Integrity Quiz


Required Reading

Before you begin, you must read the University Tutorial on Plagiarism, which includes some comic strips and typical scenarios. After this, edit the file integ.txt in Seashell by filling in the answers to the following questions. When completed, submit the question to Marmoset.


Note: This quiz applies to "GOLD" assignment questions.

Question 1

Which TV celebrity was quoted in the tutorial?

  1. Dr. Phil
  2. Dr. Zoidberg
  3. Stephen Colbert
  4. Oprah Winfrey
  5. Alfred E. Newman

Question 2

Which scenario ends with "I'll come back when I'm done and we can BOTH celebrate!"

  1. Working together on take-home exams
  2. Sharing computer code
  3. Seek permission from your instructor
  4. Online quizzes
  5. Taking notes and citing sources

Question 3

Which of the following is not one of the fundamental values of academic integrity?

  1. Kindness
  2. Responsibility
  3. Honesty
  4. Fairness
  5. Trust

Question 4

According to "Policy 72 – Student Appeals", how many working days does a student have to submit an appeal after being notified of a decision?

  1. 5
  2. 1
  3. 15
  4. 20
  5. 10

Question 5

According to the "Guidelines for the Assessment of Penalties", what would be the penalty for a first plagiarism offence, if the plagiarism occurred on a CS 136 assignment?

  1. 0 in the course
  2. 0 on the assignment
  3. -5 on the final grade
  4. 0 on the assignment, -5 on the final grade, two-term suspension, and a letter of apology
  5. 0 on the assignment, -5 on the final grade

Questions 6 – 12

Remember: This quiz applies to "GOLD" assignment questions.

Could an academic penalty be applied in this scenario? For each of the following scenarios, answer with either T (true) or F (false):

  1. A student publicly posts on Piazza a two line snippet of their assignment code because they can't understand the syntax error it produces.
  2. Student A and B are both excellent, hard-working students working on an assignment. A has successfully passed all of the tests, but despite spending many hours on it, B still has not passed one of the tests. Student A sits down with B and helps debug their code to pass that final test case.
  3. A student is stuck on an assignment problem, and goes to see an instructor during office hours. The instructor helps them find their bug. The student does not acknowledge that they received help from the instructor.
  4. A student is stuck on an assignment problem, and "Googles" for inspiration. They find a similar but different problem on Stack Overflow with a solution. They are able to modify that solution to solve their problem. Because the problem was different enough, they do not cite the website.
  5. Student A and Student B find themselves sitting beside each other on the bus, and discuss their ideas for tackling an assignment.
  6. Student A and B are roommates. Student A took CS 136 in the previous term, and has provided B with a .zip file containing all of their notes and assignment solutions "just in case" B needs it. However, B takes pride in their work and never opens the .zip file.
  7. A student is stuck on an assignment problem, and goes to see a private tutor who advertised in the student newspaper. The tutor helps them understand the assignment, and shows them how to solve it, but does not code it themselves. The student does not acknowledge that they received help from the tutor.

Grading

The following questions are related to the grading policy for CS 136. You can review the "Marks" link from the CS 136 webpage and also "Section 01: Introduction" of the course notes.

Question 13

This term we plan on having Assignments 1 through 10 (after A0). How many of the assignments will be used to calculate your assignment grade?

  1. Your worst and best assignment grades will be dropped and your grade will be composed of the average of the remaining 8 assignments.
  2. Your best assignment grade will be dropped and your grade will be the average of the worst 9 of 10 assignments.
  3. Your worst assignment grade will be dropped and your grade will be the average of the best 9 of 10 assignments.
  4. All 10 assignments will be counted in your final assignment grade.

Question 14

Suppose at the end of the course you achieved 100% on all assignments except for A0 (this assignment). What will your final assignment grade be?

  1. 0%
  2. 32%
  3. 90.91%
  4. 100%

Question 15

CS 136 is a prerequisite for CS 246. What is the minimum final grade required in order to move on to CS 246?

  1. 50%
  2. 55%
  3. 60%
  4. 65%

Question 16

You received 1 out of 10 on an assignment question that was granted a second chance. On your second chance you received 10 out of 10. What will your final grade be for the question?

  1. 1 out of 10
  2. 5.5 out of 10
  3. 10 out of 10
  4. 11 out of 20