‘I HAVE A DREAM’ is written by Martin Luther King Jr.  He was born in 15th January, 1929 in Georgia, United States. He was the  Baptist Minister and activist who become the most Visible Spokeperson and leader in Civil Right Movement from 1955. He did PHd in Boston University and BA in Morehouse College. He won Nobel Prize in 1964 . and He died in 4 April, 1968 in America due to Gunshot.


” I HAVE A DREAM ” is written by Martin Luther King Jr. In this speech, he is addressing the Negro people of America at the time who were struggling with poverty, neglect, discrimination, and inequality.
In his speech, he asks black people to continue their fight for their rights in American society until they get civil rights like the white people there. They ask the Negro people to continue their movement in a non-violent & a peaceful manner. 
On the appearance of some white people in his speech, he calls it his symbolic victory and asks the Negro people not to hate the white Americans.
In this speech, Martin Luther talks about his dream of an American society in which there is mutual harmony between blacks and whites, no class is exploited on the basis of its character, white children mix and play with black children. All the trenches of inequality in society should be erased.
This historical speech by Martin Luther reflects his optimistic stance. 
This speech gives strength not only to the Negro people but also to all the people of the world who are suffering from racial discrimination. -MLK


1. Momentous – सब से अहम 

2. Decree – विधि / नियम 
3. Seared – झुलसा हुआ 
4. Manacles – स्वंतत्रता को प्रबंधित करना 
5. Segregation – जाति,धर्म  के आधार पर भेदभाव 
6. Discrimination – भेदभाव 
7. Languishing – सफल होने के लिए असफलता 
8. Exile – निवर्सन / 
9. Appalling – भय उत्पन करनेवाला 
10. Hallowed – पवित्र 
11. Sweltering – गर्म / तपता हुआ 
12. Inextricably – नजदीक से 
13. Tribulations – कलेश / अपत्ति 
14. Ghetto – पैतृक समुदाय के घनी आबादी वाली बस्ती 
15. Battered – घिसा हुआ 
16. Persecution – बुरा व्यवहार  
17. Staggered – कंपित  
18. Redemptive – छुटकारा 
19. Wallow – ठोकर 
20. Oasis – सरन 
21. Prodigious – विलछन / बड़ा आकार 
22. Hamlet – छोटा सा गांव 


1) _________is sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression.
A. Missisipi
B. Chicago
C. Newyork
D. Taxes
2) The condition of the___was appalling.
A. Indians
B. African
C. Negros
D. Habbasi
3) Martin Luther King belonged to ___
A. The USA
B. Britain
C. Germany
D. France
4) Who said, “My children will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.
A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Dr. Zakir Hussain
C. Martin Luther King
D. HE luther king Sr.
5) Martin Luther king is ___
A. Negro
B. American
C. French
D. German
6) ________has given the Negro people a bad cheque which has come back marked insufficient funds!
A. Europe
B. America
C. Canada
D. Mexico
7) Negros are the former ________of America.
A. Slaves
B. Masters
C. Farmers
D. Traders
8) _________is a desert state of the U.S.A
A. Alabama
B. Mississippi
C. Georgia
D. Lousiana
9) MLK Jr. had _______children.
A. Four
B. Three
C. Two
D. One
10) Let freedom ring from the snow capped ______of Colorado.
A. Himalayas
B. Alps
C. Atlas
D. Rockies
11) Let freedom ring from the stone mountain of_
A. Georgia
B. Alabama
C. Colorado
D. Tennessee
12) _________advocates non-violent struggle.
A. Martin Luther King Jr.
B. Shiga Naoya
C. Kamamla Das
D. Peral S Buck.
13) Martin Luther King Jr. was a __________.
A. Scientist
B. Artist
C. Philosopher
D. Civil right activists
14) Who is the author of the prose piece, „I have a dream‟?
A. Martin Martini
B. Martin Luther King
C. Martin Luther king Jr.
D. H.E. Bates
15) Martin Luther King Jr. was born in _
A. 1919
B. 1929
C. 1939
D. 1917
16) Martin Luther King Jr. died in ____
A. 1978
B. 1958
C. 1968
D. 1948
17) What was Martin Luther King Jr. before becoming a civil rights activist?
A. Businessman
B. Baptist minister
C. Teacher
D. Musician
18) Martin Luther King Jr. was influenced by which Indian Leader?
A. Gandhi Ji
B. Tilak
C. Nehru
D. Bhagat Singh
19) In which year Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest person to the receive the Nobel prize?
A. 1961
B. 1960
C. 1964
D. 1968
20) Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on _____
A. April 4, 1968
B. April, 1963
C. April 14, 1968
D. April, 1965
21) Through his speech, the author supports the struggle of the ___
A. Americans
B. Red Indians
C. Negroes
D. British
22) If America becomes a great nation, it mustn‟t over look the problem of __
A. Farmers
B. Labourers.
C. Negroes
D. Unemployed
23) The pledge is to always go ahead on the path_
A. Hills
B. Success
C. Freedom
D. Love
24) This pledge will be fulfilled only when the rights were given
A. Humanity
B. Workers
C. Communists
D. Negroes
25) When did Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his speech “I have a dream”
A. On 23 August 1953
B. On 28 August 1963
C. On 28 April 1963
D. On 18 August 1962


1) What is the author trying to achieve through his speech?
Martin Luther seeks the support of the audience in his struggle for the rights of the Negros. Even some whites were present there. He expresses his gratitude to those who came to listen to him and support the Negro’s cause.
2) Do you think Martin Luther is a great orator? What, according to you, are qualities of a great orator?
Yes, I sincerely believe that Martin Luther is a great orator. In my opinion a great orator is one who can draw the attention of the readers, spellbinds them and succeeds in conveying his message.
3) What does Martin Luther urge his people to do?
Martin Luther king asks the Negroes to follow the path of non-violence. He asks them to be patient, courageous and cultivate the power of the soul of counter physical voilence. 
4) What is their Pledge?
The pledge is to move ahead and continue their struggle for freedom and rights.
5) What are the ‘trials and tribulations’ the author talks about?
Martin Luther talks about the trials and tribulation face by the Negros in jails where they had to face creative sufferings. He talks about the suffering caused by their segregation.
6) In this line “THIS IS OUR HOPE” . What is the hope of Author?
Martin Luther king hopes that freedom will ring from every corner of the country. He has a hope that Negros will get the right to live with the whites. He has a hope to see the children former slaves and former slave owners will walk together as brother and sisters.
7) If American is to be a great nation what must become true?
 If America is to be a great nation, the Negros should be given their rights. It will create harmony inside the country. America will be a stronger country in this way.
8) Why and When will they thank the Almighty?
They will thank the Almighty when they get their rights and freedom rings from every corner of the country.
9) What does Martin Luther say about the life of the Negroes?
He says that the life of the Negroes is still sadly crippled by the manacles of  segregation and the chains of discrimination. They still live on a lonely island of poverty.
10) What was Martin Luther King’s Dream? Elaborate?
Martin Luther king believed in the ultimate reconciliation between the Americans and the Negroes. It was the idea of reconciliation that he expressed by reiterating his dream in Various details. He had the Dream of the American nation rising up and following its creed of equality in true sense. He also had the vision of complete fraternity.
11) What are the think needed to remove the discontent of Negroes?
Freedom and equality are required to remove their discontent. They must be provided with equal opportunities  for their development. Their Culture identity must be protected.


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