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Edit Edited by Teresa, Lillian May, Maluniu, Chris Hadley and 20 others Ok, DBQs (Document Based Question)  may not seem all that fun.
How do I answer a DBQ question? DBQ questions are composed of two sections. In Part A, documents are provided for students to read, analyze, and then answer questions about each one.
A DBQ is a document-based question.
Question Historical Context: Imperialism has been interpreted from a variety of viewpoints.
Step One: Read the Question · What is the question asking?
11th Grade U.S. History and Government Thematic Essays
The purpose of the DBQ (Document Based Question) is not to test your knowledge of the subject, but rather to evaluate your ability to practice the historian's craft. You will be required to work with the documents and use them to answer a question. Writing the DBQ is an acquired skill, one that takes practice.
The image below is what we used for our example of a Modified DBQ. The others are what we created in class.