MLA Format For Essays And Research Papers! Trivia Questions Quiz

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The trivia quiz below is designed to test you on the MLA format for essays and research papers. Every student needs to follow the laid down guidelines of writing an essay to come up with the desired paper. How about you take up the quiz and see if your paper is ready to be handed in and you have followed the proper guidelines.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    'How long did the meeting go on yesterday?' 'It went on for __________ hours.'
    • A. 

      Several

    • B. 

      A few of

    • C. 

      Much

    • D. 

      A little

  • 2. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      Janet Balderson enjoys playing golf, driving fast cars, and drinking expensive wines.

    • B. 

      Janet Balderson enjoys playing, golf driving, fast cars and drinking expensive wines.

    • C. 

      Janet Balderson enjoys, playing golf driving fast cars and drinking expensive wines.

  • 3. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      Samantha's favorite colors are pink, yellow and pale green

    • B. 

      Samantha's favorite colors are pink, yellow and, pale green

    • C. 

      Samantha's favorite colors are pink, yellow, and pale green

  • 4. 
      Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      I would like a car a boat, and, a motorcycle.

    • B. 

      I would like a car a boat, and a motorcycle.

    • C. 

      I would like a car, a boat, and a motorcycle.

  • 5. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      The girls found sand, in their shoes, in their bags and in their hair.

    • B. 

      The girls found sand in their shoes in their bags, and in their hair.

    • C. 

      The girls found sand in their shoes, in their bags, and in their hair.

  • 6. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      This morning I woke up, got dressed, brushed my teeth, and ate breakfast.

    • B. 

      This morning I woke up, got dressed, brushed, my teeth, and ate breakfast.

    • C. 

      This morning I woke up got dressed brushed my teeth, and ate breakfast.

  • 7. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      Use commas to separate three, or more words, phrases, or clauses.

    • B. 

      Use commas to separate three or more words, phrases, or clauses.

    • C. 

      Use commas, to separate three or more words, phrases, or clauses.

  • 8. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      The street was filled with angry protesters, shouting, spectators, and police.

    • B. 

      The street was filled with angry protesters shouting spectators, and police.

    • C. 

      The street was filled with angry protesters, shouting spectators, and police.

  • 9. 
    Apostrophes can come after the 'S' if it's a possessive noun.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A thesis statement is
    • A. 

      A piece of evidence in your paper

    • B. 

      The main argument you are putting forth

    • C. 

      A topic you are writing about

  • 11. 
    If a topic is assigned, you can create a thesis statement by distilling your topic in to a question and then answering that question.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    It is ok to have many thesis statements throughout your essay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The following could be a thesis statement...Representations of women in hip-hop.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    In a 5-paragraph essay, where should your main thesis or thesis statement typically appear?
    • A. 

      In the introduction

    • B. 

      In the conclusion

    • C. 

      Anywhere on the first page

  • 15. 
    Thesis statements should not . . .
    • A. 

      Give away your ending.

    • B. 

      Reveal your opinion.

    • C. 

      Be simple statements of fact.

    • D. 

      [None of the above]

  • 16. 
    The only papers that have main theses are literary analyses and "current issue" essays.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is the best example of a main thesis?
    • A. 

      "I believe public schools should be allowed to offer optional prayer services."

    • B. 

      "Public schools should be allowed to offer optional prayer services because such activities would not violate the First Amendment and would encourage moral development."

    • C. 

      "Prayer in public schools is a hotly contested issue in the U.S. as it involves the First Amendment."

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is the best example of a main thesis?
    • A. 

      "The book _Twilight_ encourages girls to regard as romantic behaviors better described as abusive."

    • B. 

      "_Twilight_ is not a modern American classic."

    • C. 

      "_Twilight_ could be taught in high school English classes because it is a long book with several conflicts."

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is the best example of a main thesis?
    • A. 

      "For instance, printing drivers' manuals in languages other than English wastes taxpayers' money."

    • B. 

      "While the U.S. does not have an official language, many other nations have established such policies."

    • C. 

      "The U.S. should not establish an official language because such policies create unnecessary social divisions and perpetuate racism and xenophobia."

  • 20. 
    Which research question would be most likely to produce a good main thesis?
    • A. 

      "What is the best vacation destination for families?"

    • B. 

      "Why has Florida recently become a more popular vacation destination for North Carolina families?"

    • C. 

      "What was the most popular vacation destination in Florida last year?"

  • 21. 
    Which research question would be most likely to produce a good main thesis?
    • A. 

      "Why does _To Kill a Mockingbird_ take place in the South?"

    • B. 

      "Who is the most important character in _To Kill a Mockingbird_?"

    • C. 

      "What does _To Kill a Mockingbird_ say about legal and moral concepts of justice?"

  • 22. 
    Choose the best thesis statement that supports funding for music in public schools.
    • A. 

      Because music helps students in many ways, the government should approve funding for it in public schools.

    • B. 

      Music helps students to improve themselves creatively, intellectually, and socially; therefore, the government should fund music programs in public schools.

    • C. 

      Music class is fun and offers a creative outlet.

  • 23. 
    Choose the best thesis statement to argue that cats are better pets than dogs.
    • A. 

      Cats are playful, cute, and furry.

    • B. 

      I prefer cats because they clean themselves and use a litter box.

    • C. 

      Because cats are more independent than dogs, they are the best choice for people who lead busy lives.

  • 24. 
    Choose the best thesis statement that argues for taking a camping trip rather than going to a theme park.
    • A. 

      Theme park rides make many people sick, so camping is the better choice.

    • B. 

      While theme parks are loud and crowded, spending time together in a natural setting can bring families closer together, provide a relaxing atmosphere, and promote an appreciation of the environment.

    • C. 

      Disney may be a fantastic place to visit because it has rides, food, and entertainment, but the woods can be fun, too.

  • 25. 
    Look at the following 4 statements. People with good chess skills make good class presidents Chad has good chess skills Chess skills should be required for anyone who runs for class president Chad will make  a good class president Which of the claims listed above has a reason or support that is also listed above?
    • A. 

      People with good chess skills make good class presidents

    • B. 

      Chad has good chess skills

    • C. 

      Chess skills should be required for anyone who runs for class president

    • D. 

      Chad will make a good class president

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