Friday, April 4, 2014

Netiquette Core Pricipals, A Test - Netiquette IQ

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Netiquette IQ Test

What should your “from” field show?
A)   Your service provider; B)  Your full name;  
C)  Your desired reply address;  
D)  Your nickname, E)  All of the above


What should the “to” field show?
A)   Desired public recipient(s);
B)  Anyone who wishes to receive the message;  
C)  Both A and B; D)  Neither A or B, E)  None of the above


Who should be in a “cc” field?
A)   Those not expected to reply; 
B)  Those who need to know the content;  
C)  Those in any preceding message;  
D)  Both A & B, E)  None of the above


Subject fields should:
A)   Never be blank; B)  Be changed for different topics;
C)  Left unchanged when an initial direct reply is given; 
D)  Not exceed 10-12 words, E)  All of the above


Subject fields:
A)   Do not require capitals; B)  Should end with a punctuation mark;  
C)  Should not include links; D)  Can have all capitals if urgent,  
E)  Use normal punctuation except the end of the entry


A recipient in a cc field should:
A)   Never reply; B)  Reply only to appropriate people; 
C)  Include others when replying; D) Reply only to the sender, E)  A & C


When a recipient is in a “Bcc” field, one:
A)   Can forward a message;  
B)  Should never forward the message;  
C)  Should only forward to a new recipient; 
D)  Ought to reply if deemed important, E)  Both B & D 


A subject field:
A)   Can comprise the entire message; 
B)  Can be partially changed by a replier;
C)  Can be fully changed by a replier,
D)  Both A & B, E)  Both A & C


A)   Should always be used; B)  Are only needed in business email;  
C)  Should never use nicknames; D)  Should include official titles, 
E)  Both A & C


Salutations should:
A)   Include all To and cc recipients; B)  Only include To: recipients;  
C)  Usually have more than one word; 
D)  Be followed by a colon or comma, E)  B, C and D


Salutations should include:
A)   Someone’s first and last names; B)  No abbreviations;  
C)  A capital for the first word; D)  All of the above,
E)  None of the above


When multiple people are addressed in a salutation:
A)   Always spell out everyone’s name and title;  
B)  “To All” can always be used;  
C)  “Sirs” can be used if all are male; 
D)  All of the above, E)  None of the above


If an email is to a stranger,
A)   The reason for the email should be stated first;
B)  An introduction should be done first;  
C) An introduction and purpose can be done in either order;
D)  A purpose is not necessary, E)  None of the above


Font sizes in email should:
A)   Be 8-10 point  B)  Be determined by the font style; 
C)  Use regular text but all italics is acceptable; D)  Be 10-12 point, E)  Both C & D


Which of the following are the most common type of email:
A)   Spam; B)  Personal; C)  Business; D)  Social, E)  Commentary


Formal email should not have:
A)   Concise descriptions; B)  The pronoun “I”; 
C)  Acronyms; D)  Any threads, E)  All threads


Which of these are acceptable as a full email
A)   Thank you; B)  You bet; C)  Sorry; D)  A & C, E)  A & B


Which of the following are correct for normal email:
A)   12:00 noon; B)  12 pm; C)  12:00 pm; D)  1200 hours, E)  Noon


Attachments should:
A)   Be equal or less than 10MB; B)  Always be used for resumes;  
C)  Have short titles (four words or less);
D)  None of the above, E)  A, B & C


When sending an urgent email:
A)   Flags should always be used;  
B)  Multiple exclamation marks should be used in the address field;
C)  Be stated as “Urgent” in the address field;  
D)  All of the above, E)  None of the above


According to surveys, most email users:
A)   Believe they check less than they do;  
B)  Respond less quickly than they actually do; 
C) Write worse email than they believe they do; 
D)  All of the above, E)  None of the above


Which of the following is acceptable for using parentheses:
A)   Adding information; B)  Adding an afterthought;  
C)  Adding a personal opinion; D)  All of the above, E)  None of the above


Personal email policy should include:
A)   A signature template;
B)  Auto replies for absences longer than 48 hours; 
C)  A disclaimer; D)  A tone checker,  
E)  Auto correction for spelling


When replying to an email:
A)   Reply within 24 hours even on holidays; 
B)  Do not include the original attachment; 
C)  Keep the original email above the reply;  
D)  Do not include an additional attachment, E)  None of the above


When should an email not be responded to:
A)   When it is spam; B)  When a sender delivers two thank you’s;  
C)  To an auto-reply; D)  All of the above, E)  A & B only


























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