Practice Quiz: MLA Web Citations

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Practice Quiz: MLA Web Citations - Quiz


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  • 1. 

    Which web citation in MLA is correct? (Although it should be, the website is not in italics.)

    • A.

      "Georges Seurat: The Circus." Musee d'Orsay. Musee d'Orsay, 2006. Web. 6 Dec. 2011. http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/works-in-focus/painting/commentaire_id/the-circus-7145.html?tx_commentaire_pi1%5BpidLi%5D=509&tx_commentaire_pi1%5Bfrom%5D=841&cHash=93bb90f527

    • B.

      Georges Seurat: The Circus. Musee d'Orsay. Musee d'Orsay, 2006. 6 December 2011.

    • C.

      "Georges Seurat: The Circus." Musee d'Orsay. Musee d'Orsay, 2006. Web. 6 Dec. 2011.

    • D.

      Georges Seurat: The Circus. (2006). Retrieved from http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/works-in-focus/painting/commentaire_id/the-circus-7145.html?tx_commentaire_pi1%5BpidLi%5D=509&tx_commentaire_pi1%5Bfrom%5D=841&cHash=93bb90f527

    Correct Answer
    C. "Georges Seurat: The Circus." Musee d'Orsay. Musee d'Orsay, 2006. Web. 6 Dec. 2011.
    Explanation
    Choice A: This citation does not require a URL. If you do a Google search using some of the citation's information, you will easily find the web page. If the URL is used, it should be within angle brackets.
    Choice B: This citation has incorrect punctuations, abbreviations, and leaves out the format.
    Choice D: This citation is in APA style.

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  • 2. 

    When must you include a URL in a web citation?  (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      You always include a URL in the citation.

    • B.

      You never include a URL in the citation.

    • C.

      You include a URL when the website or web page is difficult to find using the citation's information.

    • D.

      You include a URL if the web page is not linked from the site's homepage.

    • E.

      You include a URL when your instructor requires you to include a URL.

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. You include a URL when the website or web page is difficult to find using the citation's information.
    E. You include a URL when your instructor requires you to include a URL.
    Explanation
    You include a URL when the website or web page is difficult to find using the citation's information. This is because including a URL allows readers to easily access the source material, especially if the website or web page is not easily searchable or may be taken down in the future. Additionally, you include a URL when your instructor requires you to include a URL, as it is important to follow their specific guidelines for citing sources.

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  • 3. 

    Using   this web page, type the author of the page as you would when starting an MLA web citation.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Mayo Clinic Staff.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mayo Clinic Staff. This is the author of the web page, as indicated by the text provided.

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  • 4. 

    Which website citation is correct in MLA style? (Although it should be, the website title is not in italics.)

    • A.

      Extreme Ironing Bureau. Extremeironing.com. Extreme Ironing Bureau, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2011.

    • B.

      Extreme Ironing Bureau. Extremeironing.com. Extreme Ironing Bureau. Web. 31 Oct. 2011.

    • C.

      Extreme Ironing Bureau. Extremeironing.com, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2011.

    • D.

      Extreme Ironing Bureau. Extremeironing.com. Extreme Ironing Bureau, n.d. Web.

    Correct Answer
    A. Extreme Ironing Bureau. Extremeironing.com. Extreme Ironing Bureau, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2011.
    Explanation
    Choice B: The abbreviation n.d. should be used to indicate that there is no date associated with the publication of this cite.
    Choice C: Even though the author, website title, and sponsor are almost the same, you still need to include all three. In this example, the site sponsor is missing.
    Choice D: There is no Date of Access.

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