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Diagnostic Quiz for MLA Documentation
Answer these questions to test your familiarity with the topics covered in Chapters 26–30.

For questions 1 through 15, choose the correct way of citing the portion in bold. If the original portion in bold is correct, choose "no change." The type of source is given to you at the beginning of each question.

1
Type of source: book with two or more authors.
Gelles, Richard J., and Straus, Murray A. Intimate Violence. New York: Simon, 1988. Print.
A)& Straus, Murray A.,
B)and Murray A. Straus.
C)& Murray A. Straus,
D)no change
2
Type of source: article in a print newspaper
Sharkey, Joe. "Subduing Life's Clamor, But Not Its Sweeter Tones." New York Times 26 Jul. 2005, natl. ed.: C7. Print.
A)26 Jul. 2005: C7.
B)26 July 2005, C7.
C)26 July 2005, natl. ed.: C7.
D)no change
3
Type of source: film
Stalag 17. Perf. William Holden, Don Taylor, and Otto Preminger. Dir. Billy Wilder. Paramount, 1952. Film.
A)Dir. Billy Wilder. Perf. William Holden, Don Taylor, and Otto Preminger.
B)Perf. Holden, William, Don Taylor, and Otto Preminger. Dir. Billy Wilder.
C)Dir. Wilder, Billy. Perf. William Holden, Don Taylor, and Otto Preminger.
D)no change
4
Type of source: Periodical article found via a library subscription database
Drexler, Michael J. "Haiti, Modernity, and U.S. Identities." Early American Literature  43.2 (2008), 453-465. Project Muse. Web. 15 Sept. 2008.
A)43:2 (2008), 453-65.
B)43.2 (2008), 453-465,
C)43.2 (2008): 453-65.
D)no change
5
Type of source: Author named in your text
Karl points out that it may be impossible to determine whether Lewes influenced George Eliot's writing or Eliot influenced Lewes's work (p. 219).
A)(p 219).
B)(219).
C)(219)
D)no change
6
Type of source: Book edition other than the first
Dryden, John. John Dryden: Selected Works. Ed. William Frost. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Rinehart, 1971. Print.
A)2nd Ed.
B)2nd ed.,
C)2nd edition.
D)no change
7
Type of source: Article found on print magazine's Web site
Fallows, James. "How the West Was Wired." The Atlantic.com. Atlantic Monthly Group, Oct. 2008. Web. 15 Nov. 2008.
A)Fallows, James. "How the West Was Wired." The Atlantic. Oct. 2008: 56–65. The Atlantic.com. Web. 15 Nov. 2008.
B)Fallows, James. "How the West Was Wired." The Atlantic.com, Atlantic Monthly Group. Oct. 2008. Web. 15 Nov. 2008.
C)Fallows, James. "How the West Was Wired." The Atlantic. Oct. 2008: 56–65. Web. 15 Nov. 2008.
D)no change
8
Type of source: Article with unknown author
Some are now calling for central banks to consider increasing interest rates when credit growth and asset prices are high (Lessons from the Credit Crunch 15).
A)(Lessons from the Credit Crunch, 15).
B)("Lessons from the Credit Crunch" 15).
C)("Lessons from the Credit Crunch," 15).
D)no change
9
Type of source: Sound recording
Bernstein, Leonard. "Candide: The New Broadway Cast Recording." Perf. Jim Dale, Andrea Martin, Harolyn Blackwell, and Jason Danieley. RCA Victor, 1997. CD.
A)Candide: The New Broadway Cast Recording.
B)Candide: "The New Broadway Cast Recording."
C)Candide: The New Broadway Cast Recording.
D)no change
10
Type of source: Article in an online journal
Ghebremeskel, Adane. "Regional Approach to Conflict Management Revisited: The Somali Experience." The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution 4.2 (2002): 9-29. Web. 8 Nov. 2008.
A)4.2 (2002): 9-29. Web 8 Nov. 2008.
B)4.2 (2002): 9-29, Web. 8 Nov. 2008
C)4.2 (2002): 9-29. 8 Nov. 2008.
D)no change
11
Type of source: Translation
Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics. Trans. Martin Ostwald. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1962. Print.
A)Trans., Martin Ostwald.
B)Trans. Ostwald, Martin.
C)Trans. Martin Ostwald,
D)no change
12
Type of source: author not named in text
It was a discovery that gave the French a national epic that was to rival Beowulf of the English and the Nibelungenlied of the Germans (Bloch, 59).
A)(Bloch 59).
B)(Bloch: 59).
C)(Bloch p. 59).
D)no change
13
Type of source: Artwork
Klee, Paul. Red and White Domes. 1914. Watercolor. Collection of Clifford Odets: New York.
A)Watercolor. Collection of Clifford Odets. New York.
B)Collection of Clifford Odets, New York. Watercolor.
C)Collection of Clifford Odets, New York.
D)no change
14
Type of source: Entire scholarly Web site
Comparative Literature Research Guide. Yale U Lib., 30 Aug. 2007. Web. 7 November 2008.
A)7 Nov. 2008, Web.
B)Web. 7 Nov. 2008.
C)7 November, 2008. Web.
D)no change
15
Type of source: Chapter or selection in a book with an editor
Pope, Alexander. "An Essay on Criticism." Critical Theory since Plato. Ed. Hazard Adams. New York: Harcourt, 1971. 277-86. Print.
A)Adams, Hazard, Ed. Critical Theory since Plato. Pope, Alexander. "An Essay on Criticism."
B)Critical Theory since Plato. Ed. Hazard Adams. Pope, Alexander. "An Essay on Criticism."
C)Pope, Alexander. "An Essay on Criticism." Critical Theory since Plato, Ed. Adams, Hazard.
D)no change

