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Self Test - Question 1 (of 10)

Directions: Compare the excerpt from a student's paper on the left to the source text on the right, then give your answer to the question "Is this a proper use of sources?" Find out if your answer is correct when you submit your answer.


Student's Paper:

Source Text:

During her long and groundbreaking career, Frances Perkins accumulated a long list of accomplishments. One of these is particularly notable: “Her most important contribution, however, came in 1934 as chairwoman of the President's Committee on Economic Security. In this post, she was involved in all aspects of the reports and hearings that ultimately resulted in the Social Security Act of 1935.”1

1.”Frances Perkins.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Page last modified on May 3, 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Perkins>.

As Secretary of Labor, Perkins played a key role in the cabinet by writing New Deal legislation, including minimum-wage laws. Her most important contribution, however, came in 1934 as chairwoman of the President's Committee on Economic Security. In this post, she was involved in all aspects of the reports and hearings that ultimately resulted in the Social Security Act of 1935.

”Frances Perkins.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Page last modified on May 3, 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Perkins>.


Is this a proper use of sources?