This set of Professional Communication Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Technical Reports and its Types”.
1. Which of these reports are used in business?
a) Formal technical reports
b) Informal reports
c) Personal reports
d) Musical reports
Explanation: Technical reports are of two types. They are: formal and non- formal technical reports. They must present a complete picture of all the necessary and relevant facts.
2. Which of these forms is not used to write a non-formal report?
a) Filling in a blank form
c) Form of a letter
Explanation: Technical reports may be formal or non- formal. Non- formal reports may be written in one of the three forms: By filling in a blank form, form of a letter or form of a memorandum.
3. A non- formal report may be written by filling in a blank form.
Explanation: The statement is true. A non- formal technical report may be written by filling in a blank form, printed for a particular purpose.
4. Which of the following is NOT a method of writing a non-formal letter?
a) Filling in a blank form
b) Form of a letter
c) Form of a memorandum
d) Formal of a notice
Explanation: A non- formal technical report may be written in three forms. They are: by filling in a blank form, printed for a particular purpose.
5. A non- formal report written in the form of a letter is similar to a _______
a) friendly letter
b) business letter
c) complaint letter
Explanation: A non- formal technical report written in the form of a letter is similar to a normal business letter. In the case of report a subject heading is added before salutation.
6. A memorandum is almost like a letter.
Explanation: The statement is true. A memorandum is almost like a letter. It must be used when information is to be passes within a particular organisation.
7. Which of these forms does a formal report not take?
c) Friendly letter
Explanation: A formal report is long. It takes the form of an essay, pamphlet or book. It is always written in an impersonal tone.
8. Which of these is not a type of a report?
Explanation: There are five types of reports. They are: periodic report, progress report, laboratory report, feasibility report and trouble report.
9. Which of these reports contains information of a routine nature?
a) Periodic report
b) Progress report
c) Trouble report
d) Laboratory report
Explanation: Periodic report contains information of a routine nature. It is usually made by filling in the blanks on a printed form.
10. ______ report includes breakdown of machinery.
Explanation: Trouble report includes breakdown of machinery, accidents, deaths, fires, violation of rules, etc.. These reports must pinpoint the reasons for the occurrence.
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