Self check–working with sources
1. Which of the following direct quotations is punctuated correctly?
A. My friend asked “when you go to the store can you pick up some coffee?”
B. My friend asked me to pick up some coffee when I go to the store.
C. “When you go to the store, can you pick up coffee” asked my friend.
D. “When you go to the store,” my friend said, “can you please pick up some coffee?”
2. Kotz, Deborah. “Five Ways to Boost Your Will Power.” The Boston Globe. 7 Nov. 2011.
A. to describe how you feel about the article
B. to rewrite the original article
C. to use the writer’s exact words
D. to give an accurate and brief overview of the article, without any personal opinions
3. Bryson, Bill. “Walking Around Sydney.” In a Sunburned Country. Broadway Books, 2000, pp. 61–63.
A.Remove the author’s name from either the signal phrase or parenthetical citation.
B.. Add a signal phrase.
C..Add an in–text or parenthetical citation.
D. Correct the punctuation.
4.To include the entire passage from “Five Ways to Boost Your Will Power” in your own essay, what should you do according to MLA style?
a. Use quotation marks because you are borrowing exact words
b. Use block quotation because the passage exceeds 4 lines.
c. Use indirect citation since Kotz is citing the expertise of others.
d. Use a footnote to provide an explanatory note about this Kotz’s expertise.
5.Which of the following direct quotations is correctly punctuated?
A “Planning ahead is the best way to succeed in this course,” stated my professor.
B. “Planning ahead” said my professor, “is the best way to succeed in this course.
C. My professor said that “staying ahead will help me succeed.”
d.My professor told me that I need to plan ahead to do well in class.
6. In the following sentence, which words are part of the signal phrase, telling readers that quoted materials are coming?
Her article quoted a recent Massachusetts General Hospital study that found “those who engage in formal meditation for 15 minutes a day actually add gray matter to their brain’s prefrontal cortex” (Kotz, 13).
A.Her article quoted
b. that found
C.brain’s prefrontal cortex
D.those who engage
7. Which of the following quotations is correctly punctuated?
Work Cited: Seattle. “Address.” Jan. 1854. Speech.
A.In his response to Governor Isaac Stevens, Chief Seattle said, “[L]et us hope that the hostilities between us may never return. We would have everything to lose and nothing to gain.”
B.The sentiment “[L]et us hope that the hostilities between us may never return. We would have everything to lose and nothing to gain,” (Seattle) is one we should all support.
c.In his response to Governor Isaac Stevens, Chief Seattle said “[L]et us hope that the hostilities between us may never return. We would have everything to lose and nothing to gain.”
8. Which of the following would be considered a direct quote?
A.Martin Luther King Jr. exclaimed that he had a dream.
B.I heard a recording of the speech in which Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream.
C.“I have a dream,” proclaimed Martin Luther King Jr.
D.Martin Luther King Jr. stated he had a dream.
9. A student chose this quote to use in an essay about current events:
“It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.” –Jerry Seinfeld
Which of the following would be the best indirect quote for the student to use?
A.“It is amazing the amount of news that happens in the world everyday always just exactly fits in the newspaper,” said Jerry Seinfeld.
B.Jerry Seinfeld reflected that the amount of news that happens in the world that can be fit into a newspaper is fascinating.
C.Jerry Seinfeld pointed out that it is amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world fits into a newspaper.
D.Jerry Seinfeld pointed out that we can’t believe that all the important news in the world fits in the paper.
10.Which of the following direct quotations is correctly punctuated?
A.I told myself remember the early bird gets the worm.
B.“The early bird gets the worm” I told myself.
C.“They early bird gets the worm” I said.
D.“The early bird gets the worm,” I reminded myself.