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Historical Inquiry & Essay Construction Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which best describes the image created by Florence Nightingale?

Question 2 2. A historian seeking to explain the movement of a phenomenon over geography would most likely use which of the following?

Question 3 3. Which of these would help a historian determine attitudes during a particular time?

Question 4 4. What is a secondary source?

Question 5 5. What is a primary source?

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Question 6 6. What is a disadvantage of memorizing names, places, and dates?

Question 7 7. Which of these is an example of a novel approach in a source for a historian?

Question 8 8. Which of these is an example of a source lacking authority?

Question 9 9. Which of these is an example of a source lacking relevance?

Question 10 10. How is using emotional appeal in an essay similar to providing relevant supporting details?

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Question 11 11. After a long day, a teacher is grading a large number of essays which were written by his students. He is reviewing how his students structured their essays. Tom structured his essay so each paragraph had 3 sentences. Jane used 4 to 5 sentences, Katie used 6 to 7 sentences, while Phil used 9 to 10 sentences for each paragraph. Based on this fact alone, which of the following likely received the highest grade?

Question 12 12. When writing a paragraph, why is it important to use topic sentences?

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

Question 14 14. This person's suntan made having a tan socially desirable.

Question 15 15. History's cause and effect relationships most closely resemble which of the following?

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Question 16 16. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

Question 17 17. As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

Question 18 18. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 19 19. Which statement best describes the role of bias in primary sources?

Question 20 20. The analogy of spoiled milk in a cake best describes which of the following?

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Question 21 21. What is a danger of too many secondary sources?

Question 22 22. Why is editing a crucial stage in writing a great essay?

Question 23 23. Before writing the essay, an 'organized roadmap' or gross plan is essential. Which step leads to this plan?

Question 24 24. How should the introductory and concluding paragraphs be handled when writing a quick, great essay?

Question 25 25. Which of these would be most useful in helping a historian explain the population growth of a city over time?

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Question 26 26. How does concentrating on the story help remember dates?

Question 27 27. Which of these is an example of a source lacking authenticity?

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences is NOT written with simple subject-verb construction?

Question 29 29. Why are cause and effect relationships so important to historians?

Question 30 30. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

Historical Inquiry & Essay Construction Chapter Exam Instructions

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