|Test Name:||Reading Comprehension Quiz with Answers|
|Test Type:||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Total Score / Questions:||5 / 5|
|Time Allowed:||10 Min|
|Who Should Practice this Test:||Students, job seekers, or professionals who are preparing for competitive exams and interviews.|
Reading Comprehension Quiz with Answers Test 2
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On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr., delivered a powerful and famous public address known as “I Have a Dream” at the March on Washington D.C., for Jobs and Freedom. In his speech, he passionately advocated for an end to racial discrimination in the United States and emphasized the importance of civil and economic rights. This speech is widely considered a turning point in the civil rights movement, and still carries significant impact and relevance today.
King begins the speech by referencing the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed millions of slaves in 1863. He observes that “one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.” Toward the end of the speech, King departs from his prepared text and speaks about his dreams of freedom and equality. This improvised peroration was prompted by a cry from Mahalia Jackson to “tell them about the dream, Martin!” In this part of the speech, which is now its most famous and moving section, King describes his visions of a future free from the constraints of slavery and discrimination.
The impact of “I Have a Dream” cannot be overstated. Jon Meacham writes that, “With a single phrase, Martin Luther King Jr. joined Jefferson and Lincoln in the ranks of men who’ve shaped modern America.” The speech was voted the top American speech of the 20th century in a poll of scholars of public address in 1999. Its powerful words continue to inspire people around the world to fight for justice and equality.
In conclusion, “I Have a Dream” is a pivotal event in the civil rights struggle and a potent plea for the advancement of civil and economic rights as well as an end to prejudice. Even today, individuals are still motivated and influenced by its words.
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