Technical Writing 101: Chapter 10 Reading Quiz

Answer the questions in this quiz to see how well you've read and understood the chapter. Feel free to look up answers in the book and retake this quiz until you get all the answers right.

This quiz is based on Technical Writing 101: A Real-World Guide to Planning and Writing Technical Content, Alan Pringle & Sara O'Keefe, Kindle edition. ASIN B004NEW1M4.

When you're through, just click on Check answers to check your answers. If you want to start over, just click on Clear & restart.

Your name Your handle (use the exact same handle
you created in the questionnaire)
Your e-mail (if you want your
results e-mailed to you)
  1. According to this chapter, which of the following individuals is most likely to do the indexing in a technical documentation department?
    Professional indexers
    Technical writers
    Technical editors
    Department manager
  2. Which of the following should you index?
    Front matter
    Back matter
    Name of every menu choice, dialog box, button
    Only important useful occurrences of words
  3. When should you create subentries?
    When you have three or more primary entries
    When you have four or more primary entries
    When you have five or more primary entries
  4. Which of the following best distinguishes between See entries and See also entries?
    See entries point to the preferred index terms; See also entries point to related terms.
    See entries point to related terms; See also entries point to the preferred index terms.
    See entries point to primary index terms; See also entries point to secondary index terms.
    See entries point to secondary index terms; See also entries point to primaryy index terms.
  5. Which of the following best defines permuted index entries and provides a good example?
    Creating secondary entries when the primary entry has too many page references
    Ensuring that there is one two-column page of indexing for every 20 pages of documentation
    Creating index entries for all practical variations of an index phrase: for example, deleting files; files, deleting
    Creating index entries for all practical variations of an index phrase: for example, deleting files; copying files; moving files

     

Information and programs by hcexres@prismnet.com.