Primary And Secondary Sources II

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

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

    • A.

      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 firsthand account or artifact from the time period in question. It is an authentic and original document that provides direct evidence of the historical event and the intentions of those involved. Secondary sources, on the other hand, are interpretations or analyses of primary sources by historians or scholars.

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  • 2. 

    A book about Princess Diana 

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    The book about Princess Diana is classified as a secondary source because it is a written account that analyzes and interprets primary sources, such as interviews, letters, and documents, related to Princess Diana. It provides an interpretation and perspective on her life and events rather than being a firsthand account or original material.

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  • 3. 

    A mug made in 2013

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The given answer "Primary" is correct because a mug made in 2013 would be considered a primary source of information for that specific year. Primary sources are original materials or artifacts that provide firsthand evidence or direct information about a particular topic or event. In this case, the mug itself is an object from 2013, making it a primary source for understanding the design, style, and possibly even the historical context of that time period.

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  • 4. 

    Roman coins made by the Romans in 45AD

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The given answer "Primary" is correct because Roman coins made by the Romans in 45AD are considered primary sources. Primary sources are original materials or artifacts that provide direct evidence or firsthand accounts of a particular event or time period. In this case, the Roman coins themselves are physical objects created by the Romans during the specified time period, making them primary sources for studying Roman history and culture.

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  • 5. 

    A biography about the second president, John Adams 

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Secondary." This indicates that the biography about John Adams is a secondary source. Secondary sources are created by individuals who did not directly witness or experience the events they are writing about. In this case, the biography is likely written by a historian or researcher who has studied and analyzed primary sources, such as letters, diaries, or official documents, to gather information about John Adams' life and presidency.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    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 that is not firsthand or original. It would be based on research and interpretations made by scholars and historians, making it a secondary source of information.

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  • 7. 

    A friend telling you about his teacher last year 

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Primary" because the question mentions a friend talking about his teacher last year. Since the word "primary" refers to the first or earliest stage of education, it is reasonable to assume that the friend's teacher was from a primary school.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Primary" because a journal written by Sequoyah about how he created the Cherokee alphabet would be considered a primary source. Primary sources are original materials or documents that provide firsthand evidence or direct information about a topic. In this case, Sequoyah's journal would be a direct account of his own experiences and insights into the creation of the Cherokee alphabet, making it a primary source for studying this historical event.

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  • 9. 

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

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      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Secondary". This is because a newspaper article describing the Great Depression in the 1920s would be considered a secondary source. Secondary sources are created after the event or time period being studied and interpret or analyze primary sources. In this case, the newspaper article is providing information and analysis about the Great Depression, which occurred in the 1920s.

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  • 10. 

    The United States Constitution 

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The United States Constitution is considered a primary source because it is the original document that outlines the fundamental laws and principles of the United States government. It is a firsthand account of the founding principles and serves as the supreme law of the land. Secondary sources, on the other hand, are interpretations or analyses of primary sources by scholars or experts.

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  • 11. 

    Sweet Brown describing how she escaped her burning apartment 

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      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Primary" because Sweet Brown is the main focus of the description. She is the one describing how she escaped her burning apartment, making her the primary subject of the statement.

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  • 12. 

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

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      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Primary". This suggests that Mr. Lamkin is primarily talking about his own experience of skiing in Colorado and how much fun he had. There is no mention of any other topics or perspectives, indicating that the focus of the conversation is on Mr. Lamkin's personal enjoyment of skiing.

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  • 13. 

    The History Channel poorly explaining the history of Christmas 

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Secondary". This suggests that the History Channel is not the primary or main source for explaining the history of Christmas. It implies that there are other sources or references that provide a better and more comprehensive explanation of the history of Christmas.

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  • 14. 

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

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      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, firsthand account of the speech given by Obama himself. Primary sources are original materials that provide direct evidence or firsthand testimony about an event or topic, and in this case, the recording is an authentic and unfiltered record of the speech.

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  • 15. 

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

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Primary". This is because an interview with a soldier about their experience in Iraq would provide first-hand, direct information from someone who was directly involved in the situation. Primary sources are considered more reliable and credible as they offer a firsthand account of events or experiences. Secondary sources, on the other hand, are interpretations or analyses of primary sources and may not have the same level of authenticity or immediacy.

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  • 16. 

    A bone tool from the Paleolithic Era 

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    The term "Primary" refers to something that is original, foundational, or directly related to the source or origin. In the context of a bone tool from the Paleolithic Era, "Primary" suggests that the tool is an original artifact from that time period, directly created and used by early humans. This indicates that the bone tool is not a replica or a modern recreation, but an authentic item from the Paleolithic Era itself.

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  • 17. 

    A book describing the Civil War 

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    A book describing the Civil War would be considered a secondary source. Secondary sources are created after an event has occurred and are typically written by someone who did not directly experience the event. They often rely on primary sources, such as letters, diaries, or government documents, to gather information and provide analysis or interpretation. In this case, the book would be providing a historical account of the Civil War based on research and analysis of primary sources.

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