APA Tutorial

Test Your Knowledge



1) True or False: APA requires a title page.

A. True
B. False

2) APA requires your paper to have:

A. A title page containing a title and an abstract
B. A title page with an abstract on page two
C. No title page - your title appears on the first page
D. A title page with the title centered and single-spaced below your heading

3) In APA documentation, how should the following parenthetical reference appear?

A. (Barrett, 1991, p. 17)
B. (Barrett, p. 17, 1991)
C. (Barrett 17)
D. (Barrett p. 17)

4) In APA, how is the Reference list generally arranged?

A. Alphabetically, by the title of the work
B. Alphabetically, by author's first name
C. Alphabetically, by author's last name
D. By publication year

5) On your Reference page, which indentation style is correct?

A. Smith, J. K. (1992). What a day for a daydream! A wild look at boredom. Journal of Psychology,
    71(3), 179-199.

B. Smith, J. K. (1992). What a day for a daydream! A wild look at boredom.
    Journal of Psychology, 71, (3), 179-199.

6) True or False: If you use one paragraph or quote from a book, you should cite the entire book (including page number) in the Reference list.

A. True
B. False

7) True or false: When you access information online, your citation must always include the date when you accessed the information.

A. True
B. False

8) Which of the following journal articles is documented correctly in APA style?

A. Poortman, Ann-Rigt. “How Work Affects Divorce: The Mediating Role of
    Financial and Time Pressures.” Journal of Family Issues 26.2 (2005): 168-180.

B. Poortman, Ann-Rigt. How work affects divorce: the mediating role of
    financial and time pressures. Journal of Family Issues, v.26, no.2, February 2005, p. 168-180.

C. Poortman, A. (2005). How work affects divorce: The mediating role of
    financial and time pressures. Journal of Family Issues 26(2), 168-180.

9) When citing a journal article from an online database in APA style, which of the following formats is correct?

A. Lucas, S. (2005). A defense of the feminist-vegetarian connection. Hypatia
    20 (1), 150-178. Retrieved March 31, 2005 from USM Cook Library.

B. Schneiderman, R. A. (1997). Librarians can make sense of the Net. San Antonio
    Business Journal, 11, 58, 60. doi:1037/1037-6932.36.1.119

10) When citing a book chapter entitled "The effect of television violence on small children" from the book Television and juvenile psychological development, which of the following formats is correct?

A. Rubenstein, J. P. (1967). The effect of television violence on small children. In B. F. Kane (Ed.),
    Television and juvenile psychological development (pp. 112-134). New York; NY:
    American Psychological Society.

B. Kane, B. F. (Ed.). (1967). Television and juvenile psychological development.
    New York: American Psychological Society.

 


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