Part 1 of 2 – Lesson 6 Questions 50.0/ 50.0 PointsQuestion 1 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsWhich of the…

Part 1 of 2 – Lesson 6 Questions 50.0/ 50.0 PointsQuestion 1 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsWhich of the following tasks would require a proposal? A. persuade your manager to approve your leave B. persuade a retailer to repair damage not covered under your warranty C. persuade your boss to approve a project D. persuade a retailer to provide you a discount Question 2 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsWhiteboards are recommended when you want to __________. A. encourage the audience to collaborate and create content B. encourage the audience to listen and look carefully C. communicate complex material that people need to look at carefully D. present lengthy content that cannot easily be seen in slide form Question 3 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsProviding which of the following in your proposal will help build your credibility with the audience? ? A. descriptions of similar projects you have completed B. a list of the deliverables you are agreeing to provide C. an explanation of when and how the work will be completed D. a delineation of your costs Question 4 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsYou work in a small office of fewer than 20 employees that has no dedicated IT staff. As the resident technical expert you are called on to deal with computer issues and technology-related decisions. Lately this has been taking up more and more of your time and you feel that it is no longer an efficient arrangement. You want to suggest to your boss that your company should consider contracting with an IT company to oversee these needs. As you begin to write your proposal you think about its purpose. In this case, which of the following best articulates the need your proposal is addressing? A. the company’s need to effectively handle technology-related issues B. your need to shorten your working hours C. the company’s need to get employees trained for handling technical issues D. your boss’s need to ensure that you are able to get your work done early Question 5 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsWhich of the following would be the best to include in an executive summary? A. Our program stimulates young minds while strengthening their bodies. B. Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic. C. Many people don’t realize just how important physical fitness is. D. Current guidelines say that children should get at least 60 minutes of exercise each day. Question 6 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsDave is working on a succinct description of a database proposal, which encapsulates the opportunities for cost savings and increased functionality that the new system presents, as well as its other key ideas. He is struggling to create content that, while remaining brief, will enable his audience to understand the proposal’s main ideas without having to read the whole document. Dave is working on the proposal’s __________. A. introduction B. executive summary C. body D. references Question 7 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsIf a proposal is a few pages long, then which of the following components is most likely to help the reader see the structure of the document at a glance? A. references B. headings C. appendices D. footnotes Question 8 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsAnne is trying to get a sense of the overall structure of her slide presentation. She sketches headlines and ideas for the body of the slides on some Post-It notes, rearranging them as necessary. Anne is creating a(n. __________ for her presentation. A. storyboard B. template C. slide master D. animation Question 9 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsConducting research to develop your proposal __________. A. should not be considered during your analysis of content needs B. is never necessary in order to propose realistic costs C. must wait until the composing stage of the ACE process D. could be necessary to learn more about competitors submitting competitive proposals Question 10 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsYou work at a small local bookstore that is losing business to big chain stores as well as to online booksellers. In order to improve your business, you plan to propose a new story hour for children to your boss. What is the purpose of your proposal? A. conduct a social gathering for small children B. highlight the importance of reading to the whole community C. teach children some effective reading techniques D. bring more potential customers into the store Question 11 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsAfter reading the __________ of your proposal, your audience should understand your main ideas without having to read the entire proposal. A. analysis B. introduction C. overview D. requirements Question 12 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsThe best way to address feasibility is to __________. A. present realistic implementation plans B. highlight your qualifications C. demonstrate your expertise D. provide customer testimonials Question 13 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsYou are sending a proposal in response to an RFP from a local elementary school that is seeking a provider for an after-school enrichment program promoting physical fitness. Including which of the following in your summary would best demonstrate that you listen to your clients, understand what they are trying to accomplish, and have an appropriate solution? A. Our instructors are top-notch and have much experience putting high school students on the road to better nutrition and physical fitness. B. Our program focuses primarily on creative expression, which also has some physical fitness benefits. C. The key to our program’s success is getting kids to exercise early in the day, which keeps them energized and focused for the rest of their day’s work. D. Our program is designed for grades K-4 and has greatly improved fitness at the many schools where it is offered at the end of the day. Question 14 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsUnderstanding the need your proposal meets and how to meet that need is involved in the first step of preparing a proposal: defining its __________. A. content B. context C. purpose D. format Question 15 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsBrendan’s boss asks him to respond to a request for proposal (RFP.. Right away Brendan knows that __________. ? A. the proposal is noncompetitive B. his audience will not be considering any offers except his C. the indirect approach is preferred since he will need to prepare his audience for his idea D. the important criteria for the proposal will be provided to him Question 16 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsThe term __________ refers to the supplemental information provided in a proposal. It often includes examples of past projects, client testimonials, and technical specifications. A. overview B. references C. executive summary D. appendices Question 17 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsWhich of the following tools is most likely to be used during a presentation if the content to be presented is lengthy and cannot easily be seen in slide form? A. podcasts B. handouts C. whiteboards D. flipcharts Question 18 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsBy considering the __________, you can identify the level of persuasion necessary as well as the appropriate form for a proposal. A. medium B. need C. context D. content Question 19 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsWhich of the following guidelines should be followed when creating a template that supports effective visual communication? A. Use dramatic color gradations on backgrounds. B. Use highly ornate dingbats as bullets. C. Avoid including slide numbers. D. Avoid templates with decorative, nonfunctional graphics. Question 20 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsYou run a branch of a very technologically savvy real estate agency in a large city. The company employs a powerful database