For questions 16 through 20, choose the correct citation for the described source

16
You used a print article by Martin W. Walsh, titled "Medieval English Martinmesse: The Archaeology of a Forgotten Festival," which was on pages 231 to 254 in Volume 111, Issue 2, published in October, 2000, of Folklore.
A)Walsh, Martin W. "Medieval English Martinmesse: The Archaeology of a Forgotten Festival." Folklore 111, 2 (2000): 231-54. Print.
B)Walsh, Martin W. "Medieval English Martinmesse: The Archaeology of a Forgotten Festival." Folklore 111 (Oct. 2000): 231-54. Print.
C)Walsh, Martin W. "Medieval English Martinmesse: The Archaeology of a Forgotten Festival." Folklore 111.2 (2000): 231-54. Print.
D)Walsh, Martin W. "Medieval English Martinmesse: The Archaeology of a Forgotten Festival." Folklore 111(2) (2000): 231-54. Print.
17
With an in-text citation, you referred to the entire Web site for the Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project, whose URL is www.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha. The Web site has no page or paragraph numbers.
A)Concerning the names of ethnic groups, the Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project uses terms that reflect current scholarship, American heritage, and place of origin.
B)Concerning the names of ethnic groups, the Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project uses terms that reflect current scholarship, American heritage, and place of origin (CRBEHP).
C)Concerning the names of ethnic groups, the Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project uses terms that reflect current scholarship, American heritage, and place of origin (www.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha).
D)Concerning the names of ethnic groups, the Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project uses terms that reflect current scholarship, American heritage, and place of origin (CRBEHP Web site).
18
You referred to an unsigned editorial, titled "Unfinished Business for 2002," which is on page 20 in the December 31, 2001, issue of the Christian Science Monitor.
A)"Unfinished Business for 2002." Editorial. Christian Science Monitor. 31 Dec. 2001: 20. Print.
B)"Unfinished Business for 2002." Christian Science Monitor. 31 Dec. 2001: 20. Print.
C)"Unfinished Business for 2002." Christian Science Monitor 31 Dec. 2001: 20/ Print.
D)"Unfinished Business for 2002." Editorial. Christian Science Monitor 31 Dec. 2001: 20. Print.
19
You referred to a review by Daniel C. Kurtzer of the book A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East by Lawrence Freedman. The title of the review is "Shortsighted Statescraft." It appeared in the July/August 2008 issue of Foreign Affairs, and you viewed it on the Foreign Affairs Web site on July 22, 2008.
A)Kurtzer, Daniel C. "Shortsighted Statescraft." Rev. of A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East by Lawrence Freedman. Foreign Affairs. Council on Foreign Relations, July/Aug. 2008. Web. 22 July 2008.
B)Kurtzer, Daniel C. "Shortsighted Statescraft." Rev. of A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East, by Lawrence Freedman. Foreign Affairs. Council on Foreign Relations, July/Aug. 2008. Web. 22 July 2008.
C)Kurtzer, Daniel C. "Shortsighted Statescraft." Rev. of A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East, by Lawrence Freedman. Foreign Affairs. Council on Foreign Relations. July/Aug. 2008. Web. 22 July 2008.
D)Kurtzer, Daniel C. "Shortsighted Statescraft." Rev. of A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East by Lawrence Freedman. Foreign Affairs. Council on Foreign Relations, July/Aug. 2008. Web 22 July 2008.
20
With an in-text citation, you cited page 564, located in Volume III of a multivolume work titled Great American Court Cases, which was edited by Mark Mikula and L. Mpho Mabunda, and published in 1999 by the Gale Group, located in Detroit.
A)Mikula and Mabunda note that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the search was reasonable in order to secure state property (III: 564).
B)Mikula and Mabunda note that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the search was reasonable in order to secure state property (III).
C)Mikula and Mabunda note that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the search was reasonable in order to secure state property (III 564).
D)Mikula and Mabunda note that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the search was reasonable in order to secure state property (564).







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