Interpreting Sources Quiz

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  • Points 6
  • Questions 6
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited



This source discusses an American film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). It was directed by John Ford, who was famous for making historical films set in the western United States. The source focuses on an African-American character, Pompey, played by the actor Woody Strode.

The source is very challenging, especially if you’re jumping into it without any other information. However, these questions will help you practice decoding what’s important about the source.  You don’t need to understand everything a source says in order to get a sense of its main ideas.

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Horne, Abigail. “The Color of Manhood: Reconsidering Pompey in John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.”
Black Camera, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter 2012), pp. 5-27.
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