Reading History Master Study Quiz

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Which of the following is an example of primary source material?
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diary
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Which of the following are examples of secondary source material?
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biographies
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Which passage from “The Last Dream” is not based on historical records or sources?
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Maggie sat up, climbed from the bed, and drew on her robe. She curled up on the window seat overlooking the yard. Beyond the trees the night sky seemed full of diamonds.
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What is historical fiction?
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fiction set in a historically significant period in the past
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Which type of source material is most likely to be used by a writer of historical fiction?
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a document written by someone who lived long ago
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What is the difference between primary and secondary sources?
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Primary sources are firsthand descriptions of events, while secondary sources are interpretations of other sources.
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Which aspect of a literary work usually alerts readers to the fact that they are reading historical fiction?
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details of the setting
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What is it called when an author produces a work of literature that is slightly different from the original story presented in the primary source documents that inspired the work?
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adaptation
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Which of the following is NOT an example of primary source material?
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novels about life during the U.S. Civil War
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What sources are available that you might use for research if you wanted to hear personal voices from slave times?
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firsthand accounts,diary entries, autobiographies, interviews, and letters, among other place
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Primary sources
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original documents created by people who actually observed or experienced a historical event or era.
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Secondary sources
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interpretations of primary sources.
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Examples of secondary sources include
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encyclopedias, textbooks, journal articles, and history books.
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The texts, speeches, interviews, and recordings that authors use as sources of ideas for stories
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source materials
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Which of the following subjects is NOT one Carty appears to have researched when writing “The Cat Lady”?
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newspapers of the period
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What genre of fiction is “The Cat Lady”?
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historical fiction
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For someone who wants to use “The Cat Lady” for research about the Hoover Dam, what category of source material is the story?
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secondary source
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What is the plot of this storyThe Last Dream ? (What events happen?)
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What events in the storyThe Last Dream seem to be fictionalized (made up) rather than based on historical source documents?
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What sections of the story The Last Dream are directly related to the facts in the FBI report? Copy and paste those sentences below.
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(made-up) account of an event that actually happened.
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fictitious
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Which detail from “The Cat Lady” is most likely fictitious?
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Terrence’s actual conversation with the “cat lady”
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What characteristic of makes it historical fiction?
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Its characters lived during another era in time.
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According to “The Cat Lady” story’s plot, including the story’s outcome or resolution, which event seemed to have the strongest impact on Terrence?
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meeting a woman in the train station
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Which statement identifies a theme expressed by the story”The Cat Lady”?
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A little help from a kind stranger can make a huge difference in times of crisis.
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What does the author, Janet Carty, want to say about life for young teenaged boys during America’s Great Depression?
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They often felt tremendous pressure to leave home as a way of helping themselves and their families.
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What is the main difference between historical fiction and other genres of fiction?
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Historical fiction focuses on some aspect of life during another, long-ago era.
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What is the best definition of the term fictitious?
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made-up
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Which extra question should you ask when analyzing theme in historical fiction?
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What does the author mean to say about life during the era when the story was set?
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Historical fiction shows audiences exactly how a historical event happened.
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False
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What two clues about the story’s setting in “Quiet Fighter,”appear in the first paragraph?
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The narrator is flying on a commercial airplane and regularly uses email as a form of communication.
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Is “Quiet Fighter” a work of historical fiction? Explain why or why not.
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What role does the historical document The Art of War play in this story? Describe how the author uses the source material in his story.
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How are the two main characters–the narrator and her father–different from each other?
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Think about the title of the story, the way its characters are developed, and how the plot’s conflict is resolved. What theme do these things suggest? (HINT: What kind of fighter is best?)
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What might the author wish to say about The Art of War? (Think about how he chose to use it in his story and how it affected the plot and the characters.)
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Which of the following is NOT source material Will Arbery used to write “Quiet Fighter”?
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maps of Vietnam
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Which phrase does NOT describe historical fiction?
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shows audiences exactly how a historical event happened
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Which is the best clue that “Quiet Fighter” is NOT a work of historical fiction?
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references to Internet technology developed within the last twenty years
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Which statement describes a theme expressed in the story “Quiet Fighter”?
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Both talkative, aggressive “fighters” and quiet, passive ones can be equally lost when facing an elusive enemy like grief.
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Which of the following plot events has the strongest impact on the narrator of “Quiet Fighter” and her realization at the end of the novel?
