Who Was Jay Silverheels? - Biography, Roles & Death


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Where was Jay Silverheels born?

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1. What was it that first brought Jay Silverheels to Los Angeles?

2. Why did the movie studios begin crediting him under the name 'Jay Silverheels'?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

With this combination of a quiz and worksheet, you can test your understanding of the life and career of Jay Silverheels. Questions ask about where Silverheels was born, along with the reason his portrayal of a specific character was considered so important.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Find out how much you know with questions about these subjects:

  • What brought Silverheels to Los Angeles
  • Why movie studios began to credit him as 'Jay Silverheels'
  • Which character he is best remembered for playing
  • The reason his portrayal of the character was significant

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the place of Silverheels' birth
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about how Silverheels came to earn his name
  • Making connections - understand why a character's portrayal by Silverheels was important

Additional Learning

For more on his life, check the lesson titled Who Was Jay Silverheels? - Biography, Roles & Death, which is home to the following additional topics:

  • Silverheels' native tribe
  • Joe E. Brown
  • Typecasting