Academic and Professional Writing Quiz

Academic and Professional Writing Quiz (Multiple Choice Type). This test covers various topics in English for Academic and Professional Purposes including academic and professional writing, technical report writing, and others. You may use the items below for a pretest or for summative assessment purposes. Answers are already highlighted.

  1. It also means care that is required to avoid sweeping generalizations.
    • Objectivity
    • Formality
    • Caution
    • Cohesiveness
  2. It means that academic writing must be impersonal and maintains a certain level of social distance.
    • Objectivity
    •  Credibility
    •  Partiality
    • Contextuality
  3. It is defined as the copying verbatim of language and ideas of other writers and taking credit for them.
    • Research
    • Plagiarism
    • Citation
    • Crediting
  4. Many times, a formal report is read by:
    • Various Audiences at Various Levels of a Business
    • Non-Technical Audience
    • Science Professors
    • General Public
  5. Which categories of workers are largely responsible for preparing technical reports and communications?
    • Teachers and Professors
    • Marketing Consultants
    • Language Experts
    • Professional and Technical Communicators
  6. What part of a long technical report serves as the navigation device by presenting a list of heading and subheadings together with their respective page numbers?
    • Table of Contents
    • Letter of Transmittal
    • Title Page
    • Executive Summary
  7. What paper presents the writer’s stance or point of view regarding an issue, thereby requiring authority and confidence?
    • Concept Paper
    • Position Paper
    • Technical Report
    • Field Report
  8. What technique has the advantage of giving unfiltered record of an observation and facilitates repeated analysis of such observations?
    • Video and Audio Recordings
    • Notetaking
    • Photography
    • Illustrations and Drawings
  9. Which technical report documents an observation of people, places, or events to identify common themes in relation to the research problem underpinning the study?
    • Feasibility Report
    • Field Report
    • Recommendation Report
    • Operations Report
  10. It pertains collectively to characteristics of an occupied space and the human use of such place where observations are being conducted:
    • Physical Setting
    • Objects and Material Culture
    • Behavior Cycle
    • Use of Language
  11. What paper generally serves the purpose of providing in-depth discussion of a topic that the writer has a strong position on, usually with the intent of obtaining funding for the project from sponsors
    • Research Paper
    • Concept Paper
    • Position Paper
    • Review Paper
  12. Also known as scientific report, it is a document that describes a process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research:
    • Concept Paper
    • Business Correspondence
    • Proposal
    • Technical Report
  13. It gives a history of an undertaking over a limited period, or from the date of beginning until the date of writing. It is narrative in style and usually follows the chronological order.
    • Progress Report
    • Examination Report
    • Preliminary Report
    • Periodic Report
  14. One significant difference between technical language and lay language is that technical language tends to be more:
    • Abstract
    • Subjective
    • Exact
    • Sophisticated
  15. Which of the following represents POOR writing in technical documents?
    • Writing that takes less time to comprehend.
    • Writing that emphasizes audience benefits.
    • Writing that takes a short time to read.
    • Writing that requires a reader to gather additional information to comprehend the content.
  16. In what stage of technical report writing does the writer conduct library research and recording of data?
    • Planning
    • Designing
    • Collecting Data
    • Rough Drafting
  17. The first few sentences in the introduction of a position paper should be dedicated to:
    • Statement of position on the issue.
    • Identification of the debatable issue.
    • Exposition of the strongest argument or claim.
    • Wrap up of all the arguments and claims.
  18. If you are assigned to read a newspaper article and argue against the opinions in the article, you should NOT:
    • Go through the article and refute each of the main points, explaining how stupid the author’s views are.
    • Analyze and summarize the strong and weak points of the article, and then state your own position.
    • Summarize the author’s main arguments and logically express your own views.
    • Examine all the claims of the author and find loopholes or flaws in the light of logical explanations.
  19. Whether at work or at school, the first step for writing any assignment is to:
    • Check resources for credibility and sufficiency.
    • Take good and concise notes during the research phase of the writing process.
    • Make sure you understand the assignment’s purpose and requirements.
    • Create an outline of main points and sub-points of your arguments.
  20. Usually, the purpose of a formal technical report revolves around:
    • Recommending a Course of Action
    • Making a Claim
    • Selling a Product
    • Solving a Problem
  21. Which part of a technical report provides information helpful in understanding the report such as subject and its scope, discussion of the problem, and what has been previously done to solve it
    • Discussion
    • Title Page
    • Introduction
    • Summary Page
  22. What technical report determines whether something is feasible or not, hence presenting, interpreting, and summarizing the data relevant to study?
    • Progress Report
    • Field Report
    • Feasibility Report
    • Preliminary Report
  23. Which section of a technical report provides an analysis, interpretation, and summary of results or findings?
    • Conclusions
    • Recommendations
    • Executive Summary
    • Discussion
  24. What part of a concept paper gives an overview of how the project will be carried out together with any innovative approaches, techniques, and processes employed?
    • Purpose
    • Project Description
    • Methodology
    • Introduction
  25. Which definition structure is in essay length text that uses different rhetorical patterns to show meaning of a particular term or concept?
    • Extended Definition
    • Informal Definition
    • Sentence Definition
    • Formal Definition