Quiz: Learning From The Past

15 Questions
Education Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test your knowledge of primary and secondary sources; the definition of artifacts; and your ability to place dates in chronological order.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The diary of Anne Frank - a young girl who lived in hiding during the Holocaust.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 2. 
    A book written by a historian who didn't fight in a war, but draws on other sources.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 3. 
    A newspaper article about Vietnam written in the 1960s.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 4. 
    A TV documentary filmed by a reporter who toured Vietnam during the war.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 5. 
    A book about a 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

  • 6. 
    A book that compiles letters, poems, and memoirs written by people who experienced a war.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 7. 
    A chapter in your world history textbook about the Ancient Greeks. 
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 8. 
    An original World War I uniform worn by your great grandfather.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 9. 
    A web site that summarizes Ancient Roman mythology.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 10. 
    A magazine article from 2011 titled “Mining in the Old West from 1860 to 1890.”
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 11. 
    Which of the following would not be considered an artifact?
    • A. 

      Otzi' skull

    • B. 

      The arrowhead found in Otzi's shoulder

    • C. 

      Otzi's shoes

    • D. 

      The grass cape found with Otzi

  • 12. 
    Which of the following would not be considered an artifact?
    • A. 

      A message in a bottle found in the sand

    • B. 

      Wreckage from a ship washed ashore

    • C. 

      A shell necklace

    • D. 

      A shark tooth found on the beach

  • 13. 
    B.C.E. stands for before Christ emerged.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which answer correctly places the following dates in chronological order?12 A.D., 14 B.C.E., 1066 C.E., 323 B.C., 1776 B.C.E., 2012 A.D.
    • A. 

      12 A.D., 14 B.C.E, 1066 C.E., 323 B.C., 1776 B.C.E., 2012 A.D.

    • B. 

      14 B.C.E, 323 B.C., 1776 B.C.E, 12 A.D., 1066 C.E., 2012 A.D.

    • C. 

      1776 B.C.E., 14 B.C.E., 323 B.C., 12 A.D., 2012 A.D., 1066 C.E.

    • D. 

      1776 B.C.E, 323 B.C., 14 B.C.E., 12 A.D., 1066 C.E., 2012 A.D.

  • 15. 
    Which answer correctly places the following dates in chronological order?202 A.D., 776 B.C.E., 2011 C.E., 323 B.C., 1492 B.C.E., 1901 A.D.
    • A. 

      202 A.D., 776 B.C.E, 2011 C.E., 323 B.C., 1492 B.C.E., 1901 A.D.

    • B. 

      776 B.C.E, 323 B.C., 1492 B.C.E, 202A.D., 2011 C.E., 1901 A.D.

    • C. 

      1492 B.C.E., 776 B.C.E., 323 B.C., 202 A.D., 1901 A.D., 2011 C.E.

    • D. 

      1492 B.C.E, 323 B.C., 776 B.C.E., 12 A.D., 2011 C.E., 1901 A.D.