Citing Sources: Library Skills! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Citing Sources: Library Skills! Trivia Questions Quiz

Citing Sources


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  • 1. 
    Jo Marchant wrote a book called  "Decoding the heavens." It was published in 2009 by Da Capo Press. If you cited this book, what would you list first?
    • A. 

      Marchant's name

    • B. 

      Answer option 2

    • C. 

      Answer option 3

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 2. 
    When should you use the abbreviation "et al.?"
    • A. 

      Only when a book has several authors

    • B. 

      Only when a book has no listed author

    • C. 

      Only when a source appears in a magazine or journal

    • D. 

      Only when a source has no listed publisher

  • 3. 
    Select the publisher in the following citation: Kluth, Fred._Cars of 1998_Miami: The Auto Press, 1999.
    • A. 

      Fred Kluth

    • B. 

      The Auto Press

    • C. 

      Miami

    • D. 

      Cars of 1998

  • 4. 
    Liz Allen and John Chambers wrote a book together. How will their names appear in a bibliography?
    • A. 

      Liz Allen and John Chambers

    • B. 

      Allen, Liz and Chambers, John

    • C. 

      Allen, Liz and John Chambers

    • D. 

      Liz Allen and Chambers, John

  • 5. 
    How do the second and third lines of a bibliographical citation differ from the first line?
    • A. 

      The first line is indented; the following lines are not

    • B. 

      The first line is not indented; the following lines are

    • C. 

      The first line is underlined; the following are not

    • D. 

      The first line is not underlined: the following lines are

  • 6. 
    If one of your sources has no author listed, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Just list the title and all other information

    • B. 

      Leave that source out of your bibliography

    • C. 

      Invent a name for the author of the source

    • D. 

      Call the publisher and find out who wrote the source

  • 7. 
    Which of t he following must always be included in a citation for a print magazine article?
    • A. 

      The names of the artists or photographers who contributed images to the article

    • B. 

      The date on which you read the magazine article

    • C. 

      The magazine''s circulation (number of copies produced)

    • D. 

      The page number(s) that the article appeared on

  • 8. 
    What MUST be included in an Internet citation?
    • A. 

      The name of your Internet Service Provider

    • B. 

      The date you read the page

    • C. 

      The e-mail address of the author

    • D. 

      The location of the computer from which you accessed the page

  • 9. 
    How must a bibliography be ordered?
    • A. 

      By date of publication, from most recent to oldest

    • B. 

      By date of publication, from oldest to most recent

    • C. 

      Alphabetically, by authors last name

    • D. 

      Alphabetically, by title

  • 10. 
    If you're citing an encyclopedia article, where should the name of the encyclopedia appear?
    • A. 

      At the very beginning of the citation

    • B. 

      After the author's name, and before the title of the article

    • C. 

      After the title of the article, and before information about the publisher

    • D. 

      At the very end of the citation

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