Two Memorable Speeches Lesson-9 (Class-8th) Question Answer

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Lessson-9 Two Memorable Speeches

Q.1. When did Nehru address the nation and where?
Ans. Nehru addressed the nation on the midnight of August 14, 1947. He addressed the nation from Lok Sabha.

Q. 2. What appointed day does Nehru talk of?
Ans. Nehru is talking of India's Independence Day.

Q. 3. What does Nehru refer to 'Long Slumber'?
Ans. Nehru refers to long slavery of India.

Q. 4. Nehru says, "May the star never set !" Which star?
Ans. It is the star of Independence.

Q. 5. What does Nehru say 'shall be our endeavour'?
Ans. According to Nehru, our endeavor shall be to bring freedom and opportunity to the common man, eradicate poverty and disease and build up a prosperous nation.

Q. 6. Why did Swami Vivekananda go to Chicago in 1893?
Ans. Swami Vivekananda went to Chicago in 1893 to represent India in the World Parliament of Religions.

Q. 7. How did Swami Vivekananda begin his speech?
Ans. Swami Vivekananda began his speech with the words "Brother and Sisters of America."

Q. 8. What did the Swami say he was proud of?
Ans. According to the Swami he was proud of belonging to a nation which had sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth.

Q. 9. What did he (the Swami ji) want to end from the earth?
Ans. He (Swami ji) wanted to end fanaticism and all persecutions from the earth.

Q. 10. What did he (the Swami ji) say the Parliament of Religions had proved?
Ans. According to the Swami the Parliament of Religions had proved that holiness, purity and charity are not the exclusive possession of any religious institution in the world.



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