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Plagiarism Quiz

This quiz has been taken from the University of Indiana website (What is Plagiarism at Indiana University? A Short Quiz and Concept Lesson by Ted Frick. http://education.indiana.edu/~frick/plagiarism/index2.html.)

If you have access to ICT you can do the quiz online, otherwise use the samples below to check your awareness of plagiarism. If you do use the online version, make some notes about the correct answers on the sheet to remind you later.

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Task 1. Read the following text carefully:
Technology has significantly transformed education at several major turning points in our history. In the broadest sense, the first technology was the primitive modes of communication used by prehistoric people before the development of spoken language. Mime, gestures, grunts, and drawing of figures in the sand with a stick were methods used to communicate -- yes, even to educate. Even without speech, these prehistoric people were able to teach their young how to catch animals for food, what animals to avoid, which vegetation was good to eat and which was poisonous. (Quoted from: Frick, T. (1991; 2000) Restructuring Education Through Technology) Now decide if the following extracts are plagiarism. If they are, state why. A. The first technology was the primitive modes of communication used by prehistoric people before the development of spoken language.

B. Frick (1991) believes that "... the first technology was the primitive modes of communication used by prehistoric people before the development of spoken language." (p. 10)

C. Frick (1991) believes that the first technology was the primitive modes of communication used by prehistoric people before the development of spoken language.

D. Frick (1991) believes that one of the earliest technologies was non-verbal signs that our prehistoric ancestors used before spoken language emerged.

E. One of the...
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