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Modern Language Association Quiz
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by tara mcginley
| 16 Questions
1
1 pt
When documenting one author in reference in a text, which is correct?
This point has been argued before (Frye 197).
This point has been argued before. (Glenn Frye, 197)
This point has been argued before. (Frye 197).
This point has been argued before (Frye, 197).
2
1 pt
When documenting one author by name in a text, which is correct?
Frye has argued this point before (Frye 197).
Frye has argued this point before. (197).
Frye has argued this point before. (Frye, 197).
Frye has argued this point before (197).
3
1 pt
You should not use the authors' last names in the citation if the authors' names appear in the text.
True
False
4
1 pt
When you use quotations in the text, you place the citation before the last quotation mark.
True
False
5
1 pt
You only use block quotes when quoting more than 4 lines (not sentences) of a text.
True
False
6
1 pt
Which of the following is true about block quotes?
The entire block quote is indented
Only used when author is mentioned in the text
Page number at end is outside the period
Quotation marks are not used
All of the above
7
1 pt
Which is the correct way to cite a website? Select all that apply.
The Modern Language Association was founded in 1883 (mla.org).
According to the Modern Language Association's (MLA) website, the MLA was founded in 1883 (mla.org).
According to the MLA website, it was founded in 1883 (mla).
8
1 pt
Which is true of a works cited page? Select all that apply.
Starts new page number sequentially
Page is not numbered
Placed after the body of the paper
"Work(s) Cited" is centered, without quotation marks, italics, or underlining
Include all quoted, paraphrased, or summarized sources
Do not need to include sources where titles are used in text
Start each entry on a new line, regular left margin
Font type should be different than the body of the paper
Indent the second and all subsequent lines five spaces ("hanging indent")
Margins should be changed to 1.5 all around
Double-space all lines
Do not include websites because they do not count as sources
Alphabetize by the author's last name, book title, or website name
9
1 pt
Authors' names are listed alphabetically in reverse order on the Works Cited Page.
True
False
10
1 pt
Quotation marks should be placed around titles of shorter works (articles, poems, short stories, essays).
True
False
11
1 pt
MLA prefers what type of font?
12
1 pt
What should the margins be when formatting your paper?
0.5"
1"
1.5"
2"
13
1 pt
What size font should the entire paper be sized in?
14
1 pt
Indent each paragraph five spaces (or one "tab")
True
False
15
1 pt
What should be listed in the top right corner of the paper? Select all that apply.
last name
middle name
first name
page number
16
1 pt
What does the heading include? Select all that apply.
Writer's name
Professor/teacher's name
date the paper was written
date the paper is due
class (ex: Language Arts 1)
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