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Chapter 10 Basics of Report Writing True/False Questions 1. As defined in the text, a report is any casual, routine exchange of information in business. Answer: False Page: 294 Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 Rationale: The text definition limits reports to orderly communications. 2. According to the textbook definition, business reports are restricted to the formally prepared written papers used in the conduct of business. Answer: False Page: 294 Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 Rationale: They may range from formal to informal. 3. The objective quality of a report is its unbiased approach to the facts presented. Answer: True Page: 294 Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 Rationale: Objectivity is defined this way on this page. 4. A department head orally presents to the company's board of directors a summary of her section's expenditures for equipment and maintenance for the year. Her presentation can be classified as a report. Answer: True Page: 294 Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 Rationale: Reports may be written or oral. 5. When you have been assigned a report problem, you should write a statement of the problem to be solved before you begin any research. Answer: False Page: 294 Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 3 Rationale: As this page says, you will need to do some preliminary investigation before you can write a well-informed problem statement. 114 Chapter 10 Basics of Report Writing 6. Once you have written a clear problems statement, it is important not to go back and change it in the middle of your research. Answer: False Page: 295 Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 3 Rationale: As this page says, you may find, as you continue in your research, that you will need to change your conception of the problem. 7. Problem statements may be worded as infinitive phrases, as declarative statements, or as questions. Answer: True Page: 294-295 Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 Rationale: These three forms of problem statements are discussed here. 8. In general, there is no one best grammatical form for writing the statement of a report problem. Answer: True Page: 294-295 Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 Rationale: The textbook suggests three acceptable forms. 9. The infinitive phrase form for stating the problem is best in business reports. Answer: False Page: 294-295 Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 Rationale: As noted here, report writers can use any of the three forms--infinitive phrases, questions, or declarative statements--to state the problem in a report.... View Full Document

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