Academic Integrity Quiz

How much do you really know about Academic Dishonesty? Grab a pencil and paper and put your instincts to the test in this quick quiz:

  1. You and a friend stay up all night working on a lab assignment together. It's nearing 2:00 a.m., and you still have to write up your findings. You know it's supposed to be an individual assignment, but due to time constraints you decide to type it up once and, then, cut and paste for your friend's assignment. If you change the wording a bit, is it still academic dishonesty?
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  2. You let your buddy look over your shoulder during a quiz worth only 10% of your grade. You know your friend could be charged with cheating if she's caught, but could you be charged too?
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  3. You quote from Coles' notes in an English essay on Oliver Twist. Since it says exactly what you wanted to say, you put in a citation, not for Coles' notes, but only for the passage quoted from the novel. Is this plagiarism?
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  4. You go to the doctor for an exam deferral, but you decide that the note would be better if it included two exams rather than just the one. You add another day onto the note yourself to ensure that you can defer both exams, just in case. Is this cheating?
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  5. You have stacks of homework to do, and it's all due tomorrow. Your friend offers to do one of your assignments since she has already taken the class and can do the work very quickly. Can either of you be charged with an academic offence?
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  6. You watched the person in front of you pull a cheat sheet out of his pocket and copy answers all the way through the midterm exam. You decide not to report him. Can you be charged with academic dishonesty?
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  7. You wrote an essay in a class last year that would be perfect for the assigned term paper in the course you're taking now. You change the title page and hand it in to the new prof. Is this against the Code of Student Behaviour?
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  8. You wrote a research paper that required 10 references. You had 9, and decided to quickly make up the tenth one to fulfil the requirements. Since the book you cited doesn't actually exist, you figure no harm is done. Is that considered plagiarism?
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  9. You got a copy of an old exam from the Exam Registry on the Information Registries website. Is that cheating?
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  10. You sleep in on the morning of a final exam. You defer the exam, saying that you had a flat tire on the way to school that morning and couldn't get there on time. Your Faculty tells you they need a Statutory Declaration signed in order to grant the deferral. You go ahead and sign one, get the deferral, and everything is fine. Or is it? Could you be charged under the Code of Student Behaviour?
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