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Business block letters and memos quiz. There is a way in which all business communications are to be written. What should one write first when they actually start a business block letter? What comes after you write the date? Is it necessary to have a Re: In a memo? This quiz will be perfect for testing out if you can actually write them perfectly. Do give it a shot and see how well you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What goes after the greeting in a business block letter? Example Dear Mrs. Danilere

    • A.

      Comma,

    • B.

      Semi colon;

    • C.

      Colon:

    • D.

      Period.

    Correct Answer
    C. Colon:
    Explanation
    In a business block letter, the appropriate punctuation mark to use after the greeting is a colon. This is because a colon is commonly used to introduce the main body of the letter and signifies a formal tone. It is a standard convention in business letter writing to use a colon after the salutation to indicate a respectful and professional tone.

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  • 2. 

    What is written in the Re: spot?

    • A.

      The subject

    • B.

      Your name

    • C.

      Your dog

    • D.

      Re:

    Correct Answer
    A. The subject
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The subject." The "Re:" in the question indicates that it is referring to the subject line of an email or message. The subject line is typically used to provide a brief summary or topic of the message, and in this case, it is asking what is written in the "Re:" spot.

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  • 3. 

    In a memo what goes after each heading?

    • A.

      Semi colon;

    • B.

      Colon:

    • C.

      The information

    • D.

      Memo

    Correct Answer
    B. Colon:
    Explanation
    In a memo, what goes after each heading is a colon. A colon is used to introduce the information that follows the heading in a memo. It helps to clearly separate the heading from the content and indicates that the content is related to the heading.

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  • 4. 

    It is ok to misspell words in a fomal memo or buisness letter?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Misspelling words in a formal memo or business letter is not okay. These documents represent a professional image and any errors in spelling can reflect poorly on the writer and the organization. Proper spelling is essential for clear communication and to maintain credibility.

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  • 5. 

    How many enter marks are sincerely?

    Correct Answer
    4
  • 6. 

    There are 3 enter marks after the date in a business letter?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In a business letter, there are typically two enter marks after the date. The first enter mark is used to separate the date from the recipient's address, and the second enter mark is used to separate the recipient's address from the salutation. Therefore, the statement that there are 3 enter marks after the date in a business letter is false.

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  • 7. 

    A line under Re: in a memo is...

    • A.

      Always needed

    • B.

      Never needed

    • C.

      Only needed when the teacher says so

    • D.

      Optional

    Correct Answer
    D. Optional
    Explanation
    The line under Re: in a memo is optional. This means that it is not required or necessary to include it. The use of the line under Re: is a matter of preference or style, and it may vary depending on the specific memo or the organization's guidelines. Some people may choose to include it for clarity or formality, while others may omit it if it is not deemed important or relevant. Ultimately, whether or not to include the line under Re: is a decision that can be made based on individual or organizational preferences.

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  • 8. 

    You always have to have the date in a business block letter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In a business block letter, it is standard practice to include the date. This is important for formal communication as it helps establish a timeline and provides reference for future correspondence. The date also serves as a record of when the letter was written, which can be useful for documentation and tracking purposes. Therefore, it is correct to say that you always have to have the date in a business block letter.

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  • 9. 

    There have to be 5 paragraphs in a business block letter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A business block letter typically consists of several paragraphs, including an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. However, there is no specific rule stating that there must be exactly 5 paragraphs in a business block letter. The number of paragraphs can vary depending on the content and purpose of the letter. Therefore, the statement that there have to be 5 paragraphs in a business block letter is false.

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  • 10. 

    In between paragraphs in a business block letter how many enters are there?

    Correct Answer
    1
    Explanation
    In a business block letter, there is typically one enter between paragraphs. This helps to visually separate the paragraphs and make the letter easier to read. It also provides a clear indication of where one paragraph ends and the next one begins. Having multiple enters between paragraphs may disrupt the flow of the letter and make it look unprofessional. Therefore, it is important to maintain consistency and use only one enter between paragraphs in a business block letter.

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  • 11. 

    What is in the heading for a memo?

    • A.

      To:

    • B.

      Subject:

    • C.

      From:

    • D.

      Date:

    • E.

      Time:

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. To:
    C. From:
    D. Date:
    Explanation
    The heading for a memo typically includes the recipient (To:), sender (From:), date (Date:), and possibly the subject (Subject:). The time is not typically included in the heading.

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  • 12. 

    You have to put the area code in parentheses when typing a phone number in a formal letter?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In formal letters, it is customary to include the area code in parentheses when typing a phone number. This helps to provide clarity and ensure that the recipient can easily identify the correct area code. By following this practice, the phone number is presented in a professional and organized manner, which is important in formal communication.

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  • 13. 

    What is in the heading of a business block letter?

    • A.

      Your name

    • B.

      Parents Name

    • C.

      Date

    • D.

      Address

    • E.

      Zip code

    • F.

      Town

    • G.

      School you go to

    • H.

      The bus you ride

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Your name
    C. Date
    D. Address
    E. Zip code
    F. Town
    Explanation
    The heading of a business block letter typically includes the sender's name, date, address, zip code, and town. This information is essential for proper communication and identification in a professional setting. It allows the recipient to easily identify who the letter is from and when it was sent. Additionally, including the sender's address and zip code ensures that the letter reaches the intended recipient without any issues.

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  • 14. 

