Understanding History Through Cause-and-Effect Relationships


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Which of the following partially caused the fall of the Ming Dynasty?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Major historical events don't just occur out of the blue. Many smaller events lead up to them. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of historical cause-and-effect relationships. The questions will quiz you on the importance of these relationships when applied to history and what they closely resemble.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The fall of the Ming Dynasty
  • Scenarios that critically examine history
  • Famous person who made having a suntan socially desirable

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding the importance of historical cause-and-effect relationships
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the fall of the Ming Dynasty
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about scenarios used to critically look at the past

Additional Learning

Learn more about cause-and-effect relationships by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Understanding History Through Cause-and-Effect Relationships. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine examples of historical cause-and-effect relationships
  • Understand the importance of creating different scenarios for past events
  • Learn about why cause-and-effect relationships are so important when studying history