BC Ch4

Dixon Tam
Quiz by Dixon Tam, updated more than 1 year ago
Dixon Tam
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Question 1

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No one has time to plan messages anymore, so when you need to create one it is best to simply dive right in and begin writing.
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  • True
  • False

Question 2

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When allocating your time among the three stages of the writing process, you should use about a fourth of the time for planning, half the time for writing, and a quarter of the time for completing.
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  • True
  • False

Question 3

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All business messages have both a general purpose and a specific purpose.
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  • True
  • False

Question 4

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The three general purposes of business messages are to inform, to persuade, and to collaborate.
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  • True
  • False

Question 5

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Once you have established your purpose, it's best to consider whether it is worth pursuing at this time.
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  • True
  • False

Question 6

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When analyzing your audience, you should ignore everyone except the key decision makers.
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  • True
  • False

Question 7

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As long as your message is clear, the size of your audience should not affect your approach.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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One effective informal method for learning more about your audience members' information needs is to ask them directly for input.
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  • True
  • False

Question 9

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In the planning stage of an important business report, you should never engage in free writing, since doing so will only confuse you.
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  • True
  • False

Question 10

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When you get a vague request for information, the best way to handle it is to provide all the information you can and allow the audience members to select what is useful to them.
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  • True
  • False

Question 11

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Skilled communicators include only the information that their audience has specifically requested.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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A helpful way to test the thoroughness of your message is to use the journalistic approach: asking yourself whether you have covered the who, what, where, when, why, and how.
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  • True
  • False

Question 13

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Accuracy of information is less important in business communication than in other types of communication–everyone is busy, and mistakes are simply unavoidable.
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  • True
  • False

Question 14

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Online reference materials generally require more careful evaluation than other types.
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  • True
  • False

Question 15

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Messages can be unethical simply because certain details have not been included.
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  • True
  • False

Question 16

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As long as your message is clear and interesting, the medium you choose doesn't really matter.
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  • True
  • False

Question 17

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Face-to-face communication is the richest medium.
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  • True
  • False

Question 18

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Poorly organized messages are unlikely to be effective, regardless of their content.
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  • True
  • False

Question 19

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"Latest Investment Performance" is an example of a message topic, whereas "Poor Investment Performance Continues" is an example of a main idea.
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  • True
  • False

Question 20

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The best time to choose between the direct and indirect approach for organizing messages is before you've decided on the main idea.
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  • True
  • False
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