Journal Article Reference Practice Quiz

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We welcome you to this Journal article reference practice quiz. Journal writing can be daunting, so the writer should take proper steps. Please try this exercise if you would like to practice identifying incorrect elements in a reference! All the questions are compulsory, so please read all the questions carefully before attempting. We hope our quiz can help you better understand the fundamentals of journal writing. Remember to share the quiz with your friends. All the very best and keep learning.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Godfrey, Donald. (2005) Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the author's name:

    • A.

      It is correct

    • B.

      Only the initial should be provided for the first name: Godfrey. D.

    • C.

      There should be a comma after the period, but everything else is correct

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Only the initial should be provided for the first name: Godfrey. D.
    Explanation
    See bolded text below:
    Godfrey, D. (2005) Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15.

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  • 2. 

    Godfrey, D. (2005) Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the publication date:

    • A.

      It is correct

    • B.

      It is missing the month and day of publication

    • C.

      It is missing a period after the closing parenthesis, but is otherwise correct

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. It is missing a period after the closing parenthesis, but is otherwise correct
    Explanation
    See bolded text below:
    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15.

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  • 3. 

    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the article title:

    • A.

      It is correct

    • B.

      It should be italicized

    • C.

      It should be in sentence case (i.e., only the first word and proper nouns capitalized)

    • D.

      It should be italicized (i.e., only the first word and proper nouns capitalized) and in sentence case

    Correct Answer
    C. It should be in sentence case (i.e., only the first word and proper nouns capitalized)
    Explanation
    See bolded text below:
    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15.

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  • 4. 

    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the journal title:

    • A.

      It is correct

    • B.

      It should be italicized and in title case (i.e., all major words capitalized)

    • C.

      It should be italicized

    • D.

      It should be in title case (i.e., all major words capitalized)

    Correct Answer
    B. It should be italicized and in title case (i.e., all major words capitalized)
    Explanation
    See bolded text below:Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15.

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  • 5. 

    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the volume number:

    • A.

      It is correct

    • B.

      It should not be italicized

    • C.

      It should be provided in the same parentheses as the issue number

    • D.

      There should be a period after the volume number

    Correct Answer
    A. It is correct
    Explanation
    See bolded text below:Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15.

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  • 6. 

    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the issue number:

    • A.

      It is correct

    • B.

      It should be italicized

    • C.

      No parentheses are necessary

    • D.

      There should be a period, not a comma, after the closing parenthesis

    Correct Answer
    A. It is correct
    Explanation
    See bolded text below:Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15.

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  • 7. 

    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the page numbers:

    • A.

      They are correct

    • B.

      Provide just the page range (e.g., 544-547); "pp." isn't required

    • C.

      It is not necessary to note the page range in a reference to a journal article

    • D.

      The page numbers should provide all pages cited from within the article (e.g., pp. 544, 555, & 547), not the range of pages where the article is located in the journal.

    Correct Answer
    B. Provide just the page range (e.g., 544-547); "pp." isn't required
    Explanation
    See bolded text below:Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 49(4), 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15.

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  • 8. 

    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49(4), 544-547. doi: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15 This reference is now correctly formatted to the APA Style rules.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    For more information, please see How do I reference a journal article that has a DOI in APA style?.

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  • 9. 

    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49(4), 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the electronic retrieval information:

    • A.

      It is correct

    • B.

      It is incorrect to provide a DOI; the author should have provided the URL to the resource

    • C.

      "DOI" shouldn't be capitalized and there shouldn't be a period after the DOI

    • D.

      It is missing a retrieval date

    Correct Answer
    C. "DOI" shouldn't be capitalized and there shouldn't be a period after the DOI
    Explanation
    See bolded text below:Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 49(4), 544-547. doi: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15

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  • 10. 

    Godfrey, Donald. (2005) Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the alignment of this reference:

    • A.

      It is correct

    • B.

      The first line should be indented 0.5"

    • C.

      There should be a hanging indent of 0.5"

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. There should be a hanging indent of 0.5"
    Explanation
    See below:
    Godfrey, Donald. (2005) Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15.

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