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1. Choose the best technical sentence from the following:
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• The exercise expedited energy expenditures.
• The exercise was increasing energy expenditures.
• The exercise caused the people to use more energy than they might have otherwise used in normal circumstances.
• The exercise increased energy expenditures.
2. As a general rule of thumb technical writers should use _______.
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• Passive voice
• Active voice
3. What portion of a manual addresses issues that can occur with the product?
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• Addendum section
• Appendix section
• Troubleshooting section
• Tech support section

4. If the document relies heavily on technical terms, which of the following should be included?
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• A link to an online technical dictionary
• An appendix
• Footnotes
• Glossary of Terms
5. How many iterations of your original document will a technical writer generally be expected to write?
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• At least two iterations
• At least four interations
• It depends on how many times the product changes
• At least three iterations
6. In the context of technical writing, what does SME typically stand for?
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• Subject Matter Expert
• Source Material Engagement
• Subject Matter Error
• Source Manager Evaluation
• Subject Material Error
7. When documenting an unfamiliar subject, which of the following people would be the best to consult?
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• The programmers
• Your manager
• The marketers
• The subject-matter expert
8. In addition to spelling, grammar, and punctuation, what should a technical writer also check in the document?
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• Formatting
• Consistency
• All of these
• Accuracy
9. Where can explanatory information appear?
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• Below a step
• All of these
• After the instructions
• Before the instructions
10. When writing a technical manual for software, what preliminary meetings are best to attend, if possible?
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• Software design meetings
• Quality assurance meetings
• Editorial review meetings
• Management meetings
11. How does technical writing differ from expository writing?
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• Technical writing does not involve proving arguments
• A conclusion does not need to be reached
• Technical writing uses flowery language, whereas expository does not
• Grammar and formatting are not important
12. When documenting a piece of software and referring to a particular feature, you should follow the spelling…
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• ...most commonly used by the target audience.
• ...suggested by an applicable style guide.
• ...used in the software's user interface.
• ...prescribed by your chosen dictionary.
13. ______ refers to the veracity of data, while _______ refers to the degree of exactness used in the measurements.
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• intentional; incidental
• accuracy; precision
• reliability; validity
• precision; accuracy
14. When technical writers talk about "single-source publishing," what do they mean?
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• It is the system that allows technical writers to write once, then use and re-use and deploy the same content in various formats, and even languages.
• Only one person or department source writes and maintains all the documentation.
• Writers convert paper manuals to online formats.
• Software developers write explanatory documentation into their source codes.
15. When dealing with a help guide on a computer, when a user presses F1 from a field, what kind of help does the user usually receive?
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• Scenarios
• Context-sensitive help
• Two or three options to complete the task
• All of these
16. What person is primarily responsible for editing a technical manual for style and grammar?
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• All of these
• The quality assurance team
• The programming team
• The writer
17. Which of the following is correct?
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• The machine's principal component is the engine.
• Both are correct
• The machine's principle component is the engine.
18. Which is the proper way to express a temperature in Kelvin?
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• 10 K
• 10 Kelvins
• 10˚ K
• 10 Kelvin
19. What is the purpose of a FAQ?
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• To cover up mistakes in the product
• To sell the product
• To answer the most common questions
• To provide a place for users to congregate
20. What does "SME" refer to?
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• Systematic math entry
• Subject-matter expert
• Scientific metric effect
• Scientific method exercise
21. Which of the following traits embody the ideal technical writing style?
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• Parallel sentence structure
• Concise
• All of these
• Authoritative tone
22. What is the purpose of a white paper?
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• To offer solutions to problems
• To explain the product
• To list the features of the product
• All of these
23. Which of the following is NOT used to markup and/or style technical writing?
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• HTML
• WWW
• XML
• CSS
24. What is the most common way to present task-oriented instructions in written documentation?
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• Step-by-step instructions in numbered lists
• Video demos
• Step-by-step instructions in bulleted lists
• In context-sensitive help
25. What is the abstract?
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• A conclusive statement
• A theoretical framework
• A brief summary of the article
• A dataset
26. What is a functional description?
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• A description that provides typical uses, details, and the purpose of the subject.
