MLA Formatting Quiz: MCQ Trivia!

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following accurately reflects the information needed on page one, in order?

    • A.

      Student's name, date, instructor, class

    • B.

      Student's name, instructor, class, date

    • C.

      Student's name, class, instructor, date

    • D.

      Student's name, date, class, instructor

    Correct Answer
    B. Student's name, instructor, class, date
    Explanation
    The correct order for the information needed on page one is student's name, instructor, class, and date. This is because the student's name should be the first piece of information, followed by the instructor's name, then the class, and finally the date.

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  • 2. 

    What is the spacing for the Works Cited page?

    • A.

      Single-spaced

    • B.

      Double-spaced

    • C.

      Doesn't matter

    Correct Answer
    B. Double-spaced
    Explanation
    The Works Cited page should be double-spaced. This is because double-spacing is a common formatting requirement in academic writing, including when citing sources. Double-spacing helps to make the text easier to read and allows for sufficient space between each citation. It also helps to distinguish between different sources and makes it easier for readers to locate specific citations.

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  • 3. 

    Pagination should be in the?

    • A.

      Lower right corner

    • B.

      Upper right corner

    • C.

      Lower left corner

    • D.

      Upper left corner

    Correct Answer
    B. Upper right corner
    Explanation
    Pagination should be in the upper right corner because it is a common and widely accepted convention in user interface design. Placing pagination in the upper right corner allows for easy visibility and accessibility for users, as it is located in a consistent and expected location. This placement also ensures that the pagination does not interfere with the main content of the page, providing a clean and organized layout for the user.

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  • 4. 

    MLA margins should be set at?

    • A.

      1/2 inch

    • B.

      3/4 inch

    • C.

      1 inch

    • D.

      1 1/2 inch

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 inch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1 inch. MLA (Modern Language Association) guidelines require that the margins for a document should be set at 1 inch on all sides. This ensures that there is enough white space around the text and allows for easier reading and grading of the document. It also helps to maintain a consistent and professional appearance for MLA formatted papers.

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  • 5. 

    When citing a source in your paper, the ending punctuation is located:

    • A.

      Before the parenthesis

    • B.

      In the parenthesis

    • C.

      After the parenthesis

    • D.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    C. After the parenthesis
    Explanation
    When citing a source in a paper, the ending punctuation is located after the parenthesis. This is because the parenthetical citation is considered to be a part of the sentence, and the punctuation should come after it. Placing the punctuation before the parenthesis would disrupt the flow of the sentence and make it unclear where the citation ends. Therefore, the correct placement is after the parenthesis.

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  • 6. 

    Citations within a paper should contain:

    • A.

      Author's first and last name

    • B.

      Page number

    • C.

      Title

    • D.

      Author's last name and page number

    Correct Answer
    D. Author's last name and page number
    Explanation
    Citations within a paper should include the author's last name and page number. This is important for providing proper credit to the original source and allowing readers to easily locate the specific information being referenced. Including the author's first and last name, as well as the title, can provide additional context and clarity, but the minimum requirement is the author's last name and page number.

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  • 7. 

    The title of a paper must be:

    • A.

      Left justified

    • B.

      Right justified

    • C.

      Centered

    • D.

      In bold

    Correct Answer
    C. Centered
    Explanation
    The title of a paper should be centered to create a visually balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Centering the title helps to draw attention to it and make it stand out. It also creates a sense of symmetry on the page. Justifying the title to the left or right may result in an uneven and unprofessional look. Bold formatting can be used to emphasize certain words or phrases within the title, but the entire title does not need to be in bold.

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  • 8. 

    The title of your paper should be underlined.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 9. 

    Works Cited page must be:

    • A.

      Single spaced, alphabetical order by title, numbered

    • B.

      Double spaced, alphabetical order by author, numbered

    • C.

      Double spaced, alphabetical order by author, marked with bullets

    • D.

      double spaced, alphabetical order by author

    Correct Answer
    D. double spaced, alphabetical order by author
    Explanation
    The correct answer is double spaced, alphabetical order by author. This is the standard format for a Works Cited page in academic writing. Double spacing allows for easier readability and annotation, while alphabetical order by author's last name ensures that sources are organized in a systematic manner.

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  • 10. 

    For a direct quote, when do you not use the author's name in the citation?

    • A.

      You must always place the author's name in the citation.

    • B.

      When you have stated the author's name in an introductory clause before the quote.

    • C.

      You never state the author's name with a direct quote.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. When you have stated the author's name in an introductory clause before the quote.
    Explanation
    When you have stated the author's name in an introductory clause before the quote, you do not need to use the author's name again in the citation. This is because the introductory clause already establishes the author's name as the source of the quote, making it redundant to repeat it in the citation. By including the author's name in the introductory clause, it provides the necessary attribution and context for the quote.

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