Plagiarism-not A Laughing Matter!

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Plagiarism-not A Laughing Matter! - Quiz

Quiz on the various aspects of plagiarism.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    There are _____ different types of plagiarism.

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    A. 11
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 11 because plagiarism can occur in various forms, such as copying someone else's work, paraphrasing without proper citation, or even self-plagiarism. These different types of plagiarism contribute to a total of 11 distinct categories.

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  • 2. 

    When note taking, make sure to 

    • A.

      Write each quote word for word.

    • B.

      Summarize everything. Do not use any direct quotes.

    • C.

      Summarize whenever possible, note what source the notes come from, and if use quotes, notate it in some way.

    • D.

      Mark thoughts you have by notating they are your thoughts

    Correct Answer
    C. Summarize whenever possible, note what source the notes come from, and if use quotes, notate it in some way.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that when taking notes, it is important to summarize the information whenever possible. Additionally, it is important to note the source of the information and if quotes are used, they should be clearly indicated. This approach allows for a concise and organized representation of the information being noted, while also giving credit to the original source and distinguishing between direct quotes and personal thoughts.

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  • 3. 

    What is the maximum percentage of quotations that should be used in a paper?

    • A.

      15%

    • B.

      10%

    • C.

      20%

    • D.

      5%

    Correct Answer
    B. 10%
    Explanation
    The maximum percentage of quotations that should be used in a paper is 10%. Using too many quotations can make the paper seem like a compilation of other people's ideas rather than an original work. It is important for the writer to demonstrate their own understanding and analysis of the topic by using their own words and providing their own insights. Quotations should be used sparingly and selectively to support or illustrate the writer's arguments or ideas.

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  • 4. 

    When quoting from a source, the quote is 

    • A.

      Surrounded by quotation marks.

    • B.

      Followed by parentheses filled with author and date.

    • C.

      Surrounded by quotation marks and followed by parentheses with author and date.

    • D.

      Followed by a footnote.

    Correct Answer
    C. Surrounded by quotation marks and followed by parentheses with author and date.
    Explanation
    When quoting from a source, the quote is surrounded by quotation marks and followed by parentheses with the author and date. This is the standard format for citing sources in academic writing. The quotation marks indicate that the words are directly taken from the source, while the parentheses provide the necessary information about the author and the date of publication. This format helps to give credit to the original author and allows readers to easily locate the source for further reference.

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  • 5. 

    Common knowledge

    • A.

      Should be properly cited with quotation marks.

    • B.

      Should be surrounded by quotation marks but do not need to be cited.

    • C.

      Followed by a footnote.

    • D.

      Does not need to be cited.

    Correct Answer
    D. Does not need to be cited.
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that common knowledge does not need to be cited. Common knowledge refers to information that is widely known and accepted by the general public. Since it is already well-known, there is no need to provide a specific citation for it. However, it is important to note that if the information is not considered common knowledge, proper citation is required to give credit to the original source.

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  • 6. 

    Plagiarism

    • A.

      Only occurs when citing from books.

    • B.

      Can occur when citing from books and the internet.

    • C.

      Can occur when citing from books, internet, and music.

    • D.

      Can occur when citing from books, internet, and another’s ideas.

    Correct Answer
    D. Can occur when citing from books, internet, and another’s ideas.
    Explanation
    Plagiarism can occur when citing from books, internet, and another's ideas because it involves presenting someone else's work or ideas as one's own without giving proper credit. It is not limited to just citing from books but can also happen when using information from the internet or when borrowing someone else's ideas without acknowledgement. This broader definition of plagiarism encompasses different sources and forms of intellectual property theft.

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  • 7. 

    What is plagiarism?

    • A.

      Plagiarism is stealing and lying.

    • B.

      Plagiarism is borrowing someone else’s work.

    • C.

      Plagiarism is citing sources in a research paper.

    • D.

      Plagiarism is paraphrasing.

    Correct Answer
    A. Plagiarism is stealing and lying.
    Explanation
    Plagiarism is the act of stealing and lying, as it involves taking someone else's work or ideas and presenting them as one's own without giving proper credit. This unethical behavior undermines the original author's efforts and deceives others by claiming ownership of someone else's work. Plagiarism can occur in various forms, such as copying text word-for-word, paraphrasing without proper attribution, or even citing sources incorrectly. It is important to recognize and avoid plagiarism to maintain academic integrity and respect intellectual property rights.

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  • 8. 

    Which is NOT a way to prevent plagiarism?

    • A.

      Recognize why plagiarism occurs.

    • B.

      Realize plagiarism is a common problem.

    • C.

      Know the different types of plagiarism.

    • D.

      Utilize plagiarism prevention techniques every time you write a paper.

    Correct Answer
    B. Realize plagiarism is a common problem.
    Explanation
    Recognizing why plagiarism occurs, knowing the different types of plagiarism, and utilizing plagiarism prevention techniques are all effective ways to prevent plagiarism. However, simply realizing that plagiarism is a common problem does not actively prevent it. Understanding the reasons behind plagiarism, being aware of the various forms it can take, and actively implementing prevention techniques are necessary steps to avoid plagiarism.

