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Mini-Quiz: Presidential Speech Writers

by Ron Kurtus (3 March 2013)

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

1. What happens before the presidential speech writer starts writing?

The writer is given an assignment, along with topic and audience

The writer tells the president what he or she wants to write about

The writer is told to write a speech on whatever is interesting

2. Did presidents before Warren G. Harding have speech writers?

Previous presidents did not need speech writers

Most likely, but none had the official title

Members of Congress wrote the speech for the presidents

3. Why do some presidents only have one speech writer?

Some presidents do not want to pay for more writers

No one has been able to figure that out

Only one is listed, but there may be a staff of writers

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

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