Knowledge About How To Format A MLA Report

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  • 1. 

    What information is contained in the header of a MLA report?

    • A.

      First and last name and page number

    • B.

      Just page number

    • C.

      Just page number

    • D.

      Page number and last name

    • E.

      Last name and page number

    Correct Answer
    E. Last name and page number
    Explanation
    The header of a MLA report contains the last name of the author and the page number. This information is typically included at the top right corner of each page in the report. Including the last name helps to identify the author of the report and the page number allows readers to easily locate specific information within the report.

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  • 2. 

    What is the proper line spacing for a MLA report?

    • A.

      Single

    • B.

      Single and one half

    • C.

      Double

    • D.

      Double and one half

    Correct Answer
    C. Double
    Explanation
    The proper line spacing for a MLA report is double. This means that there should be two lines of space between each line of text in the report. This is the standard formatting requirement for MLA style, which is commonly used in academic writing and research papers. Double spacing helps to improve readability and allows for easier editing and proofreading of the text. It also provides enough space for instructors or reviewers to add comments or corrections between the lines.

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  • 3. 

    What is the correct order of items in a MLA heading?

    • A.

      Student name, instructor, class, date

    • B.

      Student name, instructor, date, class, assignment

    • C.

      Student name, class, date, instructor, assignment

    • D.

      Instructor, class, student, assignment with date

    Correct Answer
    A. Student name, instructor, class, date
    Explanation
    The correct order of items in a MLA heading is student name, instructor, class, date. This order follows the standard formatting guidelines for MLA style, where the student's name is listed first, followed by the instructor's name, then the class name or number, and finally the date.

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  • 4. 

    How many lines are included in a MLA heading?

    • A.

      A heading is only one line.

    • B.

      A heading has four lines.

    • C.

      A heading has three lines.

    • D.

      A heading has two lines.

    • E.

      A heading has five lines.

    Correct Answer
    B. A heading has four lines.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that a MLA heading has four lines. This is because a MLA heading typically includes the student's name, the instructor's name, the course name, and the date. Each of these elements is usually placed on a separate line, resulting in a total of four lines in the heading.

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  • 5. 

    How many lines are included in a MLA header (this is where the page number is located)?

    • A.

      A header has three lines.

    • B.

      A header has five lines.

    • C.

      A header is only one line.

    • D.

      A header has four lines.

    • E.

      A header has two lines.

    Correct Answer
    C. A header is only one line.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that a header is only one line. In MLA format, the header typically consists of the author's last name and the page number, both aligned to the right margin. This single line is placed at the top right corner of each page, providing a consistent way to identify the author and page number throughout the document.

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  • 6. 

    Where is the MLA header/page number located?

    • A.

      Top left corner of page

    • B.

      Bottom left corner of page

    • C.

      Bottom right corner of page

    • D.

      Centered at the top of the page

    • E.

      Top right corner of page

    Correct Answer
    E. Top right corner of page
    Explanation
    The MLA header/page number is located in the top right corner of the page. This is a standard formatting requirement in MLA style, where the page number is placed flush with the right margin and half an inch from the top of each page. The header typically includes the author's last name and the page number, providing a consistent and organized format for academic writing.

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  • 7. 

    Which one are the correct page margins in a MLA report?

    • A.

      Top: 1”, Bottom: 1”, Left: 0.5”, Right: 0.5”

    • B.

      Top: 0.5”, Bottom: 0.5”, Left: 0.5”, Right: 0.5”

    • C.

      Top: 1”, Bottom: 1”, Left: 1”, Right: 1”

    • D.

      Top: 1”, Bottom: 1”, Left: 2”, Right: 2”

    • E.

      Top: 0.5”, Bottom: 0.5”, Left: 1”, Right: 1”

    Correct Answer
    C. Top: 1”, Bottom: 1”, Left: 1”, Right: 1”
    Explanation
    The correct page margins in a MLA report are Top: 1”, Bottom: 1”, Left: 1”, Right: 1”.

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  • 8. 

    In a MLA report you must indent the first line of each paragraph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In MLA reports, it is necessary to indent the first line of each paragraph. This formatting style is used to create a clear visual distinction between paragraphs and make the report more organized and readable. The indentation typically involves moving the first line of each paragraph to the right by half an inch. This practice helps readers easily identify the beginning of each new paragraph and enhances the overall structure and coherence of the report.

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