Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation


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The process in which an account of the past is researched and constructed is called:

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1. Stories that are not written down, but are passed down verbally from generation to generation are considered:

2. One particular view or theory based on historical evidence is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of historical methodology, including what it is and important vocabulary terms associated with it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these historical methodology assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • What historical methodology entails
  • Types of historical evidence
  • The term for one particular theory related to historical evidence
  • Thesis-antitheses-synthesis
  • Primary sources

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related historical methodology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as primary and secondary sources
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term associated with thesis-antithesis-synthesis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of historical sources

Additional Learning

To learn more about the methods historians use to learn about the past, review the accompanying lesson called Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation. This lesson is designed to help students:

  • Understand the concept of historical methodology
  • Differentiate types of historical evidence
  • Identify the patterns associated with attempts to resolve conflicting historical interpretations
  • Understand various historical events that exemplify these concepts