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NEW YORK STATE FBLA INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

2009
PLEASE DO NOT OPEN THIS TEST UNTIL DIRECTED TO DO SO Test Directions 1. Complete the information requested on the answer sheet. PRINT YOUR NAME on the Name line. PRINT the name of the event, INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS on the Subject line. PRINT the name of your CHAPTER on the DATE line. 2. All answers will be recorded on the answer sheet. Please do not write on the test booklet. Scrap paper will be provided. 3. Read each question completely before answering. With a NO. 2 pencil, blacken in your choices completely on the answer sheet. Do not make any other marks on the answer sheet, or the scoring machine will reject it. 4. You will be given 60 minutes for the test. You will be given a starting signal and a signal after 50 minutes have elapsed. 5. Tie will be broken using the last 10 questions of the test.

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Directions: Select the correct abbreviation for the following states.


1. A B C D 2. A B C D 3. A B C D 4. A B C D 5. A B C D 6. A B C D 7. A B C D Alaska AL AK AS AA Arizona AR AZ AN AL Missouri MI MS MR MO Pennsylvania PE PN PA PV Vermont VE VR VM VT A telephone call made from Washington DC to San Diego, California during traditional business hours should not be made before 11 am noon 1 pm 2 pm The yellow pages of the telephone directory are arranged in numeric order alphabetically by the business owners last name alphabetically by the type of business alphabetically by city or town in which the business is located

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8. A B C D 9. A B C D 10. A B C D 11. A B C D 12. A B C D 13. A B C D 14. A B C D

Which type of document would be printed on company letterhead? a personal business letter a business letter an interoffice memorandum an informal note Using a colon after the salutation and a comma after a closing is known as open punctuation MLA style of punctuation mixed or closed punctuation enhanced punctuation A business letter that has all parts beginning at the left margin is called a modified block style a simplified style a block style a modified block, indented paragraph style Which type of document contains the heading TO, FROM, DATE, AND SUBJECT? an interoffice memorandum a personal business letter a credit memorandum a business letter Which is the correct form to use in a business letter? Sept. 11, 2009 9/11/09 September 11, 2009 September, 11, 2009 Which is the correct sequence of items contained in a footnote for a book title? author, book title, publisher, place of publication book title, publisher, date of publication, author author, publisher, book title, date of publication author, place of publication, publisher, book title Which document is distributed within an organization and does not require postage? a letter a report an interoffice memorandum a credit union news letter

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Which word processing function would allow a student to quickly change the initials FBLA used throughout a document to Future Business Leaders of America? global search and replace word wrap database spreadsheet

16. Which letter, letters, or numbers represent the work originator in the code LZ/t 4.1? A L B LZ C t D 4.1 17. Which database command would be used to alphabetize a list of employee names? A print B sort C save D copy 18. On a business letter which of the following should be typed on the second line below the inside address A date B attention line C reference initials D salutation 19. Which of the following is the correct plural form? A alumnus B alumni C alumnis D alumna 20. Which of the following sentences is correct? A The FCCs ruling was incomplete. B the FCCs ruling was incomplete. C the FCCS ruling was incomplete D the FCCS ruling was incomplete

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Directions: Read the definition and select the correct word to match the definition. 21. other than, to take or leave out A accept B except 22. an amount or degree beyond what is normal A access B excess 23. being aware of A conscience B conscious 24. to take for ones own A adapt B adept C adopt 25. a group of actors or singers A troop B troupe 26. a condition of the atmosphere A weather B whether 27. a manufactured utensil, usually of metal A ware B wear 28. the circumference of the body A waist B waste 29. to dampen A wet B whet 30. a cereal grass A rye B wry

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31. Christmas A youll B yule 32. opposed or unwilling A adverse B averse 33. to plan, invent, think A device B devise 34. a great many A allot B a lot 35. result, outcome, or consequence A affect B effect 36. an evil woman with magical powers A which B witch 37. to leave behind or abandon A desert B dessert Directions: In each of the following questions, one of the words is misspelled. Select the letter that corresponds to this word. 38. A hundreth B postpone C surprise D diamond 39. A probably B secretary C temprament D boundary

NYS FBLA 2009 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 40. A monsterous B heighten C athletics D chimney A enviroment B introduce C perform D recognize A accumalate B February C divide D divine A pamphlet B protection C similar D goverment A champion B mischievious C introduce D jewelry A enterance B hungry C garage D corsage A partner B aspirin C labratory D prejudice A candidate B sandwich C tremendous D temperture A disasterous B Wednesday C privilege D exercise

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NYS FBLA 2009 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 49. A height B grievious C Arctic D attached

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A perspire B promptly C tradegy D surprise

Directions: Select the choice that makes the sentence correct. 51. Our firms assistant cashier was given A two weeks notice B two weeks notice C two weeks notice D 2-weeks notice The new atlas lists several A Mexican Rivers. B Mexican rivers. C mexican rivers D mexicans rivers Mr. Tambroni is a member of the A House of Representatives B House of representatives C house of representatives D House Of RePresentatives No one in the room had read A Mr. Heinzes note. B Mr. Heinzs note. C Mr. Heinz note. D Mr. Heinz notess. Only two people in the room had ever tasted A Maxwell House Coffee. B Maxwell House coffee. C maxwelll house coffee. D Maxwell Houses coffee

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NYS FBLA 2009 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 56. A member of my class was asked to serve as A Secretary-Treasurer. B Secretary-treasurer. C secretary treasurer. D secretary-Treas. A fellow historian asked me several questions about the A Monroe Doctrine. B Monroe doctrine. C Monroe doctrine. D Monroes doctrine The deciding votes were cast in A Essex and Suffolk Counties B Essex and Suffolk counties. C Essex and suffolk counties D essex and Suffolk counties For several years he has resided in the A City of St. Paul. B City of St. paul. C city of St. Paul. D city of st. paul. No decision will be made until we have scrutinized A this data. B these data. C these datum. D these datas. William sent me a check for $900 to complete the A transaction B deal Two salespeople visited the office, but I did not talk with A either of them. B any of them. When sales began to climb, we all became A enthused. B enthusiastic. Mr. Green has been hired to help paint A the Capital. B the Capitol.

