How Historical Theories Affect Interpretations of the Past


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Which of the following is best explained by Great Man Theory?

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1. The fact that Ancient Greece traded Olive Oil is an example of which of the following?

2. Great Man Theory would say which of the following started World War II?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Historians can interpret important events differently based on their use of different theories. With this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll be assessed on your knowledge of major theories and their relation to key events in history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment tools will test your comprehension of:

  • Major historical events
  • Theories used to explain historical incidents
  • The benefit of merging theories

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on historical theories
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding hybrid explanations of historical events
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about interpreting history

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled How Historical Theories Affect Interpretations of the Past to further explore this topic. The material covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how historians work
  • Compare and contrast different theories of history
  • Examine why historians combine theories in their work