APA Format And Citation Trivia Test: Quiz

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APA Format And Citation Trivia Test: Quiz

Can you pass this APA Format and Citation Test? Plagiarism can be a costly affair for the one participating in it, especially when they get sued. This is why it is important to give credit where it is due as you hand in your research. There are different ways that one can choose to cite their sources, and APA is the most preferred one. Take up this quiz and see if you know how to use the technique correctly.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements should be referenced?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer is a lot of fun because you can find interesting information

    • B. 

      Internet Explorer has a 96% browser market share as of June 2000.

    • C. 

      Internet Explorer is created by Microsoft

    • D. 

      Bill Gates is the man who founded the company that creates Internet Explorer.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    When citing a direct quotation from a source, be sure to give
    • A. 

      The name or names or author(s).

    • B. 

      The year of publication.

    • C. 

      The page number.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      The authors' names and the year of publication.

  • 3. 
    Imagine that you use the following information in an essay.  Should you cite the source?
    • A. 

      Need to cite the source.

    • B. 

      No need to cite the source.

  • 4. 
    Imagine that you use the following information in an essay.  Should you cite the source? A new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that half (48%) of all uninsured children have not had a doctor visit in the past year.
    • A. 

      Need to cite the source.

    • B. 

      No need to cite the source.

  • 5. 
    Imagine that you use this information in an essay.  Should you cite the source? The United States of America became a country in 1776.
    • A. 

      Need to cite the source

    • B. 

      No need to cite the source

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements should be cited as a source?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer is a lot of fun because you can find interesting information.

    • B. 

      Internet Explorer has a 96% browser market share as of June 2000

    • C. 

      Internet Explorer is a commonly used web browser.

    • D. 

      Bill Gates is the man who founded the Microsoft company.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    When paraphrasing information in an essay, your citation should include
    • A. 

      The author or authors name(s).

    • B. 

      The year of publication

    • C. 

      The page number.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      The author's or authors' name(s) and the year of publication.

  • 8. 
    On the Reference page, the correct way to put things in order is
    • A. 

      Alphabetically by title

    • B. 

      Alphabetically by author's last name

    • C. 

      By date of publication

    • D. 

      In the order they appear in the essay.

  • 9. 
    In APA format, the margins should be _______________
  • 10. 
    The kind of font that you see here is called _______________
  • 11. 
    When a writer uses another person's ideas and research without citing the source of the information, this is called ____________________
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