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Mini-Quiz: Jesse Jackson's Address before the 1984 Democratic Convention

by Ron Kurtus (revised 27 November 2005)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why did the audience applaud so often during Jackson's speech?

They were directed to applaud via teleprompters

Many thought he had finished his speech each time

Applause is common during political convention speeches

2. What is the "Rainbow Coalition" Jackson spoke about?

A group of people who love to photograph rainbows

A coalition between Democrats and Republicans to solve problems

An organization consisting of a diverse collection of groups

3. What did Jackson say that suffering bred?




If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Learning from Historical Speeches. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


Jesse Jackson: 1984 Democratic National Convention Address - From American Rhetoric; includes MP3 audio of speech

Address before the Democratic National Convention - From The Pilgramage of Jesse Jackson: PBS Frontline

Speech: The Rainbow Coalition - From Info Please

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