Verify Quotations – Assessment


Review students’ notes explaining the evidence they used when deciding if a quotation was accurately attributed. Lead a full class discussion, guiding students to articulate their thought processes as they were working. Allow students to correct answers as needed but ask them to explain their mistakes.

Answer Key – Student Handout:

“May you live in interesting times.” Ancient Chinese curse (N)

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong (Y)

“That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare (Y)

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln (N)

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Winston Churchill (N)

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky (Y)

“Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Theodore Roosevelt (Y)

“I cannot tell a lie.” George Washington (N)

Research documentation will vary. Accept reasonable responses that correlate with the research strategies agreed upon in the class discussion.

Verify Quotations