APA Citation Quiz: Practice Test

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Do you know how to format your writing with APA citation? Taking a look at this quiz will help you see the correct way to site quotes, books, and articles used. When writing, you have to be careful regarding making a note of where you collected your information. Take on this quiz, and you will learn a lot.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How do you format the date in in-text citations?
    • A. 

      Italicized

    • B. 

      Underlined

    • C. 

      In bracket

    • D. 

      Italicized and in Bracket

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is correct when formatting titles?
    • A. 

      A. High-Rise Spaces B. Media Effects: Advancing in Theory and Research

    • B. 

      A. High-rise Spaces B. Media Effects: Advancing in Theory and Research

    • C. 

      A. High-Rise Spaces B. Media Effects: advancing in theory and research

    • D. 

      A. High-rise Spaces B. Media Effects: advancing in theory and research

  • 3. 
    The study Music and Emotions in the Brain: Familiarity Matters argued that the more familiar a song is to an individual, the more emotionally engaged they will be (Periera, 2011). This was also backed up by Levitin's (2006) book titled This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of Human Obsession.  How do you properly format the compound-word titles in in-text citations?
    • A. 

      Music and Emotions in the Brain: Familiarity Matters should be italicized; while This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of Human Obsession should be in quotation marks.

    • B. 

      Music and Emotions in the Brain: Familiarity Matters should be in quotation marks; while This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of Human Obsession should be italcized.

    • C. 

      Both Music and Emotions in the Brain: Familiarity Matters and This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of Human Obsession should be italcized.

    • D. 

      Both Music and Emotions in the Brain: Familiarity Matters and This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of Human Obsession should be in quotation marks.

  • 4. 
    Which items are properly formatted: A. Communication and Mass Media Theories (Book) B. Cinema as an effective tool for teaching human rights issues and problems: An analytical study of Samuel Goldwyn's film. (Journal Article) C. Moira Dela Torre's "Titibok-book" D. "Descendants of the Sun" E. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"
    • A. 

      A and B

    • B. 

      B and C

    • C. 

      D and E

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      C and E

    • F. 

      B and D

    • G. 

      All of the above

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    How do you quote the names of 6 or more authors in in-text citations?
    • A. 

      According to Cruz, Diaz, Abad, Gonzales, and Jose (2001)...

    • B. 

      According to Cruz, Diaz, Abad, Gonzales, & Jose (2001)...

    • C. 

      According to Cruz, et al. (2001)...

    • D. 

      According to Cruz et al. (2001)...

    • E. 

      According to Cruz et. al. (2001)...

  • 6. 
    During in-text citation, which of the following should be included along with the directly cited short quotation?
    • A. 

      Author's last name

    • B. 

      Author's first name initials

    • C. 

      Date of publication

    • D. 

      Page number where the reference was lifted

    • E. 

      Name of publisher

    • F. 

      Place of publication

  • 7. 
    They also discussed different factors that influence what we see in films such as "involuntary attention, voluntary attention, intensity and size, novelty and contrast, movement, motivation, mindset, surroundings, conformity, and prejudices"  ___________.  What should be written in the blank?
    • A. 

      Name of author/s + Date published (Bone & Johnson, 1997)

    • B. 

      Name of the author/s + Page number (Bone & Johnson, p.166)

    • C. 

      Name of the author/s + Date published + Page number (Bone & Johnson, 1997, p. 166)

    • D. 

      Name of the author/s + Page number + Date published (Bone & Johnson, p. 166, 1997)

    • E. 

      Date published + Page number (1997, p. 166)

  • 8. 
    When do you cite free-standing and long quotations?
    • A. 

      If it is 40 words or more

    • B. 

      If it is 20 words of more

    • C. 

      If it is 10 words or more

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 9. 
    Which has the correct format for the following in-text citation:
    • A. 

      ...or inconsolably upset. (Davis, Dickinson, Patti, & Villarejo, 2015)

    • B. 

      ...or inconsolably upset (Davis, Dickinson, Patti, and Villarejo, 2015).

    • C. 

      ...or inconsolably upset (Davis, Dickinson, Patti, & Villarejo, 2015).

    • D. 

      ...or inconsolably upset. (Davis, Dickinson, Patti, and Villarejo, 2015)

  • 10. 
    Select the correct format when directly citing long quotations. 
    • A. 

      With page number after the closing punctuation mark

    • B. 