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  • 9. 

    What is Troy University College of Education’s definition of plagiarism?

    • A.

      Directly quoting a source with using appropriate APA or MLA style.

    • B.

      Rephrasing another author’s words with appropriate citation.

    • C.

      Submitting another author’s or student’s writing as one’s own.

    • D.

      Two consecutive words that are not common professional language used from another source without quotation.

    Correct Answer
    C. Submitting another author’s or student’s writing as one’s own.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Submitting another author’s or student’s writing as one’s own." This definition of plagiarism refers to the act of presenting someone else's work, whether it is another author or a fellow student, as if it were one's own. Plagiarism is a serious academic offense that involves dishonesty and lack of integrity. It is important to properly cite and give credit to the original authors to avoid plagiarism.

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  • 10. 

    What is the punishment for plagiarizing for the first time in the College of Education?

    • A.

      Student will be given a second chance, but will be on probation.

    • B.

      Students will be expelled with no chance to request consideration by the Student Services Conduct Board.

    • C.

      Nothing will happen. No one checks for plagiarism in the Education department.

    • D.

      Students will be subject to disciplinary actions as outlined in the Oracle for Academic Misconduct and violation of the Honor Code.

    Correct Answer
    D. Students will be subject to disciplinary actions as outlined in the Oracle for Academic Misconduct and violation of the Honor Code.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Students will be subject to disciplinary actions as outlined in the Oracle for Academic Misconduct and violation of the Honor Code." This means that if a student is caught plagiarizing for the first time in the College of Education, they will face disciplinary actions as specified in the guidelines for academic misconduct and the Honor Code. This could include penalties such as a warning, probation, or other consequences deemed appropriate by the College.

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  • 11. 

    While enrolled at Troy University, a student

    • A.

      Relinquishes rights

    • B.

      Escapes responsibilities of local, state and federal laws.

    • C.

      Escapes responsibilities of local, state and federal regulations

    • D.

      Neither relinquishes rights nor escapes responsibilities of local, state and federal laws

    Correct Answer
    D. Neither relinquishes rights nor escapes responsibilities of local, state and federal laws
    Explanation
    Enrolling at Troy University does not exempt a student from the obligations and responsibilities imposed by local, state, and federal laws. The student retains their rights and must still comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

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  • 12. 

    The maximum punishment for plagiarism is

    • A.

      Suspension

    • B.

      Probation

    • C.

      Expulsion

    • D.

      Warning

    Correct Answer
    C. Expulsion
    Explanation
    The maximum punishment for plagiarism is expulsion. Plagiarism is a serious academic offense that involves using someone else's work or ideas without proper citation or acknowledgement. Expulsion is the most severe consequence a student can face for committing plagiarism, as it involves being permanently removed from the educational institution. This punishment serves as a deterrent and emphasizes the importance of academic integrity and originality.

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  • 13. 

    Who has the right to file a complaint against a student for plagiarism? 

    • A.

      Any member of the University community

    • B.

      Faculty and administration

    • C.

      Students

    • D.

      Teachers only

    Correct Answer
    A. Any member of the University community
    Explanation
    Any member of the University community has the right to file a complaint against a student for plagiarism. This means that not only faculty and administration, but also students and teachers can take action if they suspect plagiarism. The University community as a whole is responsible for maintaining academic integrity and ensuring that all students are held accountable for their actions.

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  • 14. 

    Students charged with a plagiarism violation

    • A.

      Will be failed by the teacher and brought to the department head.

    • B.

      Will be immediately punished by the teacher.

    • C.

      Will receive a fair and reasonable hearing before a conduct board or administrative officer

    • D.

      Will receive a fair and reasonable hearing before a jury of peers.

    Correct Answer
    C. Will receive a fair and reasonable hearing before a conduct board or administrative officer
    Explanation
    Students charged with a plagiarism violation will receive a fair and reasonable hearing before a conduct board or administrative officer. This suggests that the school has a formal process in place to investigate plagiarism cases and ensure that the accused students have an opportunity to present their side of the story. The involvement of a conduct board or administrative officer indicates that the decision regarding the consequences of the plagiarism violation will be made by an unbiased party after considering all relevant factors. This approach promotes fairness and due process in handling plagiarism cases.

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  • 15. 

    Notification to appear for meeting with a Student Conduct Officer will be through

    • A.

      Mail

    • B.

      Class notification through an instructor

    • C.

      Email

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because notification to appear for a meeting with a Student Conduct Officer can be done through mail, class notification through an instructor, or email. This means that any of these methods can be used to inform the individual about the meeting, giving them multiple ways to be notified.

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  • 16. 

    Failure to respond to a summons will

    • A.

      Result in the hearing being held without the student's attendance and action based on facts presented.

    • B.

      Result in a second summons, which if not taken advantage of will be seen as confession of guilt

    • C.

      Result in the belief the student is guilty and penalty will be given.

    • D.

      Result in student not being able to register for more classes.

