Test Your Knowledge Skills! Primary And Secondary Sources

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  • 1. 
    You have in your hands a copy of a speech given by important person X who was a key player in the history you are examining. It is a: (Choose the BEST answer)
    • A. 

      Valid source

    • B. 

      Invalid Source

    • C. 

      Reliable source

    • D. 

      Primary source

    • E. 

      Secondary source

  • 2. 
    Which of these 4 choices would be the most reliable source for information on the effects of heroin use?
    • A. 

      An article from the CDC website about the loing-term effects of heroin use.

    • B. 

      An article from the DEA newsletter containing statistics about heroin use by urban males 10-25.

    • C. 

      A newspaper article about the arrest of a heroin dealer.

  • 3. 
    What is a primary source?
    • A. 

      A source used often

    • B. 

      A source found in an important book like an encyclopedia

    • C. 

      A source created at the time of an event by an individual who was there

    • D. 

      A source created after an event has happened

  • 4. 
    What is a secondary source?
    • A. 

      A source which is someone's second choice to use for research

    • B. 

      A source created after an event has happened by someone not present at the event

    • C. 

      A second piece of information written about an event

    • D. 

      A source created at the time of an event

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a secondary source?
    • A. 

      A textbook chapter on World War II and its famous battles

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech

    • C. 

      A photograph of an immigrant family arriving at Ellis Island

    • D. 

      A journal kept by a soldier during the American Revolution

  • 6. 
    A book about the war where the author says things like "I was drafted at age 18..."; "I flew to Vietnam a few months later..."; "We fought in five battles..."
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 7. 
    A biography of General Westmoreland (who commanded American forces in Vietnam) written by one of his officers.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 8. 
    A biography of General Westmoreland by an author who didn't know the general, and drew on other sources for their information.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

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