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  • 1. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Works Cited
    Explanation
    According to MLA format, the list of references which appear at the end of your paper is called "Works Cited." This term is used to identify the specific section where all the sources cited in the paper are listed. It is important to follow the MLA guidelines to properly format and organize the Works Cited page in order to give credit to the original authors and avoid plagiarism.

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  • 2. 

    The references at the end of your paper should appear

    • A.

      In alphabetical order by author's 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

    Correct Answer
    A. In alphabetical order by author's surname or by title (if there is no author), regardless of type of reference (book, film, journal article, website, etc.)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the references at the end of the paper should be organized in alphabetical order by the author's surname or by the title if there is no author. This applies to all types of references, including books, films, journal articles, websites, etc. The references should be grouped under separate subheadings based on the type of source, with those with authors listed first followed by those without authors. Finally, the references should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper.

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  • 3. 

    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 isse 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).

    • 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).

    Correct Answer
    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).
    Explanation
    The correct parenthetical citation for this source is "Tannen 7". This is because it includes the author's last name and the page number where the quote can be found.

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  • 4. 

    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).

    Correct Answer
    D. According to Keaveney, "Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future" (103).
    Explanation
    The correct parenthetical citation for this source is "According to Keaveney, 'Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future' (103)." This citation includes the author's last name, Keaveney, and the page number, 103, which is the correct format for citing a source in parentheses.

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  • 5. 

    "Melanoma: low-dose chemobiotherapy is effective in treatment of metastic 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 historically 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 historically 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 historically 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 historically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study" (372).

    Correct Answer
    C. According to R.W. Weber, "Thirty-one patients with historically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study" (qtd. in "Melanoma" 372).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "According to R.W. Weber, 'Thirty-one patients with historically confirmed unresectable measurable metastatic melanoma were enrolled onto an open-label, multicenter phase II study' (qtd. in 'Melanoma' 372)." This is the correct parenthetical citation because it includes the abbreviation "qtd." which stands for "quoted in," indicating that the quote is taken from another source. Additionally, the title of the article is enclosed in quotation marks and the page number is provided.

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  • 6. 

    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).

    Correct Answer
    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).
    Explanation
    The correct parenthetical citation for this source is "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)." This is because the source is written by Ashcroft, Griffiths, and Tiffin, so their names should be included in the citation. The page number, 15, is also included to indicate the specific location of the quoted information.

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  • 7. 

    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 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).

    Correct Answer
    C. In an interview, Shaun White says he is "sick of being called The Flying Tomato."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "In an interview, Shaun White says he is 'sick of being called The Flying Tomato'." This citation accurately describes the situation by mentioning that the statement was made in an interview and includes the exact words spoken by Shaun White. It does not include unnecessary information or inaccuracies.

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  • 8. 

    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).

    Correct Answer
    E. Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government ("Was Emerson lying" A2).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Earlier, Emerson had claimed that he would do everything he could to fight the Liberals in government ("Was Emerson lying" A2)." This is the proper parenthetical citation because it includes the title of the article ("Was Emerson lying") and the page number (A2) from the Edmonton Journal, which is the source of the material being used.

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  • 9. 

    In Which sentence has the quotation been integrated the most successfully?

    • A.

      Susan Keaveney explains that Gen Xers will develop a new kind of management style. "Having rebelled against standard busines hours and micromanagement, they might find it difficult to make such demands of their subordinates" (102).

    • B.

      Susan Keaveney explains that Gen Xers will develop a new kind of management style. They "[h]ave rebelled against standard busines hours and micromanagement, [so] they might find it difficult to make such demands of their subordinates" (102).

    • C.

      Susan Keaveney explains that Gen Xers will develop a new kind of management style: "Having rebelled against standard busines hours and micromanagement, they might find it difficult to make such demands of their subordinates" (102).

    • D.

      Susan Keaveney explains that Gen Xers will develop a new kind of management style because of their attitudes toward being managed: "Having rebelled against standard busines hours and micromanagement, they might find it difficult to make such demands of their subordinates" (102).

    Correct Answer
    D. Susan Keaveney explains that Gen Xers will develop a new kind of management style because of their attitudes toward being managed: "Having rebelled against standard busines hours and micromanagement, they might find it difficult to make such demands of their subordinates" (102).
    Explanation
    The given answer is the most successful integration of the quotation because it provides a clear and concise explanation for why Gen Xers will develop a new management style. It directly connects their attitudes towards being managed, specifically rebelling against standard business hours and micromanagement, to the difficulty they might face in making similar demands of their subordinates. This integration seamlessly incorporates the quotation into the sentence and effectively supports the main point of the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    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 the many things [;]...one of the things it is is funny."

    Correct Answer
    A. Jeremy Black insists that "[t]his film...is not ...funny."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jeremy Black insists that "[t]his film...is not ...funny." because it accurately represents the original quotation from Jeremy Black, stating that the film is not funny. The other options either misrepresent or contradict the original statement by suggesting that Jeremy Black claims the film is funny or that it can be described as funny.

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