Citation Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know that citations are considered to be very important? There are a lot of research papers and other documents that will not be accepted if they would not come with the right citations. How sure are you that you are using the correct citations? You can always test your knowledge by checking the different quizzes that can be found online.

There are also different types of citations that you should be aware of. Your professor or your boss may require different types of citations depending on what they think will work best for the paper that is about to be submitted. Now is the time for you to learn more about it. You may also learn some information on whether citations are necessary for certain documents or not. The more that you know, the better it would be for you.
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Test your understanding of the APA Style rules on in-text citations by working through this short exercise. Each question provides the correct answer, and you'll also be able to see all the correct answers at the end of the...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 22254   |  Last updated: Jun 22, 2020
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    When citing one or two authors in-text, never use et al; instead, always provide the author(s)' names.

The Modern Language Association (MLA) is a styling of documentation used in research papers, academic writing, etc. When a researcher is done with his paper, he is expected to have a citation that shows who wrote it, the year and...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 11499   |  Last updated: Apr 2, 2020
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    How do I structure a block quotation?

For review, after looking at the OWL at Purdue and other sources for in-text documentation.

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 4887   |  Last updated: Jun 4, 2019
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    Signal word or phrase must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry on the Works Cited page.

This self-quiz will help you decide if you are ready to move on to the next section of the Information Skills Tutorial. You will be able to check your answers.

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 1117   |  Last updated: Jan 15, 2013
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    Why is it necessary to cite sources? (check all that apply)

A quick quiz on MLA documentation.

Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 187   |  Last updated: Dec 9, 2013
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    How do I structure a block quotation?

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Citation Questions & Answers

How do I structure a block quotation?
You need to indent the left side of all lines, double-space the quotation, and include the in-text citation at the end.
How do I do that within the text if I want to add or omit information from a quotation?
Use brackets[] around the information you add and ellipses enclosed in brackets[...] for your informatiions you omit.
Should I end my sentence with a period before my in-text citation?
This is actually a great question and one that many people, especially students get wrong. When providing an in-text citation, the period always comes after the citation. If you end the sentence before giving the in-text citation, it no longer is cl