MLA In-text Citations Trivia Questions! Quiz

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Citation Quizzes & Trivia

For review, after looking at the OWL at Purdue and other sources for in-text documentation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Signal word or phrase must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry on the Works Cited page.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which is a correct in-text citation?Using the following biographical entry, Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford U.P., 1967. Print.
    • A. 

      Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings." (Wordsworth 263)

    • B. 

      Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).

    • C. 

      Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).

    • D. 

      Both B and C.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has “more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . . ” (“Impact of Global Warming” 6).

    • B. 

      According to “Impact", we see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has “more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . . ”

    • C. 

      We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has “more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . . ” (www.GLOBALWARMING.com).

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 4. 
    For the following citation, which is the correct in-text citation: Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. 50th Anniversary ed. New York: Anchor, 1959. Print.Hint: it is a work of classic literature.
    • A. 

      “His love of talk had grown with age and sickness” (Achebe 25).

    • B. 

      “His love of talk had grown with age and sickness” (Achebe, 25)

    • C. 

      “His love of talk had grown with age and sickness” (Achebe 25; ch. 3).

    • D. 

      “His love of talk had grown with age and sickness.” (Achebe p. 25)

  • 5. 
    Which is the correct way to document an indirect source?
    • A. 

      Ravitch argues that high schools are pressured to act as "social service centers, and they don't do that well" (Weisman et al. 259).

    • B. 

      Ravitch argues that high schools are pressured to act as "social service centers, and they don't do that well" (qtd. in Weisman 259).

  • 6. 
    Is this the correct way to create an in-text citation for a source with more than 3 authors?Legal experts counter Smith, Yang, and Moore's argument by noting that the current spike in gun violence in America compels law makers to adjust gun laws (Jones et al. 4).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Why do we need to use in-text citations?
    • A. 

      So the reader can see where you got the information that you are borrowing.

    • B. 

      So you don't plagiarize by not giving credit to other people for their ideas or words.

    • C. 

      Because your teacher says so.

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 8. 
    Which trail is correct to finding information used in someone's paper?
    • A. 

      There is no trail.

    • B. 

      In-text citation to the exact source

    • C. 

      In-text citation to works cited page to the exact source

  • 9. 
    The first time you use an author in a signal phrase you use the author's last name.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Quotation marks must go around the exact words that were borrowed from someone else.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    When do you use in-text citations?
    • A. 

      When you paraphrase someone else's ideas

    • B. 

      When you summarize someone else's ideas

    • C. 

      When you use the exact words of someone else

    • D. 

      All of the above