Primary And Secondary Sources Quiz

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  • 2. 

    A piece of the original Magna Carta signed by King John in 1215

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      Primary

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The piece of the original Magna Carta signed by King John in 1215 is considered a primary source because it is a direct and firsthand record of the historical event. It was created at the time of the signing and provides valuable insight into the intentions and agreements made during that period. Secondary sources, on the other hand, are interpretations or analyses of primary sources by historians or scholars.

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    A book about Princess Diana 

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      Primary

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is secondary because a book about Princess Diana would be considered a secondary source of information. Secondary sources are created after an event or time period has occurred and provide analysis, interpretation, or commentary on primary sources. In this case, the book about Princess Diana would likely be based on primary sources such as interviews, articles, or documents, but it would offer a secondary perspective on her life and impact.

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  • 4. 

    A mug made in 2013

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    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The term "primary" refers to the original or first source of something. In this context, a mug made in 2013 would be considered a primary source because it was created at the time of the event or period being studied. It provides direct evidence or firsthand information about the year it was made.

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    Roman coins made by the Romans in 45AD

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    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The given answer "Primary" is correct because Roman coins made by the Romans in 45AD would be considered primary sources. Primary sources are original materials or artifacts that were created or produced during the time period being studied. In this case, the Roman coins were created by the Romans themselves, making them a direct and firsthand source of information about the Roman civilization and their currency system.

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    A biography about the second president, John Adams 

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Secondary." This is because a biography about John Adams, the second president, would be considered a secondary source. A secondary source is one that is created after the time period being studied and provides an interpretation or analysis of primary sources. In this case, the biography would be based on primary sources such as letters, diaries, and official documents written by John Adams or those who knew him.

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    A webpage talking about what life may have been like in Ancient Greece 

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    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Secondary". This is because a webpage discussing what life may have been like in Ancient Greece would provide information based on research and analysis done by scholars and experts, rather than being a primary source that directly documents events or experiences from that time period.

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    A friend telling you about his teacher last year 

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      Primary

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Primary" because the friend is talking about his teacher from last year. In most educational systems, primary education refers to the first few years of schooling, typically for children between the ages of 5 and 11. Secondary education, on the other hand, usually refers to the next level of schooling for students between the ages of 11 and 18. Since the friend is referring to a teacher from last year, it is more likely that the teacher was from the primary level rather than the secondary level.

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  • 9. 

    A journal written by Sequoyah about how he created the Cherokee alphabet 

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      Primary

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The journal written by Sequoyah about how he created the Cherokee alphabet would be considered a primary source. Primary sources are firsthand accounts or original documents that provide direct evidence or information about a particular topic. In this case, Sequoyah's journal would be a primary source because it is his own personal account of the creation of the Cherokee alphabet, providing direct insight into his thoughts, experiences, and motivations during that time.

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    A newspaper article describing the Great Depression in the 1920s. 

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is secondary because a newspaper article is a type of secondary source. Secondary sources are created after the event or time period being described and provide analysis, interpretation, or commentary on the primary sources. In this case, the newspaper article is describing the Great Depression, which occurred in the 1920s.

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    The United States Constitution 

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      Primary

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The United States Constitution is considered a primary source because it is the original and foundational document that establishes the framework for the American government. It was created by the Founding Fathers and serves as the supreme law of the land, outlining the structure of the government, defining the rights and freedoms of the people, and establishing the balance of power between the federal and state governments. As a primary source, it holds significant historical and legal value and is often referred to as the ultimate authority in interpreting the law.

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    Sweet Brown describing how she escaped her burning apartment 

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      Primary

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Primary." In the given question, Sweet Brown is described as explaining how she escaped her burning apartment. This suggests that she is the main or primary focus of the description. The term "primary" refers to something that is of utmost importance or the main element in a given context. Therefore, in this case, Sweet Brown's description takes precedence over any other secondary details.

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  • 13. 

    Mr. Lamkin going on about how much fun he had skiing in Colorado 

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      Primary

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Primary." This suggests that Mr. Lamkin's main topic or focus of discussion is about how much fun he had skiing in Colorado. The word "primary" typically refers to something that is of main importance or primary significance. Therefore, it can be inferred that Mr. Lamkin is primarily talking about his skiing experience in Colorado rather than discussing any secondary or less important aspects.

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  • 14. 

    The History Channel poorly explaining the history of Christmas 

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      Primary

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Secondary". This suggests that the History Channel is not providing an accurate or thorough explanation of the history of Christmas. It implies that their information may be incomplete or misleading, possibly focusing on less important details or neglecting important aspects of the holiday's history.

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  • 15. 

    A recording of Barack Obama's State of the Union Address (speech) 

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      Primary

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The recording of Barack Obama's State of the Union Address is considered a primary source because it is a direct and firsthand account of the speech given by Obama himself. Primary sources are original materials that provide direct evidence or firsthand information about a topic, event, or person. In this case, the recording of the speech is an authentic and unfiltered representation of Obama's words and delivery, making it a primary source for studying his State of the Union Address.

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    An interview with a soldier about what it was like in Iraq 

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      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Primary." In this context, "Primary" refers to the type of source that the interview with a soldier about their experience in Iraq would be. Primary sources are firsthand accounts or original documents, such as interviews, diaries, or letters, that provide direct evidence or insight into a particular event or topic. In this case, the interview with the soldier would be considered a primary source because it is a direct account of their experience in Iraq.

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  • 17. 

    A bone tool from the Paleolithic Era 

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      Primary

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    A bone tool from the Paleolithic Era is considered a primary source because it is an artifact that was created during that time period. Primary sources are original materials that provide firsthand evidence of an event or time period, and in this case, the bone tool itself is a direct representation of the Paleolithic Era. Secondary sources, on the other hand, are interpretations or analyses of primary sources, such as textbooks or scholarly articles.

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  • 18. 

    A book describing the Civil War 

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      Primary

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      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    A book describing the Civil War would be considered a secondary source. Secondary sources are created after the event or time period being studied and are typically based on primary sources, such as letters, diaries, newspapers, or eyewitness accounts. In this case, the book would likely be based on primary sources from the Civil War era and provide an analysis or interpretation of the events, rather than being a firsthand account.

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