APA Formatting Knowledge Test: Quiz!

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 3847

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
APA Formatting Knowledge Test: Quiz!

Do you know anything about APA formatting? Would you be able to understand what it is if you saw it? APA indicates the structure, tone, format, and citation requirements for academic and professional research and writing. Formatting college papers in accordance with the parameters of APA style guidelines is the appropriate way to cite sources. If you want to see how much you know about APA formatting, this quiz is a good start.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A properly formatted APA paper should have the margins set to:
    • A. 

      2" on all sides

    • B. 

      1" on all sides

    • C. 

      1.5" on the left; 1" on the remaining sides

    • D. 

      1.5" on all sides

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    What are the four major sections of an APA formatted paper?
    • A. 

      Title, abstract, main body, and references

    • B. 

      Title, running head, abstract, and main body

    • C. 

      Running head, abstract, main body, and references

    • D. 

      Author's note, running head, abstract, and main body

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    The title page should include the following elements:
    • A. 

      Title and page number

    • B. 

      Title, author's name and credentials, and institutional afiliation

    • C. 

      The title only

    • D. 

      Title, author's name, and institutional affiliation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following answers exhibits the proper way to place and type the title of an APA paper:
    • A. 

      Runninghead: The Best Paper of My Life The position of this information should be flush right of the page.

    • B. 

      Runninghead: The best paper of my life The position of this information should be flush left of the page.

    • C. 

      Running Head: The best paper of my life The position of this information should be flush right of the page.

    • D. 

      Running head: THE BEST PAPER OF MY LIFE The position of this information should be flush left of the page.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    What is the proper order of the pages for a manuscript?
    • A. 

      Abstract, title, text, references, tables, figures and appendices (the title and abstract can be on the same page)

    • B. 

      Title, text, references, tables, figures and appendices

    • C. 

      Title,abstract, text, references, tables, figures, and appendices (the tables and figures can be on the same page)

    • D. 

      Title, abstract, text, references, tables, figures, and appendices (start all of the aforemention sections on a separate page)

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the recommended word count range for an abstract:
    • A. 

      50 to 100 words

    • B. 

      125 to 225 words

    • C. 

      150 to 250 words

    • D. 

      150 to 300 words

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    How many heading levels are available for use in an APA-formatted paper?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      5

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Students can avoid plagiarism if they:
    • A. 

      Properly credit all resources used to complete their work, and quote correctly

    • B. 

      To properly paraphrase and author's work, rewrite the information in your own words

    • C. 

      To insure that you have not forgotten to cite some work, proof read your final draft

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Read the new passage and compare it to the original.  True or False this is an example of appropriate paraphrasing? The original passage: Students frequently overuse direct quotation in taking notes, and as a result, they overuse quotations in the final [research] paper. Probably only about 10% of your final manuscript should appear as a directly quoted matter. Therefore, you should strive to limit the amount of exact transcribing of source materials while taking notes. Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers. 2nd ed. (1976): 46-47. The new passage: In research papers students often quote excessively, failing to keep quoted material down to a desirable level. Since the problem usually originates during note-taking, it is essential to minimize the material recorded verbatim.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Read the new passage and compare it to the original.  True or False this is an example of appropriate paraphrasing? Original Source: Logistic regression was conducted to determine which characteristics of an Easter egg hunt predicted the likelihood that an egg would be found. The predictors examined were the age of hunter (preschool or preteen), length of the hunt (15, 30, 45 or 60 mins.), and color of the egg (green, yellow, pink, and purple.) All the predictors were statistically significant. The interaction between hunt duration and age of hunter did not significantly improve prediction. Controlling for all the predictors, the odds that preschool hunters would find an egg were only .304 of the odds that preteen hunters would find an egg. For every minute increase in hunt length, the odds that an egg would be found increased by a factor of 1.027. Green eggs were statistically significantly less likely to be found than purple eggs. The differences in odds of being found for yellow and pink eggs were not significantly different from the odds that a purple egg would be found.  The new passage: The color of the Easter egg, the age of the hunter, and the length of the egg hunt all influence the likelihood that an individual egg will be found or not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

Back to Top Back to top