History Skills 2
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History Skills 2

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Excavations are carried out by skilled people to find out about history. The Great Pyramid of Cheops took 100,000 men 20 years to construct using 2,300,000 stone blocks which weighed an average of two tons each.

Try our second History Skills quiz.

1.
What term means a source produced after an event?
Consequential
Fake
Secondary
Subsidiary
2.
What is an anachronism?
A book about a historical figure
A huge fear of spiders
A reason for going to war
Something placed in the wrong time period
e.g. a Roman soldier with an AK47 rifle
3.
Which of these is the correct chronological order?
Stuarts, Tudors, Victorians, Georgians
Tudors, Georgians, Stuarts, Victorians
Tudors, Stuarts, Georgians, Victorians
Tudors, Stuarts, Victorians, Georgians
4.
Historians use what to show events in order?
Calendar line
Chronoline
Lifeline
Timeline
5.
Which of these is not a primary source?
A photo of the World War One trenches
Anne Frank's diary
Bones in a burial chamber
Last week's newspaper article about the slave trade
The article was written long after the event
6.
What is a hypothesis?
A historical error
A possible explanation
A Roman central heating system
A source that has been damaged
7.
Which period of history came immediately before the Middle Ages?
The Black Ages
The Classical Age
The Dark Ages
The Doomsdays
The Dark Ages were approximately 600-1000 AD
8.
Someone who excavates historical sites is called what?
Anthropologist
Archaeologist
Archaeopteryx
Archivist
9.
Objects as evidence are known as what?
Aristofacts
Artefacts
Factoids
Factotums
10.
A historian may be said to do what with evidence?
Internalize it
Interpolate it
Interpret it
Interrogate it
Author:  Jan Crompton

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