Daily Archives: October 9, 2015

U.S. English Basic Skills Test

1. Which of the following sentences illustrates correct usage of articles and conjunctions? Answers: Celine lives on Arthur Street; however, she works on Beatrice Boulevard. I would eat a peach every day if I could, nor the doctor told me I couldn't. Will Gertrude play the piano or an harp at the concert? Although she [...]

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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)

1. Which of the following sentences does NOT require editing to correct errors in word choice, word usage or spelling? Answers: He told jokes for half an hour before finally homing in on the point of his lecture. The mayor really hit the nail on the head with his idea - it's the idyllic solution. [...]

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Technical Writing Skills Certification

1. A technical report should contain the following: Answers: Headings Biodata of the writer Factual information Graphics, wherever possible Non-technical content Fuzzy logic 2. An "Executive Summary" can be part of a: Answers: Business Proposal Control Plan Investment Plan Business Plan 3. Which of the following are the characteristic features of "Plain English?" Answers: Keeping [...]

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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (UK Version)

1. The removal of the copyright tag-line means the work is no longer protected by copyright. Answers: True False 2. What are "Google alerts"? Answers: A ringtone from Google A doorbell as a prize for being a loyal Google customer Pinging of your website by Google every time you use Yahoo and MSN instead of [...]

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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)

1. What is a "metablog"? Answers: A highly personal, if not confessional, blog A blog about metal A blog devoted to explaining "metas" 0A blog about blogging 2. There's little need to copy text before trying to publish it to the web because you rarely lose the text at the time of publication. Answers: True [...]

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English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)

1. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct homophone from the options below. Oscar, who did not possess a discerning __________, preferred hotdogs to steak. Answers: palette pallet palate 2. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly a synonym for the word in CAPITAL LETTERS in the following sentence. It seems we've [...]

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