Trivia Quiz On Writing Research Papers!

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Do you want to be adept at writing research papers? If yes, then look no further than this quiz. Learning to assess sources is a vital part of writing research papers. Information obtained from relevant sources such as educational books and websites makes a skillfully written paper even better. Your layout may depend upon the length of your research paper. If you want to know more about writing research papers, try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A good way to evaluate trustworthy online sources is to...
    • A. 

      Look at the domain extension.

    • B. 

      Look for pages with background music.

    • C. 

      Look for pages that have no author listed.

    • D. 

      Look for pages written by amateurs.

  • 2. 
    In general, the most trustworthy online sources have domain extensions...
    • A. 

      .php and .mov.

    • B. 

      .gov and .edu.

    • C. 

      .com and .jpeg.

    • D. 

      .asp and .png.

  • 3. 
    In general, an online source is not good if...
    • A. 

      The author has authority on the subject.

    • B. 

      The author provides evidence to substantiate opinions.

    • C. 

      There are a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes.

    • D. 

      What the author says can be substantiated by other sources.

  • 4. 
    In general, an online source is good if...
    • A. 

      It provides no links to other sources.

    • B. 

      The author uses an angry, provocative tone.

    • C. 

      The tone is sensationalistic.

    • D. 

      The site is not obviously just an advertisement for a product.

  • 5. 
    Sites should be avoided if...
    • A. 

      They contain a lot of dead links.

    • B. 

      It is an academic site.

    • C. 

      The information they contain is relevant to your research.

    • D. 

      The author uses a fair and balanced tone.

  • 6. 
    A good thesis statement...
    • A. 

      Is vague and indirect.

    • B. 

      Presents a position that is debatable.

    • C. 

      Makes broad generalizations.

    • D. 

      States the obvious.

  • 7. 
    A good thesis statement...
    • A. 

      Presents more than one position on a topic.

    • B. 

      Is angry and biased in tone.

    • C. 

      Is merely a restatement of the topic.

    • D. 

      Makes clear the direction the essay is going to take.

  • 8. 
    If you are experiencing writer's block, you should...
    • A. 

      Make sure that everything you write is perfect.

    • B. 

      Turn off your internal critic.

    • C. 

      Start writing later in the quarter.

    • D. 

      Start writing your introduction.

  • 9. 
    Generally, speaking, which of the following should you NOT do when writing a paper?
    • A. 

      Start early enough in the quarter to make sure you are finished in time.

    • B. 

      Develop the introduction and conclusion later.

    • C. 

      Use deadlines (as motivators) to your own advantage.

    • D. 

      Try to put everything in a logical order while you are writing.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not a good way to structure your paper?
    • A. 

      Asking yourself questions about the text as you read.

    • B. 

      Arguing against a secondary source with which you disagree.

    • C. 

      Writing bits and pieces of your paper, then putting them all together in a logical order afterwards.

    • D. 

      Trying to guess what your professor wants.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Generally speaking, who, what, where, why, and how are irrelevant questions when writing about literature.

    • B. 

      Even people who write well sometimes have difficulty writing.

    • C. 

      Worrying about the final grade will probably make it more difficult to write.

    • D. 

      You should always choose a topic that is interesting to you.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following should you NOT do if you are having difficulty writing?
    • A. 

      Focus on the subject of your paper.

    • B. 

      Avoid writing until you feel comfortable.

    • C. 

      Give yourself small rewards along the way.

    • D. 

      Establish your own personal ideal conditions for writing.

  • 13. 
    Mind mapping and outlining are different ways of...
    • A. 

      Organizing your thoughts.

    • B. 

      Scheduling your writing time.

    • C. 

      Rewarding yourself.

    • D. 

      Getting bogged down in your research.

  • 14. 
    Which of these is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "as we know"

    • B. 

      "at the same time"

    • C. 

      "however"

    • D. 

      "original"

  • 15. 
    Which of these is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "in addition"

    • B. 

      "in spite of"

    • C. 

      "joint"

    • D. 

      "but"

  • 16. 
    Which of these is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "match"

    • B. 

      "however"

    • C. 

      "in addition"

    • D. 

      "moreover"

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "yet"

    • B. 

      "so"

    • C. 

      "of course"

    • D. 

      "average"

  • 18. 
    Revising and editing are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The difference between revising and editing is that...
    • A. 

      When we revise we make minor changes, and when we edit we make major changes to our writing.

    • B. 

      When we edit we make minor changes, and when we revise we make major changes to our writing.

    • C. 

      Revising has to do with improving the text, and editing doesn't.

    • D. 

      Editing has to do with improving the text, and revising doesn't.

  • 20. 
    When we are writing the first draft, we shouldn't worry about style and accuracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    When writing an academic paper, we should assume our reader knows nothing about the topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Your paper should have a unifying theme stated as a thesis near the end of the first or second paragraph.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    It is best to avoid theses that are too argumentative or controversial.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    An argument is a conceptual statement aimed at a specific conclusion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    It's a good idea to give your paper the same title as the work you are writing about.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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