    Correct Answer
    A. Result in the hearing being held without the student's attendance and action based on facts presented.
    Explanation
    Failure to respond to a summons will lead to the hearing proceeding without the student's presence. The decision and action taken during the hearing will be solely based on the facts presented.

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  • 17. 

    Student withdrawal from the University or particular course

    • A.

      Absolves the student from disciplinary responsibility

    • B.

      Absolves the student from some of the disciplinary responsibility

    • C.

      Absolves the student from disciplinary responsibility, but a mention will be made in student's file

    • D.

      Does not absolve the student from disciplinary responsibility

    Correct Answer
    D. Does not absolve the student from disciplinary responsibility
  • 18. 

    An appeal can be made by any party within _________ days of the decision.

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    An appeal can be made by any party within 5 days of the decision. This means that if a party is dissatisfied with the decision, they have a limited time frame of 5 days to submit an appeal. This time constraint ensures that the appeals process remains efficient and timely.

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  • 19. 

    A bibliography is

    • A.

      A list of all the possible sources you could have used in your work

    • B.

      A list of some of the sources you have used in your work

    • C.

      A list of all the sources you have used in your work.

    • D.

      A list of all the sources you have used in your work with a brief description of content

    Correct Answer
    C. A list of all the sources you have used in your work.
    Explanation
    A bibliography is a comprehensive list of all the sources that have been used in a work. It includes all the references, citations, and sources consulted during the research process. This list helps provide credibility to the work and allows readers to locate and verify the information used. It is an important aspect of academic writing and research as it demonstrates the thoroughness and accuracy of the author's work.

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  • 20. 

    Why should students cite sources?

    • A.

      Gives credit to original authors.

    • B.

      Makes your work look more important

    • C.

      Proof you did research.

    • D.

      Shows you are not plagiarizing.

    Correct Answer
    A. Gives credit to original authors.
    Explanation
    Citing sources is important because it gives credit to the original authors or creators of the information or ideas that have been used in a student's work. It acknowledges their contributions and allows readers to trace the information back to its original source. This not only shows respect for the intellectual property of others but also adds credibility and reliability to the student's own work. By citing sources, students demonstrate that they have conducted research and have used reliable and authoritative sources to support their arguments or claims, thus avoiding plagiarism.

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  • 21. 

    A Psychological Record survey found that  _____ of college students have plagiarized written material.

    • A.

      56%

    • B.

      36%

    • C.

      26%

    • D.

      86%

    Correct Answer
    B. 36%
    Explanation
    According to the Psychological Record survey, 36% of college students have admitted to plagiarizing written material. This indicates that a significant portion of college students engage in this unethical behavior, which involves using someone else's work without proper attribution. Plagiarism can have serious consequences, including academic penalties and damage to one's reputation. It is important for students to understand the importance of originality and proper citation to maintain academic integrity.

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  • 22. 

    Which is NOT a type of Sources Not Cited plagiarism?

    • A.

      The Potluck Paper

    • B.

      The Self-Stealer

    • C.

      The Too-Perfect Paraphrase

    • D.

      The Ghost Writer

    Correct Answer
    C. The Too-Perfect Paraphrase
    Explanation
    The Too-Perfect Paraphrase is not a type of Sources Not Cited plagiarism because it refers to a situation where a person accurately paraphrases someone else's work without giving proper credit. In this scenario, the person may change the wording and sentence structure, but they fail to acknowledge the original source. This type of plagiarism is different from the other options provided, which involve different methods of using sources without proper citation.

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  • 23. 

    What do you need to cite an image?

    • A.

      Nothing, you do not cite images.

    • B.

      Title of image and url.

    • C.

      Title of image, label, and url.

    • D.

      Label and url.

    Correct Answer
    C. Title of image, label, and url.
    Explanation
    When citing an image, it is important to include the title of the image, as this helps to identify it. Additionally, the label of the image provides further information or context about the image. Finally, including the URL is necessary to provide a direct link to the image source, allowing others to access it easily. Therefore, citing an image requires the title of the image, label, and URL.

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  • 24. 

    What website can assist with properly citing sources?

    • A.

      Http://citesources.com

    • B.

      Http://citationmachine.net/

    • C.

      Http://avoidplagiarism.net

    • D.

      Http://sonofcitation.com

    Correct Answer
    B. Http://citationmachine.net/
    Explanation
    CitationMachine.net is a website that can assist with properly citing sources. This website provides a user-friendly platform where users can input the necessary information about their sources and generate accurate citations in various citation styles such as APA, MLA, and Chicago. It also offers additional tools and resources to help users understand and learn about proper citation practices, making it a valuable resource for students, researchers, and writers who want to avoid plagiarism and give credit to the original authors of their sources.

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  • 25. 

    Plagiarism is plagiarism whether it is done intentionally or not.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Plagiarism refers to the act of using someone else's work or ideas without giving them proper credit. It is considered unethical and a violation of intellectual property rights. Whether plagiarism is done intentionally or unintentionally, the act remains the same - using someone else's work without permission or acknowledgement. Therefore, the statement "Plagiarism is plagiarism whether it is done intentionally or not" is true, as it emphasizes that the act itself is what matters, regardless of intent.

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