Lesson Pre Quiz




1. Which statements are true about proofreading for abbreviations?
a) spell out first names
b) abbreviate titles
c) periods are unnecessary
d) spell out street addresses
e) "chief executive officer" may be written CEO



2. From those listed below, what corrections should be made in this sentence?

"Prof. Freedman served for many years as director of training at Sherman & Bros. in Manhasset, NY."
a) Director
b) Brothers
c) New York
d) and
e) Professor



3. When checking abbreviations of weights and measure in text
a) abbreviations are OK
b) pounds should be written "lbs."
c) "189 gallons" is written correctly
d) "oz." is written incorrectly
e) use your own judgment



4. Which of the following abbreviations are correct?
a) SASE
b) 14 ounces
c) Pomona, California 91766
d) 8:30 PM
e) Tuesday, April 21, 2002



5. What corrections should be made in this letter address?

Patricia M. Walden, VP of Public Affairs State Farm Insurance Cal. Regional Office 631 S. Tramore Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
a) California Regional Office
b) Pat Walden
c) Avenue
d) South
e) Santa Cruz, California 95060



6. Which of the following abbreviations are incorrect?
a) AD
b) Wm. Tell Overture
c) a.m.
d) Sen. Hillary Clinton
e) N.A.A.C.P.



7. What corrections should be made in this sentence?

"The complexity of any FBI document depends not only on the subj. but also on the length."
a) no corrections are necessary
b) F.B.I.
c) subject
d) always
e) Federal Board of Investigation



8. Which of the following abbreviations are incorrect?
a) Charles Pratt
b) The baby weighed 9 #, 8 oz.
c) ASAP
d) Pres. Bush
e) 840 W. Tilden St.



9. What corrections, if any, should be made in this sentence?

"Vice Pres. Cheney arrived in E. Texas on Mon. July 16 to meet with reporter Bill Watson of CBS News."
a) no corrections are necessary
b) Vice President Cheney
c) C.B.S. News
d) Monday
e) East TX



10. Which of these address lines are correctly written?
a) Monterey Park, CA
b) 5112 Lawrence Avenue, SW
c) 1306 W. Main Street
d) Terre Haute, IN 47801-1803
e) 33 Clinton Boulevard




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