• A description that provides warranty information on the subject.
• A description that provides step-by-step details on using the subject.
27. Which of the following uses INCORRECT capitalization?
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• The test concluded last Winter.
• The test concluded last winter.
• The scientist used a Bunsen burner to heat the compound.
• The tests were performed at Madison Square Garden.
28. What is cross-browser, cross platform compatibility?
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• Compatibility across multiple smart phones and computers
• Compatibility across multiple browsers
• Compatibility across PCs and Macs
• Compatibility across multiple technologies, operating systems, and browsers
29. Which of the following is the most comprehensive definition of technical writing?
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• Presenting features and benefits in a difficult manner
• Documenting tasks, scenarios, and tools
• Presenting complex information in an understandable manner
• Creating a document designed for engineers
30. Which of the following is the best wording to appear in end user documentation?
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• If the program crashes…
• If the program dies...
• If the program abends…
• If the program shuts down unexpectedly…
31. Technical writing refers to:
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• Explaining tech communication
• Writing about technology
• All of these
• Providing instructions on how to do something
32. Why are quick-start guides popular?
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• All of these
• They reduce calls to tech support for initial setup
• They're cost effective
• Customers want them and read them
33. True or false? It is always best to use complex technical terms because it makes the document more credible.
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• False
• True
34. Which of these are examples of technical writing?
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• Training manuals
• All of these
• White papers
• Online help files
35. True or false? In order to be a technical writer, you must have a technical background.
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• False
• True
36. Which of the following is the best way to summarize a list of software functions in written documentation?
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• Charts
• In a table
• Endnotes
• Using Images
37. Which of the following is the equivalent of a hyperlink in written documentation?
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• An appendix
• A glossary of terms
• A cross reference
• Endnotes
38. What does p.r.n. Stand for?
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• Per rectum
• As needed
• Per registered nurse
39. Which voice should be used for explaining instructional steps?
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• Active
• First person
• Second person
• Passive
40. Which verb tense is most effective in technical writing?
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• Present progressive
• Regular verbs
• Present
• Present perfect
41. Which of these is NOT a true statement about documents following a linear (paper) model?
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• They are designed to be read in their entirety.
• They are designed to be read sequentially.
• The 'optimal' path through the information is not defined by the writer.
42. What level of user will most likely read a technical white paper?
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• Intermediate to expert users
• Experts
• Rank novices with no prior knowledge
43. What is the FOG test?
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• The test for Forensic Ocular Graphing
• A readability test
• A test on fog density
• A test to make sure your graphs are easily understood
44. What does a schematic illustrate?
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• The way in which something works
• How an object appears from different angles
• Detailed instructions of how to use a product
• The feel of a product
45. What is a secondary source?
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• Sources that are less relevant to your paper
• The second resource referenced
• An interpretation of data from a primary source
• The second group of people interviewed
46. What is RoboHelp?
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• That paperclip from Word
• An HTML5 publishing tool
• A database of technical terms and tools
• A Python publishing tool
47. Suppose you are citing an author who is citing another author's work. Which author should you cite in your paper?
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• You do not need to cite either author
• You should formally cite the author you are actually reading
• You should formally cite both authors
• You should formally cite the author of the original experiment
48. Which of these is NOT an XML-based document format?
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• DITA
• TEI
• LaTeX
• DocBook
49. What grammatical person is most often used in steps?
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• Second person
• First person
• Implied second person
• Third person
50. Which of the following is the best procedure for testing documentation?
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• Following a written test plan
• Working one's way through the documentation
• The beta testers completing the testing
• The programmers and the QA team completing the testing
51. What is the proper terminology for creating multiple outputs from one document?
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• Multiple sourcing
• Single sourcing
• Dual sourcing
• All sourcing
52. What form of style is most often used in software documentation?
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• Chicago
• AP
• APA
• MLA

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