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'I Have a Dream' by Martin Luther King brief questions and answer

I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King

1. Who was Martin Luther King Junior? 

Ans: Martin Luther King was an American clergyman, activist and powerful leader of the African American Civil Rights movement.

2. When was the speech "I Have a Dream" delivered?  [NU 2016, 2017] 

Ans: The speech "I Have a Dream" was delivered on 28 August 1963.

3. What was the message of Martin Luther King Jr. in 'I Have a Dream'? 

Ans: The message of Martin Luther King Jr. in 'I Have a Dream' was the insurance of racial equality and freedom for all the Americans regardless of caste, creed and colour.

4. What type of writing is "I Have a Dream"?

Ans: "I have a Dream" is the transcription of an oratory.

5. What was Luther King's dream? [NU 2015]

Ans: In his speech, ‘I have a Dream’ Martin Luther King dreams of such a future when American society will be free from injustices, inequalities of rights, and discriminations irrespective of colour or origin.

6. What, according to King, is the American dream?

Ans: According to King, the American dream is the dream of America observing the nation’s Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

7. What is the momentous decree referred to by M L King? 

Ans: The 'momentous decree' referred to by M L King is the Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

8. From whom did Martin Luther King learn his non-violent movement? 

Ans: Luther King learnt about non-violent movement from Henry David Thoreau and Mahatma Gandhi. But, especially Mahatma Gandhi was his inspiration.

9. How does Martin Luther King want to achieve his goal?

Ans: Martin Luther King wants to achieve his goal through creative protest, trough non-violent movement. 

10. How many times did Martin Luther King mention the words 'I have a dream' in his speech "I Have A Dream"?

Ans: Martin Luther King in his speech "I Have A Dream" mentioned the words 'I have a dream' 8 (eight) times.

11. What did Martin Luther Suggest his follower?

Ans: Martin Luther Suggested his follower not to commit physical violence but to protest creatively.

12. What does Luther mean by “creative suffering”?

Ans: By “creative suffering” Luther King refers to the fact that this suffering is, in a sense, voluntary; it is suffering that is accepted as part of their course of action, an accepted component of their struggle and protest.

13. What does Martin mean by "creative protest"?

Ans: By “creative protest” Martin means a new approach to democratic protest without creating any violence.

14. What is an analogy?  [NU 2017]

Ans: An analogy is a comparison between two things that are mostly different from each other but have some traits in common.

15. What is an allusion?

Ans: Allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.

16. What is an anaphora?

Ans: An anaphora is a rhetoric in which a particular word or phrase comes at the beginning of several sentences or lines.

17. Who says, "Nineteen sixty three is not an end but a beginning"?

Ans: Martin Luther king Jr.