Plagiarism Mkis (Gr 6 - 8)

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Plagiarism Mkis (Gr 6 - 8) - Quiz

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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    If a student is caught plagiarizing, regardless of whether it was unintentional or accidental, they may face severe consequences. These consequences can include receiving a failing grade on the paper, failing the entire class, or even being suspended from school. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as all of these consequences are possible outcomes for plagiarizing.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Using generally accepted facts without citing them is not considered plagiarism. Plagiarism refers to the act of presenting someone else's work or ideas as your own without giving proper credit. In this case, since the facts mentioned are widely known and accepted, it is not necessary to provide a citation. However, it is always good practice to give credit to the original source when using specific or unique information.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Copying and pasting information from various sources on the Internet and presenting it as one's own writing is considered plagiarism. Plagiarism involves using someone else's work or ideas without giving them proper credit. In this case, by not acknowledging the original sources and claiming the content as their own, the person is engaging in plagiarism.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Collusion
    Explanation
    Collusion is the correct answer because it refers to the act of working together with someone else to deceive or gain an unfair advantage. In this scenario, both you and your friend are engaging in collusion by allowing them to copy your work from the assignment. This is considered a form of academic dishonesty and goes against the principles of fairness and integrity.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Use quotation marks and cite the source.
    Explanation
    When you want to use the exact words of a relative you admire in your work, you need to use quotation marks to indicate that you are directly quoting them. Additionally, you should cite the source to give credit to your relative for their words. This is important to avoid plagiarism and to acknowledge the original author of the quote.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Using ideas from someone without giving them credit is considered plagiarism. Plagiarism involves presenting someone else's work or ideas as your own, which is a form of intellectual dishonesty. By not citing the source of the ideas, you are essentially claiming them as your own, which is a violation of academic and ethical standards. Therefore, the correct answer is "Yes".

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Paraphrasing an article from a book or the web and citing the source is not considered plagiarism. Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's work or ideas as your own without giving proper credit. In this case, by paraphrasing the article and providing a citation, you are acknowledging the original source and giving credit to the author. This demonstrates academic integrity and ethical writing practices.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Writing about your own experiences without citing is not considered plagiarism because plagiarism refers to using someone else's work or ideas without giving them proper credit. When you write about your own experiences, you are expressing your own thoughts and ideas, which do not require citation. However, it is important to note that if you are using any external sources or referencing other people's work within your writing, proper citation is necessary to avoid plagiarism.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, this action can be considered plagiarism. Plagiarism involves using someone else's work or ideas without giving them proper credit. In this scenario, although it is the same paper, presenting it as a new and original work in a different class without acknowledging that it was previously submitted is dishonest and violates academic integrity.

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  • 10. 

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

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Using someone's ideas or information without citing the source is indeed considered plagiarism. Plagiarism involves presenting someone else's work as your own, whether it is ideas, information, or any form of creative expression. By not acknowledging the original source, you are not giving credit to the individual who deserves it, which is a violation of academic and ethical standards. Therefore, the correct answer is "Yes."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Use the information and cite the source
    Explanation
    The best thing to do to avoid plagiarism is to use the information and cite the source. This means acknowledging the original author or source of the information in your paper, giving them proper credit for their work. By citing the source, you are demonstrating academic integrity and showing that you have done your research. It also allows readers to verify the information and find the original source if they want to explore further.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Downloading a free research paper from the Internet and submitting it with your name on it is considered plagiarism. Plagiarism involves presenting someone else's work as your own, which includes copying or downloading someone else's work without proper attribution. In this case, by submitting the research paper with your name on it, you are falsely claiming authorship and not giving credit to the original author, thus committing plagiarism.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Using an author's exact words without quotation marks and citing the source is considered plagiarism. Plagiarism involves presenting someone else's work or ideas as your own without giving proper credit. In this case, even though the source is cited, the lack of quotation marks indicates that the words are being presented as the author's own, which is a form of plagiarism.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Paraphrasing
    Explanation
    Paraphrasing refers to the act of rewriting someone else's words or ideas in your own words. It involves expressing the same meaning or information using different words and sentence structures. This allows you to convey the original message while avoiding plagiarism.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Using direct quotations appropriately
    Explanation
    Using direct quotations appropriately is not an example of malpractice because it involves giving proper credit to the original source and following ethical guidelines for citing information. Malpractice refers to actions that are unethical or illegal, such as sharing confidential information, plagiarizing someone else's work, or engaging in dishonest behavior.

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  • 16. 

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

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Using photos, charts, or graphs from the Internet without citing the source is considered plagiarism. Plagiarism involves presenting someone else's work as your own without giving them credit. By not citing the source of the images, you are not acknowledging the original creator and are essentially claiming the work as your own. This is a form of intellectual dishonesty and goes against ethical standards.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Summarizing
    Explanation
    When you take many pages of information and rewrite it in your own words in just one short paragraph, you are summarizing. This involves condensing the main ideas and key points of the original text into a concise and coherent summary. It allows you to capture the essence of the information while omitting unnecessary details.

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