Quiz on Feasibility & Recommendation Reports

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  1. Which of the following is the best definition of feasibility and recommendation reports:
    They provide technical background on a subject: for example, processes, mechanisms, future trends related to that subject.
    They compare two or more options and then make recommendations.
    They explain how to perform a procedure such as assembling a mechanism, operating it, or troubleshooting it.
  2. If you read a report that discussed whether a program involving instruction of college-level accounting courses over the Internet would work, you would be reading which of the following types of reports:
    Feasibility report
    Recommendation report
  3. If you read a report that compared 14.4 and 28.8 Kbps modems (different speeds of operation) and that then explained which was better, you would be reading which of the following types of reports:
    Feasibility report
    Recommendation report
  4. Concerning the terms "criteria" and "requirements," the textbook says which of the following:
    Because the words mean virtually the same thing and because of the singular/plural confusion over "criteria," the term "requirements" is preferable.
    The two terms mean very different things and should not be used interchangeably.
  5. For the comparison of the choices or options in a feasibility or recommendation report, which organizational approach does the textbook recommend that you use:
    Use the whole-to-whole approach: discuss everything about option A, then everything about option B, and then everything about option C. Keep the discussion of each option separate.
    Use the point-by-point approach: discuss all of the options in terms of one comparative point, then in terms of another comparative point, and so on.
    Use the step-by-step approach: discuss the phases or tasks involved in the process.
  6. It's very important to define and then explain requirements in a feasibility or recommendation report because:
    They provide the necessary technical background to enable readers to understand the rest of the report.
    They give readers an overview of the discussion, the specific sections, to be contained in the report as a whole.
    They show readers the basis for your conclusions and recommendations—how you make your decision on which option is best.
  7. According to the textbook, at the end of each comparative section (for example, a paragraph that compares three different modems on speed of performance), there should be which of the following:
    Conclusion that recommends one of the options as best overall.
    Conclusion that states which option is best in terms of that specific point of comparison.
    A transition to the next comparative section.
    A topic sentence that defines the requirement in relation to that point of comparison.
  8. According to the textbook, which of the following best describes the conclusion section of a feasibility or recommendation report:
    It repeats all the key conclusions that occur in the comparative sections of the report.
    It summarizes all the key technical facts from the body of the report.
    It states the key recommendations that can be drawn from the data and the conclusions found in the body of the report.
  9. According to the textbook, which of the following best describes the recommendation section of a feasibility or recommendation report:
    It repeats all the key conclusions that occur in the comparative sections of the report.
    It summarizes all the key technical facts from the body of the report.
    It states the key recommendations that can be drawn from the data and the conclusions found in the body of the report.
  10. If you had a report that made recommendations on electric automobiles and if the conclusions and recommendations were stated right after the introduction (instead of at the end of the report), which organizational style would that report be using:
    Executive approach
    Traditional approach
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