Apa Style And Citation Quiz

28 Questions  I  By Dwyant on March 28, 2011
Quiz to test knowledge of APA style and citation formats. Based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition.

  

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1.  The Reference section should start on a separate page under the centered heading References, which does not use bold font. The reference entries should appear in alphabetical order by authors' surname (or by title if works do not list an author) regardless of the type of source (e.g., book, film, journal article, website).
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2.  Choose the correct reference format for the following source that you retrieved from an online journal: . Social Work and Research, 1995, Vol. 68(2), 127-137 SSN: 1948-CCX  DOI:10.1037/swr/127 . Students and the Problem of Entitlement . Jeffrey T. Swan     Dennard Q. Rail    Mary N. Bushcombe University of Georgia Note:  Per APA, journal titles should be set in italics (e.g., Social Work and Research) ; however, the quiz-maker software doesn't permit italics in the answer options.                                                                                                                                                                             
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3.  Which choice shows the correct format for the first use of  the Jeffrey T. Swan, Dennard Q. Rail, Mary N. Bushcombe (1995) source with the following sentence: . Thus, students' misplaced sense of entitlement interferes with classroom teaching and, ultimately, the quality of education and training that students receive.
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4.  Which choice shows the correct format and APA style for the first use of  the Jeffrey T. Swan, Dennard Q. Rail, Mary N. Bushcombe (1995) source in the text of the following sentence: . "... found that students' sense of entitlement led to complaints that course requirements were too burdensome and often  interfered with their social commitments.
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5.  Which choice shows the correct format for the second parenthetical citation of the Jeffrey T. Swan, Dennard Q. Rail, Mary N. Bushcombe (1995) source in a later paragraph in paper, using the following sentence: . In addition, the authors suggested that admissions officers should have frank discussions with applicants that clearly outline what the graduate program demands, expects, and requires of students.
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6.  Which choice shows the correct format for the first in-text citation for the following journal article: (Select all that apply) "An Analysis of Qualitative Data on Sibling Relationships in Immigrant Families Obtained From Parent-Child Interviews Conducted as Part of the Latino Health Assessment Project" by J. K. O'Day, G. T. Cahn, B. B. Flores, P. W. Wrap, G. Dayfield, and A. P. Stele Published in 2009 the Journal of Long Titles, Volume 23, Issue 6, pages 1134-1145 DOI:1010/JLT.34   Springerbok Publishers, 145 Deerfield Plaza, Greenwich, Connecticut, 15432.
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7.  Which choice shows a correct reference entry for the following journal article? (Select all that apply) "An Analysis of Qualitative Data on Sibling Relationships in Immigrant Families Obtained From Parent-Child Interviews Conducted as Part of the Latino Health Assessment Project"by J. K. O'Day, G. T. Cahn, B. B. Flores, P. W. Wrap, G. Dayfield, and A. P. Stele. Published in 2009 the Journal of Long Titles, Volume 23, Issue 6, pages 1134-1145. DOI:1010/JLT.34 Springerbok Publishers, 145 Deerfield Plaza, Greenwich, Connecticut, 15432.    Note: The quiz format does not permit the use of italics in the answers. Therefore, you will have to ignore the APA requirements for italics in reference formats. However, the full format is explained in the additional comments.
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8.  Suppose you have written a paper on the mission of social work, which is based on a section of the Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in 2008. The original section from the NASW website  appears below.  . "The mission of the social work profession is rooted in a set of core values. These core values, embraced by social workers throughout the profession’s history, are the foundation of social work’s unique purpose and perspective: ·         service ·         social justice ·         dignity and worth of the person ·         importance of human relationships ·         integrity ·         competence."  Which of the statements in your paper would need to include a citation?  (Select all that apply)
  • Statement A: The social work profession seeks to ensure the well-being of the most vulnerable among the population.
  • Statement B: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has established a Code of Ethics that govern practitioners' actions in field.
  • Statement C: The Code of Ethics notes that the mission of social work is grounded in six essential values: (a) service, (b) social justice (c) dignity and worth of the person (d) importance of human relationships, (e) integrity, and (f) competence.
  • Statement D: According to the NASW Code of Ethics, the misson of all social workers should be based on a set of core principles, including service to others, ensuring social justice and equality, recognizing and ensuring each person's value and dignity, working to preserve the essential worth of human relationships,  acting in accord with moral soundness and ethical wholeness, and possessing the skills and knowledge to carry out tasks required for practice.
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9.  Which is the correct reference format for the Preamble to the  NASW Code of Ethics (see http://www.naswdc.org/pubs/code/code.asp) . --Right click on the link and choose "Open in a new tab" so you can switch from quiz page to the source page-- .    Note: The quiz format does not permit the use of italics in the answers. Therefore, you will have to ignore the APA requirements for italics in reference formats. However, the full format is explained in the additional comments.
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10.  "According to Erickson (1950, as cited in Hodgeworth, 2001) each of an individual's stages of development (i.e., physical, emotional, or psychological) are related to specific tasks that must be mastered. " . The citation used in the above sentence is a called a secondary-source citation. In this case, the student was citing a passage from the class text written by Hodgeworth (2001) that described Erik Erickson's work that was published in 1950. . This type of citation is acceptable under which of the following circumstances? (Select all that apply)
