Business & Technical Communications: Quiz on Graphics

Answer the questions in this quiz to see how well you've read and understood the chapter. Feel free to link back and forth between the chapter on graphics and this quiz to check your answers.

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  1. According to the textbook, graphics are useful in depicting a number of broad categories of things. Click on each of those categories below:
    Tables
    Numbers
    Objects
    Illustrations
    Labels
    Keys
    Words
    Concepts
    Diagrams

  2. Which of the following terms refers to the words in an illustration that indicate the name of an object in the illustration or a component of the object being illustrated?
    Labels
    Keys
    Titles
    Cross-references

  3. Which of the following terms refers to the group of words in a graphic that provides general defining or descriptive information about the graphic as a whole?
    Labels
    Keys
    Titles
    Cross-references

  4. Which of the following terms refers to the group of words in the text that point readers to a graphic, suggesting that they go look at it for various reasons?
    Labels
    Keys
    Titles
    Cross-references

  5. Which of the following terms refers to the words and symbolism (colors, shadings, line styles, etc.) that identify the meanings of that symbolism as used in a graphic?
    Labels
    Keys
    Titles
    Cross-references

  6. According to the textbook, is it okay to hand-draw graphics or hand-color them right on the pages of the final copy, the copy that you intend to submit to the client?
    Yes
    No

  7. Which of the following is an example of a graphic illustrating a concept?
    An illustration of the arrangement and relationship of chief officers and departments of a company
    A schematic representation of the parts and wiring of an electronic device
    A drawing of a mechanical pencil with labels indicating its parts

  8. According to the textbook, is it generally okay to submit a report with taped-in illustrations or graphics?
    Yes
    No

  9. Where should the figure title (caption) be placed in relation to the figure?
    Above it
    In the cross-reference
    Below it

  10. We all know that in a writing project you must document any information that you borrow. But imagine that you created a conceptual graphic based on your reading of some scientist's explanation of a newly discovered process. Would you be obligated to cite the source of the information you used to create that conceptual graphic, and, if so, how would you do it?
    No! By creating the conceptual graphic, you would have completely transformed the information into your own.
    No! It's the same as paraphrasing borrowed information — you don't have to document it (in other words, cite the author and source of the information).
    Yes! It's still borrowed information regardless of what processing you've done to it. You would put the citation (information on the author, sources, dates, etc.) in the figure title.
    Yes! It's still borrowed information regardless of what processing you've done to it. You would put the citation (information on the author, sources, dates, etc.) in the cross-reference.

   

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