APA Referencing And Plagiarism: Trivia Quiz!

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Are you familiar with APA referencing and plagiarism? Would you like to try to answer these questions? Plagiarism is when, instead of using your own words, you take someone else’s, which often comes up in writing. You need to be careful always to reference your sources and check for plagiarism, even if you do not feel that you have plagiarized. If you want to learn more about APA referencing and plagiarism, complete this quiz.


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  • 1. 

    Plagiarism means:

    • A.

      Stealing someone else’s idea’s

    • B.

      Not crediting your sources properly

    • C.

      Passing off someone else’s work as your own

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." Plagiarism refers to the act of stealing someone else's ideas, not properly crediting sources, and passing off someone else's work as your own. All of these actions are considered plagiarism and are unethical in academic and professional settings.

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  • 2. 

    You need to consistently reference your sources:

    • A.

      To support your arguments

    • B.

      To indicate you have read materials on your topic

    • C.

      To avoid plagiarism

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because consistently referencing sources is important for several reasons. Firstly, it supports your arguments by providing evidence and credibility to your claims. Secondly, it indicates that you have read materials on your topic, showing that you have done thorough research and are knowledgeable about the subject. Lastly, referencing sources is crucial to avoid plagiarism, as it gives credit to the original authors and prevents any accusations of intellectual theft. Therefore, all of these reasons make consistently referencing sources necessary.

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  • 3. 

    Who can assist you with your referencing queries?

    • A.

      Your tutor

    • B.

      Your Liaison Librarian

    • C.

      ALLSP Study Skills Staff

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the mentioned options can assist with referencing queries. Tutors are knowledgeable about the subject matter and can provide guidance on referencing. Liaison Librarians are experts in finding and using academic resources and can offer assistance with referencing. The staff of ALLSP Study Skills are specifically trained to support students with various academic skills, including referencing. Therefore, all of these options are capable of providing help with referencing queries.

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  • 4. 

    You wish to summarise the ideas or arguments (without using direct quotes) from a chapter in the 2012 book by Judith Dwyer. Which of the following would be a correct use of the CDU APA 6th style?

    • A.

      Judith Dwyer, 2012, argued that...

    • B.

      Judith Dwyer (2012) argued that...

    • C.

      Dwyer, 2012, argued that....

    • D.

      Dwyer (2012) argued that...

    Correct Answer
    D. Dwyer (2012) argued that...
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dwyer (2012) argued that..." because it follows the CDU APA 6th style for in-text citations. According to this style, the author's last name should be mentioned first, followed by the year of publication, when summarizing ideas or arguments from a source.

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  • 5. 

    You have cited the article by Laura Wray-Lake and Amy Syvertsen. Which is the correct format for the authors in your CDU APA reference list?

    • A.

      D. Wray-Lake and A. Syvertsen

    • B.

      Wray-Lake, L., and Syvertsen, A.

    • C.

      Wray-Lake, L and Syvertsen, A

    • D.

      Wray-Lake, L., & Syvertsen, A.

    Correct Answer
    D. Wray-Lake, L., & Syvertsen, A.
    Explanation
    The correct format for listing the authors in the CDU APA reference list is to include both authors' last names followed by their initials, separated by a comma. The initials should be followed by a period. In this case, the correct format is Wray-Lake, L., & Syvertsen, A.

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  • 6. 

    You have cited the following journal article, Leadership and teamwork: the effects of leadership and job satisfaction on team citizenship.  Which of the following would be the correct format for the article title when including this in your reference list using CDU APA 6th?

    • A.

      Leadership and teamwork: The effects of leadership and job satisfaction on team citizenship.

    • B.

      "Leadership and teamwork: The effects of leadership and job satisfaction on team citizenship."

    • C.

      'Leadership and teamwork: The effects of leadership and job satisfaction on team citizenship'.

    • D.

      Leadership and teamwork: The effects of leadership and job satisfaction on team citizenship (italics)

    Correct Answer
    A. Leadership and teamwork: The effects of leadership and job satisfaction on team citizenship.
    Explanation
    The correct format for the article title when including this in your reference list using CDU APA 6th is "Leadership and teamwork: The effects of leadership and job satisfaction on team citizenship."

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  • 7. 

    If you wanted to reference a print journal article which section of the CDU APA Guide would you need to consult?

    • A.

      Multimedia and images

    • B.

      Journal article and conference papers

    • C.

      Books print and online

    • D.

      Web sources

    Correct Answer
    B. Journal article and conference papers
    Explanation
    To reference a print journal article, you would need to consult the "Journal article and conference papers" section of the CDU APA Guide. This section provides guidelines and examples for citing journal articles and papers presented at conferences. It will help you properly format and include all the necessary information in your reference list or bibliography.

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  • 8. 

    The CDU APA 6th Guide is under the Style Guides Tab at http://libguides.cdu.edu.au/cdureferencing

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. The CDU APA 6th Guide can be found under the Style Guides Tab at the provided website, http://libguides.cdu.edu.au/cdureferencing.

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