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. Who abolished democratic institutions in France and became a totalitarian chief?
(a) Eamon de Valera.
(b) Henri Philippe Petain.
(c) Maxim Litvinov.
(d) Charles DeGaulle.

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

3. According to Eisenhower, what was a continuing imperative with mutual honor and confidence?
(a) Disarmament.
(b) War.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Civil rights.

4. Who was the American poet that was Ambassador to the Court from 1880-1885?
(a) Ralph Waldo Emerson.
(b) Charles Dickens.
(c) Robert Browning.
(d) James Russell Lowell.

5. Who said that the United States now has her second opportunity to make the world safe for democracy?
(a) Harry Truman.
(b) Henry Wallace.
(c) Dorothy Thompson.
(d) Norman Thomas.

6. According to Douglas MacArthur, what was considered to be a "global threat"?
(a) Nuclear war.
(b) Recession.
(c) The Nazi Regime.
(d) Communism.

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

8. What country did President Johnson pledge to stop bombarding?
(a) Vietnam.
(b) Laos.
(c) Korea.
(d) Cambodia.

9. J.F.K. in his Inaugural address said man had the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of what?
(a) Hunger.
(b) Hatred.
(c) Human life.
(d) Animal life.

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

11. Who was a Democratic candidate for President in two consecutive elections, 1952 and 1956?
(a) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) Adlai Stevenson.
(d) Harry Truman.

12. According to Owen D. Young, what did not "exist in a form of powder, a mere mass of incoherent particles"?
(a) Culture.
(b) Individuality.
(c) Peace.
(d) Society.

13. Who said "I think Music has the most mighty, universal, and immediate effect"?
(a) Edward Everett Hale.
(b) William Schwenck Gilbert.
(c) Carl Schurz.
(d) Sir Arthur Sullivan.

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

15. What country was founded on the principles not to oppress the undefended, nor fear the aggressive?
(a) Japan.
(b) China.
(c) Korea.
(d) Vietnam.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the speech, " A Glory has Departed", who was "a glory" referring to?

2. The arms race was between the United States and what country?

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

4. Where did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver the "I Have a Dream" speech?

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

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