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hearing that her father felt bad bout the coyote attack
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Firsthand accounts that are written or spoken by someone who is directly involved in an event are
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Primary sources
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What is the main reason we know the recording of “The Hindenburg Disaster” is a primary source?
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The event occurs as the news story is being recorded.
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A writer uses this audiotape and the transcript to write about the disaster. What is true about the text she will write?
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Writers often use primary sources to create their own source documents, but sources are only primary if the author or speaker experienced the event.
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Why does the author’s point of view matter to a reader?
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There may be a few ways to look at a topic, event, or news story; the author’s point of view represents just one way.
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What is the main reason we know the video of “The Hindenburg Disaster” is a secondary source?
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It was created by people who did not witness or experience the event.
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What statement about secondary sources is most accurate?
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A secondary source uses primary sources but adds additional information.
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A student wants to write about the Hindenburg disaster. Which sources would probably contribute to the best report?
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Both primary and secondary sources
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What do we already know about the transcript from “The First Lunar Landing ” –just by reading the text in parentheses? (Neil Armstrong’s and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin’s televised presentation on August 12, 1969, to 200 members of the national press)
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It includes the words of someone directly involved in the event.
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What type of source is transcript from “The First Lunar Landing “?
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a primary source
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When was the article, “The Legacy of Project Apollo,” written?
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just before July 1999
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What type of source is the second document “The Legacy of Project Apollo,”?
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a secondary source
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How does a primary source document differ from a secondary source document?
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Primary source documents are written at the time the event occurred, and secondary sources are interpretations of what happened.
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Which is an example of a secondary source document?
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magazine article
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What is the most necessary element of primary source historical documents?
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What clue most reliably shows that a letter is a primary source document?
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The author identifies himself as a witness to an event.
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“FBI 100The Lindbergh Kidnapping” What does the text in italics tell you about why this article was written and posted online?
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tells me about why this article was written and posted online because to celebrate the history of the FBI within the last century, as part of a series of historical FBI documents and cases.
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“FBI 100 The Lindberg Kidnapping” What is the purpose of this paragraph? In the coming months, the Bureau left no investigative stone unturned. We followed thousands of leads, including a number of bogus reports that spawned cases of their own. Working with Dr. Condon and others, we developed a likeness of “John” and a profile of his character and education. And through our new scientific crime lab in Washington, we carefully studied the handwriting in the ransom notes, concluding the author was German.
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is that the FBI was able to solve the crime of the kidnapping by working with Dr. Condon and others, in their new crime lab in Washington D.C., by studying handwriting and ransom notes and coming up with a profile of the suspect “John”.
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‘FBI 100 The Lindberg Kidnapping” How is this article’s description of the case against Hauptmann different from the other sources you read or saw in this lesson?
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because the source gives only a brief summary of the details of the case.
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According to this final paragraph, why was the Lindbergh case included in the Top 100? What is its significance for the FBI?
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is because they were able to solve the kidnapping, which was one of the earliest success stories of the new crime lab, and because of this, the FBI has been solving kidnappings ever since..
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What kind of source is the document “FBI 100 The Lindbergh Kidnapping” –primary or secondary? How can you tell?
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a primary source because it’s written by somebody that actually observed and experienced the event.
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“FBI 100-Lindbergh Kidnapping” According to this final paragraph, why was the Lindbergh case included in the Top 100? What is its significance for the FBI?For the Bureau, the case was a significant one. It demonstrated our growing scientific approach to solving crimes and was one of the earliest success stories of our new crime lab. And in response to the tragedy, Congress put the Bureau in the business of solving kidnappings, which we’ve been doing ever since.
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because they were able to solve the kidnapping, which was one of the earliest success stories of the new crime lab, and because of this, the FBI has been solving kidnappings ever since.
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How does the author indicate this is a primary source document? In the coming months, the Bureau left no investigative stone unturned. We followed thousands of leads, including a number of bogus reports that spawned cases of their own. Working with Dr. Condon and others, we developed a likeness of “John” and a profile of his character and education. And through our new scientific crime lab in Washington, we carefully studied the handwriting in the ransom notes, concluding the author was German. A break in the case came from the ransom money. On May 2, 1933, nearly 300 gold certificates matching the ransom money were reported as deposited, but no useful information was uncovered from this lead. On August 20, 1934, 16 more certificates were found, and through painstaking investigative legwork investigators closed in on an area in New York City where the bills were circulating and developed a description of the suspect, which closely resembled our portrait of “John.”
