Writing Style Final Quiz

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APA Style Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 9. 
    True or False:   Dovetailing is not subject to the same consequences as plagiarism. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    True or False: In order to use a resource, one must cite the resource in the text first.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    True or False:  The Who Says? rule is useful only when necessary to determine authorship
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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