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Question:

A student is writing an astronomy paper and needs statistical information for the year 1986. Which source should she consult?

A An almanac
Explaination

An almanac contains important dates and statistical information regarding an annual year, and would be a good place to look for astronomical data for the year 1986.
A dictionary is incorrect. A dictionary does not contain statistical data, especially not for a specific year, since it is a tool used to find the definition of words.
A newspaper is incorrect. A newspaper is a publication that contains news articles, and is unlikely to contain statistical information regarding astronomy from 1986.
A magazine is incorrect. A magazine is a periodical publication that contains articles concerning an area of interest. It does not contain statistical information, and is incorrect.