Plagiarism Quiz

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1. “Tennessee native Jessie Lyric Harrell, 11, grew up designing clothes. But last month in New York City, Jessie got to show off her most delicious design yet. It was a dress made of chocolate!” (Swales, 2012, p. 19). 
Which of the following is the best way to quote the above excerpt in a paragraph? (Points : 1)

      â€œTennessee native Jessie Lyric Harrell, 11, grew up designing clothes. But last month in New York City, Jessie got to show off her most delicious design yet. It was a dress made of chocolate!” (Swales, 2012, p.19).
      11 year old Jessie Lyric Harrell from Tennessee is not new to fashion designing. Still, Swales (2012) reports that “last month in New York City, Jessie got to show off her most delicious design yet. It was a dress made of chocolate!” (p.19).
 

Question 2. 2. Matthews (2013) said, “The research study results were inconclusive” (para. 4). 
 
This is an example of (Points : 1)

      a quote.
      a paraphrase.

Question 3. 3. “In most situations, the first-born male has priority to inherit the chieftainship (primogeniture)” (Nowak & Laird, 2010, p. 177). 

 Suppose you write the following in a post/paper: In most cases, the first-born male has priority to inherit the chieftainship (Nowak & Laird, 2010). You have changed one word and left out one word. Is this acceptable? (Points : 1)

      No. The phrasing is too close, even if you include a citation. You should change the phrasing completely or include the original quotation with quotation marks and a citation with a page number.
      Yes, it is okay as is.

Question 4. 4. Which of the following choices is the correct reference entry for books? (Points : 1)

      Nowak, B. and Laird, P. (2010). Cultural Anthropology. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
      Nowak & Laird. (2010). Cultural anthropology. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
      Nowak, B. & Laird, P. (2010). Cultural anthropology. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
      None of these are correct.
 

Question 5. 5. Which is wrong way to use quotations? (Points : 1)

      At the beginning of a paragraph
      They must start and end with quotation marks.
      As a small part of a paragraph to support your main point
      They must be followed by the page number.

Question 6. 6. Throughout the nineteenth century, stereotyping of work by sex had restricted women’s employment (Woloch, 2002). 

This is an example of (Points : 1)

      a quote.
      a paraphrase.
 

Question 7. 7. Which of the following is the correct reference entry example for a journal article? (Points : 1)

      Kirch, P. V. (1990). Monumental architecture and power in Polynesian chiefdoms: A comparison of Tonga and Hawaii. World Archaeology, 22, (2): pp. 206-222.
      Kirch, P. V. Monumental architecture and power in Polynesian chiefdoms: A comparison of Tonga and Hawaii. World Archaeology, 22(2), 206-222. (1990).
      Kirch, P. V. (1990). Monumental architecture and power in Polynesian chiefdoms: A comparison of Tonga and Hawaii. World Archaeology, 22(2), 206-222.
      Kirch, P. V. (1990). Monumental architecture and power in Polynesian chiefdoms: A comparison of Tonga and Hawaii. World Archaeology, 22(2), 206-222.

Question 8. 8. Which one of these is not the best way to provide in-text citation? (Points : 1)

      According to Jones (1998), “Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time” (p. 199).
      According to Jones (1998), the first time is the hardest time for students to learn APA citation style.
      The first time is the hardest time for students to learn APA citation style (Jones, 1998).
      According to Jones (1998), “Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time” (Jones, 1998, p. 199).
 

Question 9. 9. “In Tikopia, when the paramount chief dies, there is an election among the lesser chiefs to replace him” (Nowak & Laird, 2010, p. 177). 

Suppose you write the following in your post or paper: When a Tikopian chief who rules over other chiefs dies, the chiefs beneath him hold an election to decide who will be his successor. This is information you learned from a book. Do you still need to include a citation even though it is not a direct quotation? (Points : 1)

      Yes, you should always cite the source from which you learned your information. You should include a citation, like so: (Nowak & Laird, 2010).
      No, you don’t need to include a citation.

Question 10. 10. What is the error in this sentence?

Ethnocentrism is thinking that one’s culture is superior to others. (Nowak & Laird, 2010) (Points : 1)

      They authors’ names should be like this: Nowak and Laird.
      The period should come after the parentheses.
      There is no need to give the year.
      There is no error here.

 

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