Question

Answer the following questions:

1. What should you do if you can't find all the needed elements for an MLA citation of an Internet source?
A. Make up the missing information.
B. Contact the website to get the missing information.
C. Omit a citation for the source.
D. List the information that you do find in the normal order and format.

2. Which of the following would not be considered plagiarism?
A. Summarizing source information and including a citation on the Works Cited page
B. Using graphs, tables, diagrams that someone else created, without citing them
C. Acknowledging a source when directly quoting but not including quotation marks
D. Submitting an essay that a friend submitted several years ago

3. It's permissible to delete a word from a direct quotation as long as you don't change the meaning of the quote. To indicate your deletion in the quote, you would
A. write the "deleted" in that space.
B. use an ellipsis to designate a deletion.
C. mark the deleted space with a comma before and after the deleted word.
D. use a hyphen in place of the deleted word or passage.

4. Interviewing, surveying, and observing are all methods of
A. conducting field research.
B. analyzing sources.
C. patterns of development.
D. MLA formatting.

5. Suppose that you're going to interview someone in preparation for writing a research paper on teaching techniques for macroeconomics. For this topic, who would be the best person to interview?
A. A professor of macroeconomics
B. A student in a macroeconomics course
C. The president of a university
D. An economist

6. You're working to come up with an interesting topic. Which of the following terms would not apply to that effort?
A. Practical
B. Manageable
C. Novel
D. Breaking

7. Which of the following statements is true about choosing sources?
A. If something is on the Internet, it must be true.
B. Books and articles written prior to the year 2000 are the most accurate.
C. It's most important to determine whether or not a source is reliable before using it.
D. A person's opinion makes the best source when you hear it yourself.

8. Which of the following sentences containing a quotation is punctuated correctly?
A. The mechanic asked "have you had the oil changed in your car this year?"
B. The mechanic asked me "Have you had the oil changed in your car this year"?
C. The mechanics asked me, "have you had the oil changed in your car this year"?
D. The mechanic asked, "Have you had the oil changed in your car this year?"

9. Which of the following is not a good technique for learning your way around a library?
A. Taking a formal or guided tour of the library.
B. Consulting with the librarians.
C. Wandering around without a purpose the first time you visit
D. Reviewing the library website.

10. Advocates, contends, points out, and states are all examples of
A. attributions.
B. helping verbs.
C. citations.
D. predicates.

11. What is the difference between a bibliography and an annotated bibliography?
A. An annotated bibliography includes handwritten notes in the margins.
B. An annotated bibliography includes a brief summary of each source's content and focus.
C. It's easier and faster to complete an annotated bibliography.
D. An annotated bibliography doesn't need to be in any special format.

12. What is the best reason for developing an annotated bibliography for your essay?
A. If you need more information, your annotated bibliography can lead you to it quicker.
B. If your essay isn't completed on time, you can submit your annotated bibliography.
C. You won't have to worry about plagiarism.
D. It takes the place of your Works Cited page.

13. Which of the following is an example of a primary source?
A. A biography of Benjamin Franklin
B. Benjamin Franklin's diary
C. A website that tells stories about Benjamin Franklin
D. A journal article that reviews various reports on Benjamin Franklin

14. Which of the following is an example of opinion?
A. Abraham Lincoln presented the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.
B. The color blue sometimes signifies sadness or depression.
C. The Canadian men's hockey team won the gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
D. Organic food should be made more affordable.

15. What should you include in a keyword search when you wish to broaden the search and find any documents containing at least one of a list of two or more terms?
A. *
B. OR
C. AND
D. NOT

16. Regarding the punctuation of quotations, which of the following sentences is correct?
A. Grant and Farrell argue that "charges of Wall Street corruption are nothing new. (43)"
B. As Longstreet and Smyth report "There is no exception to the rule" (136).
C. The decision was unequivocal: "The Constitution permits legislative review" (Quayle 128).
D. Leslie and Farmer, declared, "Life among the Lakota is in accord with nature (68)."

