Test Your Knowledge: Plagiarism

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Plagiarism Quizzes & Trivia


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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     You need an image for your PowerPoint presentation. You go online and find one. You don’t cite the source of your image, because images on the web aren’t protected by copyright. Is this plagiarism?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Images on the web are protected by copyright unless the website specifically indicates that the images are royalty-free.

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  • 2. 

     You search Google, then cut and paste information into your paper from various different websites. You don’t cite the sources, because everything on the internet is free. Is this plagiarism?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Articles on the internet may be free, but they are still someone else's words and ideas, and are protected by copyright laws.

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  • 3. 

     You are given a research assignment that is similar to a paper you wrote for a class last year. You change the title page and turn in the old paper again. Is this plagiarism?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    South University's plagiarism policy specifically states that resubmitting a paper or project is self-plagiarism.

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  • 4. 

     You copy a short passage from an article you found. You change the passage so that it is in your own words – this way you don’t need quotation marks. You carefully cite the source. Is this plagiarism?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    This is not plagiarism because you paraphrased the passage AND cited it. You could also use a direct quote in quotation marks, along with a citation, to avoid plagiarism.

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  • 5. 

    You find a cool idea in a magazine article, so you use it in your paper. You don’t bother to cite the source of the idea because you’ve expressed it in your own words. Is this plagiarism?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Although you paraphrased the actual words, you are still using someone else's idea and must give them credit if you want to avoid plagiarism.

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