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Words That Moved a Nation
Who Said It?
"I will give you the first sentence or two of a famous speech, poem or song. The questions are multiple choice. The answer will be the title and author."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
'Volumes have been written on the subject of the struggle between England and America.'
'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine
John Adams 'Liberty and Knowledge'
Patrick Henry's speech at second Virginia Convention
'Defense of Freedom of the Press' by Andrew Hamilton
'By the rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag to April's breeze unfurled, here once the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard round the world.'
'America' by Samuel Smith
'Concord Hymn' by Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Hail Columbia' by Joseph Hopkinson
'Liberty Tree' by Thomas Paine
'Is this the land our fathers loved, the freedom which they toiled to win?'
'Walker's Appeal' by David Walker
'The Case for Public Schools' by Horace Mann
'Success' by Emily Dickinson
'Stanzas for the Times' by John Greenleaf Whittier
'God heals, and the Doctor takes the Fees'. Where is this proverb from?
(Three Words, think Benjamin Franklin)
'Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes at the ground. The emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world.'
'Lift Every Voice and Sing' James Johnson
James Weldon Johnson
'The Man with the Hoe' Edwin Markham
'Women and Economics'
'Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth.'
'Chicago' by Carl Sandburg
'The New Freedom' by Woodrow Wilson
'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin
'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost
'I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our Nation impels.'
John F. Kennedy's inaugural address
Woodrow Wilson's inaugural address
Franklin Roosevelt's inaugural address
Jimmy Carter's inaugural address
'While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, let us swear allegiance to a land that's free.'
'Which Side are You On?' by Florence Reece
'Over There' by George M. Cohan
'God Bless America' by Irving Berlin
'I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night' by Alfred Hayes
'Down went the gunner, a bullet was his fate, down went the gunner, and then the gunner's mate'.
'Yet Do I Marvel' by Countee Cullen
'The Army Air Corps' by Robert Crawford
'Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition' by Frank Loesser
'The Spirit of Liberty' by Learned Hand
'I realize that I am dealing with a charged issue-with an issue which has been confused by emotionalism on all sides.'
John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech
Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream'
Hubert Humphrey's 'A plea for Civil Rights'
Margaret Chase Smith's 'Declaration of Concience'
'We observe today not a victory of a party but a celebration of freedom-symbolizing an end as well as a beginning-signifying renewal as well as change'. Who said these words in his Inaugural Address?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Harry S. Truman
'Last night I had the strangest dream, I'd never dreamed before.' Who wrote the poem 'Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream'?
Who wrote 'Silent Spring'?
'Mother, dear, may I go downtown instead of out to play, and march the streets of Birmingham in a freedom march today?' Dudley Randall wrote this poem, what is the title?
'Ballad of Birmingham'
'Streets of Birmingham'
Who spoke out against the war in Vietnam 2 days after announcing his candidacy for president?
(A relative was also president.)
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Compiled Jun 28 12