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Quiz about Famous Speeches in History
Quiz about Famous Speeches in History

Famous Speeches in History Trivia Quiz


Speeches reveal the personality of their orators but also reflect a great moment in history. Match speech and speaker and have fun!

A multiple-choice quiz by mattimom. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
mattimom
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
284,894
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
1894
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 96 (4/10), Guest 47 (5/10), Guest 94 (6/10).
Question 1 of 10
1. "Ich bin ein Berliner." Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "Love begins at home." Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man." Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "Freedom of choice is a universal principle to which there should be no exceptions." Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. "I am here as a soldier who has temporarily left the field of battle."
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "Our languages are the reflection of ourselves." Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "Tell me what you love, and I will tell you who you are." Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "I have the heart and stomach of a king." Hint



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Most Recent Scores
Feb 14 2024 : Guest 96: 4/10
Feb 13 2024 : Guest 47: 5/10
Feb 06 2024 : Guest 94: 6/10
Jan 11 2024 : Coachpete1: 10/10
Jan 10 2024 : Guest 86: 5/10
Jan 07 2024 : Guest 86: 7/10
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Jan 02 2024 : kstyle53: 10/10
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Ich bin ein Berliner."

Answer: John F. Kennedy

The East German government built the Berlin Wall in 1961 to stop people from migrating to West Berlin. Kennedy rejected appeals to to smash it down, but when visiting Berlin on 26 June 1963 he delivered the passionate speech "Ich bin ein Berliner", in which he defined the Wall as the "most obvious and vivid demonstration of the failure of the Communist system".
2. "Love begins at home."

Answer: Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa delivered this speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on 11 December 1979 in Oslo, Norway.
3. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Roosevelt's first inaugural speech in 1933 showed his powers of leadership in a country experiencing economic depression. He was the only US president to win four consecutive elections.
4. "I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man."

Answer: Martin Luther King Jr.

This quote by Martin Luther King Jr. ended his last speech the day before he was shot while standing on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
5. "Freedom of choice is a universal principle to which there should be no exceptions."

Answer: Mikhail Gorbachev

The speech Mikhail Gorbachev delivered to the United Nations on 7 December 1988 was in effect a declaration that the Cold War was ending and marked the beginning of a new era in world politics.
6. "I am here as a soldier who has temporarily left the field of battle."

Answer: Emmeline Pankhurst

This striking woman founded the Women's Social and Political Union which fought aggressively for female suffrage in Britain. She delivered this speech on 13 November 1913.
7. "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."

Answer: Sir Winston Churchill

The "greatest Briton" was appointed Prime Minister of the British coalition government in May 1940 in World War II. These words are from his first speech to the House of Commons as Prime Minister.
8. "Our languages are the reflection of ourselves."

Answer: Mohandas Gandhi

This sentence was part of a plea for India to reclaim its own culture, language and independence after years of British domination. Gandhi delivered the speech in Varanasi, India, on 4 February 1916, long before India got its independence.
9. "Tell me what you love, and I will tell you who you are."

Answer: Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II delivered this speech during his second visit to his homeland, Poland, on 18 June 1983 at a critical time for Eastern Europe, which ended by the toppling of the Communist regimes in that region in 1989.
10. "I have the heart and stomach of a king."

Answer: Queen Elizabeth I

Quote from a speech by Queen Elisabeth I to the English troops at Tilbury in 1588, shortly before the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Source: Author mattimom

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