Which of the following need not be checked while revising a document?
A. Style and tone
C. Punctuation and spelling
D. Content and clarity
E. All of the above.
A popular American radio station announced a contest in which one lucky winner
would win an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris. To participate, listeners must tune in from
7 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day and complete a quiz on the radio stations Web site within 1
p.m. on the same day. The person who answered most of the questions correctly at the
end of a month was to be declared the winner. However, a month later, the winner of the
contest found out that the trip is to Paris, Texas, and not to Paris, France. Which of the
following is the most fitting evaluation of this situation?
A. This is an example of using positive emphasis ethically since the winner was
promised a trip to Paris which is a substantial benefit.
B. This is an example of using positive emphasis ethically since the radio station fairly
evaluated all the listeners who participated in the contest and declared a winner as
C. This is an example of using positive emphasis unethically because the winner might
not have participated if she had known the true nature of the contest and the prize.
D. This an example of using positive emphasis unethically because the radio station had
failed to provide full disclosure of all the details pertaining to the contest and the prize.
E. Both C and D are correct.