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Basic Social Studies Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a secondary source?

Question 2 2. Which statement best describes the role of bias in primary sources?

Question 3 3. The analogy of spoiled milk in a cake best describes which of the following?

Question 4 4. The fact that Ancient Greece traded Olive Oil is an example of which of the following?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is best explained by Great Man Theory?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following would be an example of Environmental Determinism?

Question 7 7. Which of these visual aids is an example of an image that might be helpful in discerning the attitude of society during the time period?

Question 8 8. A historian seeking to explain the movement of a phenomenon over geography would most likely use which of the following?

Question 9 9. Which best describes the image created by Florence Nightingale?

Question 10 10. The major difference between comparing and contrasting is...

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Question 11 11. Which lists the steps for comparing or contrasting in the correct order?

Question 12 12. What is a graphic organizer?

Question 13 13. What is it called when historians create scenarios to critically examine the past?

Question 14 14. History's cause and effect relationships most closely resemble which of the following?

Question 15 15. Why are cause and effect relationships so important to historians?

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Question 16 16. Why are the recency and verifiability of sources important factors in the production of an article?

Question 17 17. What name is given to a piece of research which is reviewed by experts in a field review before it is published in an academic periodical?

Question 18 18. What are the two factors that help you judge the worth of an article?

Question 19 19. How did the adherence to one historical perspective lead to the Nazis gaining power in Germany?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a reason that Russians today often consider the Western Front to be a minor front during World War II?

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Question 21 21. Using a sports analogy, which of these best describes the concept of historical perspective?

Question 22 22. In history, what is a primary document?

Question 23 23. Which of these terms describes the ranking of people in society by their class?

Question 24 24. In social studies, what do we most often study about geography?

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements is a fact?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a type of persuasion?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is an example of persuasion through the use of logos ('logos' as in philosophy, not trademarks)?

Question 28 28. All of the following are examples of periodization EXCEPT:

Question 29 29. _____ would be the MOST useful tool for studying geographic contexts.

Question 30 30. If you wanted to better understand America's Civil Rights Movement, which tool would be MOST useful to you?

Basic Social Studies Skills Chapter Exam Instructions

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