Business Quiz: MLA Format Letter And Report Assessment

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To check the student's knowledge about how to format an MLA report and a business letter


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What information is contained in the header of an MLA report?

    • A.

      Last name and page number

    • B.

      Page number and last name

    • C.

      Just page number

    • D.

      Just page number

    • E.

      First and last name and page number

    Correct Answer
    A. Last name and page number
    Explanation
    The header of an MLA report contains the last name and page number. This information is typically included in the top right corner of each page to provide a reference for the reader and to maintain proper formatting according to MLA guidelines.

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  • 2. 

    What is the proper line spacing for an MLA report?

    • A.

      Single

    • B.

      Single and one half

    • C.

      Double

    • D.

      Double and one half

    Correct Answer
    C. Double
    Explanation
    The proper line spacing for an MLA report is double. This means that there should be a full blank line between each line of text. Double spacing is a common requirement in academic writing as it allows for easier readability and provides space for reviewers or instructors to make comments or corrections. It also helps to create a more professional and polished appearance for the document.

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  • 3. 

    What is the correct order of items in an MLA heading?

    • A.

      Student name, instructor, class, date

    • B.

      Student name, instructor, date, class, assignment

    • C.

      Student name, class, date, instructor, assignment

    • D.

      Instructor, class, student, assignment with date

    Correct Answer
    A. Student name, instructor, class, date
    Explanation
    The correct order of items in an MLA heading is student name, instructor, class, date. This order follows the standard MLA format where the student's name is listed first, followed by the instructor's name, then the class name, and finally the date. This order ensures that all the necessary information is included in the heading and is presented in a logical and organized manner.

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  • 4. 

    How many lines are included in an MLA heading (where the page number goes)?

    • A.

      A heading is only one line.

    • B.

      A heading has four lines.

    • C.

      A heading has three lines.

    • D.

      A heading has two lines.

    • E.

      A heading has five lines.

    Correct Answer
    B. A heading has four lines.
    Explanation
    An MLA heading typically includes four lines. These lines consist of the student's name, the instructor's name, the course name or number, and the date. Each line is separated by double spacing.

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  • 5. 

    Where is the MLA header/page number located?

    • A.

      Top left corner of page

    • B.

      Bottom left corner of page

    • C.

      Bottom right corner of page

    • D.

      Centered at the top of the page

    • E.

      Top right corner of page

    Correct Answer
    E. Top right corner of page
    Explanation
    The MLA header/page number is located in the top right corner of the page. This is a standard formatting requirement for MLA style, where the header includes the author's last name and the page number. Placing it in the top right corner ensures consistency and easy identification of the page number throughout the document.

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  • 6. 

    Which one are the correct page margins in an MLA report?

    • A.

      Top: 1”, Bottom: 1”, Left: 0.5”, Right: 0.5”

    • B.

      Top: 0.5”, Bottom: 0.5”, Left: 0.5”, Right: 0.5”

    • C.

      Top: 1”, Bottom: 1”, Left: 1”, Right: 1”

    • D.

      Top: 1”, Bottom: 1”, Left: 2”, Right: 2”

    • E.

      Top: 0.5”, Bottom: 0.5”, Left: 1”, Right: 1”

    Correct Answer
    C. Top: 1”, Bottom: 1”, Left: 1”, Right: 1”
    Explanation
    The correct page margins in an MLA report are Top: 1”, Bottom: 1”, Left: 1”, Right: 1”. These margins ensure that there is enough space for the content and that the report looks neat and professional. The equal margins on all sides also help maintain consistency throughout the document.

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  • 7. 

    In an MLA report you must indent the first line of each paragraph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In MLA (Modern Language Association) style, it is required to indent the first line of each paragraph. This formatting rule helps to visually distinguish the beginning of a new paragraph and improve readability. By indenting the first line, it helps the reader to easily identify the start of a new idea or point being discussed in the report.

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  • 8. 

    What is the process to insert your header/page number in your report?

    • A.

      Insert, header

    • B.

      Insert, footer

    • C.

      Format, page number

    • D.

      Insert, page number

    Correct Answer
    D. Insert, page number
    Explanation
    To insert a header/page number in a report, you need to use the "insert" function and then select "page number" option. This will allow you to add a page number to your report. The other options mentioned, such as inserting a header or footer, or formatting the page number, are not specifically mentioned in the question and therefore can be considered incorrect.

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  • 9. 

    In a report, your title should be right aligned on the page.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In a report, the title should not be right aligned on the page. Typically, the title is centered or left aligned to provide a visually balanced and professional appearance. Right aligning the title may make it appear out of place and disrupt the overall design of the report. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 10. 

    In a letter, the punctuation that follows the greeting is:

    • A.

      Comma

    • B.

      Colon

    • C.

      Semi-colon

    Correct Answer
    B. Colon
    Explanation
    In a letter, the punctuation that follows the greeting is a colon. A colon is used to introduce a list, explanation, or a formal statement. In a letter, the greeting is followed by the recipient's name or title, and a colon is used to separate the greeting from the name. This helps to create a clear and formal structure in the letter.

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  • 11. 

