VU ENG201- Business And Technical English Writing MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2009
MIDTERM EXAMINATION Fall 2009
ENG201- Business and Technical English Writing (Session – 4)
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which of the followings are usually more vivid than long ones and improve the readability of a document?
► Short words
► Content words
► Structure words-correct
► Practical words
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which format should be used if the document will be sent to outside individuals?
► Letter –correct
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which of the following can be defined as “the words one chooses to state one’s message, say much more than their dictionary definitions”.
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which question is used to ask about residential status?
► What’s your address?
► Where are you from? -correct
► Where do you belong to?
► Please sign here.
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
How can you make the following statement Concise?
‘There are only four rules of our company and every employee is bound to follow these rules.’
► Four rules must be observed.
► There are four rules that must be observed.
► You must follow the rules.
► Follow the rules. -correct
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which of the following is promoted by simple, direct language?
► Structural clarity
► Stylistic clarity
► Contextual clarity
► Textual clarity-correct
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which of the following is used as brief, informal reports within an organization?
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Select the statement about the communication process that is NOT true.
► Communication takes many forms-oral, written and computer.
► Communication is vital to every part of business.
► Your performance in business will not be judged by your communication ability. -correct
► Performance is judged by communication ability.
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Biased language that might offend the audience is based on —————
► Cultural bias, gender bias–correct
► Cultural bias, nationality bias
► Unity bias, nationality bias
► None of them
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Why important observations, suggestions, or objections should be written?
► To persuade the reader
► To create permanent records–correct
► To make communication more effective
► To establish credibility
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which Three types of readers usually exist?
► Phantom Readers, Future Readers, Complicated Readers
► Future Readers, Complex Readers, Complicated Readers
► Future Readers, Complex Readers, Technical Readers
► Phantom Readers, Future Readers, Complex Readers–correct
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
To whom usually good will letters are written?
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
If your message is specific, definite and vivid; which of the following principle has been applied?
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which guideline should be followed to ensure Courtesy?
► Be sincerely tactful, thoughtful and appreciative
► Use expressions that show respect
► Omit irritating expressions
► All of the above–correct
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which of the following factors enables you to evaluate the effectiveness of your message?
► Feedback –correct
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which of the following can make a meeting unsuccessful?
► Deciding on purpose before the meeting
► Selecting participants for the meeting
► Holding a meeting when a memo or other business message would have done the
► All of the above-correct
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
What does the phrase ‘Readers create Meaning’ mean? Ans:
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 ) What is a bad news message? Ans:
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
What do you understand by the phrase ‘Readers responses are sharpened by situation’?
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Differentiate between Direct and Indirect Approach?
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
You have received an appointment letter from a multinational company for Sales Representative post but you are intimated to submit your Recommendation letter before joining. Write a letter to your Branch Manager [previous employer] in order to obtain a Letter of Recommendation.