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

2. According to the speech "Powers of the President", what was the President responsible for?
(a) Administration of his office.
(b) Declaration of war.
(c) Exploration of new territory.
(d) Occupation of other countries.

3. Who was a businessman by training, a conservative politician that gave a speech defending the Munich Agreement?
(a) Anthony Eden.
(b) Clement R. Attlee.
(c) Winston Churchill.
(d) Neville Chamberlain.

4. In Einstein's speech "Peace in the Atomic Age", what appeared to be on the public horizon as a probable and attainable goal?
(a) The H-bomb.
(b) Color television.
(c) World domination.
(d) Nuclear power plants.

5. Who worked hard to give New York a progressive, vital and constructive administration?
(a) George Wald.
(b) Richard Nixon.
(c) John William Gardner.
(d) John Vliet Lindsay.

6. Who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1949 and was one of the great American novelists in the 20th century?
(a) William Faulkner.
(b) Dylan Thomas.
(c) Albert Einstein.
(d) Walter Philip Reuther.

7. Who was the leader and Presidential candidate for the socialist party for many years?
(a) Dorothy Thompson.
(b) Henry Wallace.
(c) Norman Thomas.
(d) Harry Truman.

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

9. What was torn from nature a secret so vast in its potentialities that our minds cower from the terror it creates?
(a) War.
(b) Science.
(c) Mathematics.
(d) Weapons.

10. What did John D. Rockefeller, Jr. believe the greatest thing in the world was?
(a) Money.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Peace.
(d) Love.

11. What were solemn celebrations of the union of Christ and his church that led to the universal radiation of truth?
(a) Ecumenical Councils.
(b) Cardinal Councils.
(c) Papal Councils.
(d) Bishop Councils.

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

13. In the speech, "The Search for International Cooperation", what country did Pierre Mandes-France suggest France had a concern?
(a) Morocco.
(b) Algeria.
(c) Libya.
(d) Tunisia.

14. 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) Dag Hammarskjold.
(b) Oswaldo Aranha.
(c) Mohandas Ghandi.
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru.

15. What battleship did the Japanese formally surrender to the United States on?
(a) Arizona.
(b) Washington.
(c) Missouri.
(d) Enterprise.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Owen D. Young, what did not "exist in a form of powder, a mere mass of incoherent particles"?

2. According to the speech "An Independent Policy", what was always replaced by propaganda in time of war?

3. According to Fulton Sheen, who said "We are becoming a warlike nation--that is to say, one endowed to a higher degree with virtues of obedience, sacrifice, and dedication to country"?

4. 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?

5. J.F.K. in his Inaugural address said man had the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of what?

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