Fundamentals Of Business Communication Quiz Part- VII

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Fundamentals Of Business Communication Quiz Part- VII

This short multiple questions quiz will test your knowledge on the material covered in chapter 7.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Phase 3 of the 3x3 writing process begins with doing which of the following?
    • A. 

      Writing the final draft

    • B. 

      Deciding how to organize the message

    • C. 

      Analyzing your audience

    • D. 

      Revising the message to improve content and sentence structure

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements about the third phase of the writing process is most accurate?
    • A. 

      A significant amount of the writer's time should be spent in this phase

    • B. 

      Only expert writers expect perfection on the first try of writing a message

    • C. 

      Revising should take place only at the end of the writing process

    • D. 

      All of these statements are accurate

  • 3. 
    During which phase of the writing process will Bob spend the most time to make sure her message is clear?
    • A. 

      Prewriting

    • B. 

      Writing

    • C. 

      Revising

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not a goal of business writing?
    • A. 

      Keep your writing simple

    • B. 

      Use words that will impress your reader

    • C. 

      Keep your writing conversational

    • D. 

      All of the above are goals of business writing

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is the best example of business writing?
    • A. 

      It would be advantageous for you to enlighten your employees regarding the company’s new e-mail guidelines.

    • B. 

      Please tell your employees about the company’s new e-mail guidelines.

    • C. 

      You are hereby advised to inform your employees about the new e-mail guidelines that have been adopted by the company.

    • D. 

      The individual referenced above must inform his or her subordinates in regard to the company’s new e-mail policy.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a first-person construction?
    • A. 

      They realize

    • B. 

      You are aware

    • C. 

      The researcher found

    • D. 

      I know

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is free of opening fillers?
    • A. 

      There is a reason for the reduction in sales this month.

    • B. 

      It is an important part of the sales effort.

    • C. 

      Place the files on the desk over there.

    • D. 

      There are additional suggestions for improving productivity.

  • 8. 
    The sentence The two messages you sent are exactly identical could be made more effective by eliminating a(n)
    • A. 

      Compound preposition.

    • B. 

      Redundancy.

    • C. 

      Trite expression.

    • D. 

      Opening filler.

    • E. 

      Nothing

  • 9. 
    Which of the following phrases is free of redundancies?
    • A. 

      Essential items

    • B. 

      End result

    • C. 

      Mutual cooperation

    • D. 

      Necessary qualifications

  • 10. 
    Which of the following represents the best business writing?
    • A. 

      This memo is to inform you that our meeting has been changed to May 2.

    • B. 

      Because of the vice president’s trip, we must postpone our meeting.

    • C. 

      All employees are to assemble together in the conference room at 2 p.m.

    • D. 

      In view of the fact that the vice president is absent, we must postpone the meeting.

  • 11. 
    Expressions that have been used over the years and are no longer original are called
    • A. 

      Noun phrases

    • B. 

      Noun constructions

    • C. 

      Parallel construction

    • D. 

      Trite expressions

    • E. 

      I don't know...

  • 12. 
    Which of the following sentences is parallel?
    • A. 

      You will be expected to inspect the document format, check all names, and the document must be proofread carefully.

    • B. 

      Your job description lists these duties: answering the telephone, sending e-mail messages, and data must be collected on customers.

    • C. 

      To prepare your own tax return, you may either pick up a tax-preparation paperback or a tax software program may be purchased for your computer

    • D. 

      To prepare your own tax return, you may either pick up a tax preparation paperback or purchase a software program for your computer

  • 13. 
    When proofreading a document, be concerned with
    • A. 

      Spelling, grammar, and punctuation

    • B. 

      Format

    • C. 

      Names and numbers

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The safest way to proofread routine documents is to proofread them
    • A. 

      On the computer screen

    • B. 

      In WYSIWYG mode

    • C. 

      From a printed copy

    • D. 

      While running a spelling check

    • E. 

      While watching TV

  • 15. 
    The best way to evaluate your finished written message is
    • A. 

      By determining its readability level.

    • B. 

      By running it through a grammar/style checker program.

    • C. 

      Through feedback.

    • D. 

      By eliminating wordy noun phrases and compound prepositions

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