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Worksheet: Basic Questions


Question to ask the primary source:

1. What is it?

2. What is the date?


3. Who wrote it?


4. For what audience was the document written?


5. List the points made by the author in your own words.


6. Why was the document written?


7. What does the document tell you about life at the time?


8. Is the document well written? Was it successful in getting its point across?


9. What questions do you have for the author?