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He places himself within the event he is writing about
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A person doing research on Hurricane Andrew, which hit South Florida in 1992, comes across the following: 1. a person who rode out the hurricane in his house, which was destroyed 2. a newspaper account of the aftermath of the storm; 3. a weather forecaster who worked the day the storm hit South Florida 4. a New York woman whose daughter was injured in the storm.
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a person who rode out the hurricane in his house, which was destroyed
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Statement that describes describes the difference between primary source documents and secondary source documents?
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Primary source documents, unlike secondary sources, are written by someone who experienced or observed an event.
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A secondary source provides reasons why the events occurred.
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True
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____ is an example of a secondary-source document.
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a textbook
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Read this paragraph from a historical document, paying close attention to the author’s point of view. After President Roosevelt’s death, it fell to Stimson to brief the new President about the atomic weapon. At a White House meeting on 25 April, he outlined the history and status of the program and predicted that “within four months we shall in all probability have completed the most terrible weapon ever known in human history.” This meeting, like Stimson’s last meeting with Roosevelt, dealt largely with the political and diplomatic consequences of the use of such a weapon rather than with the timing and manner of employment, the circumstances under which it would be used, or whether it would be used at all. The answers to these questions depended on factors not yet known. But Stimson recommended, and the President approved, the appointment of a special committee to consider them. How might this passage have been different if written from Stimson’s point of view?
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It would probably have been more doubtful about the use of atomic bombs.
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Why do you need to analyze a source before using it to write a report or a story?
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to make sure you describe each source correctly, so you don’t misrepresent a source’s accuracy/authenticity.
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“Story of the Polish Children of Pahiatua” What kind of information is included in this article that does not appear in the video?
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1. Parliamentary session from 10 November 2004. “Motion by the Minister of Foreign Affairs” 2. Extracts from statements made by the members of all political parties: 3. A commentary by Gerald O’Brien, President, the Association of Former Members of the Parliament of New Zealand. 4. Quotes from children from the book “N.Z.’s First Refugees – Phiatua’s Polish Children” 5. List of books
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How does the author use the primary source material mentioned at the beginning of the article?
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to describe the children’s personal experiences of the refugees of New Zealand.
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How does the purpose of this article differ from the purpose of documentary film about the Polish orphans?
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The film’s purpose was to prove that the migration to New Zealand back in 1944 has been a success, while the article’s purpose was to celebrate the anniversary of the Polish orphan’s migration to New Zealand, and the educational camp in Pahiatua.
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How might this article help someone who wanted to write report or story about the Polish orphans of Pahiatua?
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because it uses primary sources such as commentaries, comments from former children, a book list of biographies and other non-fiction books, and newspaper reports.
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A secondary source will sometimes contain primary source information.
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True
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Why is it important to analyze historical documents before using them as sources?
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The information in the document may be selected to support a particular point of view or purpose.
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Which is the most important question to think about when analyzing a source?
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Why was this document created?
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What is something that can usually be quickly learned from analyzing a source?
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when by whom it was written
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Which is the most important question to consider when analyzing a source?
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Why was this document created?
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Which is a key difference between the documentary film about the children of Pahiatua and the text article on the same topic?
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The text article contains many more historical facts about what led to the children’s exile from Poland.
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Why is it especially important to analyze secondary sources?
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Authors of secondary sources sometimes include just the information that supports their perspective on an event.
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How did the purpose of the text article affect the details that were included in it?
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The author included enough historical information to help readers understand how the orphans’ story fits into the larger story of Poland’s history.
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Which criterion is most important for a successful research report?
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The topic should be interesting to the writer.
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How does a writer best handle having too much information to include in a research report?
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The writer narrows the topic, since it is probably too broad.
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What is the purpose of a research plan?
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to list possible types of sources to use
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The information in a research report should support a thesis statement.
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True
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Describes the best research question?
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a question that will require you to read several sources and include some information from each
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Once you have an idea for a research topic, what is your next step?
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Generate a list of research questions.
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What should you do if you find so much information you can’t get it all into your paper’s length requirements?
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Narrow your focus to a more specific part of your topic
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What should you do first when planning a research report?
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Make sure the topic interests you and also fits the assignment for the report.
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How is a research plan like a recipe?
