SAT Subject US History Practice Question 336: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 336

47. Which would be the best source material for a histo rian who wanted to write a biography of John Quincy Adams?

A. Adams's personal papers, such as diaries and correspondence
B. Acts of Congress passed during Adams's years in the White House and Senate
C. Newspaper articles written about Adams during his lifetime
D. Other historians' biographies of Adams
E. The script of a television miniseries about several generations of the Adams family

Correct Answer: A


A biographer would find Adams's own words to be the most valuable source for writing the story of his life.

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