Research Paper Quiz: MCQ!

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Research Paper Quiz: MCQ!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you have good research skills, then when you’re doing research you should feel a bit like you are:
    • A. 

      Solving a mystery.

    • B. 

      Designing a puzzle.

    • C. 

      Digging in the ground to retrieve something.

    • D. 

      Classifying books in a research library.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      As a student writing for your instructor.

    • B. 

      As an instructor writing for students.

    • C. 

      As an expert writing for other experts.

    • D. 

      As a reporter writing for the general public.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Inform your reader.

    • B. 

      Persuade your reader.

    • C. 

      Save your reader time.

    • D. 

      Motivate your reader to learn more about the subject.

  • 4. 
    You begin a research paper by stating your research topic. When you state your topic, what punctuation mark should you use? 
    • A. 

      A period.

    • B. 

      A colon.

    • C. 

      A semi-colon.

    • D. 

      A question mark.

  • 5. 
    In academic writing, square brackets [ ] are used
    • A. 

      To qualify statements.

    • B. 

      To add minor comments.

    • C. 

      To make insertions in quotations.

    • D. 

      To indicate deleted material.

  • 6. 
    In academic writing, three periods (. . .) are used
    • A. 

      To qualify statements.

    • B. 

      To add minor comments.

    • C. 

      To imply something that isn’t actually stated.

    • D. 

      To indicate deleted material.

  • 7. 
    In your paper, you must include your research question 
    • A. 

      In your introduction.

    • B. 

      In your thesis statement in your introduction.

    • C. 

      In the first sentence of your introduction.

    • D. 

      In the last sentence of your introduction.

  • 8. 
    What should you not do in your paper’s conclusion?
    • A. 

      Summarize your paper’s main point or thesis (since it’s unnecessary).

    • B. 

      Introduce a final, strong argument to support your thesis.

    • C. 

      State why the results of your research are significant.

    • D. 

      Point out where further research on your topic is needed.

  • 9. 
    Should you quote Wikipedia in your research paper? Experts address this question when they are discussing
    • A. 

      Web 2.0

    • B. 

      Digital publishing vs. print publishing

    • C. 

      Wiki technology

    • D. 

      Information literacy

  • 10. 
    When you are assessing the strength of research arguments and evidence, which of the following factors should you ignore?
    • A. 

      Relevance

    • B. 

      Consensus

    • C. 

      Representativeness

    • D. 

      Sufficiency