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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Cicero, who had upheld and continued to uphold freedom by zeal and wisdom?
(a) Caius Caesar.
(b) Lucius Opimius.
(c) Caius Marius.
(d) Marcus Fulvius.

2. According the the sermon "On Suffering Persecution", who holds forth to us the immortal crown?
(a) God.
(b) The Prince.
(c) The Queen.
(d) The King.

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

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

5. According to Charles James Fox, what was Napoleon Bonaparte?
(a) A lover of military glory.
(b) A lover of hiking.
(c) A lover of money.
(d) A lover of England.

6. According to a speech Edward Everett, which two men died in the same day?
(a) Adams and Washington.
(b) Adams and Jefferson.
(c) Adams and Hamilton.
(d) Washington and Jefferson.

7. In a speech delivered on February 3, 1800, who refused to negotiate with Napoleon Bonaparte?
(a) William Pitt.
(b) Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
(c) Oliver Cromwell.
(d) Warren Hastings.

8. Who was known as the "Liberator of Ireland"?
(a) Daniel O'Connell.
(b) Charles Stewart Parnell.
(c) Robert Emmet.
(d) Arthur Griffith.

9. Who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for over half a century and delivered the speech "Live--I am Coming"?
(a) John Marshall.
(b) Grover Cleveland.
(c) Elihu Root.
(d) Oliver Wendell Holmes.

10. Who renounced all worldliness and led a life of self-denial and religious devotion, preaching the gospel to the rich and poor?
(a) Martin Luther.
(b) John Calvin.
(c) St. Benard.
(d) St. Francis.

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

12. According to William Green's "Modern Trade Unionism", what should not be the heritage of any limited group?
(a) Education.
(b) Trade.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Culture.

13. Who supported non-intervention and national and liberal movements in Europe?
(a) Thomas Babington Macaulay.
(b) George Canning.
(c) Richard Cobden.
(d) John Bright.

14. Who was a Shawnee and said that white people have no right to take the land from the Indians?
(a) Red Jacket.
(b) Crazy Horse.
(c) Tecumseh.
(d) Wild Bear.

15. Who responded to a death sentence for being a heretic in a speech called "On His Condemnation to Death"?
(a) Demosthenes.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Plato.
(d) Pericles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was interested in politics, but placed social reforms before political independence?

2. Who was the Republican candidate for President in 1944 and said "we have a rendezvous with destiny"?

3. Who was thirty-six years old and one of the greatest dramatists and orators of his period in Parliament?

4. Who told the troops that men under his command are only his allies?

5. According to Daniel Webster, who erected the government of the U.S.?

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