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Textual Reference Terms Quiz

Tests material covered on EnglishClub's Textual Reference Terms page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. Writers use textual reference terms to help readers find other parts of the same

term
reference
text
a) term b) reference c) text

2. Which is a list of common textual reference terms?

above, following, previous
preface, contents, index
plot, theme, character
a) above, following, previous b) preface, contents, index c) plot, theme, character

3. The word "text" usually refers to a ______ document only.

spoken
written
printed
a) spoken b) written c) printed

4. Terms like below, preceding and next can help readers _______ other parts of the text they're reading.

avoid
locate
understand
a) avoid b) locate c) understand

5. Which term makes the following sentence refer to something readers have already read? "See the _______ chapter."

next
following
preceding
a) next b) following c) preceding

6. Which term makes the following phrase refer to something readers haven't read yet? "As explained in the _______ section..."

above
next
previous
a) above b) next c) previous

7. "All prices are printed overleaf." This means they're printed

on the other side of the page
over the old prices
on the page after next
a) on the other side of the page b) over the old prices c) on the page after next

8. What do the letters P.T.O. stand for?

Please Turn On
Please Turn Off
Please Turn Over
a) Please Turn On b) Please Turn Off c) Please Turn Over

9. If you see continued, cont'd, or P.T.O. at the bottom of a page, the text continues and you can

stop reading
keep reading
continue turning
a) stop reading b) keep reading c) continue turning

10. Which textual reference term is used in both informal texts as well as in highly-formal legal documents?

following
aforementioned
hereinafter
a) following b) aforementioned c) hereinafter

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