Plagiarism/Academic Integrity Quiz

Because it deliberately includes poorly worded questions, this quiz is designed to provoke discussion; not to test knowledge.

  1. As long as I have his/her permission, it is OK to turn in a paper that someone else wrote for a previous class.
  2. Using a chart, graph, or photograph that someone else created requires a citation.
  3. I do not need to cite materials that are on the Internet.
  4. If I put something into my own words, I do not need to provide a citation for it.
  5. If I paraphrase or summarize a passage from a journal article, I am not guilty of plagiarism as long as I list the author in my bibliography.
  6. Words taken directly from another author's writing must include quotation marks around them.
  7. A unique two word phrase such as "pretzelized logic" requires a citation.
  8. In my paper, I write, "The Greeks knew that the earth was round long before Columbus set sail." I do not need to provide a citation for this passage because it is common knowledge.
  9. If, after reading Mary Heinking's review of The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, I write "Greeks before Eratosthenes knew that the Earth was round" I do not need to cite the source because this is common knowledge.
  10. Buying a paper from an on-line paper mill is considered to be plagiarism.
  11. I am expressing my own ideas or interpretations about the subject of my research paper. I do not need to cite a reference.
  12. An incorrect citation is a type of academic dishonesty.
  13. As long as I put quotation marks around the author's exact words or set them off in a block quote when I quote him/her and use a proper citation, there is absolutely no possibility that I could be guilty of academic dishonesty.
  14. If I take the advice of a peer editor or Writing Fellow, I am guilty of academic dishonesty.
  15. Changing one or two words in a long quote is a proper type of paraphrasing.
  16. In order to help you succeed in school, your parent goes to the library and does your research for you. This is an example of academic dishonesty.
  17. One of your classmates discovers a great web site that she/he thinks would be useful for your research and e-mails the URL to you. You use the web site as a source in your paper but you do not cite the fact that your friend found it for you. This is an example of plagiarism.
  18. If you find the exact information printed word-for-word on five or more different web sites, it is acceptable to use those exact words in your paper without citing a source.
  19. Submitting the same paper for two classes can be a form of academic dishonesty.
  20. You interview a teacher about the subject of your research. Then, using your notes, you re-write the teacher's thoughts into your own words. You must cite that interview as a reference in your paper.
  21. It is possible to commit "unintentional" plagiarism.
  22. At Schoolcraft College, plagiarism is against the student code of conduct and could result in failing a course.

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