The World's Great Speeches Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to John L. Lewis' "The Rights of Labor", what opposed communism?

2. Who was the first non-slaveholding citizen of a free State who won election in the Democratic party?

3. Who was one of the greatest orators of the French Revolution, although the speakers was impaired by a painful stammer?

4. According to Smuts, what was the greatest military empire that ever existed?

5. Who delivered the speech "Before the Diet of Worms"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain Mohandas Ghandi's belief that non-cooperation was unconstitutional.

2. Discuss the relationship between the United States and the British government after the Revolution.

3. Describe the bow and arrow of God's wrath according to Jonathan Edwards.

4. What did Voltaire's smile mean according to Hugo?

5. What was "abstract" liberty?

6. After WWI, why was a disarmament policy against Germany considered criminal?

7. What were the social principles outlined by Alexander Hamilton?

8. In the chapter "Great Britain and Ireland", what was the Times newspaper persuading people about?

9. In the speech "Before the Battle of Leuthen", describe the disasters that concerned the French and Reich army.

10. Describe Macaulay's view of monarchical and aristocratic institutions.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Edouard Daladier was the Premier of France in 1940. Daladier delivered a speech that suggested that the Nazis' true goal was slavery.

Part 1) Discuss the domination of the Nazis.

Part 2) How did the Nazi propaganda affect the human heart?

Part 3) What did the Nazi leaders do according to Daladier?

Essay Topic 2

Demosthenes was acclaimed to be one of the greatest orators of all time.

Part 1) What was Demosthenes main message for the Athenian people in the speech "On the Crown"?

Part 2) Explain Demosthenes relationship and feelings toward Phillip of Macedon?

Essay Topic 3

Woodrow Wilson led the United States through World War I. In an address to a joint session in Congress, Wilson outlined "Fourteen Points" of a program for world peace.

Part 1) Briefly summarize each of the "Fourteen Points" Wilson outlined in the speech.

Part 2) Describe the roles of each country discussed in Wilson's "Fourteen Points".

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