Block Style Business Letter Quiz: Trivia!

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Business Letter Quizzes & Trivia

There are two ways of writing official letters and the perfect way of writing a business letter is using the block form. In our previous English class, we got to cover both these types of letters and the quiz below is designed to see just how much you understand the contents and arrangement of a block business letter. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of line spacing is used between the inside address and the salutation?
    • A. 

      Single

    • B. 

      Double

    • C. 

      Quadruple

  • 2. 
    When punctuation marks are omitted in opening and closing lines of a letter, the punctuation STYLE is called:
    • A. 

      Block Style

    • B. 

      Open

    • C. 

      Mixed

  • 3. 
    What type of spacing is used in the paragraphs of the body of the letter?
    • A. 

      Single

    • B. 

      Double

    • C. 

      Quadruple

  • 4. 
    The return address represents_________________________________.
    • A. 

      The person mailing the letter

    • B. 

      The person who is receiving the letter

    • C. 

      The person who is writing the letter

  • 5. 
    The spacing after the date is_________________________________.
    • A. 

      Single

    • B. 

      Double

    • C. 

      Quadruple

  • 6. 
    When typing a block style business letter, the block style means__________________________.
    • A. 

      All parts of the letter, except the return address are typed at the left margin.

    • B. 

      All parts of the letter, except the salutation, are typed at the left margin.

    • C. 

      All parts of the letter should be typed at the left margin.

  • 7. 
    An example of a salutation using mixed punctuation is?
    • A. 

      Dear Mr. Smith

    • B. 

      How are you?

    • C. 

      Dear Bobby Smith

    • D. 

      Sincerely

    • E. 

      Dear Mr. Smith:

    • F. 

      Dear Mr. Bobby Smith:

  • 8. 
    The margins for a business letter should be set to:
    • A. 

      1.5" on top and 1" on sides

    • B. 

      1" 1" on all sides

    • C. 

      2" on top and 1" on sides

  • 9. 
    The part of the business letter that follows the date is_________________________________.
    • A. 

      Inside address

    • B. 

      Return address

    • C. 

      Salutation

  • 10. 
    The farewell or goodbye part of the business letter is known as the:
    • A. 

      Closing

    • B. 

      Ending

    • C. 

      Complimentary closing

  • 11. 
    The enclosure notation represents:
    • A. 

      That you have left something important out of the letter

    • B. 

      That there is something else besides the letter included in the envelope

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Dear Mr. Smith   is commonly referred to as _______________________________ in business classes:
    • A. 

      Greeting

    • B. 

      Heading

    • C. 

      Salutation

  • 13. 
    Oftentimes, the letter of application may be the first impression that the employer will get of the prospective employee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The last line of a business letter is the: 
    • A. 

      Signature

    • B. 

      Writer's typed name

    • C. 

      Complimentary Closing

  • 15. 
    The purpose of a letter of application is to get an interview. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The tab on the Microsoft Word ribbon to which you could go to do "one-stop shopping" with regard to setting your margins and line spacing is called: 
    • A. 

      Home Tab

    • B. 

      Insert Tab

    • C. 

      Paragraph Tab

    • D. 

      Page Layout Tab