Writing Glossary Quiz

Tests material covered on EnglishClub's Writing Glossary. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. A letter written in cursive script with a pen instead of being typed is

a) penned b) scripted c) handwritten

2. If you're polishing what you've written, you're

printing it
perfecting it
punctuating it
a) printing it b) perfecting it c) punctuating it

3. If someone writes a book about teaching languages, who are their target readers?

language teachers
language learners
language writers
a) language teachers b) language learners c) language writers

4. If you're writing your resumé, you're writing a summary of your

employment goals
work and life skills
education and work history
a) employment goals b) work and life skills c) education and work history

5. The target readers of a resumé or CV are those who _______ new staff.

a) hire b) fire c) train

6. What are you looking for if you're proofreading a written document?

mistakes and typos
style and flow
a) mistakes and typos b) style and flow c) plagiarism

7. If another writer has plagiarized something you've written, they've

copied it
dictated it
improved it
a) copied it b) dictated it c) improved it

8. What do bloggers write?

bad logs
website codes
online journals
a) bad logs b) website codes c) online journals

9. A writer's formal mention of the source of information or a quote they've used is called

a citation
a) feedback b) a citation c) note-taking

10. Dictation is an exercise that requires you to write down exactly what you

a) say b) hear c) think

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.