      With page number before the closing punctuation mark

    • C. 

      Without page number

    • D. 

      Single-spaced

    • E. 

      Double -spaced

    • F. 

      With quotation marks

    • G. 

      Free-standing/ indented

    • H. 

      Italicized

    • I. 

      Without quotation marks

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is correct:
    • A. 

      ... of form, language and production is a text. (Flores, Navarro, Tan & Sta. Maria-De la Paz, 1997)

    • B. 

      ... of form, language and production is a text. (Flores, Navarro, Tan, & Sta. Maria-De la Paz, 1997)

    • C. 

      ... of form, language and production is a text. (Flores, Navarro, Tan and Sta. Maria-De la Paz, 1997)

    • D. 

      ... of form, language and production is a text. (Flores, Navarro, Tan, and Sta. Maria-De la Paz, 1997)

    • E. 

      ... of form, language and production is a text (Flores, Navarro, Tan & Sta. Maria-De la Paz, 1997).

    • F. 

      ... of form, language and production is a text (Flores, Navarro, Tan, & Sta. Maria-De la Paz, 1997).

    • G. 

      ... of form, language and production is a text (Flores, Navarro, Tan and Sta. Maria-De la Paz, 1997).

    • H. 

      ... of form, language and production is a text (Flores, Navarro, Tan, and Sta. Maria-De la Paz, 1997).

  • 12. 
    How do you cite a web page if it does not have an author:
    • A. 

      Certain studies also tackled the level of cinema’s impact to the society ("The Use of Cinema", 2017).

    • B. 

      Certain studies also tackled the level of cinema’s impact to the society. ("The Use of Cinema," 2017)

    • C. 

      Certain studies also tackled the level of cinema’s impact to the society ("The Use of Cinema", 2017).

    • D. 

      Certain studies also tackled the level of cinema’s impact to the society ("The Use of Cinema," 2017).

    • E. 

      Certain studies also tackled the level of cinema’s impact to the society (The Use of Cinema, 2017).

    • F. 

      Certain studies also tackled the level of cinema’s impact to the society. (The Use of Cinema, 2017)

  • 13. 
    How do you cite and indirect source given the following information: Original Source: JE Kalai on 2010 on page 123 Secondary Source: RE Schmidt on 2017 on page 65
    • A. 

      Schmidt (2010) argued that...(as cited in Kalai, 2010, p. 123).

    • B. 

      Schmidt (2017) argued that...(as cited in Kalai, 2017, p. 65).

    • C. 

      Kalai (2017) argued that...(as cited in Schmidt , 2017, p. 65).

    • D. 

      Kalai (2017) argued that...(as cited in Schmidt , 2010, p. 123).

  • 14. 
    When your source does not have page number, how do you cite your source?
    • A. 

      According to Kalai (2011), ... ("The Little Things," par 6).

    • B. 

      According to Kalai (2011), ... ("The Little Things").

    • C. 

      According to Kalai (2011), ... ("The Little Things," no page).

    • D. 

      According to Kalai (2011), ... ("The Little Things," para. 6).

  • 15. 
    In the reference list page, how do you correctly cite the source given the following information: Book: Film studies: A global introduction. Date Published: 2015  Authors: Davis, G., Dickinson, K., Patti, L., & Villarejo, A. City of Publication: New York Publishing House: Routledge Publishing House.
    • A. 

      Davis, G., Dickinson, K., Patti, L., and Villarejo, A. (2015). Film studies: A global introduction. New York: Routledge Publishing House.

    • B. 

      Davis, G., Dickinson, K., Patti, L., and Villarejo, A. (2015). Film studies: A global introduction. New York: Routledge Publishing House.

    • C. 

      Davis, G., Dickinson, K., Patti, L., & Villarejo, A. (2015). Film studies: A global introduction. New York: Routledge Publishing House.

    • D. 

      Davis, G., Dickinson, K., Patti, L., & Villarejo, A. (2015). Film studies: A global introduction. New York: Routledge Publishing House.

  • 16. 
    How do cite this correctly: Author: Lala Hernandez Chapter Title: The Modern Time Book Title: Digital cinema in the Philippines Year: 2014 Pages: 22-34 City of Publication: Quezon City Publishing House: University of the Philippines Press  
    • A. 

      Hernandez, L. (2014). The Modern Time. Digital cinema in the Philippines (pp. 22-34). Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press.

    • B. 

