Modern Language Association (MLA) Quiz

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Modern Language Association (MLA) Quiz

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  • 1. 
     According to MLA format, the list of references which appear at the end of your paper is called
    • A. 

      Bibliography

    • B. 

      Works Cited

    • C. 

      Source List

    • D. 

      References

  • 2. 
    The references at the end of your paper should appear
    • A. 

      In alphabetical order by author's surname or by title (if there is no author), regardless of type of reference (book, film, journal article, website, etc.)

    • B. 

      Under separate subheadings according to type of source

    • C. 

      First under those with authors, then those without

    • D. 

      Numbered in the order in which they appear

  • 3. 
    Identify the correct parenthetical citation for this source: Tannen, Deborah. The Argument Culture. Toronto: Random House, 1998
    • A. 

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: "In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas" (Tannen 7).

    • B. 

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: "In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas" (7).

    • C. 

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: "In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas" (The Argument Culture 7).

    • D. 

      Every isse we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: "In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas" (Tannen, p. 7).

    • E. 

      Every issue we see discussed on television appears to be set up as an argument: "In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas" (Tannen, p. 7).

  • 4. 
    Identify the correct parenthetical citation for this source: Keaveney, Susan. "When MTV Goes CEO." Acting on Words. Ed.David Brundage and Michael Lahey. Toronto: Pearson, 2004. 99-103.
    • A. 

      According to Keaveney (2004), "Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future" (p.103).

    • B. 

      According to Keaveney, "Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future" (Keaveney, 103).

    • C. 

      According to Keaveney, "Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future" (Brundage and Lahey 103).

    • D. 

      According to Keaveney, "Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future" (103).

    • E. 

      According to Keaveney, "Before mid-millennium, Gen Xers will be the CEOs of the future" (Susan Keaveney, "When MTV Goes CEO," 103).

  • 5. 
    You have interviewed Shaun White, who won an Olympic gold medal in snowboarding at Turin. You interviewed him in person on Feb. 20, 2006. Which citation is correct?
    • A. 

      Shaun White says that he is "sick of being called The Flying Tomato" (personal communication, February 20, 2006).

    • B. 

      Shaun White says that he is "sick of being called The Flying Tomato" (White, Feb.20, 2006).

    • C. 

      In an interview, Shaun White says he is "sick of being called The Flying Tomato."

    • D. 

      In an interview, Shaun White says he is "sick of being called The Flying Tomato" (Use your surname here because you interviewed him).

    • E. 

      Shaun White says that he is "sick of being called The Flying Tomato" (White and your surname, February 20, 2006).

  • 6. 
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