The World's Great Speeches Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Winston Churchill say is here now, clear and shining, for both our countries in his "An Iron Curtain has Descended" speech?
(a) Peace.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Liberty.
(d) Opportunity.

2. Who delivered the speech comparing the words Nationalism and Internationalism?
(a) Mohandas Ghandi.
(b) Oswaldo Aranha.
(c) Dag Hammarskjold.
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru.

3. What country was France having issues with in 1962?
(a) Libya.
(b) Algeria.
(c) Tunisia.
(d) Morocco.

4. According to the speech, "I Need Your Confidence", what was France's supreme resource?
(a) Agriculture.
(b) Labor.
(c) Industry.
(d) Water.

5. Who was a British playwright and novelist that delivered the speech "Literature and the Press"?
(a) Irvin S. Cobb
(b) Lord Cecil.
(c) Sir James Matthew Barrie.
(d) Lord Bacon.

6. Who was imprisoned during World War 2 for a firm stance taken against India's participation in the war without a guarantee of independence?
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru.
(b) Oswaldo Aranha.
(c) Dag Hammarskjold.
(d) Mohandas Ghandi.

7. What lake did Chief Justice Earl Warren's home overlook?
(a) Lake Ontario.
(b) Lake Superior.
(c) Lake Erie.
(d) Lake Michigan.

8. In the speech Dunkirk by Winston Churchill, which country was the aggressor?
(a) Japan.
(b) Russia.
(c) Germany.
(d) The United States.

9. According to President Nixon, what title can one receive that was the greatest honor of history?
(a) President of the United States.
(b) Humanitarian.
(c) War monger.
(d) Peacemaker.

10. Who believed that the Canadian people entered WWII on their own free will?
(a) Clement R. Attlee.
(b) W.L. Mackenzie King.
(c) Winston Churchill.
(d) Anthony Eden.

11. Which former President was compared to Franklin Roosevelt, who was a courageous, virile champion of just and righteous peace, and a foe of those who put peace before righteousness?
(a) William McKinley.
(b) Theodore Roosevelt.
(c) Herbert Hoover.
(d) Grover Cleveland.

12. Which U.S. region of people were by nature patient and forbearing?
(a) The people of the North.
(b) The people of the West.
(c) The people of New England.
(d) The people of the South.

13. Who was thought to be a great lawyer and believed that every man owes a duty to his profession?
(a) Lord Bacon.
(b) Andrew D. White.
(c) Rev. Dr. Bellows.
(d) George Graham Vest.

14. Near what city was the facility that manufactured deadly nerve poison that created waste disposal issues?
(a) Khe Sanh, Vietnam.
(b) Skull Valley, Utah.
(c) Cheyenne, Wyoming.
(d) Denver, Colorado.

15. According to the speech, "United States Far Eastern Policy", what did the speaker suggest that Democrats and Republicans avoid?
(a) Disunity as a country.
(b) Constant bickering.
(c) Conflict with any eastern country.
(d) Atomic war.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Anthony Eden's speech "A Firm Policy", what should the objective of foreign policy be?

2. Who was one of the most gifted poets in Britain known for his voice, poetry readings and his speeches?

3. Who was the director of the laboratories in Los Alamos, NM, where the atomic bomb was perfected?

4. According to Douglas MacArthur, what was considered to be a "global threat"?

5. Which country did Italy receive modest material aid from during the war?

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