MLA Format Quiz

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MLA Format Quiz

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the MLA Format.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    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).

  • 4. 
    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).

  • 5. 
    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).