Know All About Citations And Referencing - Assignment Quiz

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The terms reference and citation are also often used to refer to the same thing although a citation tends to mean the part of the text within your assignment where you acknowledge the source; whilst a reference usually refers to the full bibliographic information at the end.
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  • 1. 

    True or False: If a quotation is more than 25 words, it should be included in a separate section without quotation marks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. If a quotation is more than 25 words, it should be indented and included in the main text with double spacing, without quotation marks. This helps to visually separate the quotation from the rest of the text and indicates that it is a longer quote.

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  • 2. 

    True or false: In a citation for a quotation, you should include the author's last name, year, and page number where the quotation can be found.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In a citation for a quotation, it is important to include the author's last name, year, and page number where the quotation can be found. This information allows readers to easily locate the original source and verify the accuracy of the quotation. Including the author's last name helps to give credit to the original author, while the year and page number provide specific information about where the quotation can be found within the source.

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  • 3. 

    True or False: The reference list goes on a separate page.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The reference list is a separate page that is included at the end of a research paper or academic document. It provides a comprehensive list of all the sources that were cited or consulted during the writing process. By placing the reference list on a separate page, it allows readers to easily locate and access the sources used in the document. This also helps to maintain the organization and structure of the paper, making it easier for readers to navigate and verify the information provided.

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  • 4. 

    Which piece of information needs a citation?

    • A.

      Calgary was originally founded in 1875.

    • B.

      The current population of Calgary is 1.34 million.

    • C.

      The Stampede Festival is held in Calgary each July.

    • D.

      7.3% of people in Calgary can speak both English and French fluently.

    Correct Answer
    D. 7.3% of people in Calgary can speak both English and French fluently.
    Explanation
    The piece of information that needs a citation is "7.3% of people in Calgary can speak both English and French fluently." This statistic is a specific claim about the language abilities of the population in Calgary, and without a citation or a reliable source, it is difficult to verify the accuracy of this information.

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  • 5. 

    What piece of information needs a citation?

    • A.

      The first iPhone was introduced in 2007.

    • B.

      Apple is considered to be the most trusted phone company in the world.

    • C.

      The headquarters of Apple are in Cupertino, California.

    • D.

      The current CEO of Apple is Tim Cook.

    Correct Answer
    B. Apple is considered to be the most trusted phone company in the world.
    Explanation
    The statement "Apple is considered to be the most trusted phone company in the world" needs a citation because it is a subjective claim that requires evidence or a reliable source to support it. Trustworthiness is a subjective measure and can vary depending on individual opinions and experiences.

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  • 6. 

    What is the correct in-text citation for a book with two authors?

    • A.

      (Constantinescu and Lowry: 2016)

    • B.

      (Constantinescu + Lowry, 2016)

    • C.

      (Cristina C. & Jeff L., 2016)

    • D.

      (Constantinescu & Lowry, 2016)

    Correct Answer
    D. (Constantinescu & Lowry, 2016)
    Explanation
    The correct in-text citation for a book with two authors is (Constantinescu & Lowry, 2016).

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  • 7. 

    What is the correct in-text citation for a quotation?

    • A.

      "Quotation" (Lowry, 2018, page 75).

    • B.

      "Quotation." (Lowry, 2018, p. 75)

    • C.

      "Quotation" (Lowry, 2018, p. 75).

    • D.

      "Quotation," (Lowry, p. 75, 2018).

    Correct Answer
    C. "Quotation" (Lowry, 2018, p. 75).
    Explanation
    The correct in-text citation for a quotation is "Quotation" (Lowry, 2018, p. 75). This format follows the standard APA style for in-text citations, which includes the author's last name, the year of publication, and the page number where the quotation can be found.

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  • 8. 

    How should the reference list be ordered?

    • A.

      Alphabetically by author's last name

    • B.

      Alphabetically by author's first name

    • C.

      By year of publication

    • D.

      Any way you like!

    Correct Answer
    A. Alphabetically by author's last name
    Explanation
    The reference list should be ordered alphabetically by the author's last name. This allows for easy navigation and retrieval of sources, as well as maintaining a consistent and organized format. It also helps in locating specific references quickly and efficiently.

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  • 9. 

    Which reference is correct?

    • A.

      John D. Bunting & Luciana Diniz & Randi Reppen. 2013. Grammar and beyond 4.

    • B.

      Bunting, John D. & Diniz, Luciana, & Reppen, Randi. (2013). Grammar and beyond 4. Cambridge University Press.

    • C.

      Bunting, J.D., Diniz, L., & Reppen, R. (2013). Grammar and beyond 4. Cambridge University Press.

    • D.

      Bunting, J.D., Diniz, L., & Reppen, R. Grammar and beyond 4. Cambridge University Press. (2013).

    Correct Answer
    C. Bunting, J.D., Diniz, L., & Reppen, R. (2013). Grammar and beyond 4. Cambridge University Press.
    Explanation
    The correct reference is Bunting, J.D., Diniz, L., & Reppen, R. (2013). Grammar and beyond 4. Cambridge University Press. This is the correct answer because it follows the standard format for citing a book, with the authors' names listed in the order of last name, first initial, followed by the publication year in parentheses. The title of the book is also correctly capitalized and italicized, and the name of the publisher is included.

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  • 10. 

    An easy one to finish with!  What abbreviation do you use when you can't find a date of publication?

    • A.

      N.d.f

    • B.

      N.d.

    • C.

      K.f.c.

    • D.

      B.r.b.

    Correct Answer
    B. N.d.
    Explanation
    The abbreviation "n.d." stands for "no date" and is used when the date of publication is unknown. This is commonly used in citations or references when the date of publication is not provided or cannot be found.

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