History Skills 1
Test your history skills in this quiz.

History Skills 1

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History skills involves archeology, which is the study of looking at the past. Did you know Captain Cook lost 41 of his 98 crew to scurvy (a lack of vitamin C) on his first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768?

Fine-tune your History Skills with our first quiz in the series.

1.
Which word means any phase in history?
Antiquity
Event
Period
Spell
e.g. the Tudor period
2.
The facts to back up an idea are called what?
Correspondence
Eminence
Evidence
Provenance
3.
Evidence that is one-sided or unfair is said to be .......
Ballasted
Biased
Doctored
Fixed
4.
What means 'looking at something from another person's viewpoint'?
Empathy
Empiricism
Entropy
Telepathy
5.
What is chronology?
A collection of historical writings
Digging up ancient objects
Events before 1066
The correct order of events over time
Events are usually put into chronological order
6.
Historians use which phrase for the link between what makes events happen and their results?
Cause and aftermath
Cause and consequence
Lead up and outcome
Trigger and truth
7.
What is the best definition of a historical source?
Documents that are extremely old
Solidified ketchup found among Viking remains
Something providing useful evidence about the past
Things that have been written down
Sources can be books, pictures, skeletons etc
8.
The term 'primary source' means what?
From the time being studied
The least important source
Written by a young child
Written sources only
9.
Another word for a primary source is ....... what?
Contemplative
Contemporary
Contiguous
Contrary
10.
Using historical outcomes to draw conclusions about an event is…?
Backsight
Hindsight
Longsight
Oversight
Author:  Jan Crompton

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