Martin Luther King Jr. Speech And Literary Terms! Trivia Quiz

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Martin Luther King Jr. Speech And Literary Terms! Trivia Quiz

Martin Luther King, Jr. - his speech - the history of the time surrounding his speech - and the literary terms we discussed and identified within the speech.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year, did Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) give this speech?
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1954

    • C. 

      1965

    • D. 

      1963

  • 2. 
    What events were occurring in America during the time that MLK gave this speech?
    • A. 

      Civil War

    • B. 

      Vietnam War

    • C. 

      Civil Rights Movement

    • D. 

      "I Have a Dream" speech

  • 3. 
    MLK stated that he was giving his speech in the shadows of a certain man's monument --whose monument was it?
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King, Sr.

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 4. 
    What is the MOST SIGNIFICANT thing about MLK's decision to give his speech in this man's statue's shadow?
    • A. 

      The man was the first president of the U.S. and helped write the Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      The man was president during the Civil War and helped the U.S. take the first step towards true freedom for all.

    • C. 

      The man was MLK's father and worked diligently to help him learn and grow in his beliefs.

    • D. 

      The man was a leader in America and was the driving force towards creating the Declaration of Independence and believed strongly against slavery.

  • 5. 
    REPETITION is used throughout the speech.......which is an example of repetition from the speech?
    • A. 

      "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

    • B. 

      Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

    • C. 

      I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

    • D. 

      No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

  • 6. 
    Which statement from the speech is an example of ALLUSION?
    • A. 

      "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

    • B. 

      Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

    • C. 

      I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

    • D. 

      No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

  • 7. 
    Which statement from the speech is an example of a SIMILE?
    • A. 

      "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

    • B. 

      Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

    • C. 

      I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

    • D. 

      No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

  • 8. 
    Which statement from the speech is an example of a METAPHOR?
    • A. 

      "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

    • B. 

      Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

    • C. 

      I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

    • D. 

      No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

  • 9. 
    METONYMY is a term we discussed in relation to this speech.........which of the below is an example of the term METONYMY?
    • A. 

      Hope = Disbelief

    • B. 

      New York City = The Big Apple

    • C. 

      Picture of starving children/picture of lady with full cart of Christmas Presents

    • D. 

      "Hope flows down like a waterfall...."

  • 10. 
    What does the term FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE mean?
    • A. 

      It means that you mean something opposite of what you say

    • B. 

      It is a term that applies to lots of language

    • C. 

      It is an important term to know in Language Arts in regards to literature

    • D. 

      It is an 'umbrella term' under which literary terms such as metaphors, similes, personification, hyperbole, etc. fall

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is the correct FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE for the next statement from MLK's  "I Have A Dream" speech? "With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood..." :
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Figurative Language

  • 12. 
    The statement, "Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood." is an example of:   (Look closely at the underlined statements to help you!!)
    • A. 

      Metonymy

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Juxtaposition

  • 13. 
    Dr. King mentioned the Emancipation Proclamation in his speech, and it was one of your vocabulary words.  What does it mean?
    • A. 

      A proclamation by Martin Luther King, Jr. that ended the Civil Rights Movements' violence.

    • B. 

      A proclamation by Abraham Lincoln that made black men and women free in the U.S.

    • C. 

      A proclamation created by Abraham Lincoln that ended the Civil War.

    • D. 

      A proclamation by FDR that allowed black people to ride buses and be treated without discrimination

  • 14. 
    The vocabulary word DISCRIMINATION means:
    • A. 

      Treatment of others in a negative way

    • B. 

      Treatment of others either against or in favor of-- based upon the group or class that that person falls into

    • C. 

      It is against the law

    • D. 

      Treating others in a good way that helps him/her

  • 15. 
    When Martin Luther King, Jr. talks about 'ghettos' he is referring to.....
    • A. 

      A slang that everyone recognizes that means bad and/or negative

    • B. 

      The term "ghetto" originated from the name of the Jewish quarte

    • C. 

      A place that is easily known to be a place built upon a swamp

    • D. 

      A part of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure

  • 16. 
    The word 'discord' means....
    • A. 

      A lack of agreement among people or groups

    • B. 

      Cords that do not keep us together

    • C. 

      Synonym of happiness and togetherness

    • D. 

      Not being built upon goodness

  • 17. 
    "Desolate' means.....
    • A. 

      Alone or solitary

    • B. 

      Joyless or sorrowful

    • C. 

      Happy or joyous

    • D. 

      Fabulous or wonderful

  • 18. 
    When MLK states that the people are enduring 'tribulation' he means that they are......
    • A. 

      Under great affliction, distress, or trials

    • B. 

      Under great consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes

    • C. 

      Something exceptional, substantial, or great

    • D. 

      Elevated by praise or glorified

  • 19. 
    Prodigious means....
    • A. 

      Under great consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes

    • B. 

      Under great affliction, trials, or problems

    • C. 

      Something exceptional, substantial, or great

    • D. 

      Elevated by praise or glorified

  • 20. 
    Exalted means....
    • A. 

      Under great consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes

    • B. 

      Under great affliction, trials, or problems

    • C. 

      Something extraordinary, substantial, or great

    • D. 

      Elevated by praise or glorified

  • 21. 
    "Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" would be an example of which of the figurative language types?
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Metonymy

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 22. 
    If I said to Sam......"Sam, please quit telling untruths --your nose is getting as long as Pinnochio's!!"  What Figurative Language listed below is being illustrated?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Juxtaposition

    • D. 

      Nursery Rhyme

  • 23. 
    An example of Juxtaposition would be....
    • A. 

      Clifford the big red dog

    • B. 

      The picture of the boy and his dog rescuing another dog

    • C. 

      The picture of starving children up against the picture of the lady Christmas shopping

    • D. 

      The story about the Christmas gift and the lady giving all she had to the little boy

  • 24. 
    In the statement, "The dog was as big as a house!!"  What figurative language is clearly being shown?
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Juxtaposition

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 25. 
    "Ellie the elephant eats Easter Eggs"....is an example of.......
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Simle

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