Plagiarism Mkis (Gr 9 - 12)

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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. 

    You use someone's ideas or information and do not cite the source.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
    Whenever you use someone else's information or ideas you need to cite the source, even if you put the information in your own words.

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  • 2. 

    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
    Even readily available information from the Internet must be cited so you can acknowledge the source.
    Except for quotations, work should always be written in your own words.

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  • 3. 

    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
    Any images, ideas or information that are not your own must be cited.

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  • 4. 

    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
    Acknowledging the source of your information is necessary, even if it's in your own words.

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  • 5. 

    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
    Any time you copy someone's words exactly they must be in quotation marks. Otherwise it appears that you are trying to submit the information as your own.

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  • 6. 

    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
    Information that most people know, or that can be found to be the same in 5 reputable sources, is considered to be Common Knowledge and does not need to be cited.

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  • 7. 

    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
    Even if you got information from someone in a personal or online conversation, you must cite your source since the ideas aren't your own.

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  • 8. 

    You wrote a paper for Social Studies class and you also hand in the same paper to Geography class. Is it malpractice?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    It is a form of plagiarism if you submit a paper to more than one course.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Your own personal ideas, experiences and opinions are original and therefore do not require citations.

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  • 10. 

    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
    Essay 'services' may say that they have written a paper specifically for you, but first of all, it is not your own work and it is highly likely that many people have access to the same paper.

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  • 11. 

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

    • A.

      Citing

    • B.

      Paraphrasing

    • C.

      Skimming

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Paraphrasing
    Explanation
    Paraphrasing refers to the act of rewriting someone else's words or ideas using your own words. It involves understanding the original content and expressing it in a different way while retaining the same meaning. This technique is commonly used to avoid plagiarism and to demonstrate a clear understanding of the original material.

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  • 12. 

    When you take a lot of information and rewrite it in your own words in just a few sentences.

    • A.

      Paraphrasing

    • B.

      Quoting

    • C.

      Summarising

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Summarising
    Explanation
    Summarising involves condensing a large amount of information into a concise and coherent form. It requires understanding the main ideas and key points of the original text and expressing them in a shorter format. Paraphrasing, on the other hand, involves rewording the original text while maintaining the same meaning. Quoting involves directly citing the exact words from the original text. Therefore, summarising is the correct answer as it encompasses both paraphrasing and quoting, but in a more concise manner.

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  • 13. 

    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.

      Suspension from school

    • C.

      Failing the class

    • D.

      All of the above

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

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  • 14. 

    You found a great picture on Google Images to use in your presentation.  To avoid plagiarising you need to:

    • A.

      Use the image from the Google results page without citing it

    • B.

      Use the image from the original website without citing it

    • C.

      Use the image from the original website and cite it

    • D.

      Use the image from the Google results page and cite it

    Correct Answer
    C. Use the image from the original website and cite it
    Explanation
    When using a picture from Google Images in a presentation, it is important to avoid plagiarizing by using the image from the original website and citing it. This means that you should click on the image in the Google results page to go to the original website where the image is hosted, and then include a citation or reference to the original source of the image in your presentation. Using the image directly from the Google results page without citing it or using the image from the original website without citing it would still be considered plagiarism.

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  • 15. 

    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. By doing so, you give credit to the original author or source and acknowledge their contribution to your paper. This not only avoids plagiarism but also demonstrates academic integrity and ethical research practices.

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  • 16. 

    You let your friend copy work from an assignment.  What form of malpractice is this for both of you?

    • A.

      Plagiarism

    • B.

      Duplication of work

    • C.

      Collusion

    • D.

      Cheating

    Correct Answer
    C. Collusion
    Explanation
    Collusion is the correct answer because it refers to the act of working together with someone else to deceive or cheat. In this scenario, both individuals are involved in an agreement where one person copies the work from the other, which is a form of dishonesty and academic malpractice. Plagiarism, duplication of work, and cheating can also be forms of academic malpractice, but collusion specifically highlights the collaboration between the two individuals in deceiving others.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is NOT an example of malpractice?

    • A.

      Telling a friend the contents of a test

    • B.

      Copying someone's homework

    • C.

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

    • D.

      Using direct quotations appropriately

    • E.

      Writing an essay for a friend

    Correct Answer
    D. Using direct quotations appropriately
    Explanation
    Using direct quotations appropriately is not an example of malpractice because it involves giving credit to the original source and accurately representing their words. Malpractice typically refers to unethical or illegal behavior, such as cheating, plagiarism, or dishonesty. In this case, using direct quotations appropriately demonstrates academic integrity and proper citation, which is encouraged and expected in academic settings.

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  • 18. 

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

    • A.

      Use quotation marks, but no need to cite the source

    • B.

      Use quotation marks and cite the source

    • C.

      No need to use quotation marks, but definitely cite the source

    • D.

      No need to use quotation marks or cite the source

    Correct Answer
    B. Use quotation marks and cite the source
    Explanation
    When using the exact words of a relative you admire in your work, it is important to use quotation marks to indicate that you are directly quoting someone. Additionally, you should cite the source to give credit to the relative for their words. This shows respect for their contribution and avoids plagiarism.

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  • 19. 

    This Internet resource was used last week in a research project.  What two things are missing from this citation? Forgie, Laura & Ford, Stephanie.  "Forces of Change". Gender Issues in Schools. March 2010. <http://genderissuesinschools.pbworks.com/w/page/23665573/Gender%20Issues%20In%20School>

    • A.

      The copyright date and the URL

    • B.

      The type of resource (print, web etc.) and the date viewed

    • C.

      The copyright date and the type of resource (print, web etc.)

    • D.

      The copyright date and the date viewed

    Correct Answer
    B. The type of resource (print, web etc.) and the date viewed
    Explanation
    The citation is missing the type of resource (print, web, etc.) and the date viewed.

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