Mla Citation Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 
    How do I structure a block quotation?
    • A. 

      Indent the left side of the first line only, single-space the quotation, and include the in-text citation at the end.

    • B. 

      Indent the left side of all lines, double-space the quotation, and include the in-text citation at the end.

    • C. 

      Indent both sides of all lines, double-space the quotation, and leave out the in-text citation.

    • D. 

      Indent both sides of all lines, single-space the quotation, and include the in-text citation at the end.


  • 2. 
    If I want to add or omit information from a quotation, how do I do that within the text?
    • A. 

      Add or omit without making changes. If my reader wants to know exactly what a source said, s/he can read the original source.

    • B. 

      Use parentheses ( ) around the information you add and ellipses (...) for information you omit.

    • C. 

      Bold the information you add, and insert ellipses (...) for information you omit.

    • D. 

      Use brackets [ ] around the information you add and ellipses enclosed in brackets [...] for information you omit.


  • 3. 
    For in-text citations, the author's last name and page number should be included in the in-text citation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    I should end my sentence with a period before my in-text citation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    If I've included the author's last name in my sentence, then I do not need to include it in my in-text citation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    What should I do in my in-text citation if no author's name is given for the text I'm citing?
    • A. 

      Omit the author's name and just use the page number by itself.

    • B. 

      Use "Anonymous" in place of the author's name.

    • C. 

      Use the full title of the piece in place of the author's name.

    • D. 

      Use an abbreviated form of the title in place of the author's name.


  • 7. 
    In my Bibliography, I should include all the sources I read while during my research, whether I cited them in the text or not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    What is wrong with the following citation? Jupiter, Janie and Suellen Powers. The Nitty Gritty Lit Book. New York: Banter Press, 1991.
    • A. 

      The title should be underlined or italicized.

    • B. 

      The authors' first initials should be given, not their full first names.

    • C. 

      The page numbers should always be listed for a book.

    • D. 

      Instead of a colon, there should be a comma.


  • 9. 
    What is wrong with the following citation? Allan, Joseph. "How the Americans Made Sugar in the West." Journal of American History (1986) 23:245-257.
    • A. 

      Page numbers do not need to be listed for a journal article.

    • B. 

      The year should come after the volume number.

    • C. 

      There needs to be a period after the journal title.

    • D. 

      The author's first initial should be used.


  • 10. 
    How do I format the Works Cited page?
    • A. 

      All lines of each source should be flush against the left side. The entire page should be double spaced.

    • B. 

      All lines of each source should be centered and single spaced.

    • C. 

      The first line of each source should be flush against the left side, while the second line should be indented one-half inch. There should be two spaces between each entry, the entries themselves are single spaced.

    • D. 

      The first line of each source should be flush against the left side, while the second line (if any) should be indented one-half inch. The entire page should be double spaced.


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