Is This A Primary Or Secondary Source?

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Primary And Secondary Sources Quizzes & Trivia

You are doing a paper on the Vietnam War. Are the following sources primary or secondary? Type in your name to start the game.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A diary written by a soldier who fought in the war.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 2. 
    A book written by a historian who didn't fight in the war, but draws on other sources.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 3. 
    A newspaper article about Vietnam written in the 1960s.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 4. 
    A TV documentary filmed by a reporter who toured Vietnam during the war.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 5. 
    A 2007 journal article about the Viet Cong with a formal writing style, bibliography at the end, and lots of analysis and interpretation.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 6. 
    A book about the war where the author says things like "I was drafted at age 18..."; "I flew to Vietnam a few months later..."; "We fought in five battles..."
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 7. 
    A book that compiles letters, poems, and memoirs written by people who experienced the war.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 8. 
    Military orders, battle plans, draft laws, and other government materials from the war.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 9. 
    A biography of General Westmoreland (who commanded American forces in Vietnam) written by one of his officers.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 10. 
    A biography of General Westmoreland by an author who didn't know the general, and drew on other sources for their information.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary