Research Paper: Citing Sources Test

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Research Paper: Citing Sources Test - Quiz

Are you preparing a research paper and don’t recall how you should cite your sources? If one does not cite where they removed their information from, they may be held responsible for plagiarism when one does an extensive look on the account. Take up this test and get an idea of what you should do with your paper. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When you cite a source in the text of your papers, you must create an entry for that source in your bibliography (also called a “works cited” or “reference” list).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When citing a source in the text of a paper, it is necessary to create an entry for that source in the bibliography. This ensures that the reader can easily locate and access the source if they wish to further explore the information provided. The bibliography serves as a comprehensive list of all the sources referenced in the paper, allowing for proper attribution and avoiding plagiarism. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 2. 

    We cite our sources in order to:

    • A.

      Avoid plagiarism

    • B.

      Use information ethically by acknowledging other people’s ideas

    • C.

      Strengthen our arguments by supporting them with credible evidence

    • D.

      Provide our readers with sources that they can consult to explore the topic further

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    We cite our sources in order to avoid plagiarism, use information ethically by acknowledging other people's ideas, strengthen our arguments by supporting them with credible evidence, and provide our readers with sources that they can consult to explore the topic further.

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  • 3. 

    Although MLA and APA provide different guidelines, the main components of a bibliographic entry are similar.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    MLA and APA are both widely used citation styles in academic writing, and while they have some differences in formatting and citation rules, the main components of a bibliographic entry remain the same. These components typically include the author's name, the title of the source, the publication date, and other relevant information depending on the type of source being cited. Therefore, it is correct to say that the main components of a bibliographic entry are similar in both MLA and APA styles.

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  • 4. 

    Example 1: According to Smith, students should pay attention to details when citing sources (9).  Example 2: Student should pay attention to details when citing sources (Smith 9) The two examples above represent different, but equally accurate, ways to cite information from page 9 of a work written by someone named Smith in MLA style.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because both examples provided accurately demonstrate how to cite information from page 9 of a work written by someone named Smith in MLA style. The first example shows the information being cited within the sentence, while the second example shows the information being cited in parentheses after the sentence. Both methods are acceptable in MLA style, making the answer true.

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  • 5. 

    Terms “Works Cited” and “References” refer to the list of sources used in a research paper.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The terms "Works Cited" and "References" are commonly used to refer to the list of sources that have been used in a research paper. This list typically includes all the books, articles, websites, or other materials that have been cited or referenced in the paper. It is important to include a Works Cited or References section in a research paper to give credit to the original authors and to allow readers to locate and verify the sources that have been used. Therefore, the statement that the answer is true is correct.

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  • 6. 

    Did “Module 9: Citing Sources” provide helpful information for your research projects? (There is no wrong or right answer. This question will not be graded.)

    • A.

      Helpful

    • B.

      Not helpful

    • C.

      Don't know yet

    Correct Answer
    A. Helpful
    Explanation
    The answer "Helpful" suggests that the module on citing sources provided useful information for the research projects. It implies that the module contained valuable guidance or tips on how to properly cite sources, which can enhance the credibility and integrity of the research. It indicates that the module contributed positively to the understanding and execution of the research projects.

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