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Quiz 7 :

Writing for the Web

Quiz 7 :

Writing for the Web

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The _____ nature of the Internet means that webpages respond to user input.
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interactive

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When a person is writing for the Web, what is the importance of the inverted pyramid?
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The inverted pyramid reminds the writer to state important points on a webpage before providing detailed supporting information.

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A person should keep two guidelines in mind when writing for the Web: the readers' needs and the limited amount of space on the computer screen.
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FAQs are rarely used on the Internet.
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_____ are words, phrases, or graphics used to link pages within a website or to external sites.
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What is a discussion forum?
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Webpages are read in a linear fashion, the same way books and magazines are read.
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Drop-down menus do not clutter a webpage.
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A(n) _____ is a website that provides news or commentary about a particular topic; it also allows users to respond.
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Wikipedia is an example of a(n) _____ because it allows users to create and edit webpages.
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Every website should include a clear system of links.
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The terms World Wide Web and Internet mean the same thing.
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Web users may become discouraged when using a site that contains too many graphics.
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In the planning of webpages, it is important to identify the defining characteristics, or _____, of the audience (for example, age, income, and marital status).
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Writing for the Web does not involve identifying the target audience.
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The number one design principle is _____, which is the ease with which users can access and use a website.
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The first page of a website is called the _____.
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_____ indicate subject area and help search engines and users find a website.
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The purpose of writing for the Web involves more than just informing and persuading the reader.
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Copyright infringement is a problem when linking from a website to other sites.
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