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Plagiarism and Citation Quiz

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1. Plagiarism can be defined as a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work:

True False

2. Which of the following sources must be cited?

Books, journal articles, newspaper articles, government documents
Illustrations, graphs and charts, pictures, television programs
Speeches, interviews, music, movies, audio recordings
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, maps
All of the above
None of the above

3. James copies and pastes a few sentences from an electronic journal and a web site into his paper. Is this considered plagiarism?

Yes No

4. When using a direct quote in your paper, you must use___ on each side of the phrase.

Parantheses ()
Brackets []
Quotations Marks""
Asterisks**

5. List one common writing style guides.

6. When using a direct quote in your paper, you need to cite it in the reference list and/or works cited pages.

True False

7. List one type of plagiarism.

8. A paraphrase uses an author's idea, but you express it in your own words without quotation marks.

True False

9. The list of reference and work cited pages allow professors to locate and further explore the sources you consulted.

True False

10. To aviod plagiarism: 1) cite every piece of information that is not the result of your own research; 2) use quotation marks every time you use the author's word; and 3) at the beginning of the first sentence in which you quote, make it clear that what comes next is someone else's idea: (see examples below)...

According to Williams...

In his 1999 study, Smith proved...

True False