Cite Sources Quiz

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Citation Quizzes & Trivia

This self-quiz will help you decide if you are ready to move on to the next section of the Information Skills Tutorial. You will be able to check your answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is it necessary to cite sources? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      To give credit where credit is due.

    • B. 

      So that readers can go back to the original sources of facts and opinions for themselves.

    • C. 

      To avoid violating copyright.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a valid citation style?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      APA (American Psycological Association)

    • C. 

      MLA (Modern Languages Association)

    • D. 

      ICS (International Council of Sciences)

  • 3. 
    When you cite a work that does not list a publication date, you should
    • A. 

      Use the current date.

    • B. 

      Leave the date blank.

    • C. 

      Make your best guess.

    • D. 

      Not use the source, because a valid source always lists its publication date.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following do you NOT need to cite?
    • A. 

      A paraphrase.

    • B. 

      A number or statistic.

    • C. 

      An opinion.

    • D. 

      A fact that is common knowledge.

  • 5. 
    When you are citing a source that isn't covered in your style guide, you should
    • A. 

      Use the Misc. Source format.

    • B. 

      Submit the citation information for that source separately.

    • C. 

      Use citation format for the kind of source that is most similar to it.

    • D. 

      Cite it as if it were a book.