Technical Writing 101: Chapter 11 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.

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  1. Which of the following best defines structured authoring?
    Technical editors provide writers with templates that they use in their documents.
    Writers are encouraged to create their own writing structures for their documents.
    Content and formatting are consolidated into one process and accomplished by the writer.
    Content and formatting are separated from each other.
  2. According to this chapter, which of the following individuals is most likely to do production editing in a technical documentation department?
    Professional indexers
    Technical writers
    Technical editors
    Department manager
  3. Which of the following best describes what occurs during the production phase of a documentation project?
    Ensuring that content follows the style guidelines
    Finalizing the appearance of a document's content
    Checking for errors involving grammar, usage, and punctuation
    Checking for errors involving technical accuracy and lack of technical completeness
  4. Which of the following best makes the distinction between widows and orphans in printed documents?
    Widows are the last few words of a sentence alone at the top of a page; orphans are first line of a paragraph alone at the bottom of a page.
    Orphans are the last few words of a sentence alone at the top of a page; widows are first line of a paragraph alone at the bottom of a page.
    Widows are incorrect cross-references; orphans are incorrectly cross-referenced text in another part of a printed document.
    Orphans are incorrect cross-references; widows are incorrectly cross-referenced text in another part of a printed document.
  5. According to this chapter, when must you include a page reference in a cross-reference?
    When the cross-reference is on the same or facing page as the referenced item
    When the cross-reference is to a table, figure, or appendix
    When the cross-reference is not on the same or facing page as the referenced item
    When the cross-reference is not to a table, figure, or appendix

     

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