Information Gathering Test: Primary And Secondary Sources

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Information Gathering Test: Primary And Secondary 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. This quiz will help determine what you already know about primary and secondary sources. It will not count as a grade, so use it as practice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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      Historical document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. 
    • 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