Plagiarism Trivia Questions: MCQ Quiz!

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Plagiarism Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On its own, which of the following is most likely an example of plagiarism ?
    • A. 

      Consulting an online resource when you write a research paper

    • B. 

      Putting a quote from a magazine article in an essay

    • C. 

      Forgetting to include a bibliography at the end of your paper

    • D. 

      Paraphrasing the author of a published book

  • 2. 
    What can you conclude from the fact that people plagiarize without meaning to?
    • A. 

      Plagiarism is not a serious offense

    • B. 

      Plagiarism is not always a black and white issue

    • C. 

      The rules about plagiarism are far too strict

    • D. 

      Most teachers aren't aware of what plagiarism is

  • 3. 
    How might you classify copying and pasting a paragraph from a website into a school assignment? 
    • A. 

      Borrowing

    • B. 

      Giving

    • C. 

      Paraphrasing

    • D. 

      Stealing

  • 4. 
    In the sentence, "Many students inadvertently plagiarize because they are careless with their notes," what does "inadvertently" mean?
    • A. 

      Sneakily

    • B. 

      Intentionally

    • C. 

      Accidentally

    • D. 

      Criminally

  • 5. 
    Why is plagiarism similar to fraud? 
    • A. 

      Because you are not paying to use your source's ideas or words.

    • B. 

      Because you're passing off your sources idea's or words as your own

    • C. 

      Because plagiarism wastes your teacher's valuable time

    • D. 

      Because you're making money off your source's ideas or words

  • 6. 
    If you were asked to repeat verbatim the phrase, "The cat jumped over the lazy brown fox," what would you say?
    • A. 

      "The lazy fox didn't move so the cat jumped over him"

    • B. 

      "Cats are swift animals that like to run and jump over things

    • C. 

      "The cat jumped over the lazy brown fox"

    • D. 

      "The lazy brown fox was jumped over by the cat"

  • 7. 
    What is the best definition of an endnote?
    • A. 

      A brief citation that lists the source of a quote

    • B. 

      A quotation that is properly cited

    • C. 

      A list of all works cited in an essay

    • D. 

      A paraphrased paragraph

  • 8. 
    It's often said that plagiarizing is like cheating yourself. Why is this?
    • A. 

      You'll probably get kicked out of school if you plagiarize

    • B. 

      Plagiarism is always caught and always results in bad grades

    • C. 

      "Plagiarism" is basically another word for "cheating"

    • D. 

      You loose the opportunity to practice critical thinking and writing skills

  • 9. 
    Why is paraphrasing a good way to avoid plagiarizing a source?
    • A. 

      It doesn't give any credit to an original source

    • B. 

      It shows your readers you have a firm grasp of the subject

    • C. 

      It suggests that you personally know a source that you quote

    • D. 

      It shows your teacher that you're able to use correct grammar

  • 10. 
    What's the best way to quote online resources without plagiarizing?
    • A. 

      Paraphrasing every paragraph that you read

    • B. 

      Using only print versions of online documents

    • C. 

      Explaining to your teacher that you did your research on the Internet

    • D. 

      Citing all your online resources with proper attribution