So You Think You Know What Plagiarism Is?

Pre-Test Your Knowledge

1. Copying and pasting 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

2. You don't have to use quotation marks when you quote an author as long as you cite the author's name at the end of the paragraph.

True
False

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

True
False

4. If you quote your roommate in an interview, you don't have to cite him/her or use quotation marks.

True
False

5. You don't have to cite famous proverbs because they're common knowledge.

True
False

6. If you borrow someone's idea and use it in a paper, you don't have to cite it.

True
False

7. Using a few phrases from an article and mixing them in with your own words is not plagiarism.

True
False

8. Song lyrics don't have to be cited.

True
False

9. If you come across the phrase "era of error" and use it in your paper, you have to cite it.

True
False

10. The date for George Washington's birthday is common knowledge which means you don't have to cite the source in which you found it.

True
False
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