Eastsie Prep Language Arts - MLA Style

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A Test of You Ability to Use MLA Style in Citing Sources.


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  • 1. 
    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. A scholarly book by Veronica A. Makowsky, published in Princeton by Princeton university press entitled Caroline Gordon: A Biography. 273 pages. 1992 publication date.  
  • 2. 
    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. An article in a scholarly journal published by Temple Univ Press in 1991. Author: James M. Hutchisson. Title = "The Making of Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt."  Volume 24. Number 1. Pages 24 to 31. Journal of Modern Literature.
  • 3. 
    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. A coauthored book: Jakobson, Roman, and Waugh, Linda R. The Sound Shape of Language. Indiana UP:  Bloomington, 1979. pages= 330.
  • 4. 
    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. Emily Toth, "In the Shadow of the First Biographer":  a scholarly essay published in SOUTHERN LITERARY JOURNAL.  Vol. 5, 1985:  40-51.
  • 5. 
    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. A book by Hugh Kenner:  A Colder Eye: Modern Irish Writers, published in Oxford, England, by Oxford University Press in 1982.  226 pp.
  • 6. 
    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. An edition of a work of literature:  Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage".  First published 1895.  Edited  by Fredson Bowers. Published 1975 by the UP of Virginia, 1975.  Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • 7. 
    Directions:  Put the information in each entry in proper bibliographical form, as if you were compiling a "Works Cited" page (bibliography) according to current MLA style.  Warning:  all the information in the entries may not be needed.  Write your answers on these sheets, below each scrambled entry. A novel by  Margaret Atwood:  The Handmaid's Tale.  Published in New York by Doubleday in 1985.
  • 8. 
    According to MLA format, the list of references which appear at the end of your paper is called
    • A. 

      Bibliography

    • B. 

      Works Cited

    • C. 

      References

    • D. 

      Sources used

    • E. 

      List of references

  • 9. 
    The references at the end of your paper should appear
    • A. 

      In alphabetical order by authors’ surname or by title (if there is no author), regardless of type of reference (book, film journal article, website, etc.).

    • B. 

      Under separate subheadings according to type of source.

    • C. 

      First under those with authors, then those without.

    • D. 

      Numbered in the order in which they appear.

  • 10. 
    Identify the correct parenthetical citation for this source: Tannen, Deborah. The Argument Culture. Toronto: Random House, 1998.
    • A. 

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (Tannen 7).

    • B. 

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (7).

    • C. 

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (The Argument Culture 7).

    • D. 

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (Tannen, 1998, p. 7).

    • E. 

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (Tannen, p. 7).

  • 11. 
    Identify the correct parenthetical citation for this source: Keaveney, Susan. “When MTV Goes CEO.” Acting on      Words. Ed. David Brundage and Michael Lahey.      Toronto: Pearson, 2004. 99-103.
    • A. 

      According to Keaveney (2004), “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (p. 103).

    • B. 

      According to Keaveney, “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (Keaveney, 103).

    • C. 

      According to Keaveney, “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (Brundage and Lahey 103).

    • D. 

      According to Keaveney, “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (103).

    • E. 

      According to Keaveney, “Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future” (Susan Keaveney, “When MTV Goes CEO,” 103).

  • 12. 
    “Melanoma: low-dose chemobiotherapy is effective in treatment of metastatic melanoma.”Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week 19 Feb. 2006: 372. R. W. Weber’s work and a quotation from him are referred to in the above article, but the material has been taken from another source. Which of the following parenthetical citations is correct?
    • A. 

      According to R. W. Weber, “Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study” (qtd. in “Melanoma,” Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week 372).

    • B. 

      According to R. W. Weber, “Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study” (“Melanoma” 372).

    • C. 

      According to R. W. Weber, “Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study” (qtd. in “Melanoma” 372).

    • D. 

      According to R. W. Weber, “Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study” (as cited in “Melanoma,” 2006, p. 372).

    • E. 

      According to R. W. Weber, “Thirty-one patients with histologically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study” (372).

  • 13. 
    Identify the correct parenthetical citation for this source: Ashcroft, Bill, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin. The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures. London: Routledge, 1989.
    • A. 

      Therefore, readers need to remember that “[t]he first post-colonial society to develop a ‘national’ literature was the USA” (Ashcroft et al. 15).

    • B. 

      Therefore, readers need to remember that “[t]he first post-colonial society to develop a ‘national’ literature was the USA” (Ashcroft, Griffiths, and Tiffin 15).

    • C. 

      Therefore, readers need to remember that “[t]he first post-colonial society to develop a ‘national’ literature was the USA” (Ashcroft, Griffiths & Tiffin 15).

    • D. 

      Therefore, readers need to remember that “[t]he first post-colonial society to develop a ‘national’ literature was the USA” (The Empire Writes Back 15).

    • E. 

      Therefore, readers need to remember that “[t]he first post-colonial society to develop a ‘national’ literature was the USA” (Ashcroft, Griffiths, and Tiffin, p.15).

  • 14. 
    You have interviewed Shaun White, who won an Olympic gold medal in snowboarding at Turin. You interviewed him in person on Feb. 20, 2006. Which citation is correct?
    • A. 

      Shaun White says that he is “sick of being called The Flying Tomato” (personal communication, February 20, 2006).

    • B. 

      Shaun White says that he is “sick of being called The Flying Tomato” (White, Feb. 20, 2006).

    • C. 

      In an interview, Shaun White says he is “sick of being called The Flying Tomato.”

    • D. 

      In an interview, Shaun White says that he is “sick of being called The Flying Tomato” (Use your surname here because you interviewed him).

    • E. 

      Shaun White says that he is “sick of being called The Flying Tomato” (White and your surname, February 20, 2006).

