Fundamentals Of Business Communication Quiz Part- III

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  • 1. 

    Which words are examples of obsolete words?

    • A.

      Enclosed herewith

    • B.

      Get over it

    • C.

      Bottom line

    • D.

      Unhappy

    Correct Answer
    A. Enclosed herewith
    Explanation
    The words "enclosed herewith" are examples of obsolete words because they are rarely used in modern English. This phrase, which means "enclosed with this letter" or "attached to this document," is outdated and not commonly used in everyday language.

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  • 2. 

    A sentence in a paragraph that helps your receiver move from one aspect of the subject to another is called a

    • A.

      Contrasting sentence

    • B.

      Unified sentence

    • C.

      Tie-in sentence

    • D.

      Structural sentence

    Correct Answer
    C. Tie-in sentence
    Explanation
    A tie-in sentence is a sentence in a paragraph that helps the receiver transition smoothly from one aspect of the subject to another. It acts as a bridge or connection between different ideas or points, ensuring a cohesive flow of information. This type of sentence helps to maintain the reader's interest and understanding by linking related concepts together, making the paragraph more coherent and organized.

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  • 3. 

    Of the following sentences, which would be unbiased?

    • A.

      The white teacher spoke to the inner-city youths.

    • B.

      Mrs. Smith talked with the students about the difficulties experienced by single-parent families.

    • C.

      The Jewish lady moved into an upscale townhouse in Manhattan.

    • D.

      Mr. Brown, 85, spent Thanksgiving with his family.

    Correct Answer
    B. Mrs. Smith talked with the students about the difficulties experienced by single-parent families.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Mrs. Smith talked with the students about the difficulties experienced by single-parent families" would be unbiased because it focuses on a specific topic (difficulties experienced by single-parent families) without mentioning any personal characteristics or demographics of the individuals involved. This sentence does not make any assumptions or judgments based on race, religion, age, or social status, making it a neutral and unbiased statement.

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  • 4. 

    Composing with style means:

    • A.

      Using formal language.

    • B.

      Using unusual words.

    • C.

      Using clear, concise words that convey your personality.

    • D.

      Using language that creates a sense of mystery for the reader.

    Correct Answer
    C. Using clear, concise words that convey your personality.
    Explanation
    Composing with style refers to the use of clear and concise words that effectively convey one's personality. This means expressing oneself in a manner that is both straightforward and impactful, allowing the reader to understand the writer's thoughts and emotions while also reflecting their unique character. This approach emphasizes the importance of being authentic and genuine in one's writing, ensuring that the words chosen accurately represent the writer's individuality.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the words below is most likely to be understood for a middle-level receiver?

    • A.

      Hermetic

    • B.

      Hilarity

    • C.

      Enjoyment

    • D.

      Heuristic

    Correct Answer
    C. Enjoyment
    Explanation
    A middle-level receiver is likely to have a moderate level of understanding and vocabulary. Out of the given options, "enjoyment" is the word that is most commonly used and understood by people of various levels. It is a common word that refers to the state of experiencing pleasure or satisfaction. Therefore, "enjoyment" is the most likely word to be understood by a middle-level receiver.

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  • 6. 

    The words that communicate best are usually those that are:

    • A.

      Words that you know best

    • B.

      Words that will increase the receiver’s vocabulary because he or she will need to check a dictionary for the meaning.

    • C.

      Words slightly below your receiver’s vocabulary level

    • D.

      Words slightly above your receiver’s vocabulary level

    Correct Answer
    C. Words slightly below your receiver’s vocabulary level
    Explanation
    Using words that are slightly below the receiver's vocabulary level ensures effective communication. If the words used are too complex or unfamiliar to the receiver, they may struggle to understand the message. By using words that are slightly below their vocabulary level, the message can be conveyed more clearly and easily. This approach helps to avoid confusion and ensures that the receiver can comprehend the information without the need for constant reference to a dictionary.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following sentences lacks agreement of subject and verb?

    • A.

      The fifth grade class has recess at 10 a.m.

    • B.

      Mary and Janice go to the grocery each day.

    • C.

      Martina or her children were always at home on Saturdays.

    • D.

      Each year supervisors reminds their staff of Internet-use policies.

    Correct Answer
    D. Each year supervisors reminds their staff of Internet-use policies.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Each year supervisors reminds their staff of Internet-use policies" lacks agreement of subject and verb. The subject "supervisors" is plural, but the verb "reminds" is singular. It should be "Each year supervisors remind their staff of Internet-use policies" to maintain subject-verb agreement.

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  • 8. 

    A sentence structure that allows one idea to be emphasized and one idea to be de-emphasized is the 

    • A.

      Simple sentence

    • B.

      Short sentence

    • C.

      Complex sentence

    • D.

      Compound sentence

    Correct Answer
    C. Complex sentence
    Explanation
    A complex sentence allows one idea to be emphasized and one idea to be de-emphasized because it consists of an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. The independent clause contains the main idea that is emphasized, while the dependent clause(s) provide additional information or context that is de-emphasized. This structure allows for a more nuanced expression of ideas and can effectively highlight the main point while providing supporting details.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following words is not a transitional word?

    • A.

      Second

    • B.

      Finally

    • C.

      For example

    • D.

      Readily

    Correct Answer
    D. Readily
  • 10. 

    Which one of the following incorrect sentences lacks parallelism?

    • A.

      Managing the store, practicing violin, and attending classes keeps Mary busy.

    • B.

      Leave your practice problems on the desk, your homework should be completed, and be ready for tomorrow’s test..a

    • C.

      Jane Harris, who lives in Martinville, sings in their community choir each year.

    • D.

      Marsha, John, and Milton take a bicycle ride each evening.

    Correct Answer
    B. Leave your practice problems on the desk, your homework should be completed, and be ready for tomorrow’s test..a
    Explanation
    The sentence "Leave your practice problems on the desk, your homework should be completed, and be ready for tomorrow's test" lacks parallelism. The first two clauses are imperative sentences, while the third clause is a declarative sentence. The lack of consistency in sentence structure makes it grammatically incorrect.

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