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Mini-Quiz: Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address in 1981

by Ron Kurtus (revised 8 August 2005)

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

1. How did Reagan get the attention of the audience?

He told a humorous story about his days as an actor

He told about serious economic problems in the country

He spoke in a loud voice

2. What did he say about government?

It is not the solution to the problems of the country

It should become like many socialist countries

It should be run by only the very rich

3. How does he inspire the audience?

By telling how George Washington would not lie to anyone

By mentioning sacrifices people made for the country

By pointing at the flag flying above the White House

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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