Mla In-text And Works Cited Quiz

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MLA In-text and Works Cited Quiz
You must pass this quiz before proceeding with your research paper. This quiz addresses issues on MLA essay format, in-text documentation, Works Cited, and plagiarism.  

  
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1.  In setting up your document all of the following are correct EXCEPT:
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2.  When using an author's exact words, 
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3.  Check all those below that need to be credited or documented in an essay:  
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  • Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).
  • Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). 
These two samples show how to include the author's name with quoted/paraphrased source material. This is called:
5.  Original paragraph: Knossos is one of the major archaeological sites in Greece in terms of its importance and interest to the visitor. This is because the mighty city of Minos and Ariadne, of Pasiphae, the Minotaur and Idomeneus, was one of the first cities on European soil, a centre which radiated the light of one of the most brilliant civilizations of Greek and European prehistory - Minoan civilization, named after the great god-kind Minos. The ruins of this city, partially restored by Sir Arthur Evans, stand as irrefutable witnesses of its ancient splendour. Given this paragraph as the original source, mark which of the following are plaigiarized:
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6.  Here is the ORIGINAL text, from page 1 of Lizzie Borden: A Case Book of Family and Crime in the 1890s by Joyce Williams et al.: The rise of industry, the growth of cities, and the expansion of the population were the three great developments of late nineteenth century American history. As new, larger, steam-powered factories became a feature of the American landscape in the East, they transformed farm hands into industrial laborers, and provided jobs for a rising tide of immigrants. With industry came urbanization the growth of large cities (like Fall River, Massachusetts, where the Bordens lived) which became the centers of production as well as of commerce and trade. Paraphrased version: The increase of industry, the growth of cities, and the explosion of the population were three large factors of nineteenth century America. As steam-driven companies became more visible in the eastern part of the country, they changed farm hands into factory workers and provided jobs for the large wave of immigrants. With industry came the growth of large cities like Fall River where the Bordens lived which turned into centers of commerce and trade as well as production. The paraphrase is ACCEPTABLE. TRUE or FALSE?
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7.  Any source information that you provide in-text must correspond to the source information on the Works Cited page. More specifically, whatever signal word or phrase you provide to your readers in the text, must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Works Cited List.
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8.  When a source has no known author, use a shortened title of the work instead of an author name. Place the title in quotation marks if it's a short work (e.g. articles) or italicize it if it's a longer work (e.g. plays, books, television shows, entire websites) and provide a page number. Example: We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has “more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . . ” (“Impact of Global Warming” 6).
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9.  For a source with three or fewer authors, list only the first author's last name in the text or in the parenthetical citation: Smith argue that tougher gun control is not needed in the United States (76). The authors state "Tighter gun control in the United States erodes Second Amendment rights" (Smith 76).  
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10.  If you cite more than one work by a particular author, include a shortened title for the particular work from which you are quoting to distinguish it from the others. Put short titles of books in italics and short titles of articles in quotation marks. Citing two articles by the same author: Lightenor has argued that computers are not useful tools for small children ("Too Soon" 38), though he has acknowledged elsewhere that early exposure to computer games does lead to better small motor skill development in a child's second and third year ("Hand-Eye Development" 17).
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11.  Select all that are TRUE when citing Internet sources in a document:
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12.  ALL of the following statements when incorporating short quotes into an essay are true EXCEPT:
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13.  If you add a word or words in a quotation, you should put brackets around the words to indicate that they are not part of the original text. Jan Harold Brunvand, in an essay on urban legends, states: "some individuals [who retell urban legends] make a point of learning every rumor or tale" (78).
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14.  ALL of the following statements when incorporating long quotes into an essay are true EXCEPT:
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15.  If you omit a word or words from a quotation, you should indicate the deleted word or words by using ellipsis marks, which are three periods ( . . . ) preceded and followed by a space. For example: In an essay on urban legends, Jan Harold Brunvand notes that "some individuals make a point of learning every recent rumor or tale . . . and in a short time a lively exchange of details occurs" (78).
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16.  Mark all of the following which should appear in most Work Cited entries for books:
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17.  Check all of the following that are TRUE regarding the Works Cited page:
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18.  When using photographs, charts, or graphs in the body of an essay, you only need to include a entry on the Works Cited page for correct documentation.
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19.  Select all those who are real-life, legitimate examples of plagiarists and their consequences. 
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20.  When in doubt, CITE IT!
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