Term paper with old papers
Listen to part of a conversation between a student and her history professor.
- What is the conversation mainly about?
- A. Using new technologies to preserve old newspapers
- B. Using old newspapers to conduct historical research
- C. The rise of American journalism in the eighteenth century
- D. Press coverage of the French Revolution of 1789
- What gave the student inspiration for the topic of her term paper?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. A recent visit to the library’s microfilm collection
- B. A long-standing interest in the history of France
- C. Seeing what an eighteenth-century newspaper looked like
- D. Reading a translation of French historical accounts
- According to the professor, what should the student ask the librarians?
- A. Which eighteenth-century newspapers covered events in France
- B. If she can request microfilmed newspapers from another library
- C. If the old newspapers she wants to read are available online yet
- D. Whether the library has any original copies of eighteenth-century newspapers
- What will the student probably include in her term paper?
- A. Newspaper coverage of the French National Constituent Assembly
- B. Newspaper coverage of the storming of the Bastille prison
- C. Ways in which the French Revolution contributed to the development of democratic ideals
- D. How the reporting of American journalists differed from that of French journalists
- What can be inferred about the professor when he discusses a paper presented at a history conference?
- A. He is grateful that he saved the paper because it might help the student.
- B. He worries that the student will overgeneralize American attitudes based on the content of newspapers
- C. He is excited to provide a model that the student can use to organize her term paper.
- D. He hopes that the student will consider interviewing the author of the paper.
B CD C A B