  • 15. 
    You are using material from a newspaper article. There is no author given, but the title of the article is “Was Emerson lying to his constituents?,” published in the Edmonton Journal on Feb. 14, 2006, on p. A2. Which is the proper parenthetical citation for this paraphrase?
    • A. 

      Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government (Anonymous A2).

    • B. 

      Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government (Edmonton Journal, Feb. 14, 2006).

    • C. 

      Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government. (a parenthetical citation is unnecessary for a paraphrase).

    • D. 

      Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government (Emerson A2).

    • E. 

      Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government (“Was Emerson lying” A2).

  • 16. 
    In which sentence has the quotation been integrated the most successfully?
    • A. 

      One of the ways that Baby Boomers and Gen Xers can get along in the workplace is to “[f]ac[e]” their problems “squarely” by looking at them as “issues” that consider differences in “cultur[es]” (Keaveney 103).

    • B. 

      “Facing the issue squarely and approaching Gen X workplace issues as issues of cultural diversity” will help managers from both generations work together (Keaveney 103).

    • C. 

      By “[f]acing the issue squarely and approaching Gen X workplace issues as issues of cultural diversity,” managers from both generations will be able to work together (Keaveney 103).

    • D. 

      Managers from both generations will be able to find ways to work together by “[f]acing the issue squarely and approaching Gen X workplace issues as issues of cultural diversity” (Keaveney 103).

  • 17. 
    Pretend that all the quotations are double-spaced, as they should be. Four periods were used in the ellipses because what follows the ellipses comes from a different sentence later in the paragraph. (Use three periods when removing one or more words from a single sentence).
    • A. 

      In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Gelb claims that: A healthy diet and aerobic, strength, and flexibility training are key elements in achieving and maintaining well-being, but your fitness regimen is incomplete without a constructive approach to body awareness, poise, and ambidexterity. These elements form the “missing link” in many fitness programs….Body image and awareness play a tremendous role in determining self-image and self-awareness. (199)

    • B. 

      In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Gelb claims that [a] healthy diet and aerobic, strength, and flexibility training are key elements in achieving and maintaining well-being, but your fitness regimen is incomplete without a constructive approach to body awareness, poise, and ambidexterity. These elements form the “missing link” in many fitness programs….Body image and awareness play a tremendous role in determining self-image and self-awareness. (199)

    • C. 

      In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Gelb claims that “A healthy diet and aerobic, strength, and flexibility training are key elements in achieving and maintaining well-being, but your fitness regimen is incomplete without a constructive approach to body awareness, poise, and ambidexterity. These elements form the ‘missing link’ in many fitness programs….Body image and awareness play a tremendous role in determining self-image and self-awareness.” (199)

    • D. 

      In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Gelb claims that: “A healthy diet and aerobic, strength, and flexibility training are key elements in achieving and maintaining well-being, but your fitness regimen is incomplete without a constructive approach to body awareness, poise, and ambidexterity. These elements form the “missing link” in many fitness programs….Body image and awareness play a tremendous role in determining self-image and self-awareness” (199).

  • 18. 
    The original quotation from Bob Simpson on a website reads “Although some people believe the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, others name the Ferrari as the fastest.” Which is an unfair and misleading use of this quotation?
    • A. 

      If we compare Italian cars, “some people believe the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, [while] others name the Ferrari as the fastest” (Simpson).

    • B. 

      Bob Simpson claims that “[a]lthough some people believe the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, others name the Ferrari as the fastest.”

    • C. 

      Bob Simpson claims that “the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, [but] others name the Ferrari as the fastest.”

    • D. 

      According to one race car driver, “[a]lthough some people believe the Lamborgotti Fasterossa is the fastest car in the world, others name the Ferrari as the fastest” (Simpson).

  • 19. 
    The original quotation from Jeremy Black, a film critic, reads “This film can be said to be many things, but one of the things it is not is funny.” Which is fair use of this quotation?
    • A. 

      Jeremy Black insists that “[t]his film…is not…funny.”

    • B. 

      Jeremy Black claims that this movie is “many things…[including] funny.”

    • C. 

      Jeremy Black has called the film “funny.”

    • D. 

      Jeremy Black claims that “[t]his film can be said to be many things[;]…one of the things it is is funny.”

  • 20. 
    Which is the correct reference format for this article: The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate by J. Altman, B. J. Everitt, T. W. Robbins, S. Glautier, A. Markou, D. Nutt, R. Oretti and G. D. Phillips. It was published in 1996 in Psychopharmacology, an online journal; ISSN 0033-3158, and Volume 125, Issue Number 4, pages 285 – 345.
    • A. 

      “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.” J. Altman, B. J. Everitt, T. W. Robbins, S. Glautier, A. Markou, D. Nutt, R. Oretti and G. D. Phillips. Psychopharmacology, 1996, Volume 125, Issue Number 4 pages: 285 – 345.

    • B. 

      Altman, J., B. J. Everitt, T. W. Robbins, S. Glautier, A. Markou, D. Nutt, R. Oretti and G. D. Phillips. “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.”Psychopharmacology. ISSN 0033-3158. Vol. 125.No. 4 (1996): 285 – 345.

    • C. 

      Altman, J., B. J. Everitt, T. W. Robbins, et al. (1996). “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.” Psychopharmacology, an online journal. 125.4: 285 – 345.

    • D. 

      Altman, J., B. J. Everitt, T. W. Robbins, S. Glautier, A. Markou, D. Nutt, R. Oretti and G. D. Phillips. et al. “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.” Psychopharmacology. ISSN 0033-3158. Vol. 125, 4 (1996): pp. 285 – 345.

    • E. 

      Altman, J. et al. “The biological, social and clinical bases of drug addiction: commentary and debate.” Psychopharmacology 125.4 (1996): 285 – 345.

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