Political Quotes Quiz 1

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  • 1. 
    "We must not be confused about what freedom is. Basic human rights are simple and easily understood: freedom of speech and a free press; freedom of religion and worship; freedom of assembly and the right to petition; the right for men to be secure in their own homes and free from unreasonable search and seizure and from arbitrary arrest and punishment."
    • A. 

      Eleanor Roosevelt, US First Lady from 1933 to 1945

    • B. 

      Charles de Gaulle, French President from 1959 to 1969

  • 2. 
    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
    • A. 

      John F Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

  • 3. 
    "Ideas are far more powerful than guns. If we don't allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas?"
    • A. 

      Adolf Hitler, German dictator who launched World War 2

    • B. 

      Joseph Stalin, Soviet Communist dictator who challenged political and capitalist threats using repressive means

  • 4. 
    "A measure  of a country's greatness should be based on how well it care for its most vulnerable populations.""You must be the change you wish to see in this world.""An eye for an eye and the whole world shall be blind."
    • A. 

      Nelson Mandela, leader of South Africa's fight against racial segregation under the Apartheid system

    • B. 

      Mahatma Gandhi, leader of India's non-violent independence movement

  • 5. 
    "The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.""The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members."
    • A. 

      Harry Truman, 33rd President of the United States

    • B. 

      Koffi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations

  • 6. 
    "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." "It is a time, in short, for a new generation of leadership - new men to cope with new problems and new opportunities."
    • A. 

      John F Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

    • B. 

      Barack Obama, current President of the United States

  • 7. 
    "For the pain, suffering and hurt of these stolen generations , their descendants and for their families, we say sorry....And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry....... between 1910 and 1970, between 10 to 30% of indigeneous children were forcibly taken from their mothers and fathers....50,000 were forcibly taken from their families... a product of the deliberate, calculated policies of the state..."
    • A. 

      Frederik de Klerk, President of South Africa who released Nelson Mandela from prison

    • B. 

      Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia

  • 8. 
    "Let a hundred flowers blossom. Let a hundred schools of thought contend."
    • A. 

      Mao Zedong, Communist leader of China

    • B. 

      Kim Jong Il, North Korean Communist leader

  • 9. 
    "We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step." "We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will."
    • A. 

      Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton, former US President

  • 10. 
    .. the mass of the people ought to be sovereign, rather than the best of few... But it is not at all certain that this superiority of the many over the sound few is possible in the case of every people and every large number. There are some whom it would be impossible: otherwise the theory would apply to wild animals- and yet some men are hardly any better than wild animals. To let them share in the highest offices is to take a risk; inevitably, their unjust standards will cause them to commit injustice, and their lack of judgement will lead them into error. On the other hand there is a risk in not giving them a share, and in their non participation, for when there are many who have no property and no honours they inevitably constitute a huge hostile element in the state...
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Aristotle

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