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Which of the following is NOT an example of a report you would encounter in a business organization?
A)Analytical reports.
B)Promotional reports.
C)Recommendation reports.
D)Informational reports.
All of the following are examples of reports that provide information plus analysis plus a recommendation EXCEPT:
A)Justification reports.
B)Feasibility reports.
C)Problem-solving reports.
D)Audit reports.
Which of the following types of reports is MOST likely to evaluate several alternatives?
A)Justification report
B)Feasibility report
C)Closure report
D)Annual report
Information reports
A)Include payback and make-good reports.
B)Interpret data for the reader.
C)Typically do not result in action or a recommendation.
D)Evaluate alternatives.
A proposal for a student report usually has all of the following sections EXCEPT:
A)An alternative in case your proposal is not accepted.
B)A description of the problem and why it needs to be solved.
C)A call to action.
D)Your qualifications and the resources available to you.
An effective business plan typically contains all of the following elements EXCEPT:
A)Evidence that customers will buy your product or service at the price you're charging.
B)A clear, relatively short path to profitability.
C)A description of how your offering is different from competitors' offerings.
D)A description of the building your business occupies.
Which of the following is NOT something to do in a cover letter submitted with a long sales proposal?
A)Deal with the reader's objections.
B)Criticize competitors' products.
C)Describe major benefits and mention other benefits briefly.
D)Ask the reader to approve the proposal.
When you respond to a government agency's request for proposal (RFP), you should do all of the following EXCEPT:
A)Give conservative budget estimates so if the project funding is reduced, you will still be able to do the work.
B)Include both direct and indirect costs in your budget.
C)Create your own headings for any extra information that's not covered by the headings in the RFP.
D)Talk to the agency's program officer to learn the keys to a successful proposal.
When looking at sections of your report where you can tighten your writing, do all of the following EXCEPT:
A)Reword sentences to expand the number of key words.
B)Eliminate unnecessary words.
C)Use gerunds and infinitives.
D)Combine sentences.
Which of the following does the blueprint in a report give the reader?
A)A visual diagram of something mentioned in the report.
B)An overview of what you will be discussing.
C)A table listing all of the visuals included in the report.
D)An explanation of what you want the reader to do after reading the report.
Formal reports are distinguished from informal letter and memo reports by their length and their components. A full formal report may contain all of the following components EXCEPT:
A)A letter or memo of transmittal.
B)A listing of the sources cited in the report.
C)A table of contents.
D)A breakdown of the cost of printing and distributing the report.
The introduction section of a formal report body could include any of the following EXCEPT:
B)Scope statement.
C)Action items.
A descriptive executive summary does all of the following EXCEPT:
A)Summarize what the report says about each topic.
B)Indicate which topics are covered in the report.
C)Explain the report in terms of its purpose and scope.
D)Function like an elaborated table of contents.

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