Differences Between Fact & Opinion in Historical Narratives


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Which is NOT a primary source?

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1. Which is NOT a historical fact?

2. In the field of history, an opinion about the past is often called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will measure how much you know about fact and opinion in historical narratives. Test questions include an example of a primary source and the word used for how we often refer to opinions about the past.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In order to successfully pass this quiz, you will need to know the following:

  • An example of a historical fact
  • How historians know George Washington was from Virginia
  • Truths about historical interpretations

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about the differences between facts and opinions in historical narratives from the lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of historical facts and primary sources
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the truths of historical interpretations

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called Differences Between Fact & Opinion in Historical Narratives. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss where historical opinions come from
  • Understand the difference between fact and an opinion
  • Define and give an example of a secondary source