MLA Tutorial

Test Your Knowledge



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

A. True
B. False

2) MLA requires the first page of your paper to be:

A. Single-spaced with the title of your paper at the top
B. Double-spaced with a heading in the left corner with your name, your professor's name, the course, and the date
C. Double-spaced with your name and address on the top left
D. The title of your paper centered and single-spaced below your heading

3) In MLA 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 general, how is the Works Cited list 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 Works Cited page, which indentation style is correct?

A. Smith, John K. "What a Day for a Daydream! A Wild Look at Boredom." Teenage Life
    Magazine 6 Mar. 2005: 4.

B. Smith, John K. "What a Day for a Daydream! A Wild Look at Boredom."
  Teenage Life Magazine 6 Mar. 2005: 4.

6) True or False: If you use one paragraph or quote from a book, you should cite the entire book in the Works Cited as well as the page number.

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 MLA style?

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

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

C. 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.

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

A. Lucas, Sheri. “A Defense of the Feminist-Vegetarian Connection.” Hypatia
    20.1 (2005): 150-178. Academic Search FullText Premier. EBSCOHost.
    Web. 31 March 2005 <http://search.ephost.net>.

B. Lucas, S. (2005). “A defense of the feminist-vegetarian connection.” Hypatia
    20 (1), 150-178. Retrieved March 31, 2005 from Academic Search FullText Premier.

10) When citing a book chapter entitled "Romanticism" from the book Mexican Literature: A History, which of the following formats is correct?

A. Dowling, Lee H. Mexican Literature: A History. Ed. David William Foster.
    Austin: U of Texas P, 1994. p. 115-125.

B. Dowling, Lee H. “Romanticism.” Mexican Literature: A History. Ed. David William
    Foster. Austin: U of Texas P, 1994. 115-125. Print.

 


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