How to Formulate Historical Questions


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A particular perspective or view about the past is called:

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1. Which would NOT be considered a primary source?

2. Which is a process of investigation used to arrive at truth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Developing historical questions is necessary for historical research, and you can cement your understanding of the process with this quiz and worksheet combo. Some topics addressed in the quiz's practice questions include processes used by historians to find truth and formulate ideas, primary sources, and particular perspectives on the past.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, students will be asked about:

  • Primary sources
  • Views or perspectives about the past
  • Process used by historians to gather evidence and formulate ideas
  • Process of investigation for truth

Skills Practiced

Students will exercise these skills throughout the quiz and worksheet:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about historians and their research methods
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how to formulate historical questions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding process used within historical research to answer quiz questions

Additional Learning

Consult the accompanying lesson named How to Formulate Historical Questions to continue learning about this history related subject. Goals covered by this lesson include the following:

  • Define key terms, such as primary and secondary sources
  • Explain the research processes used by historians
  • Understand how to properly develop and formulate a historical inquiry
  • Know why historians use these methods and their background