Know All About Plagiarism - Writing Quiz

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Know All About Plagiarism - Writing Quiz

Plagiarism is the representation of another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as one's own original work. In educational contexts, there are differing definitions of plagiarism depending on the institution. Know all about plagiarism in this Writing Quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are guilty of plagiarism if you:
    • A. 

      Make use of the works of others to gather information.

    • B. 

      Use the work of another and label as your own.

    • C. 

      Make use of the works of others to support your own arguments.

    • D. 

      Examine the ideas and arguments of others to help you shape your own thoughts or views on an issue.

  • 2. 
    Information provided in your essay must be referenced in all of the following cases except:
    • A. 

      When the information involves an interpretation specific to the author you are using.

    • B. 

      When the information describes common knowledge.

    • C. 

      When the information comes from a conversation.

    • D. 

      When the information is openly disputed by other experts in the field.

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 3. 
    It is considered insufficient to cite sources for your work through a reference page alone.  Why?
    • A. 

      No one will know what works were consulting the the writing of the essay.

    • B. 

      The bibliography does not provide specific page references for the portions of the sources actually used.

    • C. 

      You are failing to indicate exactly where each of your sources were used.

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 4. 
    Which is considered "padding" a bibliography?
    • A. 

      Including works you consulted but made no direct or indirect reference in the research paper.

    • B. 

      Including sources that you did not consult but know would be relevant to the topic of your research paper.

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 5. 
    It is considered appropriate to paraphrase by altering a few of the exact words of an author.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which information needs a citation?
    • A. 

      86% of internet users have taken steps online to remove or mask their digital footprints.

    • B. 

      Paris is the Capital of France.

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 7. 
    Which information needs a citation?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America.

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court ruling for Brown v. the Board of Education states, "Radical discrimination in public education is unconstitutional."

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 8. 
    Which information needs a citation?
    • A. 

      Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • B. 

      52,950 unaccompanied homeless youth were supported through school based on programs in 2018-19.

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

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