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WEST History: Investigating & Interpreting History Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. After John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, northerners and southerns made different claims and drew different conclusions because they held different ____.

Question 2 2. Which of these is an example of a source lacking authenticity?

Question 3 3. This person's suntan made having a tan socially desirable.

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements is a fact?

Question 5 5. Which of these is an example of a novel approach in a source for a historian?

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Question 6 6. Heinrich Schliemann used his knowledge of Homer to find which ancient site?

Question 7 7. The key to mental health is to take responsibility for ___________ behaviors and the outcomes associated with them.

Question 8 8. Which of these is a primary source?

Question 9 9. The self-serving bias is the tendency to attribute positive outcomes to our internal or personal factors and negative outcomes to _____________.

Question 10 10. You are reading a text that's attempting to convince you chocolate cake is the best dessert. What is the purpose of the text?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT an example of valid evidence?

Question 12 12. Ethan is trying to convince Serena to go to a movie with him instead of studying for her mid-terms. This situation is an example of:

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

Question 15 15. What makes literary nonfiction different from informational nonfiction?

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Question 16 16. In a political campaign, one side encourages voters to support a candidate based on his or her voting record and community involvement. The other side encourages voters to reject the candidate based on choices he has made about his personal life. The two sides make different claims and draw different conclusions based on different:

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a type of persuasion?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 19 19. Which of these would be most useful in helping a historian explain the population growth of a city over time?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is an example of changing styles that help historians determine where in time (or place) a particular item belongs?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following could be a clue that a coin is faulty or a fake?

Question 22 22. Linda found several journal articles about scientific experiments that produced statistically significant findings. Because of this, Linda can conclude:

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 24 24. History's cause and effect relationships most closely resemble which of the following?

Question 25 25. Jerald was given the assignment of finding peer-reviewed research articles on the subject of auto safety. Which of the following statements best describes the kind of articles that Jerald needs to find?

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Question 26 26. Texts that provide facts about some topic the writer believes is important for the reader to understand are texts that _____.

Question 27 27. Why are cause and effect relationships so important to historians?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is a pitfall of historical research?

Question 29 29. A historian seeking to explain the movement of a phenomenon over geography would most likely use which of the following?

Question 30 30. What makes a speech different from an article?

WEST History: Investigating & Interpreting History Chapter Exam Instructions

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