Personal Business Letter Knowledge Quiz

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This quiz will test the student's knowledge of a personal business letter.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a personal business letter?

    • A.

      A letter from an individual to a business dealing with business of a formal nature

    • B.

      A formal letter from a business to you that is typed on business letterhead

    • C.

      A letter written from you to a friend about a business deal that is written on lined paper

    • D.

      A letter to deal with business of a formal nature from you and written on lined paper

    Correct Answer
    A. A letter from an individual to a business dealing with business of a formal nature
    Explanation
    A personal business letter refers to a letter written by an individual to a business, specifically addressing matters of a formal nature. This type of letter is typically used for professional purposes, such as making inquiries, requesting information, or conducting business transactions. It is distinct from a formal letter sent by a business to an individual, as it is written from a personal perspective rather than on official business letterhead. The letter is expected to maintain a professional tone and follow the standard format and conventions of business correspondence.

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  • 2. 

    How many blank lines are between the complimentary closing and the writers identification?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    There are four blank lines between the complimentary closing and the writer's identification.

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  • 3. 

    When using open punctuation in a letter,

    • A.

      The writer chooses what punctuation would be used and when.

    • B.

      A colon is used after the salutation and a comma is used after the complimentary close

    • C.

      No punctuation is used after the salutation or complimentary close

    • D.

      No punctuation is used anywhere in the letter

    Correct Answer
    C. No punctuation is used after the salutation or complimentary close
    Explanation
    When using open punctuation in a letter, no punctuation is used after the salutation or complimentary close. Open punctuation allows the writer to choose what punctuation would be used and when, and in this case, it is preferred to omit any punctuation after the salutation or complimentary close. This style of punctuation gives a more informal and relaxed tone to the letter.

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  • 4. 

    The writers signature in a letter is handwritten directly above the

    • A.

      Enclosure

    • B.

      Complimentary Closing

    • C.

      Writers Identification

    • D.

      Reference Initials

    Correct Answer
    C. Writers Identification
    Explanation
    The writer's signature in a letter is handwritten directly above the writer's identification. This is because the writer's identification typically includes the writer's name and title, and it is customary for the writer to sign their name directly above this information to indicate that they are the author of the letter.

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  • 5. 

    The enclosure notation represents

    • A.

      The writer would like closer to a situation.

    • B.

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

    • C.

      The typist name.

    • D.

      A document physically attached to the letter.

    Correct Answer
    B. That there is something else besides the letter included in the envelope.
    Explanation
    The enclosure notation on a letter indicates that there are additional items included in the envelope along with the letter itself. These additional items could be documents, forms, or any other relevant materials that the writer wants to include with the letter. The enclosure notation is used to inform the recipient that there is more than just the letter enclosed and prompts them to check for any additional items.

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