MLA Formatting MCQ Trivia Quiz!

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MLA Formatting MCQ Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If an entry in a Works Cited List is longer than one line, the second and all subsequent lines need to be indented half an inch. This is called a hanging indent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The title of a website or a book should be italicized or underlined.  Whichever you choose, you should be consistent. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is the line spacing for an MLA paper? 
    • A. 

      Single spaced

    • B. 

      Double spaced

    • C. 

      1.5 spaced

    • D. 

      No spacing

  • 4. 
    What is the correct order of items in the MLA heading?
    • A. 

      Student Name, Teacher Name, Class Name, Date.

    • B. 

      Student Name, Teacher Name, Date, Class Name.

    • C. 

      Teacher name, Student Name, Class Name, Date.

    • D. 

      Student Name, Class Name, Teacher Name, Date

  • 5. 
    Where is the title of an assignment located in a paper using MLA format?
    • A. 

      The bottom left corner of the page

    • B. 

      The top right corner of the page

    • C. 

      Centered below the heading, near the top of the page.

    • D. 

      Top left corner of the page

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 6. 
    How many lines are included in an MLA heading? 
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Two  

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 7. 
    Wikipedia is a reliable source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What should one do if no author is given for the work they are citing. 
    • A. 

      Use N.A. in place of the author's name.

    • B. 

      Use "anonymous" in place of the author's name.

    • C. 

      Omit the author's name and list only the page number

    • D. 

      Use an abbreviated form of the title in place of the author's name

  • 9. 
    The thesis statement of an MLA paper can be found:
    • A. 

      In the first sentence of the last paragraph and the last sentence of the first paragraph.

    • B. 

      First sentence of the last paragraph.

    • C. 

      The first sentence of your paper.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    One should include in the Works Cited, all the sources that they read when conducting research, regardless of whether they were cited within the paper. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    If your teacher's directions for formatting vary slightly from the official MLA guidelines, which should you follow?
    • A. 

      Teacher's Instructions

    • B. 

      MLA format

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 12. 
    In MLA style, what would you include in the parentheses for a directly quoted in-text citation?
    • A. 

      Author's last name followed by the page number

    • B. 

      Just the author's last name and no page number.

    • C. 

      Title of the source and the page number.

    • D. 

      Author's last name and the year of publication.

  • 13. 
    If a source has more than one author, one of the choices that MLA gives you is to use et al. (See below). Fontela, Pablo, et al. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Where does one put the page number on an MLA paper?
    • A. 

      Top Right Corner

    • B. 

      Top Center

    • C. 

      Top Left corner

    • D. 

      Bottom Center

  • 15. 
     One should end their sentence with a period before using a regular in-text (parenthetical) citation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    An MLA Works Cited Page is alphabetized based on the title of the source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    One should cite their sources and complete their Works Cited page as they progress through their paper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which citation is correctly formatted when citing page 5 of the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald? 
    • A. 

      (The Great Gatsby pg. 5).

    • B. 

      (Fitzgerald,  5). 

    • C. 

      . (Fitzgerald, 5)

    • D. 

      (Fitzgerald 5). 

  • 19. 
    Which citation is formatted correctly when citing an online source with no author titled "Dystopian Reality"? 
    • A. 

      (N.A. "Dystopian Reality"). 

    • B. 

      (Dystopian Reality).

    • C. 

      ("Dystopian Reality").

    • D. 

      ("Dystopian Reality", No Author). 

  • 20. 
    Which source is cited correctly when citing pages 140-145 in the book Adnan's Story by Rabia Chaudry?
    • A. 

      (Adnan's Story, pgs 140-145). 

    • B. 

      (Chaudry 140-145). 

    • C. 

      Chaudry, 140-145).

    • D. 

      (Adnan's Story 140-145). 

  • 21. 
     Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. University of             California Press, 1966. Which citation/s are correct when considering the source listed. 
    • A. 

      Human beings have been described by Kenneth Burke as "symbol-using animals" (3).

    • B. 

      Human beings have been described as "symbol-using animals" (Burke 3).

    • C. 

      Human beings have been described as "symbol-using animals." (Burke, 3).

    • D. 

      Human beings have been described by Kenneth Burke as "symbol-using animals" (Burke 3).

    • E. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 22. 
    "The Impact of Global Warming in North America." Global Warming: Early Signs. 1999.                           www.climatehotmap.org/. Accessed 23 Mar. 2009. Which citations are formatted correctly when considering the source cited above. 
    • A. 

      We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has "more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . ." ("Impact of Global Warming").

    • B. 

      We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has "more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . ." (Impact of Global Warming).

    • C. 

      We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has "more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . ." ( N.A. "Impact of Global Warming").

    • D. 

      We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has "more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . ." ("Impact of Global Warming")

  • 23. 
    Franck, Caroline, et al. “Agricultural Subsidies and the American Obesity Epidemic.” American Journal        of Preventative Medicine, vol. 45, no. 3, Sept. 2013, pp. 327-333. Which citation/s are formatted correctly when considering this source? 
    • A. 

      According to Franck et al., “Current agricultural policies in the U.S. are contributing to the poor health of Americans” (327).

    • B. 

      According to Franck et al., “Current agricultural policies in the U.S. are contributing to the poor health of Americans” (Franck 327).

    • C. 

      The authors claim that one cause of obesity in the United States is government-funded farm subsidies (Franck 327).

    • D. 

      The authors claim that one cause of obesity in the United States is government-funded farm subsidies. (Franck et al. 327).

    • E. 

      Both A and D

  • 24. 
    Sometimes you may have to use an indirect source. An indirect source is a source cited within another source. For such indirect quotations, use "qtd. in" to indicate the source you actually consulted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    ALL sources on the works cited page MUSt be cited in the paper with in-text citation. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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