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Documenting Sources for Essays Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How is the information contained in the parenthetical citations different from that in the references page?

Question 2 2. A student is writing an essay using the APA style of formatting. He wants to reference a source written by Alexander Hamilton in 1993 on page 250. Which of the following is the correct form of the in-text citation?

Question 3 3. A student is reading a research journal which is formatted in the APA format and notices the following sentence: Human capital can be interpreted in numerous ways, depending on whether you're viewing it from the micro or macro viewpoint (Lucas, 1997). What can we learn from this in-text reference?

Question 4 4. Why are many styles, such as APA and MLA, created and why do they generally encourage writing in the third person for research papers?

Question 5 5. Economic growth can only be safe if the economy is sustainable, diverse and is not too dependent on outside sources of funding (Ricardo 19). If this is an in-text source formatted in the MLA format, what can we learn from it?

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Question 6 6. Thomas is using 4 sources and he needs to create an MLA Works Cited Page. The first was written by Adam Smith in 1941, the second by Paul Johnson in 1965, the third by David Ricardo in 1785 and the fourth by Thomas Baker in 1962. Which source should be listed first in the Works Cited Page?

Question 7 7. Tiphany is preparing a literature review for an essay. In a research paper, she had found an interesting source in the bibliography of another author. The entry was: Paulson, Jim. Kennedy's Influence in Congress. Blackrock: Maxwell Publishing. 1996. What is the last name of the author in the source?

Question 8 8. Gabriela is a student at Oxford. She wants to quote an article from a website, but isn't sure how to proceed. Which of the following does she NOT require for her Works Cited Page in MLA?

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences requires citation?

Question 10 10. Which of the following sentences requires citation?

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Question 11 11. What is a significant difference between the APA and MLA format?

Question 12 12.

What information can you deduct about the following source?

Blendon, R. and J, Benson. (2012). The Public, Taxes, and the Fiscal Cliff. Challenge, 55(6), 29-43.

Question 13 13. Paul's mentor expects him to provide a separate document which will provide a description and evaluation of each source which he used in his dissertation. Which of the following does this BEST describe?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is provided by an annotated bibliography?

Question 15 15. When are the names of the editors, rather than authors, used in APA style referencing?

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Question 16 16. Portia used several quotes from the novel The Days of Our Lives, written by John Foster Smith, published in New York, NY, in the year 1949 by Blackwell Publishing. She wants to list that reference using the APA format. Which of the following is the correct way to do so?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of quoting in an essay?

Question 18 18. The following is part of a speech made by Douglas MacArthur after the surrender of Japan: We have known the bitterness of defeat and the exultation of triumph, and from both we have learned there can be no turning back. We must go forward to preserve in peace what we won in war. A new era is upon us. Which of the following BEST represents paraphrasing of that content?

Question 19 19. Theresa is quoting what she thought was an old economic textbook. She used the book originally written by Paul Samuelson, but which is now in its sixth edition. She included the information that she used the fifth edition. Were her actions acceptable?

Question 20 20. Caroline has almost completed her Works Cited Page. She has an entry where there is no name of the author or editor. In which of the following cases would that be considered acceptable?

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Question 21 21.

Based on the following APA-style in-text citation, what do you know about the source?

During the presidency of Barack Obama, the unemployment rate hit a 9-year-low (Bergman et al., 2010).

Question 22 22.

What information can you learn from the following APA citation?

Porter, T. (2014). Problems of Investment Banking. Finance. 32. 24-38.

Question 23 23. Rachel is writing a biography of a famous person, where there are many sources involved. Tim is writing a paper which disputes the findings of a relevant economic paper. John is writing a paper which is a preliminary communication and will likely face strong criticism. What should all of them have in common?

Question 24 24. Wayne is a student and has used a research article, online source and old book to develop his hypothesis. He has referenced all of them, but ultimately decided not to include the book as a source. Which of the following can be included in the bibliography?

Question 25 25. Dave has found an interesting article and is wondering from where the author got all of his information. Aside from the Works Cited Page, what will help Dave determine which sources were used and where?

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Question 26 26. Francesca needs to create an in-text reference using the APA style for a research article written by Thomas Prost and Rebeca Drow. The article was published in 1978 and the information she uses is a quote on p. 251. What is the correct way to reference the article?

Question 27 27. Paul is not certain how to format his Works Cited Page using the MLA formatting style. He knows how to format books and journal articles, yet he doesn't know what to do with online sources. What would be the BEST course of action for him?

Question 28 28. Abe is interested in finding out more about the international economy. He has seen the following source in a bibliography: Lucas, R.E. (Jr.) (1990). 'Why does not Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries'. American Economic Review, 80(2), 92-96. If he is interested in reading it, which volume of the journal does he need?

Question 29 29. The use of another's production without crediting the source is considered to be _____.

Question 30 30. Which of the following can BEST be described as a presentation of ideas in a short overview?

Documenting Sources for Essays Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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