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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the speech "Speaking for the Consumer", what percentage is the middle class worker and consumer?
(a) 60%
(b) 70%
(c) 80%
(d) 50%

2. Who delivered the speech "Our Government" one hundred and fifty years after the first Congress of the U.S. met?
(a) Thomas Dewey.
(b) Herbert Hoover.
(c) Anthony Eden.
(d) Charles Evans Hughes.

3. In the speech "Address at Angostura", what empire was America compared to after their separation from Spain?
(a) Roman Empire.
(b) Byzantine Empire.
(c) Persian Empire.
(d) Ottoman Empire.

4. Who wrote about Phillip's "violation of the peace"?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Pericles.
(c) Cato the Elder.
(d) Demosthenes.

5. In the speech "Funeral Orations" the speaker addressed which group of people first?
(a) The forefathers.
(b) The barbarians.
(c) The victims.
(d) The sons.

6. Who delivered the speech "Before the Diet of Worms"?
(a) Martin Luther.
(b) Victor Hugo.
(c) John Calvin.
(d) St. Francis.

7. Who was one of the greatest orators of the French Revolution, although the speakers was impaired by a painful stammer?
(a) Mirabeau.
(b) Desmoulins.
(c) Louis XVI.
(d) Frederick the Great.

8. Who was a Puritan theologian that was famous for his sermons on sin, hell and punishment?
(a) Jonathon Edwards.
(b) John Hancock.
(c) Patrick Henry.
(d) John Calvin.

9. Who led the famous Pullman strike and identified with the Socialist movement?
(a) William Edgar Borah.
(b) Elihu Root.
(c) Stephen Wise.
(d) Eugene Victor Debs.

10. Who was thirty-six years old and one of the greatest dramatists and orators of his period in Parliament?
(a) Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
(b) William Pitt.
(c) Warren Hastings.
(d) Oliver Cromwell.

11. Who wrote that "the decision to dissolve Parliament was based on the best interests of the public"?
(a) Sir Edward Grey.
(b) Emmeline Pankhurst.
(c) David Lloyd George.
(d) Oliver Cromwell.

12. Who made a plea to Lord Mayor in 1882 to come to the aid of the Russian Jews?
(a) Cardinal Manning.
(b) Oliver Cromwell .
(c) John Wesley.
(d) Emmeline Pankhurst.

13. Who was the editor for the Emporia Gazette and won the Pulitzer Prize?
(a) John L. Lewis.
(b) William Allen White.
(c) Thomas E. Dewey.
(d) Clarence Darrow.

14. Who wrote about the need to "repress" women?
(a) Demosthenes.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Cato the Elder.
(d) Pericles.

15. In "In Support of the Oppian Law", where did the statues come from that made their way into this city with hostile effect?
(a) Athens.
(b) Syracuse.
(c) Venice.
(d) Rome.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the speech "American Labor", what was the best market for American agriculture?

2. According to William Green's "Modern Trade Unionism", what should not be the heritage of any limited group?

3. Which writing stated that laws no longer carry any weight with the people who do whatever they please, regardless of what is morally right?

4. According to Edmund Burke, what inhered in some sensible object and became the criterion of the colonists happiness?

5. Who believed that if everyone understood the facts, no one would question England's involvement in the war?

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