APA Style Quiz! Trivia Questions

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APA Style Quiz! Trivia Questions

Are you acquainted with APA style in your writing? Have you ever had to cite sources for college or high school papers? APA is the association that created the language used and appreciated by academics around the world. APA style is expected in higher education for citing specific sources. It can be a little confusing at first, but you will get the hang of it. You can use this quiz to put your knowledge into practice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    APA stands for ______________   _________________    __________________. (make sure to check your spelling)
  • 2. 
    What is required to have on your title page?
    • A. 

      Abstract

    • B. 

      Author

    • C. 

      Running head with title

    • D. 

      University

    • E. 

      Class name

    • F. 

      Class time

    • G. 

      Title

    • H. 

      Page number

  • 3. 
    Choose the correct format for the running head for the title page.  
    • A. 

      Running head; The Three Little Bears

    • B. 

      Running Head: The Three Little Bears

    • C. 

      Running head: THE THREE LITTLE BEARS

    • D. 

      Running Head: THE THREE LITTLE BEARS

  • 4. 
    Choose the correct format for the running head for page 2 and on.  
    • A. 

      Running head: THE THREE LITTLE BEARS

    • B. 

      The Three Little Bears

    • C. 

      THE THREE LITTLE BEARS

  • 5. 
    In an APA in-text citation, what should come right after an author’s name in a signal phrase?  According to Obama  _________________, Mitt Romney suffers from romnesia.
    • A. 

      Year of publication

    • B. 

      (year of publication)

    • C. 

      "year of publication"

    • D. 

      Page number

  • 6. 
    ______________ is one way you can use someone else's ideas and words? 
  • 7. 
    What lets a reading know that a direct quotation or paraphrase is about to follow?
    • A. 

      Signal Phrase

    • B. 

      Phrase Signal

    • C. 

      Signal Quotation

    • D. 

      Quotation Phrase

  • 8. 
    You need to have your list of sources in _________________ order.
  • 9. 
    Pretend that I wrote the article “My Life as a College Freshman” in 2012. Create an entry for a reference list, using this information. Please note you will not be able to create a complete entry for your reference list because you have incomplete information.  However, you have been provided with 3 key elements: the author’s name, the title of the publication, and the year of publication.  Work with these 3 things.  Remember your formatting rules for the author’s name, capitalization conventions for titles, the order each element is placed in an entry. ___________________________________
  • 10. 
    You do not number your sources on you reference page. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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