Test on Research Method and MLA Style

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Question 1 1 pts
A long quotation, unlike a short quotation, is indented ten spaces and set off as a block rather than placed in quotation marks. A long quotation is defined as which of the following
ten or more lines
eight or more lines
four or more lines
six or more lines

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Question 2 1 pts
Which of the following gives the best reason for quoting and/or paraphrasing a source
All disciplines require quotations as part of a research paper because quotations help writers represent the views of their sources fairly and accurately.
You invariably begin to interpret a source once you start paraphrasing its key language.
With paraphrasing, it is sometimes important to summarize a source rather than analyze it.

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Question 3 1 pts
In discussing your secondary sources, rather than just quoting them without comment, the “so what ” question is useful for drawing out implications and meaning.
False
True

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Question 4 1 pts
In an argument, one fallacy to avoid is constructing a “dummy” position specifically in order to knock it down. This practice is sometimes known as a
.

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Question 5 1 pts
It is fine to agree or disagree with a source, in part or in whole, but it is often preferable to put your sources “in conversation with each other.”
True
False

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Question 6 1 pts
Of the following approaches, which of the following is the best way to put your voice in the conversation of sources
Find something of your own to say about the source or add to it
Attack one of the sources.
Agree completely with one of the sources.

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Question 7 1 pts
A writer may bring sources together to illuminate multiple points of view and offer a final synthesis. Yet with certain topics, it may also be necessary for the writer to stage conflicts and debates.
True
False

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Question 8 1 pts
Use [ ] to alter or add information within a quotation.

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Question 9 1 pts
Use [ ] to shorten a quotation.

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Question 10 2 pts
Locate
in parentheses after the quotation and
the final period.

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Question 11 1 pts
What does it mean to acknowledge sources in your paper’s text (as contrasted to the citation at the end of the reference) Choose the best response.
Use an introductory phrase that overtly identifies the source author or title.
Do not use a quotation without commentary.
After the paraphrase or quotation include in parentheses the name of the author or, if the author is not known, the title of the source.

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Question 12 1 pts
You can usually satisfy the requirement for adding your own words to a quotation by using a tag phrase.
True
False

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Question 13 1 pts
Choose the correct quotation.
Julius Caesar is known for: “I came, I saw, I conquered.”
Julius Caesar’s famous phrase is one that everyone has heard and probably used: “I came, I saw, I conquered.”

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Question 14 1 pts
Which of the following is correct
At the Climate Summit in Paris, President Obama demanded “a strong response to the problem of global warming.”
At the Climate Summit in Paris, President Obama demanded, “a strong response to the problem of global warming.”

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Question 15 1 pts
Is it plagiarism if a student didn’t intentionally copy someone else’s work and present it as her own– as in, “I plagiarized by accident ”
YES
YES, but it wouldn’t be fair to hold it against the student.
NO

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Question 16 1 pts
At the end of a paper, a List of Works Consulted satisfies the requirement for a Works Cited page.
False
True

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Question 17 1 pts
What are the reasons for adding “tag phrases” or introductory phrases to quotations and paraphrases
All of these answers are correct.
These phrases add coherence and clarity to the research paper.
These phrases distinguish between your original writing and thoughts and those of your sources, eliminating any thought of plagiarism.
These phrases are a graceful and explicit way of identifying sources.

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Question 18 3 pts
The kinds of information that do not need to be documented are called
and
you can find in almost any encyclopedia or basic reference text. When in doubt
the source.

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Question 19 1 pts
MLA style stipulates an alphabetical list of references (by author’s last name, which keys the reference to the in-text citation). This list is located at the end of the paper on a separate page and entitled [ ] .

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Question 20 1 pts
Which of the following is a correct end-of-text book citation

Henderson, Jerome. Sweet Dishonesty: A History of Chicago during Prohibition. New

York: Vintage, 2000. Print.
Henderson, Jerome. Sweet Dishonesty: A History of Chicago during Prohibition. New York: Vintage, 200 pp., Print.

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Question 21 3 pts
In MLA style, all end-of-text citations should indicate a format type, either
or
and the web citations should end with the
the researcher accessed the website or database.

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Question 22 1 pts
Which of the following is the correct format for an end-of-text website citation
Landow, George, ed. Contemporary Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature in English. Brown U, 2002. 15 November 2015.
Landow, George, ed. Contemporary Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature in English. Brown U, 2002. Web. 15 November 2015.

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Question 23 1 pts
One technique you can use to evaluate a website is [ ] because it can reveal authorship or institutional affiliations.

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Question 24 1 pts
The acronym for an Internet services that allows anyone to find out who is behind a website is [ ].

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Question 25 1 pts
A way to make phrase searching more accurate is to use [ ] around key phrases in your search string.

