Plagiarism Pre-Test

  1. You copy a paragraph directly from an article you found. You cite the source, but you forget to put quotation marks. Is this plagiarism?

    Yes, it's plagiarism
    No, it's not
    Not Sure


  2. You find a neat idea in an article, so you use it in your paper. You don't bother to cite the source of the idea because you've expressed it in your own words. Is this plagiarism?

    Yes, it's plagiarism
    No, it's not
    Not sure


  3. You copy a short passage from an article you found. You change a couple of words, so that it's different than the original - this way you don't need quotation marks. You carefully cite the source. Is this plagiarism?

    Yes, it's plagiarism
    No, it's not
    Not sure


  4. The statement that the capital of the United States is Washington D.C. is common knowledge, which means you don't have to cite the source in which you found it.

    True
    False
    Not sure


  5. When you summarize a block of text from another work, citing the source at the end of your paper is sufficient.

    True
    False
    Not sure


  6. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

    Citing your sources protects you from committing plagiarism by acknowledging that specific information in your paper has been taken from another source.
    You don't have to provide a source for a fact in your paper if it's something that most people would already know.
    Citing your sources is not really necessary in an undergraduate paper.
    Not Sure


  7. Which of the following items require a citation?

    An idea borrowed from another source
    A direct quotation from another source
    Both of the above
    Not sure


  8. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

    Some direct quotations do not require citations
    If you paraphrase information from a source you do not need a citation
    Patchwriting is a form of plagiarism in which a passage is copied and only a few words are changed
    Not Sure


  9. Copying and pasting blog posts, images, etc from the Internet can be done without citing the Internet page, because everything on the Internet is common knowledge and can be used without citation.

    True
    False
    Not sure


  10. ORIGINAL WRITING: The Coca-Cola Co. is testing a new vending machine that lets thirsty consumers buy a Coke by dialing a phone number located on the machine near the coin slot. Dial the number and out pops your pop. The wireless phone account is charged for the soda. Students and staff at the Institute of Technology in Helsinki are using the prototype. Coke says it is waiting to see how the phone-ready vending machine fares there before possibly rolling it out elsewhere, maybe even in the U.S. (Pappas, 1999, p. 45).


    PARAPHRASED PASSAGE: The Coca-Cola Company has developed a prototype vending machine that allows people to use their cell phone to order a soft drink. Customers can charge their desired beverage to their wireless phone account by simply calling the telephone number posted on the machine. Coca-Cola is currently testing their invention in Finland with students and staff at the Institute of Technology in Helsinki. If the trials are successful, Coca-Cola is considering introducing its invention into American and international markets. (Pappas, 1999, p. 45)

    This is an acceptable paraphrase
    This is plagiarism
    Not sure


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