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NYS FBLA 2009 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 65. The manager does not plan to discharge A either of the three men. B any of the three men.

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Directions: Select the sentence in each group that would be most acceptable to use in a business communication. Pay close attention to the words that have been underscored. 66. A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C If Mr. Smith was a candidate, he did not apprise me of the fact. If Mr. Smith were a candidate, he did not apprise me of the fact. If Mr. Smith were a candidate, he did not appraise me of the fact. Him and Wayne will help whomever you suggest. He and Wayne will help whoever you suggest. He and Wayne will help whomever you suggest. Are you and he willing to bank on my judgment? Are you and he willing to depend upon my judgment? Are you and him willing to depend upon my judgment? I asked Mark and him if they had ever swam that distance. I asked Mark and him if they had ever swum that distance. I asked Mark and he if they had ever swum that distance. By noon tomorrow the building site will have been cleared. By noon tomorrow the building site will be cleared. By noon tomorrow the building cite will have been cleared. The boss and myself discussed wages, hours, morale, and etc. The boss and myself discussed wages, hours, morale, etc. The boss and I discussed wages, hours, morale, etc. Both him and Stanley bid over $75 for the vase. Both he and Stanley bid over $75 for the vase. Both he and Stanley bade over $75 for the vase. It is she who looked startled when the bell rang. It is she who looked startled when the bell rung. It is her who looked startled when the bell rung. Neither Ray nor his partners realize how important his firm is. Neither Ray nor his partners realize how important their firm is. Neither Ray nor his partners realizes how important their firm is.

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NYS FBLA 2009 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 75. A B C I differ with your opinion that rayon corresponds with wool. I differ with your opinion that rayon corresponds to wool. I differ from your opinion that rayon corresponds to wool.

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Directions: Select the sentence that is correctly punctuated. 76. A B C A B C A B C A B C Did he ask, How many pages are missing? Did he ask: How many pages are missing? Did he askHow many pages are missing? Three items (the battery, the case, and the timer) are for sale. Three itemsthe battery, the case, and the timerare for sale. Three itemsthe battery, the case, and the timer, are for sale. Your plan, Mr. Allen is fine, but it cannot be implemented. Your plan, Mr. Allen, is fine; but it cannot be implemented. Your plan, Mr. Allen, is fine: but it cannot be implemented. Several magazines carried the storyfor example Time, Newsweek, and Fortune. Several magazines carried the story: for example Time, Newsweek, and Fortune. Several magazines carried the story; for example, Time, Newsweek, and Fortune. The merger (see page 42) took place in 1969, or was it 1979? The merger, see page 42, took place in 1969, or was it 1979? The merger (see page 42) took place in 1969or was it 1979?

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Directions: Select the correct pronoun. 81. My brother is taller than A I B me We were better prepared than A them B they John was more severely injured than A us B we

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NYS FBLA 2009 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 84. Franks twin sister is taller than A he B him No one could have been more beautiful than A she B her

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Directions: Select the correct definition for each word. 86. ANNUITY A classification of accounts B annual allowance C sworn statement D insurance coverage VIABLE A visible B popular C workable D lightweight USURP A to encroach B to use illegally C to separate D to deny RETAILER A a business selling directly to consumers B a merchant selling to businesses C intermediary who brings buyers and sellers together D user of a good or service PROXY A bring suit against B order for arrest of a person C authority of one person to act for another D one under legal age

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NYS FBLA 2009 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS Directions: Select the best answer to following questions based upon your knowledge of grammar and punctuation. 91. Which sentence has the misplaced modifier? A A piano is wanted by a lady with three wooden legs. B Coming around the corner, you will find my house is the first on the left. C The child watched the kitten eating the mouse. D I saw two bats flying around the room.

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In which of the following sentences does a compound adjective modify a common noun? A The efficient secretary made the appointment for her employer. B The well-dressed young woman applied for the position. C The child is matter-of-fact about her advancement. D Johns medical office is farther away from the hospital than it should be. The grammatically INCORRECT sentence is A Shouldnt he bring James and me the agenda before the meeting? B Whoever you recommend will be hired. C It was he who left early. D Robert is a better typist than me. The grammatically INCORRECT sentence is A The lawyer took the book from the shelf. B She has neither skill nor efficiency. C The pretty painting was placed between the door and the window. D The editor declared the error by an eraser. The employer suggested that the secretary attend the seminar; however, she did not have time. The word however connects A two main clauses and one dependent clause B two independent clauses C three main clauses D two verbs

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NYS FBLA 2009 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS Directions: Darken A if the word in italics is used correctly. Darken B if the word in italics is used incorrectly. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. The executor carried out the provisions of the will. The subterranean railway provided a panoramic view of the country. The remittance was mailed in payment of the invoice. Our principle, Mr. Smith, attended the meeting. We store stationary on the shelves of the supply room.

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NYS FBLA 2009 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS ANSWER KEY 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

B B D C D A C B C C A C A C A B B D B A B B B C B

26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

A A A A A B A B B A B A A C A A A D B A C D A B C

C B A B B C A B C B A A B B B A C B C A C B A B B

76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100.

A B B C C A B B A A B C A A C A B D D B A B A B B