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Reading Quiz for Chapter 4 of The Active Reader, Part II

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) It includes all of the selected passage put in your own words.
b) It includes the main idea(s) of a source put in your own words.
c) It includes the main idea(s) of a source using primarily the language of the source.
d) It includes both main and supporting points but must be shorter than the original.

Question 2:


a) An abstract
b) A paraphrase
c) An annotated bibliography
d) All of the above are examples of summaries.

Question 3:


a) it helps you to be more concise in other writing tasks
b) concise writing enables you to include more points in your summary
c) concise writing will make it easier for your reader to understand your summary
d) All of the above are important factors in summaries.

Question 4:


a) It begins with a generalization about the source.
b) The points are in a different order from those of the source.
c) It includes some analysis of the source.
d) Details, such as examples, are not included.

Question 5:


a) Start by placing parentheses around unimportant details and examples.
b) Ensure that you include one main point per paragraph.
c) Identify any summaries within the source text.
d) After identifying the thesis, find other points you can directly connect to it.

Question 6:


a) before you begin any research
b) after you have finished your research
c) before you begin research or as you conduct preliminary research
d) at any time before your first draft

Question 7:


a) indexes and subject guides
b) encyclopedias and dictionaries
c) textbooks
d) all of the above

Question 8:


a) convince the reader that the project you propose is worth doing and that you will do it well
b) convince the reader that you have acquired all the knowledge required to complete the task
c) inform the reader about the subject and/or what has been written about the subject
d) All of the above are functions of research proposals.

Question 9:


a) the kinds of sources you will use and specific sources you have found to date
b) a description of the project itself, including a tentative thesis
c) both of the above
d) none of the above

Question 10:


a) should always be preferred over one containing only abstracts
b) usually has a wider variety of titles to choose from
c) should be considered as a source of potential material, along with other sources
d) includes complete texts of books and journal articles

Question 11:


a) expand your search results to include at least two terms
b) eliminate concepts from your search results
c) include variants of a search term
d) narrow your search results

Question 12:


a) will let you search for alternate spellings or other variants of a word
b) often reduces your chances of getting "hits"
c) cannot be used with wildcard searches
d) all of the above

Question 13:


a) date range
b) results from peer-reviewed sources only
c) publication format
d) all of the above

Question 14:


a) is becoming less of a concern as website monitoring has become more widespread
b) is crucial to a writer’s credibility because online information is easily accessible and can be posted by almost anyone
c) is no more a problem for researchers than determining the credibility of non-electronic sources
d) can be minimized if you use only Google Scholar for your research

Question 15:


a) consider your purpose for using it
b) determine how recently it has been updated
c) look at the amount of space allotted to graphics and the quality of the graphics
d) determine the number of “hits,” if this information is available

Question 16:


a) if all the content is unimportant, but it is easy to put it in your own words
b) if all the content is unimportant, and it is difficult to put it in your own words
c) if all the content is important, but it is easy to put it in your own words
d) if all the content is important, and it is difficult to put it in your own words

Question 17:


a) you combine direct quotation with summary or paraphrase
b) you combine summary with paraphrase
c) you combine two documentation formats in one reference
d) Mixed format could involve any of the above.

Question 18:


a) inform the reader in a note or parenthetical reference that words have been omitted, ensuring that you include the precise number of words
b) use three or four spaced dots to show where the word or words have been omitted
c) use square brackets with dots in between to show that words have been omitted
d) Under no circumstances should you omit words from a direct quotation.

Question 19:


a) to indicate a grammatical change to a direct quotation
b) to indicate non-essential information that can be left out of a direct quotation
c) to indicate a word or words added to a direct quotation to clarify or specify something
d) to indicate a stylistic change to a direct quotation, such as changing an upper case letter to a lower case letter

Question 20:


a) if you fail to cite a direct quotation taken from a source
b) if you fail to cite paraphrased material
c) if you fail to cite a fact or an idea that you take from a source
d) All of the above situations provide examples of plagiarism.