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  1. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was delivered in which city?
  2. The "Wind of Change" speech was a historically significant address made by which UK Prime Minister? And in which country was it made?
  3. Complete the following quotation of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in a speech given on June 26, 1963: "Ich bin ein ..."?
  4. "I know I have the body of a weak, feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too" is a line from a speech delivered by Elizabeth I to her troop's at which English town?
  5. In a funny acceptance speech for a lifetime achievement award at the British Comedy Awards in 1994, who refered to the Prince of Wales as a grovelling bastard?
  6. Newly sworn-in US presidents usually give a speech referred to as what?
  7. "The Infamy Speech" was a speech delivered one day after which historical event?
  8. In the London Olympic Opening Ceremony, who delivered Caliban’s speech from William Shakespeare's The Tempest?
  9. On June 1, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln gave his most famous speech; by what name do we know this speech?
  10. What name is given to the compilation of the sayings of Jesus, epitomizing his moral teachings?
  11. In 1791, which British Parliamentarian gave a four-hour speech to the House of Commons on the subject of abolition of the slave trade?
  12. In 1862, which Prussian gave his "Blood and Iron" speech on the unification of Germany?
  13. Which American author, an active campaigner for women's suffrage, made a 1901 "Votes for Women" speech, which is considered one of the most famous speeches in history?
  14. A speech given on 20 April, 1968, by Enoch Powell addressing a meeting of the Conservative Political Centre in Birmingham has become known by what name?
  15. Whose 1990 resignation speech as deputy prime minister referred to "cricket bats have been broken before the game by the team captain"?
  16. The "Sorry" speech, delivered by Kevin Rudd in 2008, was an apology to which people?
  17. The original and most noted Speakers' Corner is in which London park?
  18. Who said during her 1984 Oscar acceptance speech for Best Actress: "I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!"
  19. What is the common title given to the speech in which Sir Winston Churchill had to describe a great military disaster, and warn of a possible invasion attempt by the Nazis, without casting doubt on eventual victory?
  20. Who delivered a speech titled “The Hope”, on June 25th, 1978, at a public celebration of the California Gay Freedom Day?

Answers:

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Harold Macmillan to the Parliament of South Africa
  3. Berliner
  4. Tilbury
  5. Spike Milligan
  6. An Inaugral address
  7. Pearl Harbor (by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a Joint Session of the US Congress on December 8, 1941.)





  8. Kenneth Branagh
  9. The Gettysburg Address
  10. The Sermon on the Mount
  11. William Wilberforce
  12. Otto von Bismarck
  13. Mark Twain
  14. Rivers of Blood Speech
  15. Geoffrey Howe
  16. Australian Aborigines (and Torres Strait Islanders)
  17. Hyde Park
  18. Sally Field
  19. We shall fight on the beaches
  20. Harvey Milk