Test Your Paraphrasing Knowledge!

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Test Your Paraphrasing Knowledge!

See how well you do at the complicated task of paraphrasing!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When you paraphrase, you:
    • A. 

      Restate the main ideas using your own words

    • B. 

      Include your own opinions

    • C. 

      Use quotation marks

  • 2. 
    Paraphrase the following The twenties were the years when drinking was against the law, and the law was a bad joke because everyone knew of a local bar where liquor could be had. They were the years when organized crime ruled the cities, and the police seemed powerless to do anything against it. Classical music was forgotten while jazz spread throughout the land, and men like Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie became the heroes of the young. The flapper was born in the twenties, and with her bobbed hair and short skirts, she symbolized, perhaps more than anyone or anything else, America's break with the past. From Kathleen Yancey, English 102 Supplemental Guide (1989): 25.
  • 3. 
    Which of the following is an appropriate paraphrase of this original language from a source?  Original Language: "Small dogs make more agressive companions because they see themselves as personal protectors, while large dogs see the entire property as their domain." From an article titled "Why Your Dog is Yippy" by writer John Brown, published in Dog Magazine, on page 27. 
    • A. 

      According to John Brown, smaller dogs see themselves as bodyguards, devoted to an individual (27).

    • B. 

      John Brown says that small dogs see themselves as personal protectors, and not guards of the entire property (27).

    • C. 

      John Brown says that small dogs are aggressive because they see themselves as body guards, but large dogs see the entire property as their domain (27).

  • 4. 
    True or False, a paraphrase has quotation marks around it. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    True or False: All paraphrases must be cited. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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