MLA Citation Practice Test! Trivia Quiz

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MLA Citation Practice Test! Trivia Quiz

The Modern Language Association (MLA) is a styling of documentation used in research papers, academic writing, etc. When a researcher is done with his paper, he is expected to have a citation that shows who wrote it, the year and the topic of the source. When a person quotes a book, they must cite the author who wrote that piece. How much do you know about the MLA citation? Take it up and get to find out right now. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Indent the left side of the first line only, single-space the quotation, and include the in-text citation at the end.

    • B. 

      Indent the left side of all lines, double-space the quotation, and include the in-text citation at the end.

    • C. 

      Indent both sides of all lines, double-space the quotation, and leave out the in-text citation.

    • D. 

      Indent both sides of all lines, single-space the quotation and include the in-text citation at the end.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Add or omit without making changes. If my reader wants to know exactly what a source said, s/he can read the original source.

    • B. 

      Use parentheses ( ) around the information you add and ellipses (...) for information you omit.

    • C. 

      Bold the information you add, and insert ellipses (...) for information you omit.

    • D. 

      Use brackets [ ] around the information you add and ellipses enclosed in brackets [...] for the information you omit.

  • 3. 
    For in-text citations, the author's last name and page number should be included in the in-text citation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If I've included the author's last name in my sentence, then I do not need to include it in my in-text citation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What should I do in my in-text citation if no author's name is given for the text I'm citing?
    • A. 

      Omit the author's name and just use the page number by itself.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Use the full title of the piece in place of the author's name.

    • D. 

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

  • 7. 
    In my Bibliography, I should include all the sources I read while during my research, whether I cited them in the text or not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What is wrong with the following citation? Jupiter, Janie and Suellen Powers. The Nitty Gritty Lit Book. New York: Banter Press, 1991.
    • A. 

      The title should be underlined or italicized.

    • B. 

      The authors' first initials should be given, not their full first names.

    • C. 

      The page numbers should always be listed for a book.

    • D. 

      Instead of a colon, there should be a comma.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Page numbers do not need to be listed for a journal article.

    • B. 

      The year should come after the volume number.

    • C. 

      There needs to be a period after the journal title.

    • D. 

      The author's first initial should be used.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      All lines of each source should be flush against the left side. The entire page should be double spaced.

    • B. 

      All lines of each source should be centered and single spaced.

    • C. 

      The first line of each source should be flush against the left side, while the second line should be indented one-half inch. There should be two spaces between each entry, the entries themselves are single-spaced.

    • D. 

      The first line of each source should be flush against the left side, while the second line (if any) should be indented one-half inch. The entire page should be double spaced.