APA Manuscript Quiz

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APA Style Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What information goes in the header along with the page number?
    • A. 

      My last name

    • B. 

      Two or three words from my title

    • C. 

      The date

    • D. 

      The name of the class

  • 2. 
    What should I include in the running head?
    • A. 

      The title

    • B. 

      The author's last name, followed by the name of the assignment

    • C. 

      The author's last name, followed by the name of the assignment

    • D. 

      An abbreviated form of the title

  • 3. 
    How do I format the title page?
    • A. 

      The title page should consist of the page number, title, author information, institution information, instructor's name and class name (in that order).

    • B. 

      The title page should consist of the page header, running head, title, author information, institution information,(in that order).

    • C. 

      The title page should consist of the page header, running head, title, author information, institution information, instructor's name and class name (in that order).

    • D. 

      The title page should consist of the title, class name, page header, author information, institution information, running head, and instructor's name (in any order).

  • 4. 
    What is the abstract?
    • A. 

      The abstract is a 120-word summary of your paper, including your thesis and main points. It should be as brief as possible.

    • B. 

      The abstract is a biographical piece that describes the author. It should be no longer than 250 words

    • C. 

      The abstract explains why you wrote the paper and the process you went through during research and composition

    • D. 

      The abstract can be as long as you need to describe the main points of your paper and the thesis

  • 5. 
    There is a strict system for formatting headings and subheadings that I must adhere to in my paper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
              Single spacing should be used for block quotations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    How do I format the reference page?
    • A. 

      The first line of each source should be flush against the left side, while the second line (if any) should be indented one-half inch. The entire page should be double spaced.

    • B. 

      All lines of each source should be flush against the left side. The entire page should be double spaced.

    • C. 

      All lines of each source should be centered and single spaced.

    • D. 

      The first line of each source should be flush against the left side, while the second line should be indented one-half inch. There should be two spaces between each entry, but the entries themselves should be single spaced.

  • 8. 
    For more in-depth information on writing in the APA style, I shoud refer to:
    • A. 

      My professor

    • B. 

      A writing tutor

    • C. 

      The APA manual

    • D. 

      All the choices are correct

  • 9. 
              According to APA format, the list of references which appear at the end of your paper is called
    • A. 

      Bibliography

    • B. 

      Works Cited

    • C. 

      References

    • D. 

      Sources used

    • E. 

      List of references

  • 10. 
             APA format requires a title page.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
             APA requires your paper to have
    • A. 

      A title page containing a title and an abstract

    • B. 

      A title page with an abstract on page two

    • C. 

      No title page - your title appears on the first page

    • D. 

      A title page with the title centered and single-spaced below your heading

  • 12. 
             The correct font specifications for an APA Style paper are
    • A. 

      Arial or Courier, 12 point

    • B. 

      Arial, 12 point

    • C. 

      Times New Roman, 12 point

    • D. 

      Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point

  • 13. 
             APA now requires the following margins for all papers
    • A. 

      Uniform margins of at least 1 inch on all sides of every page.

    • B. 

      A larger margin of 1.5 inches on the top but 1 inch on sides and bottom of every page.

    • C. 

      Margins are adjusted as necessary to keep related text on one page.

    • D. 

      One inch at the top and 1/2 inch on the sides and bottome of each page.

  • 14. 
             An author note is now required for all APA papers
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
             The first paragraph of an author note includes
    • A. 

      Authors' names only.

    • B. 

      Authors' names and department affiliations.

    • C. 

      Authors' names, department affiliations, and institution names.

    • D. 

      Lead author's name, department affiliation, and institution name.

  • 16. 
             The first page of text in an APA style paper
    • A. 

      Has the paper title in bold, centered at the top of the page.

    • B. 

      Has the paper title in plain text, centered at the top of the page.

    • C. 

      Has the paper title in bold, centered at the top of the page one blank line below the page header.

    • D. 

      Has the paper title in plain text, centered at the top of the page one blank line below the page header.

  • 17. 
             A level two APA heading
    • A. 

      Is centered on the page, in bold face, with key words capitalized.

    • B. 

      Is centered on the page, in plain text, with key words capitalized.

    • C. 

      Is flush left, in bold face, in all capital letters.

    • D. 

      Is flush left, in bold face, with key words capitalized, and all others in small letters.

  • 18. 
             A level four APA heading
    • A. 

      Is indented, in boldface, italicized, has all key words capitalized, ends with a period, and appears on the same line as the one where the paragraph begins.

    • B. 

      Is indented, in boldface, italicized, ends with a period, and appears a line before the one where the paragraph begins.

    • C. 

      Is indented, in boldface, has only first word capitalized, ends with a period, and appears on the same line as the one where the paragraph begins.

    • D. 

      Is flush left in boldface, has only first word capitalized, ends with a period, and appears on the same line as the one where the paragraph begins.

  • 19. 
             The format entries on the References page is
    • A. 

      Flush left, double spaced throughout.

    • B. 

      Flush left, single spaced within references but double spaced between references.

    • C. 

      First line is flush left, following lines are indented 5 spaces, with single spacing of individual references and double spacing between references.

    • D. 

      First line is flush left, following lines are indented 5 spaces, with double spacing within and between references.

  • 20. 
             APA style requires two spaces between sentences.
    • A. 

      Always true

    • B. 

      True for body text but use a single space in block quotes

    • C. 

      True for body text but use a single space in references

    • D. 

      False - APA uses single spacing between sentences

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