Letter Types & Formats Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

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We need to write letters every now and then, be it formal, or informal. Do you know what are the different types of letters and how can they be formatted? Check out our online quiz and see how much you know about letter type and format. Share the quiz with friends to help enhance their knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the two types of letters?

    • A.

      Formal

    • B.

      Personal Note

    • C.

      Informal

    • D.

      Informal and Formal

    Correct Answer
    D. Informal and Formal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Informal and Formal." This answer is correct because there are two types of letters: informal and formal. Informal letters are usually written to friends, family, or acquaintances and have a casual tone. On the other hand, formal letters are written for professional or official purposes and follow a specific format and tone. Therefore, the two types of letters are informal and formal.

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  • 2. 

    This is an example of what type of letter format?  

    • A.

      Block

    • B.

      Modified Block

    • C.

      Semi-Modified Black

    • D.

      Semi-Block

    Correct Answer
    A. Block
    Explanation
    This is an example of a block letter format. In a block letter format, the entire letter is left-aligned, with no indentation for paragraphs. The text is divided into sections, including the heading, salutation, body paragraphs, and closing. Each section starts on a new line, creating a clean and organized appearance. This format is commonly used for formal business letters.

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  • 3. 

    This is an example of what type of letter format?

    • A.

      Block

    • B.

      Semi-Block

    • C.

      Modified Block

    • D.

      Semi-Modified Black

    Correct Answer
    C. Modified Block
    Explanation
    This is an example of a modified block letter format. In a modified block format, the sender's address, date, and closing are aligned to the right, while the rest of the letter is aligned to the left. This format is commonly used for business letters as it provides a professional and organized appearance.

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  • 4. 

    This is an example of what type of letter format?

    • A.

      Block

    • B.

      Semi-Block

    • C.

      Modified Block

    • D.

      Semi-Modified Black

    Correct Answer
    B. Semi-Block
    Explanation
    This is an example of a semi-block letter format. In a semi-block format, the paragraphs are indented, but the date, closing, and signature lines are aligned to the right. This format is commonly used in business letters as it provides a professional and organized appearance.

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  • 5. 

    The _____________ address usually is included in letterhead. If you are not using letterhead, include the ____________ address at the top of the letter one line above the date. Do not write the _______ name or title, as it is included in the letter's closing. Include only the street address, city, and zip code.

    • A.

      Inside

    • B.

      Date

    • C.

      Sender's

    • D.

      Salutation

    Correct Answer
    C. Sender's
    Explanation
    The sender's address usually is included in letterhead. If you are not using letterhead, include the sender's address at the top of the letter one line above the date. Do not write the sender's name or title, as it is included in the letter's closing. Include only the street address, city, and zip code.

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  • 6. 

    The _______ line is used to indicate the ______ the letter was written. However, if your letter is completed over a number of days, use the ______ it was finished in the _______ line.

    • A.

      Inside

    • B.

      Date

    • C.

      Sender's

    • D.

      Salutation

    Correct Answer
    B. Date
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Date". In a letter, the "Date" line is used to indicate the date on which the letter was written. It is important to include the date in a letter as it provides a reference point for the recipient and helps in organizing and tracking correspondence. However, if the letter is completed over a number of days, the "Date" line should indicate the date it was finished, rather than the date it was started.

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  • 7. 

    A _________ is a greeting used in a letter or other written communication. ____________ can be formal or informal.

    • A.

      Date

    • B.

      Salutations

    • C.

      Closing

    • D.

      Body

    Correct Answer
    B. Salutations
    Explanation
    A salutation is a greeting used in a letter or other written communication. It is the opening part of the letter where the writer addresses the recipient. Salutations can be formal or informal, depending on the relationship between the writer and the recipient.

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  • 8. 

    The _________ address is the recipient's address. It is always best to write to a specific individual at the firm to which you are writing. If you do not have the person's name, do some research by calling the company or speaking with employees from the company.

    • A.

      Inside

    • B.

      Closing

    • C.

      Salutations

    • D.

      Sender's

    Correct Answer
    A. Inside
    Explanation
    The inside address is the recipient's address where the letter is being sent. It is important to write to a specific individual at the firm to personalize the letter and show that you have done your research. If you do not have the person's name, it is recommended to do some research by calling the company or speaking with employees to find out the correct recipient.

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  • 9. 

    The _________ of the letter contains the written communcation, message or purpose.

    • A.

      Closing

    • B.

      Enclosure

    • C.

      Salutations

    • D.

      Body

    Correct Answer
    D. Body
    Explanation
    The body of the letter refers to the main content of the written communication. It contains the message or purpose of the letter. The body is where the writer provides the necessary information, explanations, or requests. It is typically the longest part of the letter and is essential for conveying the intended message to the recipient.

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  • 10. 

    What is the difference between an Informal and Formal letter?

    • A.

      It is the style of writing, or the way we use words to say what we want to say.

    • B.

      The letter format makes it different.

    • C.

      Formal are long letters and Informal are short letters.

    • D.

      There's no difference.

    Correct Answer
    A. It is the style of writing, or the way we use words to say what we want to say.
    Explanation
    The correct answer explains that the difference between an informal and formal letter lies in the style of writing and the way words are used to convey the message. This means that the tone, language, and level of formality in the letter are what distinguish informal and formal letters. It is not solely about the letter format or the length of the letter, as the other options suggest.

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