Form Practice Story 4
Randolph Simpleton is the director of Blowhard Insurance Company in New Jersey. He is always frustrated with his computer. Whenever he doesn't get something done on time, he blames the system. He never tells the IT department about any of the problems. He just complains to his administrative assistant Henry.
Henry knows a lot about computers. Henry is studying computer science at night. Henry usually walks over and pushes a few buttons. and the problem goes away.
One day when Henry was home sick, Alicia from the IT department came to Randolph's office with a new laptop. "Finally!" Randolph cried. "I hope this one works better than the last one."
"Yes sir," Alicia said nervously. "This one is top of the line. It is a Oliptica 5000 Pro."
"Good," Randolph grunted. "So it won't have any more of those blasted ID ten T errors."
"I'm not sure what you are talking about, sir," Alicia said while looking through the notes on her clipboard.
"When Henry would fix my computer, I'd ask him what was wrong and he would always say it was another ID ten T error." Randolph explained.
Alicia saw a note from Henry on the work order. It said, "If Mr. Simpleton asks about a particular error, write it down in all caps and you'll recognize it." Alicia took a pen and wrote down ID10T.
"I'm sorry, sir," Alicia replied. "That is a very common error and there is no computer in the world that doesn't have it from time to time."
Now answer these questions about the story:
Please choose yes or no:
1. Randolph is the director of a state agency.
2. Henry is an administrative assistant.
3. Randolph doesn't like computers.
4. What state does Randolph live in?
5. What department does Alicia work in?
6. What is Randolph's last name?
7. What is the name of the company?
8. What is the model of Randolph's new computer?
Oliptica 5000 Pro
9.Why is Henry not in the office?
he's on vacation
he's at class
he doesn't exist
Check the box in front of each statement that is true.
Alicia is carrying a clipboard.
Henry knows a lot about computers.
Randolph is a vice president
Henry is studying computer science.
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