APA Test For Graduate Students Of Stemps Department

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APA Style Quizzes & Trivia

This test is designed for graduate students to test their knowledge of APA citation style.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to APA, which of the following in-text citation is correct?A. (Ritz, 1979, p.25)B. (Ritz, p.25., 1979)C. (Ritz, 1979, p. 25)D. (Ritz, p. 25)
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    In in-text citation, which of the following works of three authors is cited correctly?A. (Patt., Hunkins, and Ivanov, 1990) B. (Patt, and et al., 1990) C. (Patt, Hunkins, & Ivanov, 1990)D. (Patt, Hunkins, and et al., 1990)  
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    How is the Reference list organized in APA? A. Alphabetically, by the title of the work B. Alphabetically, by the author’s last name C. Alphabetically, by author’s first name D. By publication year
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    According to APA, which reference is correct?A. Goldhammer, R., Anderson, R., & Krajewski, R. (1980). Clinical              Supervision.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. B. Goldhammer, R., Anderson, R., and Krajewski, R. (1980). Clinical            supervision. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. C. Goldhammer, R., Anderson, R., & Krajewski, R. (1980). Clinical              supervision. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. D. Goldhammer, R., Anderson, R., & Krajewski, R. Clinical Supervision. New             York., Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1980). 
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          Which of the following indentation style would be correct on your Reference page?        A. Abrams, J. D. (1981). Precise teaching is more effective teaching.                        Educational Leadership, 39(2), 138-139.        B. Abrams, J. D. (1981). Precise teaching is more effective teaching.              Educational Leadership, 39(2), 138-139.        C.           Abrams, J. D. (1981). Precise teaching is more effective teaching.  Educational Leadership, 39(2), 138-139.        D. Abrams, J. D. (1981). Precise teaching is more effective teaching.             Educational Leadership,                                                      39(2), 138-139.
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    Which of the following citations of a magazine article is appropriate? A. King, R. D. (1997, April). Should English Be the Law? Atlantic Monthly, 279, 55-64. B. King, R. D. (April, 1997). Should English be the law? Atlantic monthly, (279), 55-64.  C. King, R. D. Should English be the law? Atlantic Monthly, 279, 55-64, (1997, April). D. King, R. (1997, April). Should English be the law? Atlantic Monthly, 279, 55-64.
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    Which of the following journal article's  citation is correct in APA style?A. Anderson, L. W. (1981). Instruction and time-on-task: A review. Journal of              Curriculum Studies. 13(4), 289-303.B. Anderson, L. W. (1981). Instruction and Time-on-Task: A Review. Journal of             Curriculum Studies, 13(4), 289-303.C. Anderson, L. W. (1981). Instruction and time-on-task: A review. Journal of              Curriculum Studies, 13 (4), 289-303.D. Anderson, L. W. (1981). Instruction and time-on-task: A review. Journal of             Curriculum Studies, 13(4), 289-303.
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    According to APA, which of the following unpublished doctoral dissertations is documented correctly? A. Hancock, M. A. (1998). Urban university adjunct faculty perceptions of       professional development needs. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Old       Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.B. Hancock, M. A. (1998). Urban university adjunct faculty perceptions of      professional development needs. [Unpublished doctoral dissertation], Old      Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. C. Hancock, M. A. Urban university adjunct faculty perceptions of professional development needs. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, (Old Dominion       University, 1998), Norfolk, VA.D. Hancock, M. A. (1998). Urban university adjunct faculty perceptions of      professional development needs. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation), Old      Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
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          According to APA, which of the following electronic sources is cited correctly?       A. Ruffing, K. (2006). A brief history of career clusters: Supporting a new vision for CTE. Accessed on June 2; 2009 from http://www.careerclusters.org/publications.php       B. Ruffing, K. (2006). A brief history of career clusters: Supporting a new vision for CTE. Retrieved from http://www.careerclusters.org/publications.php       C. Ruffing, K. (2006). A brief history of career clusters: Supporting a new vision for CTE. Accessed June 2, 2009 at http://www.careerclusters.org/publications.php       D. Ruffing, K. (2006). A brief history of career clusters: Supporting a new vision for CTE. Accessed at http://www.careerclusters.org/publications.php (2009)
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          According APA, which of the following newspaper references is cited correctly?       A. Fareedovich, S. (2007, May 12). What did exist first: chicken or egg? The Amazon, pp. A1, A5.        B. Fareedovich, S. (May 12, 2007). What did exist first: Chicken or egg? The Amazon, pp. A1, A5.       C. Fareedovich, S. (May 12, 2007). What did exist first: Chicken or egg? The Amazon, pp. A1, A5.       D. Fareedovich, S. (2007, May 12). What did exist first: Chicken or egg? The Amazon, pp. A1, A5.
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    Which of the following references of a government law is appropriately cited? A. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. No: 6319 (2001).B. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. § 6319 (2001).C. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. # 6319 (2001).D. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. § 6319/2001.
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    According to ODU dissertations and thesis guidelines, which of the following margin requirements is correct? A. Left- and right- hand margins are 1.50”; top and bottom margins are 2”B. Left- and right- hand margins are 1”; top and bottom margins are 1.5”C. Right- hand margin is 1.50”; left-hand, top and bottom margins are 1”D. Left-hand margin is 1.50”, right-hand, top and bottom margins are 1”
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          According to APA, which of the following indirect citation is correct? (For e.g., if Ritz's work is cited in Skophammer).       A. Ritz (1998) says …. (as cited in Skophammer, 2008, p. 22)       B. Ritz says…. (as cited in Skophammer, 2008)       C. Skophammer (2008, p. 22) says…. (originally by Ritz, 1998)       D. Ritz and Skophammer (2008, p. 22) argue…..
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    According to APA, which of the following parenthetical format of in-text citation of six or more authors is correct?A. (Haber et al., 2008) B. (Haber et al. 2008)C. (Haber et.al., 2008)D. (Haber, et al., 2008)
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    In APA, in which case would you indent direct quotation?A. When it is too longB. When it is more than 25 wordsC. When it is more than three linesD. When it is of 40 or more words
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    According to APA, which of the following quotations is correct?A. Friedman says "the world is flat p.32" (2006).B. Friedman says that "the world is flat". 2006, p.32.C. Friedman (2006) says "the world is flat" (p. 32).D. In 2006, Friedman said "the world is flat" (p. 32).
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