Like the Unions in Paterson, New Jersey assessment, this question gauges whether students can source and contextualize a document. Students first examine an excerpt from an interview with Robert McNamara, former United States Secretary of Defense, on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Students then analyze four historical facts and determine which two might lead them to question the reliability of McNamara’s account.
This interview is from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. (The clip begins at 01:10:29.)