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chap 8: creating graphics
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According to Chapter 8, which of these is NOT an important benefit of graphics?
Graphics can efficiently fill unused space.
Chapter 8 identifies four stages in the process of creating graphics. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the chapter?
Which of the following graphics would be best suited to showing the stages of a procedure or a process?
You are making a graphic for automotive technicians that illustrates the procedure for performing a computerized vehicle inspection. Which of the following is the best graphic for displaying this information?
Why is it important to use care when creating graphics for multicultural audiences?
Culture affects how people read images and what they see in them.
You work in the recruiting office of a large state university. You need to give your boss precise numerical data—including numbers of applicants, numbers of enrolls, percentages, and statistical measurements—about recruiting efforts in five different regions. Which type of graphic would best suit your needs?
Which of the following graphics would be best suited to showing logical relationships?
A writer is creating a table that has 22 rows and 6 columns of data, all of which must appear on one page. To prevent readers from misinterpreting the data, which of the following techniques should the writer apply to the table?
grouping rows together in a logical order to help readers make comparisons
Which of the following is structured to emphasize the person or group with responsibility for certain tasks?
Why might you include a common, familiar item in a photograph of an item being discussed?
to give readers a sense of scale
Which type of graphic does NOT use metaphor to convey information?
chapter 8 offers six principles for using color in graphics. One is "Don't overdo it." Which of the following principles is also mentioned in the chapter?
A. Use color to create patterns.
B. Use as many colors as possible.
C. Use dark colors to make objects look smaller.
D. All responses are correct.
A writing team has the six-month sales figures for its company's 14 sales representatives. Because managers must make comparative analyses, the graphic presenting these data must group representatives by region, as well as show each representative's monthly sales total. Which is the best graphic for displaying this information?
Which of these graphics would be most effective for illustrating visual and spatial characteristics?
Chapter 8 suggests that you consider four factors when planning a graphic. One is your audience. What else should you consider?
A. the physical conditions in which readers will view the graphic
B. the kind of information you want to communicate
C. your purpose
D. All responses are correct.
E. None of the responses are correct.
You are writing a report on the two candidates competing to represent your district in the U.S. House of Representatives. You create a pie chart for each candidate to show where the candidate's campaign money comes from. You use purple for small individual donations, orange for large individual donations, blue for corporate donations, yellow for political action committee (PAC) contributions, red for political-party donations, and gray for other money. Which principle of using color effectively have you followed?
using color to create patterns
Which of the following graphics would be best suited for showing the relative size of parts that make up a whole?
What does copyright law have to do with graphics?
Copyright law determines who has the right to publish or republish a graphic.
According to Chapter 8, why do you need to cite the source of a graphic?
It is part of your ethical responsibilities.
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