Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 17 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 file names for web pages must end with and why?
    They should end with .doc so that web browser can recognize them as document (text) files rather graphic, audio, or video files.
    They should end with .txt so that web browser can recognize them as document (text) files rather graphic, audio, or video files.
    They should end with .htm so that web browser to read them as web pages and does the formatting indicated by the HTML tags.
    They should end with .html so that web browser to read them as web pages and does the formatting indicated by the HTML tags.
    They should end with .htm or .html so that web browser to read them as web pages and does the formatting indicated by the HTML tags.

  2. Which of the following best describes the special functions that frames bring to web pages?
    They "pop up" special information in a separate browser window so that viewers can see different information on the same screen.
    They enable you to show different files in separately scrollable areas in the browser window.
    They enable to create border around text with different color, shading, or textures.

  3. Chapter 17 highly recommends one particular use of frames in web pages. Which of the following best describes that use of frames?
    They enable you to create a table of contents for a website that is always available in one area of the browser window, while another area displays the information you select in the table of contents frame.
    They enable you to create a popup window that enables viewers to see quick definitions of terms or footnote-style information without having to link to a totally different web page and remember to return.
    They enable you to create distinctive borders around text that you want to emphasize on your web pages.

  4. Which of the following best explains why canít you use software such as Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect, or Lotus Word Pro to create Web pages, according to Chapter 17?
    They force you into certain ways of designing and tagging your web page that are overly complex and that you may not want.
    They have no capability of creating web pages or converting documents to web pages.
    You can't change the name of the files created in these applications to the extension that web browsers recognize.

  5. Which of the following best explains what is meant by the term hypertext as it is discussed in Chapter 17?
    Links that take you back to a previous file, forward to the next file, or back to the main menu.
    Lists of links to all the main sections (different chunks) of the hypertext.
    Links that take you to a specific place in a file, such as to a definition of a term.
    A system of electronic files all linked together hypertextually and searchable.

  6. Chapter 17 refers to spot links. Which of the following best explains the meaning of that term?
    Links that take you back to a previous file, forward to the next file, or back to the main menu.
    Lists of links to all the main sections (different chunks) of the hypertext.
    Links that take you to a specific place in a file, such as to a definition of a term.
    A system of electronic files all linked together hypertextually and searchable.

  7. Which of the following best explains what Chapter 17 recommends as the first thing to do when you convert an existing printed document to hypertext?
    Rename the file with a .html extension so that it will be viewable through web browsers.
    Break it up into separate chunks— that is, separate electronic files.
    Analyze the needs of the people who are going to be using that hypertext.

  8. Chapter 17 refers to menus. Which of the following best explains the meaning of that term?
    Links that take you back to a previous file, forward to the next file, or back to the main menu.
    Lists of links to all the main sections (different chunks) of the hypertext.
    Links that take you to a specific spot in a file, such as to a definition of a term.
    A system of electronic files all linked together hypertextually and searchable.

  9. Which of the following identifies, defines, and provides examples of the term used in Chapter 17 to refer to the entire system of tools that readers use to find their way around in a hypertext?
    Navigation
    Menus
    Generic links
    Spot links
    Hypertext

  10. Chapter 17 refers to generic links. Which of the following best explains the meaning of that term?
    Links that take you back to a previous file, forward to the next file, or back to the main menu.
    Lists of links to all the main sections (different chunks) of the hypertext.
    Links that take you to a specific spot in a file, such as to a definition of a term.
    A system of electronic files all linked together hypertextually and searchable.


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