MLA Formatting Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 2. 
    The Wikipedia is a reliable source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The title of your paper should be both centered and bolded.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Where does one put the page number on an MLA paper?
    • A. 

      Top Left corner

    • B. 

      Bottom Center

    • C. 

      Top Right Corner

    • D. 

      Top Center

  • 5. 
    One should end their  sentence with a period before using a regular in-text (parenthetical) citation. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    How many lines are included in an MLA heading? 
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 9. 
    Where is the title of an assignment located in a paper using MLA format?
    • A. 

      Bottom left corner of the page

    • B. 

      Centered below the heading, near the top of the page

    • C. 

      Top right corner of the page

    • D. 

      Top left corner of the page

  • 10. 
    What is the correct order of items in the MLA heading?
    • A. 

      Teacher name, Student Name, Class Name, Date

    • B. 

      Student Name, Teacher Name, Date, Class Name

    • C. 

      Student Name, Class Name, Teacher Name, Date

    • D. 

      Student Name, Teacher Name, Class Name, Date

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Last sentence of the first parapgraph

    • B. 

      The first sentence of your paper

    • C. 

      First sentence of the last paragraph

    • D. 

      Both a & c

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    What symbol would you click to insert a page number in your header?
    • A. 

      &

    • B. 

      #

    • C. 

      *

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    One should site their sources and complete their Works Cited page as they progress through their paper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    An MLA Works Cited Page is alphabetized based on the title of the source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    If an entry in a Works Cited List is longer than one line, second and all subsequent lines need to be indented half an inch. This is called a hanging indent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    URLs of electronic sources in a Works Cited List are enclosed in angle brackets.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Author's last name and the year of publication

    • B. 

      Author's last name follows by the page number

    • C. 

      Title of the source and the page number

    • D. 

      Just the author's last name and no page number

  • 18. 
    Key you must press at the beginning of each paragraph. 
    • A. 

      Tab

    • B. 

      Spacebar

    • C. 

      Indent

    • D. 

      Ctrl + tab

  • 19. 
    The margins for an MLA paper are:
    • A. 

      1.25" on the sides and 1" on the top and bottom

    • B. 

      1" on the sides and .5" on the top and bottom

    • C. 

      1.25" all around

    • D. 

      1" all around

  • 20. 
    MLA is just one of many ways to format a research paper. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False