Does each specific prompt require the use of one specific Historical Thinking Skill or is there leeway/flexibility?

Does each specific prompt require the use of one specific Historical Thinking Skill or is there leeway/flexibility? I’ve always assumed there was one implied skill (and one only) but I noticed that in the example DBQ we did today (regarding reconstruction) he used change/continuity although the prompt more explicitly alluded to cause/effect. How do we know when we should use which one or when there is freedom to choose to use a different skill than the most intuitive one? I definitely prefer one skill over the others so having freedom would be to my advantage, but I’d want to err on the safe side. Thank you!

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