APA Pub Manual 1-3 Quiz

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While writing reports, you can easily use different styles of presenting the content. APA is one of the ways and which is being tested in the quiz below. Take up the challenge and see how it goes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In contrast to empirical studies or theoretical articles, literature reviews
    • A. 

      Define and clarify a problem

    • B. 

      Summarize previous investigations.

    • C. 

      Identify relations, contradictions, or inconsistencies in the literature.

    • D. 

      Suggest steps for future research.

    • E. 

      Do all of the above.

  • 2. 
    Approximations of quantity such as a major portion of, colloquial expressions such as write-up, or informal verb use such as it was her feeling that
    • A. 

      Reduce word precision and clarity.

    • B. 

      Add warmth to dull scientific prose.

    • C. 

      Have a place in serious scientific writing

    • D. 

      Can be used to enhance communication.

    • E. 

      Are more acceptable in written than in oral communication.

  • 3. 
    What causes the following segment of a student’s research report to lack smoothness of expression? According to the research of Savin-Williams (1988), how gay men publicly revealed their sexual orientation is correlated with the stability of their mental health. He finds that well-adjusted gay men reveal early to trusted others.
    • A. 

      intransitive inferences

    • B. 

      Too much jargon

    • C. 

      Abrupt changes in verb tense

    • D. 

      Misplaced modifiers

  • 4. 
    Conventionality and expediency dictate that the Method section should be written
    • A. 

      As a unified whole.

    • B. 

      In subsections.

    • C. 

      Without reference notes.

    • D. 

      Answers a and c are correct.

    • E. 

      None of the above is correct.

  • 5. 
    A sufficient set of statistics usually includes
    • A. 

      Cell standard deviations.

    • B. 

      Observed cell means.

    • C. 

      Per-cell sample sizes.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    When describing human participants, you should state
    • A. 

      The number of participants who did not complete the experiment

    • B. 

      The total number of participants.

    • C. 

      The number of participants assigned to each experimental condition.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      B and c of the above

  • 7. 
    In reporting tests of significance,
    • A. 

      Give the exact value of the statistic (F or t value).

    • B. 

      State the relevant degrees of freedom.

    • C. 

      Indicate the probability level.

    • D. 

      Describe the direction of an effect.

    • E. 

      Do all of the above.

  • 8. 
      If your study is simple and your Discussion section is brief and straightforward, you can
    • A. 

      Discuss the flaws of the study at length.

    • B. 

      Spend most of your time discussing the next study you plan to do.

    • C. 

      Combine the Results and Discussion sections.

    • D. 

      Discuss the negative findings, listing all of the possible causes.

    • E. 

      Do all of the above.

  • 9. 
    In reporting your data
    • A. 

      Do not mention results that run counter to expectation.

    • B. 

      include all individual scores and raw data.

    • C. 

      Do not discuss implications of the results.

    • D. 

      do not assume your reader has a professional knowledgeof statistical methods.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following must identify the specific variables investigated and the relation between them?
    • A. 

      The first sentence of the introduction section

    • B. 

      The conclusion of the Discussion section

    • C. 

      The title of the report

    • D. 

      The first table that is cited

  • 11. 
    What would an in-text citation include when the author of a source is unknown?
    • A. 

      It would include the word anonymous and the year of publication.

    • B. 

      It would include the first few words of the Reference list entry of that work and the year. It would only include the word anonymous if the work's author is stated as anonymous.

    • C. 

      It is not appropriate to provide an in-text citation if the author is unknown.

    • D. 

      Use Anon. followed by the year of the publication.

  • 12. 
    Multiple parenthetical references
    • A. 

      Are separated by a semicolon.

    • B. 

      Are not allowed in APA style.

    • C. 

      Are separated by a comma.

    • D. 

      Are separated by a dash

  • 13. 
    What would an APA in-text citation include in parentheses when the source is quoted directly and the author's name is not mentioned in the text?
    • A. 

      Author and year of publication: (Doe, 2007)

    • B. 

      Author, followed by year of publication, and page number preceded by p.: (Doe, 2007, p. 25)

    • C. 

      Author and page number: (Doe, 25)

    • D. 

      Author, followed by year of publication, and page number: (Doe, 2007, 25)

  • 14. 
    How are entries formatted in a Reference list?
    • A. 

      Justifed to the lett, single spaced within the reference, double spaced between references.

    • B. 

      Hanging indent, single spaced, double spaced between references.

    • C. 

      Hanging indent, double spaced, double spaced between references.

    • D. 

      Left and right justified, double spaced, double spaced between references.

  • 15. 
    Footnotes in APA publications
    • A. 

      Are not allowed.

    • B. 

      Are used to provide additional content

    • C. 

      Are used to acknowledge copyright permission status

    • D. 

      B and c of the above

  • 16. 
    In APA format, the page number and running head are aligned:
    • A. 

      In the bottom center on all pages; Title left jstified , page number right justified.

    • B. 

      In the top center on all pages.

    • C. 

      In the upper-Left corner at top of title page; title left justified, page number right justified and all subsequent pages

    • D. 

      In the center of the page both vertically and horizontally.

    • E. 

      In the bottom left on all pages

  • 17. 
    Underlining may be substituted for italics to distinguish or emphasize words, to indicate foreign words or to identify words being defined.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The list of sources at the end of a paper formatted in APA style is entitled:
    • A. 

      Works Cited.

    • B. 

      Bibliography.

    • C. 

      Works Consulted.

    • D. 

      References.

    • E. 

      Citations.

  • 19. 
    How should the title page be formatted?
    • A. 

      The title page should consist of the page number, title, author information, institution information, instructor's name and class name (Optional)(in that order).

    • B. 

      The title page should consist of the running head with page number, title, author information, institution information, Author's name, and class name (Optional); (in that order).

    • C. 

      The title page should consist of the page header, running head, title, author information, institution information, instructor's name and class name (Optional); (in that order).

    • D. 

      The title page should consist of the title, class name, page header, author information, institution information, running head, and instructor's name (in any order).

    • E. 

      The title page should consist of the running head with page number, title, author information, institution information, Author's name, and class name (Optional); (in any order).

  • 20. 
    What is the abstract?
    • A. 

      The abstract is a 150-250 word summary of your paper, including your thesis and main points. It should be as brief as possible.

    • B. 

      The abstract is a biographical piece that describes the author. It should be no longer than 250 words.

    • C. 

      The abstract explains why you wrote the paper and the process you went through during research and composition.

    • D. 

      The abstract can be as long as you need to describe the main points of your paper and the thesis.

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