened near London in 1967 is an example of an independent clause.
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25.  I am responding to your letter of January 21 is a good example of frontloading the message at the beginning of a letter.
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26.  Lawrence has been asked to learn how many cars drive by a specific location that his company is considering for a new restaurant. Probably the most useful way to research this information would be by
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27.  Which sentence best emphasizes the attorney?
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28.  Which of the following is an example of using a formal research method?
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29.  Which of the following is a stylistic device for emphasizing important ideas?
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30.  Each and every, midway between, and personal opinion are all examples of
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31.  Most readability formulas measure
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32.  Suzanne is sending a letter to a client. Before sending it, she wants to make sure that she has made her point in the fewest possible words. What is Suzanne checking for?
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33.  Which of the following is an advantage of writing concisely?
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34.  Long sentences and long words cause the Fog Index of a document to decrease.
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35.  Which of the following represents the best business writing?
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36.  Strive to keep the Fog Index of your business writing in the 8-12 grade-level range.
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37.  One of the first revision tasks is assessing the clarity of your message to ensure that its meaning is immediately understood.
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38.  One of the first steps of the revision process is to test the ____ to make sure that your message will be immediately understood by the reader.
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39.  Probably the most useful word processing editing tool for collaborative writing is ____. This tool makes it possible to point out problematic passages or errors, ask or answer questions, and share ideas without changing or adding text.
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40.  Carmelita is part of a team that will be preparing a presentation to employees about new benefit options. What will her team likely do the first time they meet?
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41.  In team writing projects, team members usually work most closely together during Phase 2, the writing phase.
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42.  Anticipating the audience for a message helps a communicator determine what to emphasize, how to be convincing, and what words and tone to use.
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43.  The best communication channel to use when group interaction is important but group members are geographically dispersed is a
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44.  You want your writing to sound positive and courteous. Which of the following sentences has the best choice of wording?
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45.  Jake is responding to a customers question that was sent to him via e-mail. What is the very first thing Jake should do?
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46.  Employee evaluations should contain
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47.  You will see a decrease in your energy usage immediately is an example of a receiver-focused sentence.
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48.  Which of the following statements about the 3-´-3 writing process is most accurate?
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49.  One advantage of the indirect pattern is that it respects the feelings of the reader.
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50.  Becca is writing a memo to her staff about new benefit options, and she is sure theyll be pleased with the news. Becca should use the
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51.  Gavin is writing to a customer to deny the customers request to cancel her health club membership early. Gavin should write the letter using the
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52.  Placing the main idea first or last in a sentence is a good way to emphasize it.
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53.  What type of outline is best for showing major and minor ideas?
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54.  Which of the following is not done during Phase 2 of the writing process?
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55.  Todays advanced spell checkers are capable of identifying all spelling errors.
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56.  Clauses beginning with that, which, and who can often be shortened without loss of clarity.
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57.  Blank space in a document can enhance comprehension.
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58.  To make your business messages concise, you should avoid which of the following?
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59.  Routine documents and complex documents are proofread using the same method.
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60.  One of the first revision tasks is assessing the clarity of your message to ensure that its meaning is immediately understood.
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61.  Which of the following is an example of an effective, businesslike expression?
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62.  The sentence Enclosed please find the contract we have prepared for you contains wording that is preferred over Weve enclosed the contract that we have prepared for you.
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63.  The sentence After analyzing the balance sheet the auditor discussed her findings with the CEO is punctuated properly.
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64.  Which of the following statements is most accurate?
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65.  You want your writing to sound positive and courteous. Which of the following sentences has the best choice of wording?
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66.  Which of the following statements about the "you" view is most accurate?
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67.  A companys annual report describes the companys efforts to improve the environment. The primary purpose of this report is to ____; the secondary purpose is to ____.
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68.  Which of the following is not an advantage of the direct pattern?
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69.  The following is an example of effective business writing: Further instructions will follow when the undersigned is in receipt of them.
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