MLA Formatting Quiz! Ultimate Trivia

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MLA Formatting Quiz! Ultimate Trivia

The MLA Format is important because it provides a consistent format for writing papers. This paper writing format requires the writer to use double spacing and a legible font, which most commonly happens to be Times, New Roman. Think you know the basics of MLA Style Manual. Here is your chance to prove it. Take this test on MLA formatting.


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 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

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    How many lines are included in an MLA heading? 
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 8. 
    Where is the title of an assignment located in a paper using MLA format?
    • A. 

      The bottom left corner of the page.

    • B. 

      Centered below the heading, near the top of the page.

    • C. 

      The top right corner of the page.

    • D. 

      Top left corner of the page.

  • 9. 
    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.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      &

    • B. 

      #

    • C. 

      *

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    An MLA Works Cited Page is alphabetized based on the title of the source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    In MLA style, what would you include in the parentheses for a directly quoted in-text citation?
    • 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.

  • 14. 
    Key you must press at the beginning of each paragraph. 
    • A. 

      Tab

    • B. 

      Spacebar

    • C. 

      Indent

    • D. 

      Ctrl + tab

  • 15. 
    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.

  • 16. 
    MLA is just one of many ways to format a research paper. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    One should end their  sentence with a period before using a regular in-text (parenthetical) citation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Last sentence of the first parapgraph.

    • B. 

      The first sentence of your paper.

    • C. 

      First sentence of the last paragraph.

    • D. 

      In the first sentence of the last paragraph and the last sentence of the first paragraph.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    One should cite their sources and complete their Works Cited page as they progress through their paper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What is the line spacing for an MLA paper? 
    • A. 

      Single

    • B. 

      Double

  • 21. 
    The title of a website or a book should be italicized or underlined.  Whichever you choose, you should be consistent. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    If your teacher's directions for formatting vary slightly from the official MLA guidelines, which should you follow?
    • A. 

      MLA formatting

    • B. 

      Teacher's Instructions

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 23. 
    Under which tab would you find how to do a PAGE BREAK? 
    • A. 

      HOME

    • B. 

      DESIGN

    • C. 

      Layout

    • D. 

      INSERT

    • E. 

      Can be found under both Layout and Insert

  • 24. 
    There is often more than one way to format items in a paper.  For example, you could use the ruler to set a hanging indent.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      P. Falciparum (italicized)

    • B. 

      P. falciparum (italicized)

    • C. 

      P. falciparum (italicized)