    In a letter, how many times do you enter between the inside address and the greeting?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    In a letter, you enter twice between the inside address and the greeting. The first time is after the inside address, which includes the sender's name, address, and contact information. The second time is before the greeting, which typically starts with "Dear" followed by the recipient's name or title. These two line breaks create a visual separation between the address and the greeting, making the letter more organized and professional.

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  • 12. 

    How many times should you enter between paragraphs in a letter?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. 2
    Explanation
    In a letter, it is generally recommended to enter twice between paragraphs. This helps to visually separate different ideas or sections within the letter, making it easier for the reader to follow the content. It also improves readability and makes the letter appear more organized and professional.

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  • 13. 

    In a letter, the return address represents_________________________________.

    • A.

      The person mailing the letter

    • B.

      The person who is receiving the letter

    • C.

      The person who is writing the letter

    Correct Answer
    C. The person who is writing the letter
    Explanation
    The return address on a letter represents the person who is writing the letter. This address is used to indicate where the letter should be returned to in case it cannot be delivered to the intended recipient. It provides a way for the postal service to contact the sender if there are any issues with the delivery.

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  • 14. 

    The spacing after the date is_________________________________.

    • A.

      Single

    • B.

      Double

    • C.

      Quadruple

    Correct Answer
    C. Quadruple
    Explanation
    The spacing after the date is quadruple. This means that there are four spaces after the date.

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  • 15. 

    When typing a block style business letter, the block style means__________________________.

    • A.

      All parts of the letter, except the return address are typed at the left margin.

    • B.

      All parts of the letter, except the salutation, are typed at the left margin.

    • C.

      All parts of the letter should be typed at the left margin.

    Correct Answer
    C. All parts of the letter should be typed at the left margin.
    Explanation
    The block style in a business letter refers to a format where all parts of the letter, including the date, recipient's address, salutation, body paragraphs, closing, and signature, are aligned to the left margin. This creates a clean and organized appearance, making it easier for the reader to navigate and understand the content of the letter. By typing all parts of the letter at the left margin, it ensures consistency and professionalism in the layout of the document.

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  • 16. 

    An example of a greeting is?

    • A.

      Dear Mr. Smith

    • B.

      How are you?

    • C.

      Dear Bobby Smith

    • D.

      Sincerely

    • E.

      Dear Mr. Smith:

    Correct Answer
    E. Dear Mr. Smith:
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dear Mr. Smith:" because it follows the format of a formal greeting, addressing the recipient with their title and last name. The use of a colon at the end suggests that a message or letter will follow. The other options either lack the proper format or do not contain a greeting at all.

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  • 17. 

    The margins for a business letter should be set to:

    • A.

      1.5" on top and 1" on sides

    • B.

      1" 1" on all sides

    • C.

      2" on top and 1" on sides

    Correct Answer
    C. 2" on top and 1" on sides
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2" on top and 1" on sides. When formatting a business letter, it is important to set appropriate margins to ensure that the content is properly aligned and visually appealing. By setting the top margin to 2" and the side margins to 1", there is enough space at the top for the letterhead and contact information, while still leaving sufficient space on the sides for a professional appearance.

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  • 18. 

    The part of the business letter that follows the date is_________________________________.

    • A.

      Inside address

    • B.

      Return address

    • C.

      Salutation

    Correct Answer
    A. Inside address
    Explanation
    The part of the business letter that follows the date is the inside address. The inside address includes the recipient's name, job title, company name, and address. It is placed below the date and is used to indicate who the letter is being sent to. The inside address helps ensure that the letter reaches the intended recipient and is an important part of professional correspondence.

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  • 19. 

    The farewell or goodbye part of the business letter is known as the:

    • A.

      Closing

    • B.

      Ending

    • C.

      Salutation

    Correct Answer
    A. Closing
    Explanation
    The farewell or goodbye part of a business letter is known as the closing. This is the final part of the letter where the writer wraps up the message and expresses their final thoughts or intentions. It typically includes a closing phrase or sentiment, followed by the writer's name and title. The closing is important as it provides a polite and professional way to end the letter and leave a positive impression on the recipient.

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  • 20. 

    The address of the person receiving the letter is called the:

    • A.

      Mailing address

    • B.

      Inside address

    • C.

      Return address

    Correct Answer
    B. Inside address
    Explanation
    The inside address refers to the address of the person who is receiving the letter. It is typically placed at the top left-hand side of the letter, below the sender's information. This address helps to ensure that the letter reaches the intended recipient accurately and allows for easy identification of the recipient. It includes details such as the recipient's name, job title, company name, and complete mailing address.

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  • 21. 

    Dear Mr. Smith is commonly referred to as _______________________________ in business classes:

    • A.

      Greeting

    • B.

      Heading

    • C.

      Closing

    Correct Answer
    A. Greeting
    Explanation
    In business classes, Dear Mr. Smith is commonly referred to as a greeting. This is because a greeting is a polite and formal way to address someone at the beginning of a letter or email. It sets the tone for the communication and shows respect towards the recipient. Using a proper greeting like "Dear Mr. Smith" is considered professional and appropriate in a business setting.

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