Email Writing MCQs

Email Writing MCQs

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1: Identify the synonym of Munif‌icient.

A.   Generous

B.   Gregarious

C.   Combative

D.   Sensitive

2: Identify the synonym of "Supercilious".

A.   Advanced

B.   Rustic

C.   Foremost

D.   Arrogant

3: Which of the following is a synonym of the word, quintessential?

A.   ultimate

B.   indispensable

C.   unimaginable

D.   incredible

4: What is the synonym of the word, irate?

A.   Wide and deep enough

B.   Angry

C.   Wandering

D.   Cheap and gaudy

E.   Having a cleansing effect

5: What is the synonym of the word, irascible?

A.   Short-tempered

B.   Understanding

C.   Immature

D.   Widespread

6: What is the synonym of the word, perfunctory?

A.   Done as a duty and without feeling

B.   Done out of sincere emotion

C.   Inclement

D.   The second-last in a list

E.   Related to forests

7: What is the meaning of the word, sedulous?

A.   Unemotional

B.   Faulty

C.   High on drugs and not in senses

D.   Full of the feeling of envy

E.   Showing great care and effort

8: What is the meaning of the word. facetious?

A.   Extremely unreliable

B.   lnappropriately amusing or intelligent

C.   Highly reasonable and dignified

D.   Uncomfortable about future

E.   Resigned to one's fate


Read the following sentence, which is in active voice, and choose the option that represents its correct passive voice.

Sentence: I did the assigned work in record hours.


The assigned work is done by me in record hours. 


The assigned work was done in the record hours by me.


The assigned work has been done by me in record hours.


The assigned work was done by me in record hours.   

10: A sentence has been broken into parts. Select the part(s) with grammatical error(s). If there is no error, choose Option e as the answer.

A.   The boys divided the fruits

B.   between themselves.

C.   which were given to them

D.   at the party.

E.   No error

11: Choose the Option with error(s). If none of the options contains error, choose the answer as Option (e).

A.   Neither of the two boys was present in the class.

B.   Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, even long after the mood you said it in has left.

C.   Ask questions and show genuine curiosity.

D.   Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

E.   No error.


Read the sentence given below.

I am very passionate about writing and I write in my_pocket dairy every night

Which of the following options will replace the underlined part of the sentence in order to construct a correct sentence? If there is no error. choose your answer as Option (e).


write in my pocket dairy all night.


write in the pocket dairy every night. 


write to the pocket dairy every night.


Write in my pocket diary every night.


NO error


Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence.

Julia, who is studying to be foreign correspondent, is currently doing internship in Middle East will return before the end of year.


(no article required), an, the. but, the


the, a, the. however, a


a. an. (no article required). yet. a


a. an, the. but, the


Which of the following options should replace the underlined phrase in the statement to make it grammatically correct?

Past history is the section that begins by listing the patients' childhood illnesses and including all past medical history with reference to diseases and allergies.


illnesses and including all past medical history  


illnesses and included all past medical history  


illnesses and includes all past medical history


illnesses and included all of the past medical history 


illnesses but includes all medical history of the past

15: John and Mary told their respective parents that they wanted their wedding to be a affair.

A.   muff‌led

B.   low-key

C.   senile

D.   livid

E.   contiguous


Complete the following sentence using the option that best fits the meaning Of the sentence as a whole.

Mark was so with his own ideas and planning that he did not pay any heed to the other members of the team.












Complete the following sentence using the option that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

It is a accepted fact that all that glitters is not gold.









Complete the following sentence using the option that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

A person who works in a __ manner, always achieves great heights in life.












Choose the option which completes the following sentence:

Many cynics regard traditional philosophies as too abstract and remote


from real human experience.


than real human taste.


on real human experience.

D.   about actual world pretentions.


Complete the following sentence using the option that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

burning of fossil fuels has resulted in Climatic Changes leading to global warming.


Indeterminate. Torrid


infinitesimal, drastic 


indiscriminate, sustained


irascible, cataclysmic

E.   Undeterred, unwarranted


Complete the following sentence using the option that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

No other but the of bilateral talks only can reconcile the issue.


red herring. Prevarication


rationale. Pursuance


endeavor. perseverance


endeavor. perseverance


schema, premise

22: Which of the following is the best explanation of "netiquette"?

A.   Electronic netball practice.

B.   An abbreviation for 'internet etiquette‘ or even 'ethics on the net', the correct way to interact in an online setting.

C.   Networking expertise. especially when offline.

D.   Online chatrooms for sophisticated Mac and PC users.

23: Which of the following best reflects the "golden rule" of interpersonal internet etiquette?

A.   Spam your friends.

B.   Remember the human (remember that a real person is receiving the message).

C.   Sometimes act friendly in chat and e-mails.

D.   Only f‌lame your friends by accident.

E.   All of the above.

24: What does "flaming" or "to flame" mean in the online world?

A.   Flaming means to deliver a strongly held Opinion without holding back any emotion, often offending the person who is 'f‌lamed‘.

B.   To grow angry and increasingly upset by a message you have received.

C.   To grow red in the face, embarrassed by certain online content.

D.   To cause a shutdown of your computer by accident.

25: What does it mean to 'respect somebody else's bandwidth'?

