What Do You Know About Historical Sources? Trivia Questions Quiz

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What Do You Know About Historical Sources? Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What is a 'primary source'?
    • A. 

      It has been constructed from other sources of information.

    • B. 

      It is a type of artefact that was used by people from the past.

    • C. 

      It was created by historians to write books.

    • D. 

      It was produced close to or at the time of the event and by people who experienced the event.

  • 2. 
    Identify the type of source shown below. Chinese ceramic dated 14th to 19th Century, found in Singapore
    • A. 

      Pictorial Records

    • B. 

      Written Accounts

    • C. 

      Artefacts

    • D. 

      Oral tradition

  • 3. 
    Which of the following can be categorized as 'pictorial records'?
    • A. 

      'Headless horseman' Statue

    • B. 

      Map of Singapore River, 1819

    • C. 

      Portrait of Sir Stamford Raffles

    • D. 

      Poster 'No long hair', 1960s-1970s, Singapore

    • E. 

      Gold Armlet, mid-14th Century

    • F. 

      Photograph of road leading to Sultan Mosque, 2009

  • 4. 
    What are 'artefacts'?
    • A. 

      Items that people bury in the ground.

    • B. 

      Things made and used by people in the past.

    • C. 

      Items that historians store in the museum.

    • D. 

      Things that people use in their daily lives.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following can be categorized as an 'artefact'?
    • A. 

      ]]Gold Armlet, mid-14th Century

    • B. 

      Raffles Hotel Building Plan, 1897

    • C. 

      SIA Kebaya (Traditional Costume), 1968, Singapore

    • D. 

      'Coinafon', Public Telephone, 1970s, Singapore

    • E. 

      Newspaper article, 1940s

    • F. 

      Malay coin, 1800s

  • 6. 
    What are 'oral traditions'?
    • A. 

      Stories found in books passed from one generation to another.

    • B. 

      Traditional items from the different ethnic groups.

    • C. 

      Legends, myths, tales and stories told from one generation to another.

    • D. 

      Fragments of traditional items found in museums.

  • 7. 
    Identify the type of source shown below.
    • A. 

      Pictorial record - Poster

    • B. 

      Artefact - Book

    • C. 

      Written account - Diary

    • D. 

      Written account - Letter

  • 8. 
    Why do historians need sources?
    • A. 

      It provides historians with information on the past.

    • B. 

      It helps historians to gain recognition in museums.

    • C. 

      It allows historians to construct knowledge of the past.

    • D. 

      It enables historians to investigate events that happened in the past.