Primary And Secondary Sources! Take The Quiz

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Primary And Secondary Sources! Take The Quiz - Quiz

Are you familiar with primary and secondary sources? Primary sources give information and first-hand evidence. Examples of this include statistical data and works of art. It provides direct access to research. Secondary sources give second -hand information and commentary from other researchers. Examples of this include journal articles and academic books. If you would love to understand extra about primary and secondary sources, you should challenge yourself with this quiz.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a primary source? (multiple choice)
    • 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? (multiple choices)
    • 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. 


    • C. 


    • D. 

      Magazine article

    • E. 


    • F. 

      Museum artifact

    • G. 


    • H. 

      Historical document

    • I. 

      Review of a book

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a secondary source? (multiple choice)
    • 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. 


    • B. 


  • 6. 
    Write anything else you know about primary and secondary sources and/or researching the internet for these types of resources.
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