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Quiz: Is this Plagiarism?

Updated on August 30, 2013

Plagiarism and Copyright Violations

Recently in the SquidU forums, I have been frequently encountering copyright violations and some blatant plagiarism. It can be hard for someone to know they are doing something wrong when they see so many other people, on Squidoo and off, copying content for their articles.

I created this quiz to help raise awareness within the community of common copyright violations and misconceptions about plagiarism.

Before the Quiz...

How much do you think you know about plagiarism?

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How did you do?

How many did you get right?

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What are your thoughts about the frequency of copyright violations?

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    • LaughingLady LM profile image

      Helen Phillips Cockrell 

      5 years ago from Virginia

      Great lens and very necessary...sadly.

    • chrisqw profile image


      6 years ago

      Very useful, and entertaining as well. Thank you!

    • JoyfulReviewer profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice, informative quiz ... thanks!

    • PocketfulofParis profile image


      7 years ago

      love your lens

    • DogWatchColumbus profile image


      7 years ago

      Great lens. Helped answer a few questions for me. The more I learn about copyright, the more I'm getting out my camera!

    • John Dyhouse profile image

      John Dyhouse 

      7 years ago from UK

      I managed to get them all correct, I am very aware of copyright generally but the SquidU discussions of late have increased my understanding of plagiarism on the web. Useful lens and very clear questions and answers

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      Ellen Brundige 

      7 years ago from California

      Good quiz, and I think your questions are clearer and better-worded than mine. I'll feature it on mine!

      (I got 100%, phew)

    • Lee Hansen profile image

      Lee Hansen 

      7 years ago from Vermont

      I got 100% - great idea! Let's hope newbies all read this lens and take away the lessons you've shared about copyrights and how to avoid plagiarism.

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      7 years ago

      It's a well thought out quiz.

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      7 years ago

      Great quiz I did get all of them right. Only because I had done my homework way back when. Everyone should take this quiz. Great job.

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Very good quiz about an important subject.

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      7 years ago

      Thank you!

    • fashionality lm profile image

      fashionality lm 

      7 years ago


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      7 years ago

      More frequent than not.

    • JeremiahStanghini profile image


      7 years ago

      Great idea for a lens! I wonder if this should almost be part of "The Answer Deck?"

      With Love and Gratitude,


    • IlanaMoore LM profile image

      IlanaMoore LM 

      7 years ago

      I think it's sad that people feel it's alright to take what somebody else worked hard at and pawn it off as his/her own. When somebody writes something, they reveal a tiny part of themselves, and stealing that is like stealing that part of them. Think about that before you copy someone's writing next time...

    • Missmerfaery444 profile image


      7 years ago

      I aced it! :) Excellent way to educate lensmasters and other online writers about this issue, well done!


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