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Quiz on Cross-References

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  1. Which of the following is a good definition of a cross-reference?
    Information about the author, title, and other such bibliographic detail of borrowed information
    List of information sources used to research and write a technical report
    A kind of pointer that can include author, title, and page number to some other source (such as a book, article, or report) where related information can be found.

  2. Which of the following explains the difference between an "internal" and an "external cross-reference?
    An "internal" cross-reference is to another section within the same document; an "external" cross-reference is to a book, article, report or other information source outside of the same document.
    An "external" cross-reference is to another section within the same document; an "internal" cross-reference is to a book, article, report or other information source outside of the same document.
    An "external" cross-reference is to an information source produced within the same organization; an "internal" cross-reference is to an information source produced outside of the same organization.
    An "internal" cross-reference is to an information source produced within the same organization; an "external" cross-reference is to an information source produced outside of the same organization.
  3. Cross-references are helpful to writers because:
    They point writers to related information which they can go and read to gain additional background on the topic currently being discussed.
    They enable writers to point to related information rather than having to explain it all right there at that point in the discussion.
    They make it easy for writers to indicate the sources of the information they borrow from other writers.
  4. Choose the following elements that make up a complete cross-reference:
    Title of the source being cross-referenced
    Number of the source as it occurs in the list of sources at the end of the document
    Page number in the source that is being cross-referenced that is relevant to the current discussion
    Author of the source that is being cross-referenced
    Subject matter of the cross-reference—the contents of the cross-referenced information
  5. Which of the following would be the correct way to set up a cross-reference to an article entitled Recent Findings Concerning Atmospheric Ozone Depletion, by Hari Gundavaram, which appears in the January 1997 issue of Atmospheric Science?
    See Gundavaram's article on atmospheric ozone depletion for updates on recent research in this area.
    See Gundavaram's article entitled "Atmospheric Ozone Depletion" for updates on recent research in this area.
    See Gundavaram's article entitled Recent Findings Concerning Atmospheric Ozone Depletion for updates on recent research in this area.
  6. What would be another correct way to set up a cross-reference to the preceding information?
    See Gundavaram's article entitled Atmospheric Ozone Depletion for updates on recent research in this area.
    See Gundavaram's article entitled "Recent Findings Concerning Atmospheric Ozone Depletion" in Atmospheric Research for updates on recent research in this area.
    See Gundavaram's article entitled Atmospheric Ozone Depletion in "Atmospheric Research" for updates on recent research in this area.
  7. Which of the following would be the correct way to set up a cross-reference to a page 78 of a book by Cynthia Jones entitled Atmospheric Ozone Depletion: Global Dilemma, which appeared in January of 1997 published by Wiley in New York?
    See page 78 of Cynthia Jones' "Atmospheric Ozone Depletion: Global Dilemma" for details.
    See page 78 of Cynthia Jones' Atmospheric Ozone Depletion: Global Dilemma for details.
    See page 78 of Cynthia Jones' book on atmospheric ozone depletion for details.
  8. What would be another correct way to set up a cross-reference to the preceding information?
    See "Atmospheric Ozone Depletion: Global Dilemma," page 78, for details.
    See Atmospheric Ozone Depletion: Global Dilemma, page 78, for details.
    See Atmospheric Ozone Depletion: Global Dilemma, page 78, for details.
  9. Imagine that you wanted to set up a cross-reference to another section of your own report entitled Recent Advances in Photovoltaic Cell Design, which can be found on pages 23 through 26 in your report. Your report is entitled Photovoltaic Cells: Design and Applications. Which of the following is a correct way of handling this cross-reference?
    See "Recent Advances in Photovoltaic Cell Design," page 23, for details on the latest work in this technology.
    See Recent Advances in Photovoltaic Cell Design, page 23, for details on the latest work in this technology.
    See Photovoltaic Cells: Design and Applications, page 23, for details on the latest work in this technology.
  10. What would be another correct way to set up a cross-reference to the preceding information?
    See Recent Advances in Photovoltaic Cell Design, page 23, for details on the latest work in this technology.
    See the section on recent advances in photovoltaic cell design, page 23, for details on the latest work in this technology.
    See "Photovoltaic Cells: Design and Applications," page 23, for details on the latest work in this technology.

   

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