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 1)In adapting writing to a group ranging from college-graduate to grade-school level of education, one should write for the: A) lowest level in the group

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 1)In adapting writing to a group ranging from college-graduate to grade-school level of education, one should write for the: A) lowest level in the group.

B)         middle one-third.

C)         upper two-thirds.

D)         upper one-third.

E)         highest member of the group.

 

2.         Mark the statement that describes the best practice concerning word length in writing. A) Challenge the reader with long words.

a.         Alternate long and short words as much as possible.

b.         Be concerned with precision and forget length.

c.          Concentrate on the short words and use the long ones with caution.

d.         Never use long words in business writing.

 

3.         Mark the most concrete of the following wordings.

A)         Later in the week

B)         By Thursday

C)         By Thursday afternoon

D)         By Thursday without fail

E)         By 3:30 p.m. Thursday

 

4.         Mark the most concrete of the following wordings describing the speed of an automobile.

A)         The fastest car on the road

B)         An exceptionally fast car

C)         A very fast car

D)         Holds a record speed on 167 miles per hour

E)         Exceeds 160 miles per hour

 

5.         Choose the most concrete of the following phrases.

A)         Runs fast

B)         Runs like an antelope

C)         Runs 100 yards in 9.1 seconds

D)         Runs like lightning

E)         Runs with lightning speed

 

6.         Which of the following wordings is the most concrete?

A)         A majority

B)         Over half

C)         52.3 percent

D)         Most E) Excess of 50 percent

 

7.         The part of speech that produces the strongest communication effect is the: A) verb.

a.         noun.

b.         adjective.

c.          preposition.

d.         adverb.

 

8.         Mark the sentence that generally is best for interesting writing. A) The process was discovered by Ace chemists.

a.         Ace chemists discovered the process.

b.         Ace chemists were responsible for discovering the process.

c.          This discovery of process was made by Ace chemists.

d.         Discovery of this process was made by Ace chemists

 

9.         Which of the following conveys the most concrete meaning?

A)         In the near future

B)         Soon

C)         On July 17

D)         Next Thursday

E)         At 9:00 a.m. on July 17

 

10.       Choose the sentence containing the most vigorous wording. A) We will cancel your order.

a.         We will effect a cancellation of your order.

b.         Your order will be canceled.

c.          Your order will be canceled by us.

d.         We will bring about cancellation of your order.

11.       Mark the sentence that has the strongest wording. A) It is believed that their prices will increase.

a.         We believe that their prices will be increased.

b.         We believe that they will increase prices.

c.          It is believed that they will increase prices.

d.         It is believed that their prices will be increased.

  

12.       Which of the following sentences presents its subject matter in the strongest wording? A) Mr. Henderson canceled the story.

a.         Mr. Henderson was responsible for cancellation of the story.

b.         The story was canceled by Mr. Henderson.

c.          Mr. Henderson effected a cancellation of the story.

d.         Cancellation of the story was effected by Mr. Henderson.

13.       Which of these sentences gives the most vigor to the content? A) The sales increase for 2006 was 10.1 percent.

a.         An increase of 10.1 percent was recorded for sales in 2006.

b.         Sales increased 10.1 percent in 2006.

c.          A significant increase in sales was made in 2006.

d.         2003 sales were reported to be 10.1 percent.

 

14.       Mark the sentence that conforms best to clear writing principles. A) He made an application for the job.

a.         He applied for the job.

b.         He made an application for employment.

c.          An application for the job was made by him.

d.         His application has been submitted for the job.

  

 

15.       Choose the sentence with the weakest verb construction. A) The economy expanded 10 percent last year.

a.         The 4-D Company suffered a serious loss.

b.         Department 417 received a slight increase.

c.          Sales are expected to increase.

d.         Mr. Harris sold seven policies.

  

 

16.       Of the following wordings, which is not in correct idiom?

A)         In search of

B)         Listen to

C)         Seldom or ever

D)         Superior to

E)         Equally bad

 

17.       Of the following wordings, which is not in correct idiom?

A)         Comply with

B)         In search of

C)         Listen at

D)         Superior to

E)         Possessed of ability

 

 

18.       Mark the sentence with the least suggestion of sexism.

A)         If a student follows these instructions, he will benefit.

B)         The fishermen around here usually keep their boats in good order.

C)         A secretary in our company rarely needs to use her shorthand skills.

D)         When our customers pay promptly, they earn discounts.

E)         Lattimer was represented by a lady lawyer.

  

 

19.       Mark the least discriminatory of these five references to an occupational group.

A)         postman

B)         lady doctor

C)         salesman

D)         letter carrier

E)         policeman

 

 

20.       Mark the sentence that is the least discriminatory of these five: A) The lady carpenter was not dismissed.

a.         The production department had a Chinese manager.

b.         Ms. Martinez was selected for the position.

c.          Only hardworking blacks need apply.

d.         He was a generous Jew.

 

 

21.       Which of the following sentences is constructed most illogically? A) We planted the trees, and then they were watered.

a.         Wilson saw the error, and he corrected it.

b.         This material is durable, but one pays for its quality.

c.          Because we want to be fair, we will replace the broken part.

d.         Knowing that the project was late, we assigned additional people to it..

 

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