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Understanding History & Primary Sources Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Any type of communication specifically designed to encourage viewers to adopt a certain perspective is referred to as:

Question 2 2. Which was mentioned in this lesson as a possible weakness of eye-witness/veteran testimonies?

Question 3 3. The origin of factual information is called:

Question 4 4. Which is NOT a primary source?

Question 5 5. Which is NOT true?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following questions can be asked to help determine if a source is a primary source?

Question 7 7. What is an advantage of a primary source?

Question 8 8. What is the function of a primary source?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT an example of a primary source?

Question 10 10. A primary source can be defined as which of the following?

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Question 11 11. Why do students need a systematic approach to reading the Declaration of Independence?

Question 12 12. What is the last step students should follow in reading a primary source document?

Question 13 13. After they determine that a document is a primary source, what should students do first?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a primary source?

Question 15 15. What question should students ask to determine if a source is primary or secondary?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a common primary source?

Question 17 17. Which of the following tend to be full of primary sources?

Question 18 18. What is a primary source?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a secondary source?

Question 20 20. What is a secondary source?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT true?

Question 22 22. The process whereby historians gather information about the past based on evidence is called _____.

Question 23 23. In its simplest form, the Hegelian Dialectic concerns _______________.

Question 24 24. One particular view or theory about the past is called _____.

Question 25 25. Which is not a primary source?

Understanding History & Primary Sources Chapter Exam Instructions

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