Citing Sources - Practice Questions 1

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  • 1. 

    Where do the Full Citations go in MLA style?

    • A.

      References page

    • B.

      Works Cited page

    • C.

      Bibliography page

    • D.

      Within the text of the paper

    Correct Answer
    B. Works Cited page
    Explanation
    Full Citations go on the Works Cited page at the end of a research paper or project.

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  • 2. 

    Why is it important to cite your sources? (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      Shows that you did research

    • B.

      Avoids copyright infringement

    • C.

      Gives credit to the authors for their work

    • D.

      Avoids plagiarism

    • E.

      Allows the reader to find the source for themself

    • F.

      Is required by law

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Shows that you did research
    C. Gives credit to the authors for their work
    D. Avoids plagiarism
    E. Allows the reader to find the source for themself
    Explanation
    There are many reasons to cite including to avoid plagiarism, showing that research was done, giving credit for the author's work, and allowing your reader the chance to find the source for themself.

    Copyright infringement relates to the legality of using a work that is not your own. Therefore, you could cite a source and still be infringing on copyright.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following needs to be cited?  (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      An image you found on Flickr

    • B.

      An interview done through email

    • C.

      A quote from a book

    • D.

      A Blog post

    • E.

      A database article

    • F.

      A graph from a government website

    • G.

      A tweet from a celebrity's Twitter account

    • H.

      Your opinions

    • I.

      A well-known quote

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. An image you found on Flickr
    B. An interview done through email
    C. A quote from a book
    D. A Blog post
    E. A database article
    F. A graph from a government website
    G. A tweet from a celebrity's Twitter account
    Explanation
    Your own original ideas or works (photos, art work, etc.), common knowledge, and well-known proverbs/quotes DO NOT have to be cited. Everything else should be cited including anything on the web as well as things like pictures, music, internet postings, etc.

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  • 4. 

    You create a bar graph using information found on a government website.  You include the graph in your paper.  What must you do next?

    • A.

      Include an in-text citation with the website's url

    • B.

      Create a full citation for the Works Cited page

    • C.

      Nothing, you created the graph, so it doesn't need to be cited

    • D.

      Create an in-text citation and a full citation

    Correct Answer
    D. Create an in-text citation and a full citation
    Explanation
    Although you created the graph, the content came from another source. You still need to cite that source in your text (in-text citation) and include a full citation. In some styles the full citations for images and graphs can be either at the end of the paper or directly below the image.

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  • 5. 

    Since you're writing a research paper for an English class, you must use MLA style.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Although MLA is typically used for English and the Humanities, your instructor decides what citation style you'll use for an assignment.

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