What is Your Correspondence IQ?

In honor of January as National Thank-you month, we thought it would be fun to let you check your correspondence knowledge with a QUIZ. Good luck!TRUE OR FALSE

Receiving a Letter
  1. Thank-you notes should be written within one week, preferably three days.
  2. When you receive an invitation with an RSVP, you should respond within twenty-four hours, if possible, and definitely within three days.
  3. "Regrets" need not be attended to with the same speed as acceptances.
  4. An invitation that is made orally, either in person or via telephone, requires a handwritten response.
  5. Start the note off with a salutation followed by the person’s name. ex: Dear John
  6. A “proper” thank-you note has four sentences.
  7. Write the date at the bottom of the note in the right-hand corner.
  8. Always sign your letters and postcards with your first and last name.
  9. An envelope should be addressed with just the person’s first and last name. ex: Molly Cooper
  10. A return address on an envelope is not really necessary.
  11. A return address should always appear on the back flap of the envelope.


  1. True
  1. True
  2. False
  3. False
  4. True
  5. True
  6. False
  7. True & False
  8. False
  9. False
  10. False


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