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Types of Writing Sources & Citations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following would NOT be used when citing a journal article using MLA formatting?

Question 2 2.

You are writing a paper, and you include the following sentence: Economists Bradford and Austin assert, 'The stock market should make a huge recovery in the coming year' (2013).

The sentence includes information quoted from a book with two authors. What do you need to do to make your in-text citation correct, if you are using APA style?

Question 3 3. If you are writing a paper in APA style, and you need to cite information from an online article with no author or article title, your in-text citation should include _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is a reason citations and bibliographies are important?

Question 5 5. Peter is referencing a study in the Journal of Anthropology for his History 102 paper. Why is this an example of a secondary source?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is the correct APA format for citing the date a journal source was published?

Question 7 7.

Consider the following: This argument was emphasized by Thompson (1992:12).

Why is this NOT a correct way to format an MLA in-text citation, and how should it be properly cited?

Question 8 8. What does it mean to plagiarize?

Question 9 9. Which of the following areas is the last step in your writing process?

Question 10 10. A student turns in a well-written research paper that includes ideas borrowed from five different sources, but the student forgets to include any in-text citations. This student has _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT included in a reference page citation?

Question 12 12. What should the margins of the paper be in CMS?

Question 13 13. Which of the following separates a title and subtitle in APA formatting?

Question 14 14. In both APA or MLA format, what information regarding publication date is needed in the reference page?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is true about including a Works Cited page?

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Question 16 16. How should references be listed in the APA reference list?

Question 17 17. What does MLA stand for?

Question 18 18. On your Works Cited page, your sources

Question 19 19. Do you need to cite a source when paraphrasing information using your own words?

Question 20 20. What information should ALWAYS be found in an in-text citation?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is an important step to remember when using the new-found knowledge from your reference material?

Question 22 22. Your Works Cited page should _____.

Question 23 23. Jane is writing an essay for her English 101 course. She has a lot of arguments in mind and she is trying to select which sources she should use. Which of the following would be the MOST reputable source?

Question 24 24. Which edition of a revised book should you put in your reference page?

Question 25 25. In a footnote, what is the size of the footnote number?

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Question 26 26. Why is it important to consult a recent MLA style guide before you begin formatting your paper?

Question 27 27. The initials CMS stands for:

Question 28 28. What are the two most common formats used for citing sources in academic writing?

Question 29 29. All of the following criteria are indicative of a properly-formatted MLA Works Cited page EXCEPT:

Question 30 30. A Works Cited entry for a book would include

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