to enable realtors to pinpoint the properties that most accurately meet their clients’ specifications. Realtors currently consult the database with clients in the office to create a list of desirable properties to view. You think it would be even more effective and lead to quicker transactions if realtors could access the database outside of the office with their clients. After some research you find that the purchase of iPads for the realtors would make this possible. Writing a proposal to request this from the company owners would be an example of a(n. __________. A. solicited sales proposal B. competitive proposal C. internal proposal D. external proposal Part 2 of 2 – Lesson 7 Questions 42.5/ 50.0 PointsQuestion 21 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsBryan hasn’t created a report deck before, but thinks it would be an effective medium for his report. His science-based analytical report will need to include a number of diagrams and photographs, and he is expected to present it at a meeting. Which of the following is true? A. This is a poor choice, since as a novice he will find report decks difficult to work with. B. This is a poor choice, since it will be more costly and time-consuming than drafting two separate documents, one for the written report and one for the presentation. C. This is a good choice, since it will allow him to easily integrate diagrams and photographs into his report. D. This is a good choice, since most of his audience will see a presentation in this medium for the first time and will be impressed by his technical knowledge. Question 22 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsA new employee is given the responsibility of keeping the minutes for her work team’s meetings. What advice will you give her? A. Devote most of the space in your minutes to summarize the discussion at the meeting. B. Minutes should not be action-oriented because their main purpose is to record the flow of the discussion. C. Record specific decisions resulting from the meeting. D. A table is an ineffective format for recording meeting minutes. Question 23 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsWhen creating the title page for a report, one should include all of the following EXCEPT __________. A. the title of the report B. the purpose of the report C. the author of the report D. the submission date of the report Question 24 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsThe introduction to a report __________. A. typically includes the headings and the corresponding page numbers B. should be written with the assumption that the reader has already read the executive summary C. typically explains the problem or issue that motivated the report D. should avoid mentioning the conclusions of the report Question 25 of 40 0.0/ 2.5 PointsWhile drawing a graph, you plot the independent variable on the x-axis and the dependent variable on the y-axis. Then you add a trend line and start plotting the variables. Which of the following types of graphs are you creating? ? A. paired bar chart B. scatter plot C. histogram D. pie chart Question 26 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsPowerPoint report decks __________. ? A. are designed to be read as well as presented B. cannot be printed out for participants at a meeting C. require the presence of a presenter D. contain slides that are less detailed than those in traditional presentations Question 27 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsWhich of the following is NOT true of progress reports? A. They are considered informational reports. B. They update your status on a long-term project. C. They indicate any potential problems or issues within a project. D. They are a type of analytical report. Question 28 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsEvan is preparing a memo report recommending that his company should contract with a particular event planner for an upcoming corporate function. He includes all the pertinent information regarding costs, services provided, and why this choice would better serve the company’s needs. He also has some additional documentation which he’d like to add, including descriptions of prior events this agency has planned, photographs of venues, menus, etc. Evan should include this information __________. A. in the body of the report B. as attachments to the report C. in the executive summary D. as part of the reference list Question 29 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsWhich of the following reports is designed to inform others quickly about the work you have done and to provide documentation for future use? ? A. feasibility report B. progress report C. evaluation report D. formal report Question 30 of 40 0.0/ 2.5 PointsTo make the table of contents easy to read, many writers connect the headings to the page numbers using __________. A. footers B. headers C. dot leaders D. trackers Question 31 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsWhich of the following sections of a formal report contains detailed discussion that is always organized with headings? A. the executive summary of the report B. the body of the report C. the glossary of the report D. the bibliography of the report Question 32 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsWhich of the following terms is a synonym for a reference list? A. executive summary B. glossary C. bibliography D. table of contents Question 33 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 Points__________ arrange data in columns and rows, allowing you to read down or across to see different relationships. A. Tables B. Histograms C. Line graphs D. Bar charts Question 34 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 Points__________ assess the success of a project or a decision. A. Feasibility reports B. Recommendation reports C. Evaluation reports D. Trip reports Question 35 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsIf you were preparing a report for readers who are not native English speakers, which of the following would be best to include? A. We won’t be able to cut any corners on the permit process, as the local authorities are real sticklers for detail. B. We’ve got to make sure we’ve got all our ducks in a row permit-wise, so the local authorities don’t give us a hard time. C. We will need to follow the permit process carefully, as the local authorities are very detail-oriented. D. If we don’t watch our step on the permit process, we could be in for a rude awakening when it is denied. Question 36 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsIn formal reports and in report decks, additional information is included in a(n. __________. A. glossary B. reference list C. executive summary D. appendix Question 37 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsConnor’s supervisor asks him to analyze whether their plan to start web-based retailing can be implemented as proposed. His supervisor is asking Connor for a(n. __________. ? A. feasibility report B. progress report C. compliance report D. investigation report Question 38 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsThe introduction to Anya’s report __________. A. should include page numbers along with the headings B. should be omitted since her report includes an executive summary C. should be written as if the reader did not read the executive summary at all D. should include a list of figures and tables along with their page numbers Question 39 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsA(n. __________ is a mini-version of a report designed to communicate its most important ideas to an audience of decision makers. A. glossary B. reference list C. table of contents D. executive summary Question 40 of 40 2.5/ 2.5 PointsAnya’s report is 60 pages long. She is including an executive summary that is twelve pages long. This is __________. A. too long; for a report of this size an executive summary should only be about six pages B. too long; an executive summary should always be a maximum of five pages C. too short; an executive summary should always be a minimum of 20 pages D. the proper length for an executive summary in a report of this size

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