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Plagiarism and Citing Sources (Health Affairs): Test Your Knowledge


Question 1

In a paper, you write that World War II ended in 1945. You must cite where you found this information.

 A) True
 B) False


Question 2

You borrow sections of a survey instrument from the internet to conduct your own research of a human population. You must cite the source of this survey.

 A) True
 B) False


Question 3

If you reference a scholarly journal article, you should include the following information about the journal:

 A) Date of publication.
 B) Author name(s)
 C) Title of journal
 D) All of the above.


Question 4

Why would you include citations in a research paper?

 A) To allow your instructor or colleagues to locate information you have used to support your argument
 B) To distinguish your original ideas from those of other authors
 C) To increase the word count of your paper
 D) A and B only
 E) A, B, and C


Question 5

If you use a photograph taken by one of your friends in a presentation, you do not need to acknowledge your friend as the creator of the image.

 A) True
 B) False


Question 6

If you need help avoiding plagiarism and citing sources properly, you can receive help from:

 A) Your professor
 B) The Health Sciences Library
 C) The online resources linked in in this tutorial
 D) All of the above


Question 7

Plagiarism only applies to published materials. If someone verbally expresses an idea, you may incorporate the idea into your work without acknowledging the source.

 A) True
 B) False


Question 8

To paraphrase from a textbook, you need only change a few words and phrases.

 A) True
 B) False