Primary Or Secondary Source?

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Primary And Secondary Sources Quizzes & Trivia

Read through the following examples of historical sources. Identify each one as either a primary or secondary source.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Diary kept by John Smith, a soldier in the Confederate Army
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

  • 2. 
    Photograph of Martin Luther King Jr giving his "I have a dream" speech. 
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

  • 3. 
    Biography of George Washington
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

  • 4. 
    Newspaper article about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, written the day after it happened.
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

  • 5. 
    Television show about President Teddy Roosevelt's life.
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

  • 6. 
    Photograph album with pictures of classmates at the Tuskeegee Institute in 1923. 
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

  • 7. 
    Letter from a World War I soldier describing his life in the trenches.
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

  • 8. 
    Article about Rosa Parks in the New York Times newspaper from last week.
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

  • 9. 
    Information about the Civil War in the World Book Encyclopedia.
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

  • 10. 
    Map of north Carolina, drawn by John Collet in 1770
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

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