A.   To measure the width of the desktop PC in comparison to a laptop of the same brand.

B.   To open doors for them to f‌it through, a reference specifically to the real rather than the virtual world.

C.   To be conscious of how much storage space you are controlling in any given communication. since everyone has the limited space.

D.   To allow them two communications for every single communication of your own.

E.   None of the above.

26: What is the correct way to address someone online, if you are unsure of how he or she would like to be addressed?

A.   Use their f‌irst name; it is always the friendliest option.

B.   Use their last name, such as Mr. Jones or Ms. Jones.

C.   Use their full name with the f‌irst name in parentheses afterwards.

D.   Use Dear X to demonstrate your uncertainty. and they will probably correct you.

27: What does "HTH" mean in an e-mail or on a message board?

A.   Happy today happy

B.   Hope this helps

C.   Help the human

D.   Happy to help

E.   Options b and d

28: Why is it always good to use proper grammar and correct spelling in Internet postings such as message boards?

A.   People who are non-native English speakers will understand your writing easily.

B.   Good grammar and spelling keep ambiguity to a minimum, thereby communicating the message more clearly.

C.   You do not want to be embarrassed.

D.   It is good manners, and you can be proud of yourself.

E.   You are always morallyjudged by how many typos you make.

29: What does "spamming" mean, and is it good or bad netiquette?

A.   Sending online presents or ‘spam' to your co-workers and friends (good netiquette).

B.   Sending unsolicited emails or communications to people online (bad netiquette).

C.   Both a and b, depending on the context.

D.   Same as 'flaming' (good netiquette).

E.   Same as 'e-mail jousting' (bad netiquette).

30: When e-mailing or posting online, which of the following options is an alternative to the use of bold or italic styles for the purpose of emphasizing the message?

A.   Use capitals

B.   Use color

C.   Use carefully chosen words and phrases, so that the meaning is clear and not ambiguous and unlikely to cause misunderstandings.

D.   Draw a picture and insert it around the text.

E.   None of the above.

31: What are vCards and why are they sometimes distracting or difficult for the recipient?

A.   vCards are online invitation cards, but the recipient Often does not want to attend the event.

B.   vCards are e-mails that copy-in other members of your contacts list automatically, which is often not desirable.

C.   vCards are electronic business cards, but they often take the form of an e-mail attachment, therefore making every e-mail look like it has an attachment.

D.   vCards are online stationery cards used for a variety of events, and therefore business and recreational events can get confused.

E.   None of the above.

32: Why should you not type in all caps when writing an e-mail?

A.   Because it can be diff‌icult to read.

B.   Because it takes up more room and makes the e-mail longer.

C.   Because it is considered ‘yelling'.

D.   Because it is tough on your keyboard.

E.   Options a and c

33: Which of the following is the best technique for sending a large e-mail attachment?

A.   Simply attach it and send it.

B.   First, e-mail the other party to ensure their connection can handle a large download.

C.   Break the attachment into several smaller downloads, or 'zip' the f‌ile, if possible.

D.   Send a part of it, and wait for a request for the remaining part.

34: What should you do if you do not want to type your name at the end of every email you send?

A.   Only Sign e-mails which you send to business associates.

B.   Do not sign at all as people know who the e-mail is from, courtesy your return e-mail address.

C.   Include the 'from' information in the subject line, so you can save the time of 'signing' the e-mail.

D.   Create a signature that will get automatically attached to every email you send.

35: When writing an e-mail, it is generally a good idea for your paragraphs to be .

A.   long

B.   short

C.   in large font, making them easier to read

D.   always indented

E.   None of the above.

36: Which of the following is the best advice when writing a business e-mail?

A.   To use italics, colors and special fonts because people like to see them.

B.   To keep the information relatively short, precise and always polite, with simple questions relating to what you expect to happen.

C.   To make detailed demands in long paragraphs, with the implication of wrongdoing on the part of the receiver.

D.   None of the above.

37: Why is it important to be careful with formatting when sending an e-mail message?

A.   It's not you who can format in any style you like, as the recipient will find a way to understand the message.

B.   Because the recipient may not be able to read certain fonts or formats on his or her computer

C.   It is polite, and looks heater, especially if you use pretty colors.

D.   None of the above.

38: What is a useful last thing to do before sending out any e-mail?

A.   Reading the e-mail for removing any spelling and grammatical errors to simplify the message.

B.   Checking the recipient's e-mail address.

C.   Checking if all the required documents/f‌iles are attached with the e-mail.

D.   All of the above.

39: Why is it sometimes important to leave the message(s) thread, i.e., the previous message(s), in the email chain?

A.   People expect to see the thread.

B.   To facilitate better comprehension of the latest message, and to show the history of messages that led to this point in the exchange.

C.   Because removing the thread looks like an oversight.

D.   None of the above.

40: Which two of the following Options are not good practices for reacting to virus hoaxes and chain letters?

A.   Forwarding them to your friends, as often advised by the e-mail hoax itself.

B.   Discarding or deleting them immediately.

C.   Considering them, and forwarding them to your entire contacts list so that other people can help you ascertain their authenticity.

D.   Printing them and sending hardcopies to the local internet watchdog or awareness group.