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APA Style Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 

    True or False:   It is acceptable to copy and paste text from the internet without citing a source since the information on the web is common knowledge and does not require citation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not acceptable to copy and paste text from the internet without citing a source. While some information on the web may be considered common knowledge, it is still important to give credit to the original source. Plagiarism is a serious offense and can have negative consequences.

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  • 2. 

    True or False:    Dovetailing involves submitting assignments previously submitted in another course.  Dovetailing is acceptable as long as you are resubmitting your own work. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Dovetailing does not involve submitting assignments previously submitted in another course. It refers to the practice of combining or integrating different tasks or activities in a way that they can be completed simultaneously or in a coordinated manner. It does not involve resubmitting one's own work.

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  • 3. 

    True or False:  A Turnitin report with a similarity index below 15% is no cause for alarm and does not constitute plagiarism.     

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Any amount of plagiarism detected in a Turnitin report is cause for alarm.

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  • 4. 

    True or False:    When paraphrasing, you do not have to cite a source since you put the author’s information into your own words. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When paraphrasing, it is still necessary to cite the source even if the information is put into your own words. Paraphrasing involves rephrasing someone else's ideas or information using your own words, but it still requires giving credit to the original source. Failure to cite the source of a paraphrased statement can be considered plagiarism.

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  • 5. 

    True or False:     To avoid plagiarism you should include many direct quotes in a paper (at least 20%) and cite sources using the APA rules for citing quoted material.  Using many direct quotes reduces the chance of paraphrasing incorrectly.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Including many direct quotes in a paper does not necessarily help to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's work or ideas without giving them proper credit. While citing sources using APA rules is important to avoid plagiarism, relying heavily on direct quotes can actually increase the chances of paraphrasing incorrectly. It is recommended to use direct quotes sparingly and focus on paraphrasing and summarizing information in one's own words while still giving credit to the original source.

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  • 6. 

    True or False:   It is permissible to use an author’s exact words from the internet if you use the APA rules for citing paraphrased material.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Using an author's exact words from the internet is permissible if you use the APA rules for citing paraphrased material. This means that even if you are directly quoting someone's words, as long as you properly cite and attribute them according to APA guidelines, it is considered permissible. The APA style provides specific rules and formats for citing sources, including both direct quotes and paraphrased material, ensuring that proper credit is given to the original author.

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  • 7. 

    True or False:  To paraphrase properly, you should gain complete understanding of the original passage, put the material in your own words and cite the source.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Paraphrasing properly requires gaining a complete understanding of the original passage, putting the material in your own words, and citing the source. This means that you need to comprehend the meaning of the passage before attempting to rephrase it, use your own language and sentence structure to convey the information, and give credit to the original source to avoid plagiarism.

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  • 8. 

    True or False:    To avoid plagiarism you should cite all material that is not your own including graphics, text, song lyrics, interviews, tables, figures and so on. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To avoid plagiarism, it is necessary to cite all material that is not your own, including graphics, text, song lyrics, interviews, tables, figures, and so on. Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's work or ideas without giving them proper credit. By citing all non-original material, you are acknowledging the source and giving credit where it is due. This helps to maintain academic integrity and avoids any accusations of plagiarism.

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  • 9. 

    True or False:   Dovetailing is not subject to the same consequences as plagiarism. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Dovetailing refers to the practice of incorporating someone else's work into your own while giving proper credit. Plagiarism, on the other hand, involves presenting someone else's work as your own without giving credit. The statement suggests that dovetailing is subject to the same consequences as plagiarism, which is false. While plagiarism is considered unethical and can lead to severe consequences, dovetailing, when done correctly, is an accepted and legitimate practice in academic and creative fields.

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  • 10. 

    True or False: You are committing academic dishonesty if: you cite a direct quote to add importance to your paper using the correct APA rules for citing paraphrased material.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Citing a direct quote and following the correct APA rules for citing paraphrased material does not constitute academic dishonesty. In fact, it is considered good academic practice to properly cite and give credit to the original source of information in order to avoid plagiarism.

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  • 11. 

    True or False:  You are committing academic dishonesty if: you forget to include quotation marks and page number when quoting directly. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Forgetting to include quotation marks and page numbers when quoting directly is considered academic dishonesty because it can lead to plagiarism. Properly citing sources is important to give credit to the original author and to avoid passing off someone else's work as your own. By not including quotation marks and page numbers, it becomes difficult for readers to identify the exact source of the information and verify its accuracy. Therefore, it is important to always include these elements when directly quoting from a source.

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  • 12. 

    True or False: You are committing academic dishonesty if: you interview a colleague and don’t cite her as a source in your paper.    

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If you interview a colleague and don't cite her as a source in your paper, it is considered academic dishonesty. When writing a paper, it is important to give credit to all the sources that have contributed to your work, including interviews with colleagues. Failing to cite a colleague as a source can be seen as taking credit for their ideas or information without acknowledging their contribution. This goes against the principles of academic integrity and is therefore considered dishonest.

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  • 13. 

    True or False:       You are committing academic dishonesty if: you use an author’s exact words and include the author and year of publication In your citation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It must also include page or paragraph number.

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  • 14. 

    True or False: In order to use a resource, one must cite the resource in the text first.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In academic writing, it is necessary to cite the sources used to support the arguments or ideas presented in the text. By citing the resource in the text, the writer acknowledges the original author's work and provides evidence for their claims. This helps to give credit to the original source and allows readers to verify the information. Therefore, it is true that in order to use a resource, one must cite it in the text first.

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  • 15. 

    True or False:  The Who Says? rule is useful only when necessary to determine authorship

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Use the Who Says? rule for all writing to determine whether or not the work is common knowledge. Avoid plagiarism by citing information that is not common knowledge.

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