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Helps you gather everything you need before beginning sorting through sources–and establishes set of steps to follow.
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What is a research plan?
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a list of information you need and places to find that information
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Why is a research plan a good idea?
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The research plan helps you search more efficiently for information.
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When is the best time to create a research plan?
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after you have written your research question
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When might a research plan change?
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if you change your research question
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What should you list in your research plan?
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Information you need and places to find that information
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What might cause you to revise your research plan?
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You learn information that causes you to change your research question.
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When is the best time to create a research plan?
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once you have decided on a research question
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Why should you create a plan before beginning to look for information?
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to help you search more efficiently for information
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What does it mean to “gather sources” for a research project? What’s involved in this step?
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Follow your research plan to locate sources about your topic.
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How do most students keep track of source information?
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by creating a note card for each source
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How should you determine if a source will be useful for your project?
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Scan the text to see whether it seems to contain information you will use.
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How many sources should I find?
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There is no set number of sources–each research paper will be different.
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What is the best approach to recording source information during the research process?
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Create a note card for each source, listing key publication details.
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How do you know which sources will be useful for your project?
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Scan each source to see whether it relates to your research question.
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Which statement best describes the process of “gathering sources” for a research project?
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Follow your research plan to locate sources of information about your topic.
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How many sources should you find for your project?
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when you feel you have plenty of information to answer your research question
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All compound sentences are independent clauses joined by commas and coordinating conjunctions.
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True
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In some compound sentences, independent clauses are joined by a semicolon.
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True
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A simple sentence cannot contain a phrase.
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False
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A complex sentence is longer than a simple sentence.
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False
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Length is not a factor in determining whether a sentence is simple or complex.
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True
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What kind of sentence is the following? Amanda plans to major in biology when she goes to college.
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complex
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How can the sentences below be combined to make a compound sentence? Will you please fill the bird feeder? Can you water the plants, too?
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Will you please fill the bird feeder, and can you water the plants, too?mplex
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Are there repeated sentence structures? What is the rhythm of the paragraph? Homer was an ancient Greek poet. Homer lived around 700 BCE. Homer is often called the father of geography. Homer didn’t actually know much about the earth. As far as we know, he never drew any maps himself. He created vivid images of the world. He created these images in his long narrative poems. The titles of these poems are the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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Yes, structure = Homer + a verb is repeated over and over. Rhythm is monotonous.
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What are some relationships between sentences? Homer was an ancient Greek poet. Homer lived around 700 BCE. Homer is often called the father of geography. Homer didn’t actually know much about the earth. As far as we know, he never drew any maps himself. He created vivid images of the world. He created these images in his long narrative poems. The titles of these poems are the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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The idea that Homer lived around 700 BCE is an expansion or detail of the idea that he was ancient. These sentences could be combined.
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How might you combine the first two sentences of the paragraph? Homer was an ancient Greek poet. Homer lived around 700 BCE.
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The ancient Greek poet Homer lived around 700 BCE.
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Revise the rest of the paragraph, using phrases, clauses, and sentence types to create smoothness and variety. Homer was an ancient Greek poet. Homer lived around 700 BCE. Homer is often called the father of geography. Homer didn’t actually know much about the earth. As far as we know, he never drew any maps himself. He created vivid images of the world. He created these images in his long narrative poems. The titles of these poems are the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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The ancient Greek poet Homer, who lived around 700 BCE, is often called the father of geography. Homer didn’t actually know much about the earth, and as far as we know, he never drew any maps himself. However, he created vivid images of the world in his long narrative poems the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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Why is it important to look at the sentences that come before and after choppy sentences?
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To understand the relationship between the ideas so you can combine sentences for greater clarity as well as variety
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What are the bold words “Along with 100m” in the following sentence? Along with 100m of water, place 3g of sodium chloride in the beaker.
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a phrase
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How is the phrase “babbling and bubbling” in the following sentence used? The stream, babbling and bubbling over the rocks, made a soothing sound.
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The phrase is used as an adjective modifying stream.
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What are the words “we will follow”.in the following sentence? Wherever the path leads, we will follow.
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a dependent clause
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Which of the following is a dependent clause?
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what they should do next
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Which of the answers below combines the following sentences into a compound sentence? I would like to take piano lessons next year. My schedule is already very full.
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I would like to take piano lessons next year; however, my schedule is already very full.