    You should include your name in a business block letter or memo.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Including your name in a business block letter or memo is important for identification and professional communication. It helps the recipient know who the sender is and establishes a formal tone. This allows for clear and effective communication within a business setting. Not including your name can lead to confusion and may result in a lack of professionalism. Therefore, it is necessary to include your name in a business block letter or memo.

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  • 15. 

    Business block letters can be about?

    • A.

      A college you would like to go to

    • B.

      Getting someone to come in and talk to your school

    • C.

      A meeting with someone

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All the above" because business block letters can be used for various purposes, including writing to a college you would like to attend, inviting someone to come and speak at your school, or arranging a meeting with someone. These letters are typically formal and follow a specific format, making them suitable for professional communication in a variety of situations.

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  • 16. 

    What should you always do in a business block letter?

    • A.

      Abreviate all street names

    • B.

      Type the date like 1/22/11

    • C.

      Spell your name correctly

    • D.

      Put 2 enter marks after each paragraph

    Correct Answer
    C. Spell your name correctly
    Explanation
    In a business block letter, it is important to spell your name correctly. This ensures that the recipient of the letter knows who it is from and avoids any confusion or misunderstandings. Misspelling your name can give a negative impression of unprofessionalism and lack of attention to detail. Therefore, it is crucial to double-check the spelling of your name before sending out a business block letter.

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  • 17. 

    After sincerely in a business block letter, you put.

    • A.

      :

    • B.

      ,

    • C.

      .

    • D.

      ;

    Correct Answer
    B. ,
    Explanation
    After sincerely in a business block letter, you put a colon. The colon is used to introduce a list or an explanation, making it appropriate to use in this context. It signals that the following content will provide additional information or details related to the previous statement.

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  • 18. 

    At the end of a memo, you can put your initials.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    At the end of a memo, it is common practice to include your initials as a way to indicate who wrote or approved the memo. This helps to establish accountability and ensure that the memo is attributed to the correct person. Including initials also allows for easy identification and reference in case there are any questions or follow-up discussions regarding the memo. Therefore, the statement "At the end of a memo, you can put your initials" is true.

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  • 19. 

    After sincerely you write

    • A.

      Your name and addresss

    • B.

      Your first and last name

    • C.

      Your first name only

    • D.

      Whatever you want

    Correct Answer
    B. Your first and last name
  • 20. 

    Do you abbreviate street names and directions in a business block letter in the heading?

    Correct Answer
    no
    Explanation
    In a business block letter, street names and directions should not be abbreviated in the heading. It is important to use the full and correct spelling of the street names and directions to maintain professionalism and clarity in the letter. Abbreviations may cause confusion or misunderstandings, so it is best to avoid them in formal business correspondence.

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  • 21. 

    You should write an occasional mean business letter to someone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Writing an occasional mean business letter to someone is not recommended or appropriate. Business letters should always maintain a professional and respectful tone, focusing on clear communication and effective problem-solving. Being mean or disrespectful in a business letter can damage relationships, hinder collaboration, and harm one's professional reputation. Therefore, the statement that one should write an occasional mean business letter to someone is false.

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  • 22. 

    On the date of a business block letter what goes after the 4 on this date.. October 4, 2011.

    Correct Answer
    ,
    comma
    Explanation
    In a business block letter, the date is typically written in a specific format with a comma after the day and before the year. Therefore, in the given date "October 4, 2011," the comma should be placed after the number 4. The comma helps to separate the day from the year, following the standard conventions of formal letter writing.

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  • 23. 

    In a memo, who do you address it to?

    • A.

      Your neighbor

    • B.

      Your teacher

    • C.

      Your employee

    • D.

      Your manager

    • E.

      Any of these

    Correct Answer
    E. Any of these
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Any of these" because the recipient of a memo depends on the specific context and purpose of the memo. It could be addressed to a neighbor if it is a personal communication, to a teacher if it is related to academics, to an employee if it is work-related, or to a manager if it is for official purposes. The flexibility of addressing a memo to any of these options allows for effective communication in various situations.

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  • 24. 

    In a memo, after From: you put

    • A.

      Your name

    • B.

      Your teachers name

    • C.

      Your name, address and date

    Correct Answer
    A. Your name
    Explanation
    In a memo, the "From" field is used to indicate the sender's name or identity. Therefore, after "From:", you should put your own name to indicate that you are the sender of the memo.

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  • 25. 

    In a business block letter, you should include the person you send the letter to and their name and address.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In a business block letter, it is important to include the person you are sending the letter to and their name and address. This ensures that the letter reaches the intended recipient and allows for proper communication and correspondence. Including the recipient's name and address also adds a professional touch to the letter and helps in maintaining a formal tone. Therefore, it is necessary to include this information in a business block letter.

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  • 26. 

    You include the time when you write a business block letter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because in a business block letter, the time is not typically included. A business block letter follows a specific format which includes the sender's address, date, recipient's address, salutation, body of the letter, closing, and signature. The time is not a necessary component of this format and is usually omitted.

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  • 27. 

    You put how many enter after your name from the person you are writing to in a business block letter?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    A. 4
    Explanation
    In a business block letter, the number of line breaks after the name of the person you are writing to is typically four. This allows for a clear separation between the sender's name and address and the recipient's name and address. It helps to maintain a professional and organized appearance in the letter.

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  • 28. 

    In a memo, how many enter marks do you put in after each paragraph?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    In a memo, you typically put one enter mark after each paragraph. This helps to create a clear separation between paragraphs and makes the memo easier to read and understand. Additionally, it allows for better organization and structure within the memo, ensuring that each paragraph stands out and can be easily identified by the reader.

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