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Trivia Quiz - Stirring Speeches


Famous orators have changed the course of history with their words. Each of the following questions about memorable speeches contains four statements made by the speaker. Pick the one not related to the particular speech.

Quiz Number: 4160
Date Submitted: November 25, 2011
Quiz Categories: History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 36.1 percent
Times Taken: 18 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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Stirring Speeches
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1. Which of these comments by Abraham Lincoln was not part of his Gettysburg Address?
  A.   The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have hallowed it far above our poor power to add or detract.
  B.   that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom
  C.   hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created equal
  D.   conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

2. When John Kennedy was inaugurated as President he exhorted his nation to achieve great things. Which of the following was not part of his speech?
  A.   We will not prematurely or unnecessarily risk the costs of worldwide nuclear war
  B.   We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution.
  C.   So let us begin anew, remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness.
  D.   ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

3. On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King inspired his nation and the world with his "I have a dream" oration. Which of the following was not part of it?
  A.   that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:
  B.   To retaliate with hate and bitterness would do nothing but intensify the hate in this world.
  C.   that my four children ...will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.
  D.   From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

4. American suffragist Susan B. Anthony in 1872 called on women of the USA to fight for their vote in her speech "On Women's Right to Vote". Which of the following was not included in that speech?
  A.   And it is a downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied ...the ballot.
  B.   The only question to be settled now is: Are women persons?
  C.   Being persons, then, women are citizens.
  D.   Men - their rights and nothing more; Women - their rights and nothing less.

5. As a convicted felon, Nelson Mandela told his captors in 1964 he had "An ideal for which I am prepared to die". Which of the following was not part of his speech from the dock?
  A.   During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people
  B.   The African people were not part of the Government and did not make the laws by which they were governed.
  C.   Our march toward freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way.
  D.   I have no doubt that no self-respecting white political organization would declare itself illegal

6. In 1940 Winston Churchill told his people he had nothing to offer but "blood, toil, tears and sweat". What did he not include in that speech?
  A.   we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds
  B.   We have before us many, many months of struggle and suffering
  C.   Victory at all costs; victory in spite of all terrors
  D.   against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime.

7. In 1775 Patrick Henry told the Continental Congress "Give me liberty or give me death". Which of Henry's comments was not part of this speech?
  A.   Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss.
  B.   There is no retreat but in submission and slavery.
  C.   Is life so dear or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
  D.   Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.

8. In August, 1588 Elizabeth I of England addressed her troops at the Tilbury docks before the arrival of the Spanish Armada. What did she not say to them?
  A.   Those who touch the sceptres of princes deserve no pity.
  B.   I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman but I have the heart of a king
  C.   I have placed my chiefest strengths and safeguard in the loyal hearts of my subjects.
  D.   I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loyal people.

9. Karl Marx delivered his "Dictatorship of the Proletariat" in London in 1856. Which of Marx's comments was not part of this speech?
  A.   At the same pace that mankind conquers nature, man seems to be enslaved to other men
  B.   The newfangled sources of wealth...are turned into sources of want.
  C.   Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature. It is the opium of the people.
  D.   I know the heroic struggles the English working class have gone through

10. When Jesus delivered "The Sermon on the Mount" which of the following was not part of it?
  A.   Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
  B.   Judge not, that ye be not judged
  C.   Whoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
  D.   And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?


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