Apa Citation Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Students who owned computers scored 10 points higher than those who did not own computers.
    • A. 

      Need to reference.

    • B. 

      No need to reference.


  • 2. 
    A new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that nearly half (48%) of all uninsured children have not had a well-child visit in the past year.
    • A. 

      Need to reference

    • B. 

      No need to reference


  • 3. 
    The United States of America became a country in 1776.
    • A. 

      Need to reference

    • B. 

      No need to reference


  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements would need to be referenced?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer is a lot of fun because you can find interesting information.

    • B. 

      Internet Explorer has a 96% browser market share as of June 2000.

    • C. 

      Internet Explorer is created by Microsoft.

    • D. 

      Bill Gates is the man who founded the company that creates Internet Explorer.

    • E. 

      None of the above.


  • 5. 
    When quoting long sections of material (e.g., of more than 40 words):
    • A. 

      Set the quote off with double quotation marks.

    • B. 

      Indent and use a block format without any quotation marks.

    • C. 

      Use a single quotation at the beginning and end of the quotation.

    • D. 

      Use double quotation marks and single spacing.


  • 6. 
    When summarizing or paraphrasing a source, be sure to give:
    • A. 

      The authors' names.

    • B. 

      The year of publication.

    • C. 

      The page number.

    • D. 

      A & B.

    • E. 

      All of the above.


  • 7. 
    When citing a direct quotation from a source, be sure to give:
    • A. 

      The authors' names.

    • B. 

      The year of publication.

    • C. 

      The page number.

    • D. 

      A & B.

    • E. 

      All of the above.


  • 8. 
    Indicate which is the correct APA in-text citation for the following source:Title: Role of Personality in Determining Value JudgementsAuthors: Maxine Renee Shaw, Jonathan L. Speaks, Kathleen M. NealPublication: Journal of Applied PsychologyVolume No.: 75Date Published: 1999Page Numbers: 558-577
    • A. 

      (Maxine Renee Shaw, Jonathan L. Speaks, Kathleen M. Neal, p. 12-15).

    • B. 

      (Shaw, Maxine Renee, Speaks, Jonathan L., and Neal, Kathleen M., 2005, p. 12-15).

    • C. 

      (Shaw, Speaks, and Neal, 2005, p. 12-15).

    • D. 

      (Shaw, Speaks, and Neal, 12-15).


  • 9. 
    To avoid plagiarizing, you should:
    • A. 

      Give proper attribution to all sources, and know how to quote correctly.

    • B. 

      When paraphrasing, rewrite statements completely in your own words.

    • C. 

      Proofread carefully.

    • D. 

      All of the above.


  • 10. 
    Read the new passage and compare it to the original.  Is this appropriate or inappropriate paraphrasing?The original passage:Students frequently overuse direct quotation in taking notes, and as a result they overuse quotations in the final [research] paper. Probably only about 10% of your final manuscript should appear as directly quoted matter. Therefore, you should strive to limit the amount of exact transcribing of source materials while taking notes. Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers. 2nd ed. (1976): 46-47.The new passage:In research papers students often quote excessively, failing to keep quoted material down to a desirable level. Since the problem usually originates during note taking, it is essential to minimize the material recorded verbatim (Lester 46-47).Source: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_paraphr.html
    • A. 

      This is an appropriate paraphrase.

    • B. 

      This is an inappropriate paraphrase.


  • 11. 
    Read the new passage and compare it to the original. Is this an example of appropriate or inappropriate paraphrasing?The original passage:Students frequently overuse direct quotation in taking notes, and as a result they overuse quotations in the final [research] paper. Probably only about 10% of your final manuscript should appear as directly quoted matter. Therefore, you should strive to limit the amount of exact transcribing of source materials while taking notes. Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers. 2nd ed. (1976): 46-47.The new passage:Students often use too many direct quotations when they take notes, resulting in too many of them in the final research paper. In fact, probably only about 10% of the final copy should consist of directly quoted material. So it is important to limit the amount of source material copied while taking notes. Source: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_paraphr.html
    • A. 

      This is appropriate paraphrasing.

    • B. 

      This is inappropriate paraphrasing.


  • 12. 
    How do you quote correctly?
    • A. 

      Give the source. As long as I do that, I don't need to do anything else.

    • B. 

      Introduce the quotation, format it correctly, use quotation marks, and cite correctly. Thoughtfully integrate the quotation into your writing.

    • C. 

      Mention the author of the quote and use quotation marks.


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