History Studies and Historians Quiz
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History Studies and Historians Quiz

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What is historiography?

The study of how knowledge of the past is acquired and transmitted

Who is considered the 'father of modern historiography'?

Leopold Von Ranke

Which country has the world's oldest written history, dating back to 1000 BC?

China

When did history emerge as an academic discipline?

<p>In the 19th century</p> Signup and view all the answers

What role did history writing play in Ethiopian historiography?

<p>It played a crucial role in the growth of Ethiopian historiography</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of historians when studying the past?

<p>To objectively analyze and evaluate past events</p> Signup and view all the answers

What distinguishes secondary sources from primary sources in historical interpretation?

<p>Secondary sources provide second-hand or indirect information derived from primary sources</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is it essential for historians to subject all sources to critical evaluation before using them as evidence?

<p>To avoid bias and ensure accurate historical interpretation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the significance of the fossils found in Ethiopia?

<p>They provide evidence for the emergence of Homo sapiens sapiens</p> Signup and view all the answers

What distinguishes Homo erectus from Homo habilis?

<p>The size and variety of tools they used</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main difference between the creationist and evolutionary theories of human origin?

<p>The role of supernatural beings in human creation</p> Signup and view all the answers

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