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American Psychological Association
Assessment







Question 1:
When formatting a paper in APA format, what are the correct margin sizes that one should use?
  A.   1.5" margins on all four sides
  B.   1" margins on all four sides
  C.   1.5" margins on the sides and 1" margins on the top and bottom
  D.   1" margins on the sides and 1.5" margins on the top and bottom
  E.   There are no standards for margin size in APA format.


Question 2:
APA style documents have many different sections; which of the following answers lists four sections in proper order?
  A.   Title Page, Executive Summary, Main Body, and Works Cited
  B.   Title Page, Abstract, Executive summary, and References
  C.   Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References
  D.   Abstract, Main Body, Works Cited, and References
  E.   There are actually only three parts: Title Page, Main Body, and Bibliography


Question 3:
The Title Page contains the same header as the rest of the document, including a page number.
  A.   True
  B.   False


Question 4:
The Title page is best described by:
  A.   The Title Page is the first page of the document which has the author, school and date of the document.
  B.   The Title Page is the first page of the document which has the author, school, and title of the document. It also contains a running header that includes a brief summary of the document's topic.
  C.   The Title Page is an optional page that contains the title of the document exclusively.
  D.   The Title Page is an optional page that contains the author, date, and title of the document.
  E.   The Title Page is the first page of the document that contains the title, author and school centered on the page. The Title page also contains a header and a running header which is a brief version of the title.


Question 5:
Which of the following is false about the Abstract of an APA document?
  A.   The Abstract is written in block formatting with no indentation.
  B.   The Abstract has the same header as the rest of the document.
  C.   The Abstract is a brief summary of the document--it includes initial thoughts, brief support, and conclusions.
  D.   The Abstract is a single double-spaced paragraph that should not exceed 120 words.
  E.   The word "Abstract" is centered, bolded and underlined above the summary.


Question 6:
If all information is available for a source, a parenthetical citation for APA Formatting would include:
  A.   Author, page number, and title of source.
  B.   Title of source, author, and year published.
  C.   Author and page number
  D.   Author, year published and specific page number
  E.   Title of source and page number


Question 7:
The header for the entire document should include the full-title of the document.
  A.   True
  B.   False


Question 8:
Which of the following does not describe the procedure for including long quotations in APA formatting?
  A.   Long Quotations are direct quotes that exceed 40 words; long quotations require special formatting.
  B.   Long quotations are in a free-standing block of text that maintains the same font face, size, and spacing as the rest of the document.
  C.   Long quotations omit quotation marks at the beginning and ending of the block-indented paragraph.
  D.   Long quotations do not require a parenthetical citation.
  E.   Paragraph indentations are created with five spaces from the block-text margin.


Question 9:
Which of the following is a true statement regarding the References page of an APA formatted document?
  A.   Author's names are inverted and formatted with initials for first and middle name. The list is alphabetized by author's last name.
  B.   Use an ampersand (&) instead of the word "and" when listing multiple authors of a single work.
  C.   Use a hanging indentation when listing each source; the subsequent lines of a source should be indented 0.5" from the left margin.
  D.   All book and journal titles should be italicized and only the first letter of the first word receives capitalization.
  E.   All of the above are true statements!


Question 10:
Which of the following is the correct APA reference listing for the third edition of Creating Web Pages with HTML written by Patrick Carey and published by Thomson Learning in Boston, 2003.
  A.   Carey, P.(2003). Creating web pages with html (3rd ed.). Boston: Thomson learning inc.
  B.   Carey, Patrick. Creating Web Pages with HTML, Third Edition.2003. Boston: Thomson Learning Inc.
  C.   Patrick C. (2003) Creating Web Pages with HTML (3rd Edition). Boston: Thomson Learning Inc.
  D.   Carey, P. Creating web pages with html. Third Edition. Boston: 2003 by Thomson Learning Inc.
  E.   None of the above display the correct format for a book source.