Project #77695 - Managerial Communication

Week 5 Quiz // Chapter 4

 

1.      Which of the following is the best way to give unity to sentences that contain unrelated ideas?  

 

A.    Putting the ideas in a single sentence

 

B.     Putting the ideas in separate sentences

 

C.     Adding two-word verbs

 

D.    Adding cluttering phrases

 

E.     Adding words that show how the ideas are unrelated

 

2.      Identify the independent clause in the following sentence. Daniel, while proofreading his assignment one last time found that he had made a spelling error.

 

A.    Proofreading his assignment

 

B.     One last time

 

C.     He had made a spelling error

 

D.    Proofreading his assignment one last time

 

E.     A spelling error

 

3.      Which of the following sentences has a dangling/misplaced modifier?  

 

A.    On Wednesday, the council decided to apply for a grant.

 

B.     While Nancy was carrying a tray full of burgers, her foot got caught on the counter leg.

 

C.     At the age of four, my father decided that I should live with my grandmother in Beijing.

 

D.    After passing the Spanish exam, I found a job tutoring a nine-year-old girl.

 

E.     While we were driving along the coast, a deer suddenly appeared out of nowhere.

 

4.      Which of the following is true about sentence unity?QC424, 12_09_2014_QC_CS-758, 1CS-751

 

A.    Using prepositions to hold unrelated ideas together in a sentence is the most efficient way of maintaining sentence unity.

 

B.     Unrelated ideas often cause violation of unity in a sentence.

 

C.     You can give unity to sentences that contain unrelated ideas by putting the ideas in one single sentence.

 

D.    You can give unity to sentences that contain unrelated ideas by coordinating the ideas.

 

E.     You can give unity to sentences that contain unrelated ideas by avoiding subordination of the clauses involved.

 

5.      Which of the following sentences avoids faulty parallelisms?rev: 10_01_2014_QC_5402

 

A.    We must either raise revenues or it will be necessary to reduce expenses.

 

B.     In his farewell address, the general praised his soldiers for their courage and gave thanks because of their devotion.

 

C.     Sir John Smith, the celebrated English chemist, was an excellent literary critic as well as being a great scientist.

 

D.    A company is responsible not only to its shareholders but also to its customers and employees.

 

E.     Examples of aerobic exercises are distance running, swimming, cycling, and long walks.

 

6.      Repetition of ideas in a sentence through the use of different words that mean the same thing is called _____ in sentence design.

 

A.    dependent clauses

 

B.     redundancy

 

C.     subordination

 

D.    independent clause

 

E.     coordination

 

7.      Which of the following sentences avoids the use of dangling/misplaced modifiers?  

 

A.    We saw several trees looking out our window.

 

B.     By working as a governess, Anna's tuition at Hunter College was paid for.

 

C.     At the age of four, my father decided that I should live with my grandmother in Beijing.

 

D.    To repair a jammed chain on a bicycle, rotate the cranks backward while pulling the chain.

 

E.     We saw fire spewing from the engines on the wing, looking out the windows of the plane.

 

8.      Identify the dependent clause in the following sentence. Your coat is still on the dining table where you left it last night.

 

A.    Where you left it last night

 

B.     Is still on the dining table

 

C.     Your coat

 

D.    Your coat is still on the dining table

 

E.     Dining table

 

 

 

9.      Violations of unity in sentence constructions are usually caused by:  

 

A.    excessive details.

 

B.     the use of active verbs.

 

C.     the use of active voice.

 

D.    elimination of two-word verbs.

 

E.     elimination of cluttering phrases.

 

10.  Which of the following sentences avoids the use of redundant words?  

 

A.    As a former veteran of the armed forces, I have high regard for those who served honorably in the military.

 

B.     Our paper on private sector funding is evidence of joint collaboration between two departments.

 

C.     We bring people together from all backgrounds to learn and develop mutual respect for each other.

 

D.    The company should think about its future plans.

 

E.     Yes, you can be a part of the audience on a real Hollywood TV set at one of the major studios!

 

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