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Robert F. Kennedy On the Death of MLK Jr.

Post  Admin on May 11th 2009, 9:05 am

Here's the link:

http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/rfk.htm
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Re: Robert F. Kennedy On the Death of MLK Jr.

Post  pbr on May 11th 2009, 12:40 pm

The paradox caused by the fact that the author says "awful grace" in line 19 creates which of the following effects?

(A) God is a terrible entity
(B) God is an entity to be marveled at
(C) God is in fact human-like
(D) God is nothing
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Question 4

Post  hayleydayis on May 11th 2009, 12:41 pm

In lines 8-13 of the passage, what is the purpose of the speaker?
A) to tell black people it’s okay to be angry with white people
B) to explain the state of the country
C) to glorify Martin Luther King Jr.
D) to say that people need to work together to improve the state of the country
E) to say that white people really aren’t to blame for MLK’s death

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Post  chiara on May 11th 2009, 12:41 pm

#10: Meaning

Based on the passage, what can be said about the characteristc of the crowd's response to Robert F. Kennedy's speech in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1968?

A. The crowd was made uncomfortable by the fact that a white man was talking to them about Martin Luther King's assassination.

B. The crowd seemed to recieve Kennedy's statements as even more relevent and true because of his experience with his brother's assasination.

C. The crowd responded to Kennedy with joyous applause.

D. The crowd resented Kennedy's request for them to say a prayer for the King family.

E. The crowd seemed to want more to hear about the elements of Kennedy's campaign.

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Question 11

Post  Amelia F. on May 11th 2009, 12:42 pm

In this passage, Robert F. Kennedy is trying to convey all of the following EXCEPT:

A) We should continue to try to unite the nation.
B) That prayer will solve the struggle for equality and peace.
C) That everybody is affected by Martin Luther King's death.
D) That although the black community will want revenge, that is not the way to achieve equality.
E) That the fight for equality is not over.
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Re: Robert F. Kennedy On the Death of MLK Jr.

Post  Elizabeth Gombert on May 11th 2009, 12:43 pm

1. An appeal to logos is most evident in:
a. Line 13, "But we have... difficult times."
b. Lines 21-22: "We can do... in the past."
c. Line 26: "Let us dedicate... very much."
d. Lines 8-10: "We can move... compassion and love."
e. Line 1: "Ladies and gentlemen... this evening."

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Zoe J. RFK Question

Post  zjohnson2692 on May 11th 2009, 12:43 pm

In lines 16-17 ("My...God.'"), all of the following devices are used EXCEPT:

A) Allusion
B) Metaphor
C) Paradox
D) Understatement
E) Alliteration

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Allie's question

Post  Allie5491 on May 11th 2009, 12:43 pm

In his speech, the main distinction Kennedy makes is between
a) African Americans and White Americans
b) Martin Luther King Jr. and John F Kennedy
c) revenge and lawlessness
d) hatred and compassion
e) violence and hatred

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Re: Robert F. Kennedy On the Death of MLK Jr.

Post  mgpicc on May 11th 2009, 12:45 pm

When Robert Kennedy says "Or we can make an effort..." what "we" is he refering to ?

A. black people angered by white people
B. all American citizens
C. white people who quote Greek philosophers
D. only white and black Americans
E. all minorities
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Re: Robert F. Kennedy On the Death of MLK Jr.

Post  Atlantisbase on May 11th 2009, 12:50 pm

In context, the word “polarization” (line 8 ) refers to

    (A) The charging of the nation with static electricity
    (B) The movement of peoples alliances to black and white exclusively
    (C) The shift towards unification among blacks and whites
    (D) The tendency of someone towards peace or violence
    (E) The division between those who supported King and those who opposed him


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Question #3

Post  pfmh on May 11th 2009, 12:52 pm

3). In this speech, Robert Kennedy is MOST concerned about:

A). Campaigning for the presidency of the United States by appealing to his audience with various pronouns, complements, and inspiring comments.
B). Informing his audience of the exact event(s) which led to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's death.
C). Creating a subdued and remorseful atmosphere among his audience.
D). Speaking about the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and the meaning of his legacy to America and the American people.
E). Encouraging his audience to donate to his campaign in honor of his older brother's death, which he is reminded of by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's death.

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Re: Robert F. Kennedy On the Death of MLK Jr.

Post  WKeller on May 11th 2009, 12:54 pm

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In context, the word “polarized” (line Cool most closely means:
(A) bring together
(B) magnetize
(C) radiate
(D) separate
(E) charge with electricity
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Meghan and Jeff

Post  Admin on May 11th 2009, 12:56 pm

9) Paragraph 5 (lines 8-10) are used in order to:

A. Victimize the black Americans who are distraught
B. Assimilate the feelings of whites and blacks in this situation
C. Characterize the hatred of blacks toward whites
D. Create feelings of sorrow within the population of white American
E. Bring the whites and blacks together by identifying the shared feelings

10) Robert Kennedy main purpose is to:

A. Lead the country in a group prayer
B. Quell anger and unite a shocked nation
C. Create concern with individuality over tradition
D. Bring attention to admirable behavior that has gone unrecognized
E. Seek popular approval

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Re: Robert F. Kennedy On the Death of MLK Jr.

Post  Meghan43 on May 12th 2009, 12:47 pm

My question is posted with Jeff's! Very Happy
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Re: Robert F. Kennedy On the Death of MLK Jr.

Post  Elyssia Primus on May 12th 2009, 12:50 pm

In the sentence "What we need...be black," Kennedy employs which of the following?
A)Synecdoche
B)Metonomy
C)Anaphora
D)Appeal to authority
E)Alliteration

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