Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 10 Quiz


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  1. Explain the difference between graphs and charts, as presented in Chapter 10.

  2. If you want readers to get precise data (to the penny, for example), explain which of the following to use and why: table, graph, or chart.

  3. If you want readers to get a vivid sense of differences or trends in data, explain which of the following to use and why: table, graph, or chart.

  4. When you design a table, you can arrange data in columns or rows. To enable readers To compare data on four different products, what does this chapter recommend?
    Note: The textbook is wrong on this item: it states the exact opposite of what is correct.

  5. If each of the numbers in a table column represents a measurement in millimeters, how do you indicate that fact?

  6. Where does this chapter recommend placing the titles of tables, graphs, and charts?

  7. Explain what Chapter 10 means that you must label the axes of graphs and charts.

  8. Graphs and charts often contain a box that indicates the meanings of different colors, shading, line styles, or textures. What is the name for this box?

  9. When you've correctly designed and formatted a table, graph, or chart and placed it at the proper point in text, there are still two things you must do. Explain what those are.

  10. Most word-processing and desktop-publishing software enables you to create graphs or charts. In general terms, explain how you create graphs and charts for web pages.

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