Ultimate Trivia On Primary And Secondary Information Sources!

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Ultimate Trivia On Primary And Secondary Information Sources!

When it comes to information gathering, there are two ways in which one can find out, and this is through primary and secondary sources. A primary source gives first-hand information by someone who experiences the even whereas second-hand information is provided by another party who didn’t. Take this Ultimate Quiz on Primary and Secondary sources. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the 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.

  • 2. 
    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.

  • 3. 
    Check all below, which are primary sources:
    • A. 

      Encyclopedia article

    • B. 

      Diary

    • C. 

      Photograph

    • D. 

      Magazine article

    • E. 

      Textbook

    • F. 

      Museum artifact

    • G. 

      Interview

    • H. 

      Historical document

    • I. 

      Review of a book

  • 4. 
    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.

  • 5. 
    When researching, you do not have to say where you got your information from.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
     A biography about Abraham Lincoln is?
    • A. 

      Primary Source.

    • B. 

      Secondary Source.

    • C. 

      Both wrong.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

  • 7. 
    An autobiography is a?
    • A. 

      Primary Source.

    • B. 

      Secondary Source.

    • C. 

      Both A and B.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    Benjamin Franklin was on the founder of the Constitution. The Constitution is a?
    • A. 

      Primary Source

    • B. 

      Secondary Source

    • C. 

      Both A and B are wrong.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

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