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    You use someone's ideas or information and do not cite the source.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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    You use photos, charts or graphs from the Internet without citing the source. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    You paraphrase an article from a book or the Web and cite the source. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    You use an author's exact words without quotation marks, but cite the source. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 9. 
    You write about your own experiences about a subject without citing. Is it plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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