APA Referencing And Plagiarism: Trivia Quiz!

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APA Referencing And Plagiarism: Trivia Quiz!

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.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 8. 
    The CDU APA 6th Guide is under the Style Guides Tab at http://libguides.cdu.edu.au/cdureferencing
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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