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Question 26 1 pts
Which of the following represents a correct works-cited page entry

Karnani, Aneel. The Case against Corporate Social Responsibility. The

Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Co., Inc., 14 June 2012. Web. 12 Aug.

2012.

Karnani, Aneel. “The Case against Corporate Social Responsibility.” The Wall

Street Journal. Dow Jones & Co., Inc. 14 June 212. Web. 12 Aug. 2012.

Karnani, Aneel. “The Case against Corporate Social Responsibility.” The Wall

Street Journal. Dow Jones & Co., Inc., 14 June 2012. Web. 12 Aug. 2012.

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Question 27 1 pts
Which of the following styles for first reference of a source within the text of your paper is preferable

In his article “The Case against Corporate Responsibility,” Wall Street Journal

writer Aneel Karnani argues that CSR will never be able to solve the world’s

problems .

It is possible that CSR will never be able to solve the world’s problems (Karnani

“The Case against Corporate Responsibility”).

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Question 28 1 pts
You’re in college; don’t cite the encylopedia.
True
False

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Question 29 2 pts
Why should you avoid Internet sites that are unreliable or biased– even if they support your point of view (More than one answer is correct.)
There is no way of determining whether a site is “reliable” or “unreliable.” Therefore it’s actually okay for you to use the site, especially if you can find corroborating information.
Although research does explore controversies, and “gray” areas, the college researcher must base findings on the most reliable sources possible to come up with the most currently logical and accurate conclusions.
Information that may seem to be “unreliable” or “biased” today might be proved correct in the near future, and isn’t that the whole point of doing original research– to raise questions and explore possibilities
Literate readers will dismiss sources that appear unreliable or biased, and your credibility as a researcher/writer will be undermined.
There is simply no way of judging the bias of sources in a highly controversial topic. Each side is biased, and therefore the whole issue is invalid.

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Question 30 1 pts
If you are looking for information on public policy, popular culture, current events, legal affairs, or for any subject of interest to agencies of the federal or state government, the Web is likely to have useful materials.
False
True

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Question 31 1 pts
If you’re looking for literary criticism or scholarly analysis of historical or social issues, you will be better off using library databases like JSTOR and EBSCOhost.
False
True

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Question 32 1 pts
To see who is behind a Web site and why they put the information on the Web, follow “about” links. If there is no “about” link, delete everything after the fist slash in the [ ] to go to the parent site to see if it provides information.

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Question 33 4 pts
As you choose sources on a database, you may
,
or
the references you have selected in order to keep them. There are also citation managements programs like RefWorks or EndNote that allow you to create your own personal
of sources which you can store your references and take notes.

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Question 34 1 pts
Books in the library are primarily found through the [ ] .

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Question 35 3 pts
Typically you can search a book by
,
or
.

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Question 36 1 pts
Once you’ve found a book on your topic on the shelves, you should browse that area for other books on the same topic.
False
True

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Question 37 3 pts
In doing research, you do not need to read he entire book from cover to cover. To figure out what sections of the book might be relevant to your topic, you should definitely read (or skim) the
,
and
.

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Question 38 1 pts
If you have a very specific name or phrase you are searching for, you might try typing it into https://books.google.com, (Links to an external site.) which is called [response1].

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Question 39 1 pts
If you are not using another writer’s words, only their sequence of thoughts, then no citation is necessary.
False
True

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Question 40 1 pts
A paraphrase that uses a writer’s words — for instance, every fourth word — is guilty of plagiarism.
True
False

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Question 41 1 pts
If I have even the slightest doubt about whether I should or should not cite a source, I will cite it.
True
False

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Question 42 1 pts
As long as you have one credible source for a key but controversial claim, it is unnecessary to corroborate the factual information that source provides.
False
True

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Question 43 1 pts
If two sources say essentially the same thing, choose the one that is likely to carry the most weight with your audience.

False
True

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Question 44 1 pts
Literate readers will most likely find a book from a university press credible and persuasive, whether or not they agree with the book’s thesis.
False
True

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Question 45 5 pts
Match the type of source with the correct works cited entry.
article in newspaper

letter to the editor

an unsigned editorial

personal correspondence

CD-ROM

blog

online periodical

online posting

a television or radio program

government document

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Question 46 1 pts
Three types of references resources, in addition encyclopedias are
,
, and
.

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Question 47 1 pts
Nearly every discipline has its own major index, one most consulted by scholars. Which two of the following are NOT indexes
ERIC
PsycInfo
MLA
Historical Abstracts
Oxford English Dictionary
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics

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Question 48 1 pts
A website’s domaine name is a good starting point for you to evaluate the credibility of a website.
False
True

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Question 49 2 pts
Match the correct pairs.
www.icann.org

uniform resource locator

ipl2

www.doaj.org

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Question 50 1 pts
Anyone can write and edit in Wikipedia.
True
False
=