Citing Sources In APA Citation Format! Trivia Questions

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following quotes are NOT cited correctly? (Check all the apply.) Author: J.D. Salinger,  Publication Date: 2008, &  Page: 277

    • A.

      "Don't ever tell anybody anything, " writes Salinger (2008), "If you do, you start missing everybody" (p. 277).

    • B.

      At the end of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caufield says, "Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody" (2008, p. 277).

    • C.

      At the end of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caufield says, "Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody" (Salinger, 2008, p. 277).

    • D.

      Salinger writes, "Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody" (p. 277).

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. At the end of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caufield says, "Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody" (2008, p. 277).
    D. Salinger writes, "Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody" (p. 277).
    Explanation
    Choice B: Although it references the main character, this incorrect quotation is missing the author's last name. Choice D: This is missing the publication date.

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  • 2. 

    Which in-text citation is correct? Author: A.J. Jacobs,  Publication Year: 2005, & Page: 5

    • A.

      "The Internet's about as reliable as publications sold next to Trident and Duracell at the supermarket checkout line" Jacobs, 2005, p. 5.

    • B.

      In The Know-It-All the author (2005) notes, "The Internet's about as reliable as publications sold next to Trident and Duracell at the supermarket checkout" (p. 5).

    • C.

      Jacobs (2005) writes on page 5, "The Internet's about as reliable as publications sold next to Trident and Duracell at the supermarket checkout line."

    • D.

      "The Internet's about as reliable as publications sold next to Trident and Duracell at the supermarket checkout line" (Jacobs, 2005, p. 5).

    Correct Answer
    D. "The Internet's about as reliable as publications sold next to Trident and Duracell at the supermarket checkout line" (Jacobs, 2005, p. 5).
    Explanation
    Choice A: The author's last name, publication year, and page number should be within parentheses.
    Choice B: The author's last name is not included in the citation.
    Choice C: Although the author's last name and page number are included, the in-text citation is incorrect, because the page number should be at the end of the quotation in parentheses.

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  • 3. 

    You do not need to cite a paraphrase.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    You must always create an in-text citation for any information that came from another source whether you are using a quotation or paraphrase.

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  • 4. 

    You are quoting an article that does not have an author.  What must you include in the in-text citation?

    • A.

      The beginning of the article's title, publication year, and the page number(s)

    • B.

      The article's title

    • C.

      Page number(s)

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The beginning of the article's title, publication year, and the page number(s)
    Explanation
    If a resource does not have an author, use the first word or words of the title, the publication year, and the page number(s) in parentheses . The titles of short works like articles and book chapters will be within quotaion marks while the titles of longer works like books will be in italics. You could also choose to use the full title of the work within the sentence instead of the shortened version at the end.

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