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NMTA Social Science: Historiography Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is not a step in historical research?

Question 2 2. What is the relationship between correlation and causation?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is an example of a thesis statement?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is not a criterion for establishing a cause-effect relationship?

Question 5 5. Which one of the following is not an important component of writing?

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Question 6 6. If you're writing an argumentation essay, what kind of supporting details are especially important?

Question 7 7. What are supporting details?

Question 8 8. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

Question 9 9. Stories that are not written down, but are passed down verbally from generation to generation are considered:

Question 10 10. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

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Question 11 11. Mary and Kelly have just started working for a new boss. Mary is unhappy because the new boss is strict and has many new rules. Kelly is optimistic because the office feels organized and has direction now under the new boss. Mary and Kelly have different _____

Question 12 12. While spending the night at a friend's house, you hear a loud bell. Immediately after hearing the bell, you jump. Your friend tells you that periodically the bell goes off throughout the night. As long as you don't hear the bell, you are fine. However, every time that the bell goes off, you jump. What is the cause and what is the effect in this scenario.

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements best defines the main idea of an essay?

Question 14 14. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 15 15. Which would NOT be considered a primary source?

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Question 16 16. Why would you use an explanation for supporting details?

Question 17 17. The process in which an account of the past is researched and constructed is called:

Question 18 18. Why is a thesis statement so important in writing?

Question 19 19. What does attribution theory suggest about how we assess the behavior of others?

Question 20 20. What is the definition of temporal precedence?

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Question 21 21. Historical research involves examining ______ to make predictions about ______.

Question 22 22. Joe is a top salesman, something he attributes to his own intelligence, personality and wit. When he recently missed a monthly quota though, he blamed it on new competitors in his territory. Joe is rationalizing his failure by using _____

Question 23 23. Qualitative research looks at:

Question 24 24. What should all the supporting details relate to?

Question 25 25. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

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Question 26 26. Thesis-antithesis-synthesis is most associated with:

Question 27 27. What is the purpose of comparing and contrasting two items?

Question 28 28. One particular view or theory based on historical evidence is called:

Question 29 29. One strength of historical research is that it:

Question 30 30. What does it mean to make an inference?

NMTA Social Science: Historiography Chapter Exam Instructions

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