Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 11 Quiz


For each of the following questions, select the best answer according to this chapter of Power Tools for Technical Communication, and then press Check answers.

  1. Which of the following best explains what the term illustrative graphic refers to, as it is used in Chapter 11?
    Tables, charts, and graphs
    Photographs, drawings, diagrams
    Photographs, drawings, diagrams, tables, charts, and graphs

  2. Chapter 11 encourages you to use cross-references in relation to graphics. Which of the following best explains how cross-references work and why they are useful?
    They point readers to a graphic and orient them to that graphic by explaining it to them.
    They take the place of the graphic for situations in which you the writer are not equipped to include graphics in a document.
    They are the words and phrases that point to specific parts of the graphic and provide names for those parts.

  3. Which of the following best explains which type of illustrative graphic provides the least amount of realistic, illustrative detail?
    Photograph: the detail is too blurry.
    Diagram: only outlines of objects are shown.
    Schematic: only things like circuits are shown; you can't tell what the object is.
    Diagram: only things like circuits are shown; you can't tell what the object is.
    Schematic: only outlines of objects are shown.

  4. When you copy all or part of what is displayed on a computer screen, which of the following is that action called?
    Sizing
    Cropping
    Rasterizing
    Flattening
    Screen capturing

  5. When you select a segment of an existing graphic, which of the following is that action called?
    Sizing
    Cropping
    Rasterizing
    Flattening
    Screen capturing

  6. For illustrative graphics, which of the following states how you should format the figure number and title?
    Centered above the graphic
    Centered below the graphic
    Second-level heading
    Third-level heading

  7. In this chapter, which of the following are the words and phrases that identify the parts of a graphic called?
    Figure title
    Labels
    Legend
    Cross-reference

  8. Which of the following best explains when and how you should indicate the source of a graphic that you are using in a document?
    Only when you've photocopied it from another source and are pasting it into your document.
    Only when you copy it from the Internet and embed it in your document.
    Whenever you borrow a graphic, from whichever type of source (print, Internet, CD), and however you modify it (if at all).

  9. If you’ve sized and cropped a graphic, added identifying labels, included a figure number and title, and cited your source for that graphic, which of the following states what else there is to do?
    Add a cross-reference to the graphic in the text just preceding.
    Introduce the graphic with a second-level heading.
    Nothing else — you're done!

  10. Which of the following best explains which areas you should place graphics in a document (beginning, middle, end, etc.)?
    In an appendix at the end of the document for easy reference
    Just after text that directly relates to or refers to the graphic
    At the end of each chapter (major section) of the document


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