On Writing Well Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

William Zinsser
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part III: Chapter 16 Business Writing: Writing in Your Job.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the main thing readers think when starting an article?
(a) They want to know whether it is worth it to read the article.
(b) They want to know how long it will take them to read the article.
(c) They want to know whether the writer is credible or not.
(d) They want to know how soon they will find the answer to the original thesis question of an article.

2. What ability do great authors have?
(a) The ability to write perfectley grammatical pieces.
(b) The ability to get an inside on reading trends.
(c) The ability to ignore rules of grammar.
(d) The ability to write whenever they want.

3. What does it convey when anyone says he can write a book if he wanted to?
(a) It shows that people are ignorant.
(b) It reveals the misconception that writing is easy.
(c) It shows that there are many talented people in the world.
(d) It reveals how easy it is to write a book.

4. What is a dash useful for?
(a) Dashes are good to separate thoughts.
(b) Dashes act as pointers to a point and to set off parenthetical statementes.
(c) Dashes are good to connect complex sentences.
(d) Dashes are good in place of exclamations.

5. Why does Zissner advise his clients to worry about the marketplace last?
(a) Because the marketplace always needs books and will take anything.
(b) Writing a good piece for the marketplace is easy when they know what sells.
(c) Because nobody knows what is going to sell.
(d) Because the marketplace never changes.

Short Answer Questions

1. A musician must practice scales, and a writer must practice ______________.

2. What does Zinsser think about this misconception?

3. What advice does Zinsser give to employees who want to change business writing?

4. What tense does Zissner recommend when starting a new piece?

5. Why doesn't he simply cross out clutter?

(see the answer key)

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