The World's Great Speeches Short Essay - Answer Key

Lewis Copeland
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1. How did Pericles view wealth and poverty?

Pericles believed that "we display our wealth in the season of beneficence, and not in the vanity of discourse. A confession of poverty is a disgrace to no man."

2. Socrates was sentenced to death for being a heretic and corrupting the youth. What did Socrates question after be condemned to death?

After being condemned to death, Socrates questioned the possibility of life after death. Socrates also said that dying means freedom from worldly cares.

3. Mirabeau was facing the charge of treason. Describe the indictment against Mirabeau.

Mirabeau's indictment did not describe Mirabeau as an accomplice in any specific act of violence. Mirabeau believed there was no charge against him.

4. According to Bonaparte's speech "On Beginning the Russian Campaign", describe the second war in Poland.

According to Bonaparte, the second war in Poland will be as glorious as the first to the French Army.

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