United States

Question   1


What is the primary reason you would write “United States” in capital letters at the bottom of a business letter’s inside address?

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To specify the   country of origin in a letter to a foreign country



To clarify the source of the   sender’s letter when addressing domestic recipients who don’t speak English



To indicate the sender’s   patriotism regardless of the location of the recipient



To indicate to a domestic or   foreign recipient that the letter is official and of great importance


Question 2


5 / 5 points


Along with an address, a phone number, and an e-mail address, a résumé should include all of the following except for

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family background.






computer skills.


Question 3


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In a _______ format, the date line and the signature block are centered.

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standard block



irregular block



modified block





Question 4


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In a properly formatted memo, the sender should

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always use a complimentary close.



sign the memo in the ordinary   manner.



not use an opening   salutation.



normally use a modified block   format.


Question 5


5 / 5 points


Ideally, the subject line of an e-mail

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should provide the subject of the   e-mail in all caps.



should provide the name of the   sender and his or her title.



includes the sender’s name in   lowercase, followed by a salutation.



provides the   sender’s name and the subject of the e-mail.


Question 6


5 / 5 points


Among general tips for business writing, we’re told that we shouldn’t “patronize.” Which statement best illustrates that term?

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Johnson distributes information to   his employees on a need-to-know basis.



Supervisor Lowell asks employees   for their input on proposed company projects.



Vice President   Frasier talks to his subordinates as if they’re ignorant children.



H. C. Smith makes it a point never   to talk down to his employees.


Question 7


5 / 5 points


Susan Squire of the customer service department receives a complaint letter from a customer. Ms. Squire waits a week before responding with a letter that fails to directly address the specifics of the complaint and, instead, promises that the complaint will be investigated at some point in the near future. Ms. Squire’s letter illustrates a _______ complaint response letter.

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Question 8


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Every so often, Corey Schell, CEO of Schell Enterprises, sends out letters of appreciation to suppliers who have a long history with his company. Which kind of letter will he be sending to his suppliers?

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Question 9


5 / 5 points


For business letters, the most conservative and commonly used font is

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Times New Roman.








Question 10


5 / 5 points


What is the most important reason for initialing a memo?

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To indicate that you, the memo   author, are who you say you are



To add a human touch to the   message



To indicate that   you’ve read and approved the memo



To lend credibility to the memo’s   message


Question 11


5 / 5 points


An RFP is a

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promotional letter.



response to a complaint letter.



cover letter.



request for   information.


Question 12


5 / 5 points


Which closing is correct and appropriate in a modern-day business letter?

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Truly yours,



Most sincerely,



Sincerely yours,



Most Sincerely:


Question 13


5 / 5 points


Regarding e-mail messages, which statement is true?

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If you don’t know a recipient,   send only short attached files.



Respond to all e-mail business   messages within 24 hours.



Transmit passwords and usernames   only to people you know well.



Don’t send   attachments to a recipient you don’t know.


Question 14


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In a letter written from Wisconsin to either Alaska or Hawaii, the inside address will be

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flush-right and follow the U.S.   Postal Service format.



flush-left and   follow the U.S. Postal Service format.



flush-right and follow the   International Postal Service format.



flush-right and follow the   International Postal Service format.


Question 15


5 / 5 points


The word “memorandum” comes from the Latin memorandus, which means

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to greet.



to remember.



to record.



in regard to.


Question 16


5 / 5 points


The salutation of a business letter

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should be followed by a comma.



must not specify an unknown   recipient.



should be followed   by a colon.



must always avoid using the first   name of a known recipient.


Question 17


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Regarding business letters, which statement is true?

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Most business letters are written   on blank stationery.



A business letter written on blank   stationery must begin with the sender’s address, followed by the date.



When a business   letter is written on letterhead stationery, the sender’s organizational   position will appear in the signature block.



A business letter written on blank   stationery must begin with the recipient’s address, followed by the date.


Question 18


5 / 5 points


The complaint response letter in Figure 5, from Greenleaf Lawn service, would be classified as

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active negative.





Question 19


5 / 5 points


Following the centered word “MEMORANDUM” at the top of a memo, what is the preferred order for specifying the date, sender, recipient, and subject of a memo?

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From, To, Date, Subject



Date, To, From, Subject



Subject, Date, To, From



To, From, Date,   Subject


Question 20


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Logically, although not formally, the opposite of a B2B business letter is a/an _______ letter.

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