Multiple Choice Answers

When using the Flesch Reading Ease score, the lower the score is, the:
A. the more comprehendable the material is.
B. the easier the material is.
C. more difficult the material is.
D. the more generalized the material is.

Nearly 3 million people in the United States:
A. are affected by dyslexia.
B. have speech impairments and are color blind.
C. have visual impairments.
D. are deaf or hard of hearing.

In text-based testing, __________ assess consistency, correctness, and conventions of visuals.
A. document reviews
B. visual reviews
C. editorial reviews
D. comparison tests
Information collected from users as they read and use a text is called:
A. retrospective testing.
B. expert testing.
C. concurrent testing.
D. technical testing.

Questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups are used during:
A. retrospective testing.
B. concurrent testing.
C. expert testing.
D. technical testing.

When reporting test results, ways to quantify the results include all of the following EXCEPT:
A. how long it took the participants to complete tasks.
B. how many errors occur during various tasks.
C. how often different test participants note the same usability issues.
D. how pleased the test participants were with the test.
Consideration for user’s vision, hearing, dexterity, cognition, and other learning and perception areas refers to the __________ of the message to various users.
A. readability
B. usability
C. adaptability
D. accessibility

According to the textbook, part of the difficulty in revising one’s writing comes from:
A. not understanding what to revise.
B. the fact that some writing just does not need revision.
C. not having enough background in English grammar.
D. the writer’s resistance to changing anything in the draft.
The most effective method of revision is:
A. to start at the beginning of the paper and mark everything you can find wrong with the paper as quickly as possible.
B. to read the paper backwards, starting from the back page and reading to the front page.
C. to focus on only one aspect of revision and on only one section of the writing at a time.
D. to put away the draft and write a new draft; then compare them and select the better draft as the revision.
__________ typically includes assuring the consistency of all elements of design, from “macro” elements, such as assuring the same font type, style, size, and placement headings, to details, such as assuring that numbers of figures and their textual references match.
A. Proofreading
B. Design review
C. Content accuracy
D. Document cycling

Software tools for editing can identify all of the following EXCEPT:
A. inconsistent writing styles.
B. potentially sexist language.
C. passive voice.
A __________ edit corrects language and numerical errors.
A. policy
B. integrity
C. language
D. screening

As discussed in the textbook, four common copyediting problems for writers that need a final check before a document is complete are concrete details, directness, the elimination of several kinds of wordiness, and:
A. inflated language.
B. positive phrasing.
C. abstract language.
D. synonyms.

Which of the following is an example of direct language?
A. The judge provided the required authorization for the search.
B. Your conceptualization of our aggregate capability may enhance our marketing position.
C. The judge authorized the search.
D. It is my opinion that the exposure of the disk to the light could be at the core of the problem.

Most of the time, positive phrasing should be used; sometimes, however, a negative must be used. In such cases, the writer should consider using a less overtly negative term. Which of the following is an example of a less overtly negative term?
A. Do not accept
B. Not possible
C. Not many
D. Reject

The phrases “collaborate together” and “initial preparation” are examples of:
A. redundant modifiers.
B. grammar errors.
C. indirect language.
D. positive phrasing.

__________ is a straightforward, final check for accuracy and consistency in mechanical, grammatical, design, disciplinary, and typographical conventions.
A. Copyediting
B. Proofreading
C. Editing
D. Feasibility reporting

In technical communication, __________ is the degree to which texts effectively and easily enable people to accomplish their goals.
A. satisfaction
B. readability
C. usability
D. effectiveness

How quickly readers can find information using an index or table of contents is a characteristic of a text’s:
A. efficiency.
B. memorability.
C. learnability.
D. satisfaction.

__________ is the extent to which tests measure what they claim to measure.
A. Test measurement
B. Test reliability
C. Test evaluation
D. Test validity