Historical Change: Causes and Effects


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What is the view that historical change is primarily caused by the actions and influence of important historical figures?

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1. What is the view that historical change is primarily brought about by broad social, political, and economic movements?

2. Why are historical changes so difficult to predict?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment questions will help you test your understanding of the theories about what causes historical change. You'll also be assessed on some vocabulary terms related to this concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these short assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the terms that fit the following descriptions:

  • The view that actions of important people are the main cause of historical change
  • The view that broad social, economic, and political movements are the main cause of historical change
  • Study of how views and interpretations of history change over time
  • The changing of events over the course of time

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on historical change
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different views of the causes of historical change
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of historical change

Additional Learning

To learn more about historical change, got to the tab for the lesson called Historical Change: Causes and Effects. This engaging lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Understand the concept of historical change
  • Learn how historical change is studied
  • Differentiate theories of historical change