Quiz: The Traits Of Effective Writing! Trivia Test

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Quiz: The Traits Of Effective Writing! Trivia Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    List the 5 elements of "The Communication Situation".
  • 2. 
    Ideas: The writing focuses on an important __________.
  • 3. 
    Organization:  The writing has a strong.
    • A. 

      Sense of structure and the information flows in a logical manner.

    • B. 

      Presentation of ideas, voice, and words.

    • C. 

      Beginning, middle, and ending and orders information well.

  • 4. 
    Voice:  The tone is appropriate for the
    • A. 

      Organization, administration, and writer, reflecting well on all.

    • B. 

      Subject, purpose, and audience, reflecting well on the writer and connecting with the reader.

    • C. 

      Sound that you want to make when communicating to others.

  • 5. 
    Words:  The writing uses
    • A. 

      The format of beginning, beginning, and end.

    • B. 

      Punctuation, spelling, and grammar that is correct.

    • C. 

      Precise nouns and verbs, avoids slang expressions and colloquialisms, and defines technical terms as needed.

  • 6. 
    Sentences:  The sentences read smoothly, 
    • A. 

      Varying in lenth, pattern, type, and beginnings.

    • B. 

      Answering questions like who, what, where, when, how, and why?

    • C. 

      Communicating key ideas to the audience.

  • 7. 
    Correctness:  Is all about
    • A. 

      Knowing what words to say and how to say it.

    • B. 

      Proper speech so that other understand you.

    • C. 

      Punctuation, capitalization, spelling, usage, and grammar.

  • 8. 
    Design:  The following is a list of elements that convey the message clearly and suit the subject and purpose:
    • A. 

      Prewrite, draft, revise, and refine.

    • B. 

      Typography, color, white space, lists, and visuals.

    • C. 

      Time, location, classification, importance, deduction/induction, compare/contrast, and cause/effect.

  • 9. 
    "Effective message has a main point; the subject and purpose of the message expressed in a single sentence."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When thinking about organization there are four parts: the header, greeting, body, and salutation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    There are three levels of formality:  formal, semiformal, and informal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Prewriting is a time to focus on ideas and _____________.
  • 13. 
    The draft process in writing allows you to use _________, making sure your tone fits your subject, audience, and purpose.
  • 14. 
    During the revision process of writing you will need to consider words and __________.