Evaluating & Acknowledging Uncertainty in Historical Texts


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Which of the following is not a suggested strategy for evaluating uncertainty in historical texts?

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1. Which of the following types of documents is considered a quantitative source?

2. Which of the following sources would present a historian with the least amount of uncertainty?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The primary purpose of this assessment is to quiz you on evaluating uncertainty, types of documents, and examples of sources.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More clearly, these practice questions will take a look at:

  • Suggested strategies for evaluating uncertainty in historical texts
  • Examples of quantitative sources
  • A source that would present the least uncertainty
  • Strategies used to reclaim underrepresented voices
  • Documents that would provide a source of evidence

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of documents/sources
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the strategies historians can use to recover underrepresented views
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on evaluating/acknowledging uncertainty

Additional Learning

You can continue to learn about this material by utilizing our lesson by the name of Evaluating & Acknowledging Uncertainty in Historical Texts. This lesson will go over:

  • Bias evaluation
  • The way we look at history
  • Source evaluation
  • Quantitative data