Acknowledging Sources: Avoiding Plagiarism! Quiz

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Acknowledging Sources: Avoiding Plagiarism! Quiz

Acknowledging sources: avoiding plagiarism quiz. In the world today a lot of information is available online and when people do some research, they sometimes take exactly what people have written and make it theirs. This act is termed as plagiarism and to curb it there are different ways that you can give credit to the sites you take from. Take up the quiz and see how well you understand these citation methods when it comes to plagiarism.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    While researching your paper, you come across an article that contains a persuasive paragraph arguing your point of view. You rewrite the paragraph in your own words. This is called: 
    • A. 

      Quoting

    • B. 

      Paraphrasing

    • C. 

      Summarizing

  • 2. 
    In class, your professor talks about a study she conducted. The results of the study have not been published, but you get permission to use the results in your paper. Do you cite the source?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    To illustrate your paper on Hollywood entertainment, you use this well-known photo of Marilyn Monroe from Art.com. Do you cite the source?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    For a marketing class, you conduct a survey of students on campus. You include the results in your paper. Do you cite the source?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    Select the best definition of plagiarism.
    • A. 

      Making up quotes and sources to support your paper's thesis.

    • B. 

      Collaborating with another (without the instructor’s authorization) when preparing an assignment.

    • C. 

      Using another person's ideas, words, or other creative work without citing them as the source.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    Select the best definition for paraphrasing.
    • A. 

      To copy a passage of text word-for-word.

    • B. 

      To restate a passage of text in your own words.

    • C. 

      An abstract of an entire work.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Block quotes are several sentences long and do not require quote marks around them.

    • B. 

      When paraphrasing or summarizing text, you should put quotes around particularly distinctive words or phrases.

    • C. 

      If the original text contains bad grammar or spelling, you can correct it in your quote without indicating that you did so.

    • D. 

      When you leave out part of a quote, use an ellipsis to indicate that the quote has been abridged.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      You have to cite everything you use, even if it’s common factual information like the dates of World War II or the date of Napoleon’s death.

    • B. 

      There are over 200 citation styles, including MLA,APA, and Chicago.

    • C. 

      By citing your sources, you give your work credibility and identify your ideas as well as the ideas of others.

    • D. 

      You can be expelled from the university for not citing your sources.

  • 9. 
    Where can you go for help with citing sources?
    • A. 

      Your instructor

    • B. 

      The University’s Writing Center

    • C. 

      The Library

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Plagiarism does NOT apply to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Images

    • B. 

      Computer code

    • C. 

      Music

    • D. 

      Math formulas

    • E. 

      It applies to all of them.