Plagiarism Mkis (gr 6 - 8)

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Plagiarism Quizzes & Trivia

Plagiarism is one form of malpractice, or academic dishonesty. Let's see how well you know what is and is not plagiarism!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you are caught plagiarising, even if it is unintentional or accidental, the possible consequences may be.....
    • A. 

      A failing grade on the paper

    • B. 

      Failing the class

    • C. 

      Suspension from school

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    You use generally accepted facts (such as: There are approximately 6 billion people on the planet.)  without citing them Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    You copy and paste information from a variety of sources on the Internet and submit as your own writing. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    You let your friend copy work from an assignment.  What form of malpractice is this for both of you?  Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      Plagiarism

    • B. 

      Collusion

    • C. 

      Duplication of work

    • D. 

      Cheating

  • 5. 
    You want to use the exact words of a relative you admire in your work.  What do you need to do?
    • A. 

      Don't use quotation marks or cite the source. It's just my relative!

    • B. 

      Don't use quotation marks, but cite the source.

    • C. 

      Use quotation marks and cite the source.

    • D. 

      Use quotation marks, but no need to cite the source.

  • 6. 
    You use ideas that you got from someone in a conversation or an e-mail without citing. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    You paraphrase an article from a book or the Web and cite the source. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    You write about your own experiences about a subject without citing. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    You wrote a paper for Social Studies class and have had it marked. You got a great mark. You decide to make a few changes, put a new date on it and hand in the same paper to Geography class. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    You use someone's ideas or information and do not cite the source. Is this plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 11. 
    You found some great information that is perfect for your paper that you think might be common knowledge, but you're not sure.  What is the best thing to do to avoid plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Use the information and cite the source

    • B. 

      Use the information but don't cite the source

    • C. 

      Put the information in quotation marks, but don't cite the source

  • 12. 
    You download a free research paper from the Internet and submit it with your name on it. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
    You use an author's exact words without quotation marks, but cite the source. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    When you rewrite someone else's words or ideas in your own words, what are you doing?
    • A. 

      Summarizing

    • B. 

      Citing

    • C. 

      Paraphrasing

    • D. 

      Skimming

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of malpractice?
    • A. 

      Telling a friend the contents of a test

    • B. 

      Using a friend's idea from an email as your own

    • C. 

      Using direct quotations appropriately

    • D. 

      Writing an essay for a friend

  • 16. 
    You use photos, charts or graphs from the Internet without citing the source. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    When you take many pages of information and rewrite it in your own words in just one short paragraph, you are....
    • A. 

      Quoting

    • B. 

      Paraphrasing

    • C. 

      Summarizing

    • D. 

      All of the above