Technical Writing Diagnostic Test

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Technical Writing Diagnostic Test - Quiz

Write on the blank the letter that best complete the sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The ______________ writing merely focuses on business, science and technology and not on emotion.

    • A.

      A. literary

    • B.

      B. technical

    • C.

      C. creative

    Correct Answer
    B. B. technical
    Explanation
    Technical writing is a type of writing that is focused on providing information and instructions related to business, science, and technology. It is characterized by its clear and concise style, objective tone, and lack of emotional or creative elements. Therefore, the correct answer is b. technical, as it accurately describes the type of writing that focuses on business, science, and technology without including emotion.

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  • 2. 

    "Are my spelling, punctuation and grammar correct?" is the question need not to be considered in the _____________ process.

    • A.

      A. pre-writing

    • B.

      B. during writing

    • C.

      C. post writing

    Correct Answer
    A. A. pre-writing
    Explanation
    In the pre-writing process, the focus is on generating ideas and organizing thoughts rather than on the correctness of spelling, punctuation, and grammar. During this stage, the writer is encouraged to freely brainstorm and create a rough draft without worrying about the technical aspects of writing. Therefore, the question of whether the spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct is not relevant in the pre-writing process.

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  • 3. 

    The ___________________uses familiar words and sentences that are logical, concrete and specific.

    • A.

      A. clarity

    • B.

      B. conciseness

    • C.

      C. correctness

    Correct Answer
    A. A. clarity
    Explanation
    The term "clarity" refers to the quality of being clear and easily understood. In the context of the given question, using familiar words and sentences that are logical, concrete, and specific contributes to clarity. When communication is clear, it becomes easier for the audience to comprehend the message being conveyed. By using familiar words and logical sentences, the speaker or writer ensures that their ideas are easily understood by the intended audience, thereby enhancing clarity in communication.

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  • 4. 

    The paragraph is adequately developed when it describes, explains and supports the ______________.

    • A.

      A. main idea

    • B.

      B. topic sentence

    • C.

      C. conclusion

    Correct Answer
    B. B. topic sentence
    Explanation
    The paragraph is adequately developed when it describes, explains, and supports the topic sentence. The topic sentence is the main idea or the central point of the paragraph. It sets the tone and direction for the rest of the paragraph. Adequate development of the paragraph involves providing relevant details, examples, and evidence to support and expand upon the topic sentence. This helps to ensure that the paragraph is coherent and cohesive, allowing the reader to fully understand and engage with the main idea being presented.

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  • 5. 

    The __________________ mode of paragraph development uses visuals like tables and figures in writing.

    • A.

      A. illustration

    • B.

      B. description of mechanism

    • C.

      C. description of a process

    Correct Answer
    A. A. illustration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a. illustration". The mode of paragraph development that uses visuals like tables and figures in writing is called illustration. This mode allows the writer to provide visual representations to support their ideas and enhance the reader's understanding. By incorporating visuals, the writer can effectively convey information in a clear and concise manner, making it easier for the reader to comprehend complex concepts or data.

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  • 6. 

    The ____________________Shows the strengths and weaknesses of the existing business and proposed venture.

    • A.

      A. proposal letter

    • B.

      B. analytical report

    • C.

      C. feasibility studies

    Correct Answer
    C. C. feasibility studies
    Explanation
    Feasibility studies are conducted to evaluate the potential of a business or venture. They analyze the strengths and weaknesses of both the existing business and the proposed venture. Feasibility studies provide a comprehensive understanding of the market, competition, financial viability, and potential risks associated with the business. They help in making informed decisions about whether to proceed with the venture or not. Therefore, the correct answer is c. feasibility studies.

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  • 7. 

    The ________________ contains the complete name and address of the letter’s recipient.

    • A.

      A. heading

    • B.

      B. inside address

    • C.

      C. salutation

    Correct Answer
    B. B. inside address
    Explanation
    The inside address is the part of a letter that contains the complete name and address of the letter's recipient. It is typically placed below the date and above the salutation. This information is important as it ensures that the letter reaches the intended recipient accurately and efficiently. The inside address helps to provide clear communication and establishes a professional tone in the letter.

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  • 8. 

    The ____________ shows that you are respectfully barrowing other people’s idea and not stealing them.

    • A.

      A. bibliography

    • B.

      B. paraphrase

    • C.

      C. summary

    Correct Answer
    A. A. bibliography
    Explanation
    A bibliography is a list of sources that you have consulted or referenced in your work. By including a bibliography, you are acknowledging and giving credit to the original authors or creators of the ideas or information that you have used. This demonstrates respect for their work and shows that you are not stealing their ideas, but rather borrowing them and incorporating them into your own work in a responsible and ethical manner.

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  • 9. 

    The ____________ shows that you are respectfully barrowing other people’s idea and not stealing them.

    • A.

      A. bibliography

    • B.

      B. parapharase

    • C.

      C. summary

    Correct Answer
    A. A. bibliography
    Explanation
    A bibliography is a list of sources that you have used in your research or writing. By including a bibliography, you are acknowledging and giving credit to the original authors or creators of the ideas or information you have borrowed. This demonstrates that you are respectfully using other people's ideas and not claiming them as your own.

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  • 10. 

    1.     The ____________________ is very useful in presenting business report nowadays.

    • A.

      A. Overhead Projector

    • B.

      B. ebook

    • C.

      C. MS Powerpoint

    Correct Answer
    C. C. MS Powerpoint
    Explanation
    MS Powerpoint is a software tool widely used for creating and delivering presentations. It allows users to create visually appealing slides with text, images, charts, and multimedia elements. It offers a range of features like slide transitions, animations, and templates that make it easy to design professional-looking presentations. In the context of presenting business reports, MS Powerpoint provides a structured and organized way to convey information, making it an effective tool for communicating data, analysis, and recommendations to stakeholders.

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