Copyright & Plagiarism Quiz

College of San Mateo Library

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Directions: A passing score on this quiz is 8 out of 10 answers correct. This quiz can only be submitted ONCE. If you submit the quiz more times, all the subsequent scores are invalid. Your first quiz score for this tutorial will be recorded on your Yellow Reporting Form when you come to the Writing Center (18-104).

1. Today almost everything is copyrighted the moment it is written.
True
False
 
2. Plagiarism is using the ideas and writings of others and representing them as your own.
True
False
 
3. Even when you do not quote directly from another work, if reading that source contributed to the ideas presented in your paper, you must give the authors proper credit by including their work in your bibliography.
True
False
 
4. If you make something available free of charge, it is not copyrighted.
True
False
 
5. Copying another student’s paper is not considered plagiarism as long as the paper has not been published.
True
False
 
6. After an author dies, all of his or her works will go out of copyright after 28 years.
True
False
 
7. Which of the following is an example of “fair use”?
A student making a copy of a textbook that would be too expensive to purchase otherwise.
A student quoting a brief passage from a book in a paper without obtaining permission from the author.
A teacher making copies of a DVD for all the students in her class.
All of the above
 
8. A book must include a copyright notice (e.g. © 2007) in order to be copyrighted.
True
False
 
9. Most poems cannot be copyrighted because they are so short.
True
False
 
10. Students are exempt from being prosecuted for copyright infringement.
True
False
 

Note: A passing score on this quiz is 8 out of 10 answers correct. This quiz can only be submitted ONCE. If you submit the quiz more times, all the subsequent scores are invalid. Your first quiz score for this tutorial will be recorded on your Yellow Reporting Form when you come to the Writing Center (18-104).