Writing Wizard Quiz

9 Questions
Wizard Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz to test writing knowledge.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Major correspondence is defined by who signs it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Government Handbook is the overall style guide for EPA products, including correspondence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    If EPA fails to communicate decisions clearly, its mission to protect human health and the environment will become more difficult.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    These techniques engage readers and employ plain language: - identify your audience; - write to the average reader; - focus on the reader’s needs; and, - focus on key information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In agency writing tone should be neutral.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The example below is reader friendly: - I would like to offer my gratitude for your help in this matter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The example below is written in active voice: - The correspondence was written by the coordinator.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Compact, concise writing reflects clear thinking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Correspondence Manual 1320 is the most recent style manual.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False