APA Citation Quiz: MCQ Trivia Test!

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Do you know what a Citation is? The APA format is the official style used to cite sources in psychology, education, and social science. If you need to write a paper using these types of sources, you should take this quiz. It can help you be informed regarding your document's set up and how to record the source of your information. Jump in and take the quiz, you won't be sorry.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    APA stands for...
    • A. 

      American Psychosis Associates

    • B. 

      American Psychological Association

    • C. 

      Absurdly Picky Attributes

  • 2. 
    General Formatting: APA suggests only 1 space after a period at the end of a sentence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    General Formatting: APA requires double spacing of lines throughout a thesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When following APA, there are several options to choose from when citing within a text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The following statement shows correct citation through paraphrasing within the text: In a 1989 article, Gould explores some of Darwin's most effective metaphors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The following statement shows correct citation within the text: Gould (1989) attributed Darwin's success to his gift for making the appropriate metaphor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The following statement shows correct citation within the text: As metaphors for the workings of nature, Darwin used the tangled bank, the tree of life, and the face of nature (Gould, 1989).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which is the correct way to cite short quotations within text? Option A: Gould (1989) explains that Darwin used the metaphor of the tree of life “to express the other form of interconnectedness-genealogical rather than ecological-and to illustrate both success and failure in the history of life” (p.14). Option B: Darwin used the metaphor of the tree of life “to express the other form of interconnectedness-genealogical rather than ecological” (Gould, 1989, p.14).
    • A. 

      Both are correct

    • B. 

      Option A

    • C. 

      Option B

  • 9. 
    What punctuation mark is used to separate multiple works within the same parenthesis? Example: Several studies (Balda, 1980; Kammil, 1988; Pepperberg & Funk, 1990) confirm the use of metaphors increases learning.
    • A. 

      Comma

    • B. 

      Period

    • C. 

      Semicolon

    • D. 

      Quotations Marks

  • 10. 
    Which of the following options is correct when citing multiple authors? Option A: Wasserstein and colleagues (1994) found... Option B: Wasserstein et al. (1994) found... Option C: The use of metaphors was found to be helpful (Wasserstein et al., 1994)...
    • A. 

      Option A

    • B. 

      Option B

    • C. 

      Option C

    • D. 

      All are correct

  • 11. 
    Which is the correct first citation in a text when a work has multiple authors? Option A: Wasserstein, Zappula, Rosen, German, and Rock (1994) found. . .      Option B: The use of metaphors was found to be helpful (Wasserstein, Zappula, Rosen, German, & Rock, 1994)...
    • A. 

      Option A

    • B. 

      Option B

    • C. 

      Both are correct

  • 12. 
    Which is correct regarding the references included in a thesis or other academic style paper? Option A: Only citations that appear in the text should appear on the reference page Option B: Everything cited in the text should appear on the reference page.
    • A. 

      Option A

    • B. 

      Option B

    • C. 

      Both are correct

  • 13. 
    Is the following periodical correctly referenced? Little, D. W. (200l). Leading change: Creating the future for education technology. Syllabus International, 15(5), 22-24.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    DOIs are unique strings of numbers used to identify online articles’ content and provide a persistent link to their location on the Internet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    If you have both the URL and the DOI for a research article that you found through an online source, should you include both in the reference?
    • A. 

      Yes - APA says that more is better

    • B. 

      No - just provide the DOI

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