What Is the Chicago Citation Style?


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1. Why do some individuals prefer the CMS style?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Chicago Manual of Style has its own way of doing citations, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the style. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of how to do footnotes and a bibliography in the Chicago Style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Benefits of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Footnotes in the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Bibliography in the Chicago Manual of Style

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about citation

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson on What is the Chicago Citation Style? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how to do citations in the Chicago Style
  • Understand how to do footnotes and bibliographies in the Chicago Style
  • Know the pros and cons of the Chicago Style