Report Writing Test
Which of the following options shows the correct layout of a business report?
a. Identifying information -> Background information -> Supporting data -> Project definition -> Conclusions
b. Background information -> Identifying information -> supporting data -> Project definition -> Conclusions
c. Identifying information -> Project definition -> Background information -> Supporting data -> Conclusions
A writer may need to include the “ISBN” when writing a report about published material. What does ISBN stand for?
a. Institutional Special Buying Number
b. International Special Book Name
c. Institutional Standard Book Name
d. International Standard Book Name
e. International Standard Book Number
All of the following elements should be included in an in-house report about a new work of fiction EXCEPT____________.
a. the working title and subtitle (if applicable)
b. the author’s biography and past publications
c. a plot synopsis
d. the author’s views on the most appropriate publishing house and cover art
e. None of the above should be included in an in-house report about a new work of fiction
Which of the following additional activities would a journalist have to fit in while writing a report, and which may actually be part of the research process?
a. Interviewing people
b. Investigating a story at the scene of the event
c. Reporting the story for the radio or television news either after or before the write-up
d. Fact-checking through secondary or independent sources
e. All of the above
The term “credit line” in a journalistic report refers to _______________.
a. the text beneath a photograph that tells the reader who commissioned the photo
b. the text beneath a photograph that tells the reader where the photograph was taken
c. the text beneath a photograph that tells the reader who is credited for publishing the photo
d. the text beneath a photograph that tells the reader the cost of printing the photo
e. the text beneath a photograph that tells the reader who took the photo
Which of the following words or phrases should be avoided in a business report?
c. During the course of our investigation
d. All of the above should be avoided
Which of the following is indispensable when writing a journalistic report?
a. The report must be at least 1000 words long.
b. There must be a story to tell.
c. The report must include details about the writer’s circumstances.
d. The report must enforce the values of the newspaper.
In online newspapers, blogs, and websites, the terms “flag” and/or “mast” refer to ___________.
a. the description of who works at the newspaper, blog, or website
b. the logo or design that appears on the front page of the newspaper, blog, or website
c. a small flag that appears at the bottom right-hand corner of the front page and that reveals the nationality of the newspaper, blog, or website
d. a small flag that appears at the bottom left-hand corner of the various sections of the newspaper, blog, or website and that reveals the content of that section (such as sports or business)
e. a and d