      Hernandez, L. (2014). The Modern Time. Digital cinema in the Philippines (pp. 22-34). Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press.

    • C. 

      Hernandez, L. (2014). The Modern Time. Digital cinema in the Philippines (pp. 22-34). Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press.

    • D. 

      Hernandez, L. (2014). The Modern Time. Digital cinema in the Philippines. (pp. 22-34) Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press.

  • 17. 
    How do you cite this properly:   Author: Richard Blanken  Year: 2012 Title: The common leadership styles. Date Retrieved: November 14, 2017 Website: https://www.asaecenter.org/resources/articles/an_magazine/2013/january/8- common-leadership-styles
    • A. 

      Blanken, R. (2012). The common leadership styles. Retrieved November 14, 2017 from https://www.asaecenter.org/resources/articles/an_magazine/2013/january/8- common-leadership-styles

    • B. 

      Blanken, R. (2012). The Common Leadership Styles. Retrieved November 14, 2017 from https://www.asaecenter.org/resources/articles/an_magazine/2013/january/8- common-leadership-styles

    • C. 

      Blanken, R. (2012). The Common Leadership Styles. Retrieved from https://www.asaecenter.org/resources/articles/an_magazine/2013/january/8- common-leadership-styles

    • D. 

      Blanken, R. (2012). The Common Leadership Styles. Retrieved from www.ASAecenter.org

  • 18. 
    Authors: Howard Yakin and Charles Totu Year: 2014 Page Number: 4-8 Volume:155 Title of Study: The semiotic perspectives of Peirce and Saussure: A brief comparative study. Title of Journal: Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences Date Retrieved: March 22, 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.10.247
    • A. 

      Yakin, H. &Totu, C. (2014). The semiotic perspectives of Peirce and Saussure: A brief comparative study. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155, 4-8. Retrieved March 22, 2017 from DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.10.247

    • B. 

      Yakin, H. &Totu, C. (2014). The semiotic perspectives of Peirce and Saussure: A brief comparative study. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155, 4-8. Retrieved March 22, 2017 from DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.10.247

    • C. 

      Yakin, H. &Totu, C. (2014). The semiotic perspectives of Peirce and Saussure: A brief comparative study. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155, 4-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.10.247

    • D. 

      Yakin, H. &Totu, C. (2014). The semiotic perspectives of Peirce and Saussure: A brief comparative study. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155, 4-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.10.247

  • 19. 
    Writer: J. Alfonso Director: F. Martin Year broadcasted: 2000 Title of the Episode: Descendants of the Star  Producer: V. Sotto: Title of Series: Dramabelles City: Manila Distributor: Kabisote Studios
    • A. 

      Alfonso, J., & Martin, F. (2000). Descendants of the Sun. Sotto, V., Dramabelles. Manila: Kabisote Studios.

    • B. 

      Alfonso, J., & Martin, F. (2000). Descendants of the Sun. Sotto, V., Dramabelles. Manila: Kabisote Studios.

    • C. 

      Alfonso, J. (Writer), & Martin, F. (Director). (2000). Descendants of the Sun [Television series episode]. Sotto, V. (Producer), Dramabelles. Manila: Kabisote Studios.

    • D. 

      Alfonso, J. (Writer), & Martin, F. (Director). (2000). Descendants of the Sun [Television series episode]. Sotto, V. (Producer), Dramabelles. Manila: Kabisote Studios.

  • 20. 
    Author: T. Allison Date Published: 1998  Title: Media Theories Type: PowerPoint  Date Retrieved: January 16, 2011 URL: http://library.royalroads.ca/writing-centre/citing-resources/apa-style/apa-style-practice-exercises
    • A. 

      Allison, T. (1998). Media Theories [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved January 16, 2011 from http://library.royalroads.ca/writing-centre/citing-resources/apa-style/apa-style-practice-exercises

    • B. 

      Allison, T. (1998). Media Theories . Retrieved January 16, 2011 from http://library.royalroads.ca/writing-centre/citing-resources/apa-style/apa-style-practice-exercises

    • C. 

      Allison, T. (1998). Media Theories. Retrieved January 16, 2011 from http://library.royalroads.ca/writing-centre/citing-resources/apa-style/apa-style-practice-exercises

    • D. 

      Allison, T. (1998). Media Theories [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved January 16, 2011 from http://library.royalroads.ca/writing-centre/citing-resources/apa-style/apa-style-practice-exercises

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