17. "Because I have eaten French food in France, I can say that French cuisine is better than American cooking." This statement is an example of a
A. definition
B. generalization
C. bias
D. fact

18. Why is it better to rely on information from scholarly journals, not magazines, in academic writing?
A. Authors in scholarly journals are generally specialists in their field.
B. Scholarly journals are more difficult to find.
C. Scholarly journals are more entertaining, magazines are more reliable
D. Magazines are entertaining, which means they can't be educational.

19. In MLA style, how long must a quote be to be a block quotation?
A. 50 words or more
B. More than 4 lines
C. More than 8 lines
D. More than 2 lines

20. Prewriting can be helpful when trying to narrow a topic because it
A. helps you eliminate ideas that would support your thesis.
B. sorts good ideas from bad.
C. can usually be submitted as the final essay.
D. can reveal an idea that may become your thesis.

21. Which of the following is not a tip that can help you find good sources for a topic?
A. Have a clear system of notetaking.
B. Keep track of citation information for each source.
C. Have a narrowed topic and working thesis.
D. Limit yourself to one source in the beginning.

22. Which of the following is a false statement about an APA References page?
A. You should organize the list according to publication date, with the oldest date first.
B. You should put the list on a separate page at the end of your paper.
C. You should double-space the entire list.
D. You should italicize titles of books and names of journals.

23. Which of the following is not a generalization?
A. Soccer is a sport that involves a ball.
B. Women mature faster than men.
C. Nothing is made in America anymore.
D. On every college campus athletes get special treatment.

24. Of the following, which system of note-taking would be the most appropriate to use while doing research for a paper?
A. Making a notecard for each source
B. Memorizing information for each source
C. Copying and pasting source text to use, without citation, within the final paperD. Highlighting all unfamiliar terms within each source

25. Which type of Internet resource would be the most reliable in providing accurate information?
A. An email you received from your instructor
B. A news site such as MSNBC
C. An online forum dedicated to the your topic
D. A general reference site such as Encyclopedia.com

26. A type of plagiarism where information is cut and pasted from an Internet source without giving credit to that source is called
A. cyberplagiarism.
B. technoplagiarism.
C. intentional plagiarism.
D. Internet theft.

27. Which of the following is an example of a secondary source?
A. Stephen King's letters to his editor
B. An interview with Stephen King
C. A biography of Stephen King
D. A novel by Stephen King

28. Why is it helpful to search for a bibliography on a topic?
A. A bibliography provides only books you can use as sources.
B. A bibliography can provide you with a list of various sources on your topic.
C. A bibliography search normally isn't helpful.
D. Once you complete the basic bibliography search, you're finished finding sources.

29. You're preparing an essay on working conditions in a shirt factory. Which of the following tips does your text offer for doing that effectively?
A. Visit a different factory first so you can compare the two.
B. Evaluate your dominant first impressions.
C. Skip taking notes since they can influence your opinion.
D. Finalize your thesis before beginning your research.

30. Which type of writing assignment would benefit the most from the use of outside sources?
A. An essay describing your favorite kind of automobile
B. An informative essay about the transformation of a caterpillar
C. An essay about your last vacation with your family
D. The first act of a play about John F. Kennedy

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1. What should you do if you can't find all the needed elements for an MLA citation of an Internet source?
A. Make up the missing information.
B. Contact the website to get the missing information.
C. Omit a citation for the source.
D. List the information that you do find in the normal order and format.

The answer is option D.


2. Which of the following would not be considered plagiarism?
A. Summarizing source information and including a citation on the Works Cited page
B. Using graphs, tables, diagrams that someone else created, without citing them
C. Acknowledging a source when directly quoting but not including quotation marks
D. Submitting an essay that a friend submitted several years ago

The answer is option A.


3. It's permissible to delete a word from a direct quotation as long as you don't change the meaning of the quote. To indicate your deletion in the quote, you would
A. write the "deleted" in that space.
B. use an ellipsis to designate a deletion.
C. mark the deleted space with a comma before and after the deleted word.
D. use a hyphen in place of the deleted word or passage.

The answer is option A....

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