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MLA Citations (8th ed.)

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II. Quiz:

1. What should I use MLA style for?
  a. Formatting my paper
  b. Creating in-text citations and a Works Cited list
  c. Creating only a Works Cited list
  d. a and b
 
2. Which format is the correct way to provide volume and issue numbers for a journal article (MLA 8th ed.)?
  a. Hallin, Daniel. “Sound Bite News.” Journal of Communication, vol. 42, no. 2, 2000, pp. 5-24.
  b. Hallin, Daniel. “Sound Bite News.” Journal of Communication 42.2 (2000): 5-24.
 
3. When do you need to provide the format or medium of publication (e.g., Print or Web)?
  a. This information is not required in MLA 8th ed.
  b. You should always provide the format of the source.
 
4. Which of the following is correct when citing a book with two authors?
  a. Adams, Joseph, and Bruce Moser. Buying Happiness. Books for Libraries Press, 1968.
  b. Adams, Joseph and Moser, Bruce. Buying Happiness. Books for Libraries Press, 1968.
 
5. What should you do if your source does not have all of the required core elements for a basic citation?
  a. Skip that element
  b. Create a placeholder to indicate a missing element (such as n.p. or n.d.)
 
6. True or False? For the Works Cited list, include only the sources you have actually quoted, summarized, or paraphrased in your paper.
  a. True
  b. False
 

7. Which statement below is correct?

  a. When citing an online source using MLA 8th ed., you must start with the www, and do not have to include the http:// or https://
  b. When citing an online source using MLA 8th ed., you must provide the entire URL starting with http:// or https://
 
8. Which of the following is the correct citation format (MLA 8th ed.) for a print journal article?
  a. Hayden, Wendy. “Gifts of the Archives: A Pedagogy for Undergraduate Research.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 66, no. 3, Feb. 2015, pp. 402-26.
  b. Hayden, Wendy. “Gifts of the Archives: A Pedagogy for Undergraduate Research.” College Composition and Communication 66.3 (2015): 402-26. Print.
 
9. Which of the following statement is correct for the MLA 8th ed.?
  a. Abbreviate months to the first three letters, except these months: May, June and July.
  b. Abbreviate ALL months to the first three letters.
 
10. Which statement is correct when citing a Twitter entry?
  a. Always begin with a user's real name and provide the Twitter handle in parentheses.
  b. Begin with the user’s Twitter handle.
 



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