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Which of the answers below combines the following independent clauses into one simple sentence? The ranger explained the park rules. He showed us a map of campsites. He showed us a map of hiking trails.
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Explaining the park rules, the ranger showed us a map of campsites and hiking trails.
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Which of the answers below combines the following sentences into a complex sentence? The fats are melted. The lye solution is carefully mixed into the container.
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After the fats are melted, the lye solution is carefully mixed into the container.
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What is the group of words below? The ushers will seat anyone who has an invitation to the wedding.
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a complex sentence
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“when you think about him” is a dependent clause
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true
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Which of the answers below combines the following sentences into a complex sentence? Susan entered the airport. She wondered if she was making the right decision.
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As Susan entered the airport, she wondered if she was making the right decision.
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What type of clause is the following? Whatever she wanted to be doing at this time
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dependent
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Which part of this sentence is a phrase that modifies, or further describes, the subject of the sentence? An often foolish child, Mari followed the convoluted path that wound into the forest.
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an often foolish child
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What type of sentence is this one? Although the test was tomorrow, Ray hadn’t opened a book.
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complex
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Which of the answers below combines the two following independent clauses into one simple sentence? The day was beautiful. It made my spirits rise.
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The day was beautiful and it made my spirits rise.
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Which of the phrases below is phrase in quotes could modify the noun Tom? 1. His voice “rising in heated tones”, Tom faced his accuser. 2. Tom, an unusual sort of person, ”is running for office”. 3. Tom comes from “a wealthy family”. 4. I saw Tom “running down the street”
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Tom, an unusual sort of person, is running for office.
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Which of the answers below correctly combines the following sentences into one compound sentence? I didn’t want to look into the room. The door creaked open.
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I didn’t want to look into the room, but the door creaked open.
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Why should you use a direct quotation in a formal report?
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to let an authority’s words support your point
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Which of the following would be most effective in supporting the idea that graduating from high school is a good financial decision?
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a direct quote by a high school dropout working three low-paying jobs to just barely survive
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The following word group is used to introduce a quotation: According to the most recent census figures. Which punctuation mark would you use between it and your quotation?
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comma
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When is a colon used before a quotation?
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when the introduction is a complete sentence
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When is it useful to have a full-sentence introduction to a quotation?
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when you want to provide some background or other information on the quotation
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When should you use a colon after the introduction to a quotation?
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if the quotation is long and indented from the main text
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When a quotation is blocked, it is
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indented from the main text
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Sometimes no comma is needed before a quotation. When might that occur?
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if the word that precedes the quotation
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What would be a reason for using a direct quote in a research paper?
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to allow an expert’s words to support your point
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When should you use a colon to introduce a quotation?
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when the introduction is a complete sentence on its own
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In which of the following instances would no punctuation be used to introduce a quotation?
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if the quote connects smoothly with the introduction. Example; using That
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What does it mean to present a quotation in blocked text?
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to separate the quotation from introductory text by skipping a line space and indenting
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In which of the following situations would you use a colon after the introduction?
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if the quotation is large and blocked separately
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What is a main purpose of a full-sentence introduction to a quotation?
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to set up the quotation by providing some background or information on it
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Which of the following would be most effective in supporting the idea that teens should not text while they drive?
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a direct quote by a student recalling how his best friend was killed while texting and driving
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If the text that introduces a quote is not a complete sentence, which punctuation mark should you use between that text and your quotation?
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a comma
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Martha wanted her report on the Lewis and Clark expedition to make listeners feel they really knew Lewis and Clark. Which of the following formats would be her best choice?
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anecdote
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Ahmed’s presentation included charts and tables showing weather patterns in San Francisco. Which of following formats did he use?
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quantitative
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Mrs. Smith told her students to integrate several different formats into their reports. Which of the following students did as she asked?
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Denise used charts, videos, and voice-over.
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Axel wanted to select just the right sources of information for his presentation about the history of Detroit. Which of the following sets of information would be the BEST choice?
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statistics about Michigan’s population trends, photos of Detroit landmarks
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Which situation would be most appropriate for using a quantitative format?
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presenting numerical information
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James wanted to show how an increase in poverty in India has hurt the health of young children. How might he combine formats effectively on screen?
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Show a graph and photo, and use voice over to describe the impact of poverty.
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Which format would be best suited for showing how clothing styles have changed over the last 100 years?
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visual
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Which pairs of words are formats that can be used to present information?
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visual and textual

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