Technical Communication:
Working with Illustrations (Read Me First! 12)


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This quiz is based on Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry by Sun Technical Publications, 3rd ed.

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  1. Which of the following is the term for the title of a figure (usually placed below the figure)?
    Isometric drawing
    Line drawing
    Glyph
    Callout
    Screen capture
    Composite image
    Vector-based images
    Caption
    Legend
    Bit-mapped (raster) image

  2. Which of the following is term used to refer to text elements that describe the details of an illustration/
    Isometric drawing
    Line drawing
    Glyph
    Callout
    Screen capture
    Composite image
    Vector-based images
    Caption
    Legend
    Bit-mapped (raster) image

  3. When translated, text can expand as much as:
    10%
    20%
    30%
    40%
    50%

  4. Which of the following is the term for the type of illustration that is like a snapshot of all or some portion of what is displayed on a computer monitor?
    Isometric drawing
    Line drawing
    Glyph
    Callout
    Screen capture
    Composite image
    Vector-based images
    Caption
    Legend
    Bit-mapped (raster) image

  5. Which of the following is the term for the type of image that can be resized without any distortion?
    Isometric drawing
    Line drawing
    Glyph
    Callout
    Screen capture
    Composite image
    Vector-based images
    Caption
    Legend
    Bit-mapped (raster) image

  6. Which capitalization style is recommended for callouts?
    All lowercase
    Init capital letters on all words
    Headline style capitalization (lowercae on "small" words such as articles)
    Sentence style capitalization (first letter of first word only)
    All caps

  7. Which of the following is the term for the type of image that cannot be resized without distortion?
    Isometric drawing
    Line drawing
    Glyph
    Callout
    Screen capture
    Composite image
    Vector-based images
    Caption
    Legend
    Bit-mapped (raster) image

  8. Which of the following is the term for the portion of certain graphics that indicates the meaning of colors, shadings, line styles, or numbers?
    Isometric drawing
    Line drawing
    Glyph
    Callout
    Screen capture
    Composite image
    Vector-based images
    Caption
    Legend
    Bit-mapped (raster) image

  9. Which of the following is the recommended file type for screen captures to be displayed on the web?
    .gif
    .jpg
    .bmp
    .tif

  10. Can a screen capture be resized without distortion?
    Yes
    No

  11. Which of the following states the most important guideline for deciding on when to use screen captures?
    Use screen captures as guideposts to show readers exactly what interface elements look like at each step in a procedure.
    Use screen captures to orient readers to a procedure but not when the interface is self-explanatory.
    Use screen captures for each step in a software procedure.

  12. Should you begin a figure caption with an article?
    Yes
    No

  13. Which of the following states the guideline on when to include figure captions?
    Include figure captions for all figures.
    Include figure captions for everything except screen captures and hardware line drawings.
    Include figure captions when they help readers or are needed for cross-referencing.

  14. Which of the following states the guideline for alignment of figures?
    Center all graphics.
    Left-align most graphics with the text column.
    Left-align all graphics with the text column.
    Right-align most graphics with the text column.
    Right-align all graphics.

  15. Which of the following defines leader, as it is used in this chapter?
    Line that points from a callout to a specific part of an illustration.
    Title of a figure (usually placed below the figure).
    Portion of certain graphics that indicates the meaning of colors, shadings, line styles, or numbers.



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