Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research

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Which is NOT a type of reference source?

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1. Which is NOT an example of a primary source?

2. In the discipline of history, a hypothesis is called a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our informative quiz and worksheet is made up of a series of multiple-choice questions concerning references materials and sources used in historical research. This quiz addresses subjects including what is true about reference sources, examples of primary sources and what a hypothesis is called in the discipline of history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quickly take this quiz to see if you understand:

  • The different types of reference sources
  • Examples of primary sources
  • What a hypothesis is called in the discipline of history
  • What the process of putting together an account of the past is called
  • True statements about reference sources

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different types of reference sources
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the reference materials and sources used in historical research, like what would and would not be a primary source
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what the process used by historians to construct an account of the past is called

Additional Learning

Boost your understanding of this subject by reviewing our professionally designed lesson titled Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research. Once you complete this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Explain why history is also called social science
  • Detail what makes a source secondary
  • Discuss why researchers need to be careful when using the internet as a reference source
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