Plagiarism Quiz For Middle School Students

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A simple quiz on plagiarism for middle school students.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You do not have to cite the source of information that is considered "common knowledge".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True! Information that is common knowledge, such as the fact that George Washington was the 1st President of the United States, is common knowledge and does not need to be cited within your paper.

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  • 2. 

    What is it called when you steal the words or ideas from another person without giving credit to the author?

    Correct Answer
    plagiarism
    Explanation
    Plagiarism refers to the act of using someone else's words, ideas, or work without acknowledging the original author or giving proper credit. It involves copying or paraphrasing content and presenting it as one's own. Plagiarism is considered unethical and a form of intellectual theft, as it violates the rights of the original creator and undermines the principles of academic integrity and honesty.

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  • 3. 

    Quoting directly from a source is acceptable if you __________. 

    • A.

      Tell your friend.

    • B.

      Put the words in quotation marks and cite the source of information.

    • C.

      Use cut and paste.

    Correct Answer
    B. Put the words in quotation marks and cite the source of information.
    Explanation
    You must ALWAYS put quotes around the words you use from another source and provide the parenthetical citation as well as bibliographic citation at the end of the paper. Avoid using too much cut and paste to avoid plagiarizing.

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  • 4. 

    When you put the words of others into your own words you are doing what?

    Correct Answer
    paraphrasing
    Explanation
    Paraphrasing is the act of rephrasing or restating the words or ideas of others in your own words. It involves understanding the original text and expressing it in a different way, while still maintaining the same meaning. Paraphrasing is commonly used to avoid plagiarism, to simplify complex ideas, or to provide a clearer explanation of someone else's thoughts.

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  • 5. 

    Citing a source within the text of your paper is called a/an ___________.

    • A.

      Works cited

    • B.

      Parenthetical citation

    • C.

      End note citation

    Correct Answer
    B. Parenthetical citation
    Explanation
    Parenthetical citation is also sometimes referred to as "in-text" or "internal" citation.

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  • 6. 

    To prevent plagiarism, you should copy directly from online sources or other students.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False! The best way to prevent plagiarism is to take notes using as little copy and paste as possible. Use your own handwriting or type in your own words.

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  • 7. 

    A web page's address is called a _________.

    • A.

      Link

    • B.

      Citation

    • C.

      URL

    Correct Answer
    C. URL
    Explanation
    URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator

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  • 8. 

    The following is a proper example of an MLA parenthetical citation:In talking about her priorities, Hilary Clinton believes, "We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society" (Riddolls 11).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because it correctly demonstrates the format of an MLA parenthetical citation. The author's last name, Riddolls, is included along with the page number, 11, in parentheses after the quotation. This is the proper way to cite a source within the text of an MLA-style paper.

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  • 9. 

    An easy way to cite sources and ensure proper format is to use ___________.

    • A.

      Easy Bib

    • B.

      Noodle Doodle

    • C.

      Son of Knight Machine

    Correct Answer
    A. Easy Bib
    Explanation
    Easy Bib and Knight Cite are the two most common online citation tools.

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  • 10. 

    When you're not sure if you should cite a source, don't do anything and assume that you have not plagiarized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False! When in doubt....CITE!!!

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