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11.  Identify the APA style issue(s) in the following passage: (Select all that apply)     Since most graduate students have completed traditional 4-year college programs, professors in graduate schools assume that all students have mastered the skill of academic writing. While a few students are accomplished writers, the Writing Center has found that across disciplines most graduate students struggle unnecessarily with writing because they are either unaware of the writing support that is available or are reluctant to admit that they might need to improve this important professional skill.
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12.  Identify the APA issue(s) in the following passage: (Select all that apply)     An innovative approach to breaking the generational cycle of poverty involves creating Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). Individual Development Accounts are a special type of savings account that match the deposit amounts when the funds are withdrawn to make a qualifying purchase such as: (1) purchasing a home as a primary residence, (2) paying for postsecondary education or job training, or (3) creating a retirement saving account.
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13.  The next questions reference the website http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/medicalresources_lowbirthweight.html  . (Right click on the link and choose "Open in a new tab" so you can switch from quiz page to the source page). . You plan to cite the online article on low birth weight several times in your paper. What is the correct in-text citation for the first reference? (Select all that apply)
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14.  You decide to quote the March of Dimes' definition of very low birth weight " Very low-birth weight babies (those who weigh less than 3 pounds, 5 ounces or 1,500 grams)," which appears under the Premature Birth bullet point. What is the correct in-text citation for this quote, assuming you have already established MOD as the abbreviation for the March of Dimes?   http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/medicalresources_lowbirthweight.html
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15.  What is the correct reference entry for the low birth weight article? . http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/medicalresources_lowbirthweight.html
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16.  Your source: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/tribal/qna/liheap.html  . (Right click on the link and choose "Open in a new tab" so you can switch from quiz page to the source page) . What organization would you list as the corporate/organization author for this website?
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17.  What's the correct in-text citation for this website? http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/tribal/qna/liheap.html
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18.  What is the page title for your source? http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/tribal/qna/liheap.html
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19.  The title of the web page should be set in italics in the reference entry as shown below: . Administration for Children and Families. (2011). LIHEAP frequently asked questions. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/tribal/qna/liheap.html
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20.  Identify the problem(s) in the sentence below: . The social information processing (SIP) theory holds that a child's behavior is the result of six overlapping cognitive steps that occur in the following order:(a) encode social cues, (b) mentally representing and interpreting the cues, (c) constructing goals, (d) search for possible responses, (e) making a response decision, (f) enact a behavioral response while monitoring its effect.
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21.  Based on the APA style rules, what problem(s) can you identify in the sentence below: . Birch (1998) argues that teens born outside of the U.S. are more likely to adopt conservative family norms. Select all that apply.
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22.  The passage below has several problems. Select all that apply. In this study, a sample of 43 urban youth were compared to a similar sample of 44 rural youth. Each of the youth were given a survey to complete and return in a sealed envelope. Follow-up interviews were conducted at either the youth treatment facility or it's community-based outreach clinic. Each of the interviews were conducted by a master's-level social work student and audio recorded for accurate transcription.
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23.  Identify the writing problem(s) in the following paragraph: The U. S. government defines poverty using an income-based threshold created in the early 1960s, which set the poverty level at 3 times the yearly cost of a basic food budget. Except for adjustments for inflation, it has remained unchanged since it was established despite the fact that today's families spend more on housing, child care, and health care than food. Social service workers spend much of their time trying to help families in need patch together a network of resources to meet their basic needs. Because the level of public assistance has not kept pace with other costs, this means they spend a greater proportion of their income on basic necessities that are not accounted for in the poverty equation. Further, it fails to account for regional differences in costs or receipt of other benefits such as Medicaid and Food Stamps.
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24.  On May 1, 2011, you interviewed Dr. Betsy Bledsoe for your paper on evidence-based practice. You decide to incoporate Dr. Bledsoe's information in your paper as a paraphrase or by using the following direct quote : "...to achieve wider use of evidence-based practice in local agencies, schools of social work need to provide ongoing support to help agency staff translate research into practice." Which of the following shows the correct format for citing your interview?
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25.  You are using material from a newspaper article. The article does not list an author, but the title is "Budget Cuts Go Beyond the Bone," which was published on page 23 of The Independent, April 28, 2011. Which is the correct in-text citation for this source?
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26.  In which sentence(s) has the quotation been integrated most successfully?
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27.  Your source on young entrepreneurs gives statistics on increasing rates of business ownership among  those 18 to 34 years old. The source states, "This trend may dilute corporate pools of promotable junior managers but provide a needed infrastructure for corporate outsourcing" (Keaveney, 2004, p. 102-103). Which of the following is an acceptable paraphrase?
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28.  Writing support for on-campus students attending the School of Social Work can be found from which of the following sources?
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