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Winston Churchill Quiz


  1. Sir Winston Churchill was born in which decade? And in which Oxfordshire palace?
  2. What was the maiden name of his American mother Jennie Churchill?
  3. Churchill was a prisoner of war, during which war?
  4. He became a Conservative MP at the age of 25 after winning the seat of which northern town?
  5. In 1911, Churchill became involved in which infamous event when three Latvian burglars killed several police officers and hid in a London house?
  6. Churchill's second child was named after his father - what name was he given?
  7. What term did Churchill use to reference his dark moods during periods of his life?
  8. Complete the three informal titles of the following 1940 speaches: (a) "We Shall Fight on the ....", (b) "Blood, toil, tears, and ....", (c) "This was their finest ...."
  9. In 1954 which English artist was commissioned to paint a full-length portrait of Churchill which Lady Spencer-Churchill famously hated and destroyed?
  10. Which tradesman's skill was a hobby of Churchill's?
  11. He served as Conservative Prime Minister twice, from 1940 to 1945, and between which two other years?
  12. Which symbolic term came into common use after a speach made by Churchill at Fulton, Missouri, in 1946?
  13. Churchill won a famous prize in 1953, what was it?
  14. Which Ministerial Office did Churchill hold from September 1939 to May 1940?
  15. Which common abbreviation had its first known use in a letter to Winston Churchill from Lord Fisher on 9 September 1917?
  16. Finish the famous quote: "Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ...."?
  17. Can you name the four-volume history collection written by Winston Churchill, covering the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain to the end of the Second Boer War?
  18. Churchill was a member of parliament under how many different kings and queens?
  19. Which French card game was Winston Churchill's favourite?
  20. Who did Churchill call "a sheep in sheep’s clothing"?
  21. On November 30th, 1964, Churchill made his last public appearance at the window of No. 28 Hyde Park Gate - what was the occasion?
  22. In which village, a short distance from Blenheim Palace, is Churchill buried?
  23. What was Churchill's four word reply to the sneering comment by French Marshal Philippe Petain, that "in three weeks, England will have her neck wrung like a chicken" if it thought alone?
  24. Churchill died in the morning of Sunday 24 January in which year?
  25. What was lowered in silent tribute as Churchill's coffin passed down the Thames?


  1. 1870s (1874). He was born at Blenheim Palace.
  2. Jerome
  3. The Boer War (1899)
  4. Oldham
  5. The Siege of Sidney Street
  6. Randolph
  7. Black Dog
  8. (a) Beaches, (b) Sweat, and (c) Hour
  9. Graham Sutherland
  10. Bricklaying
  11. 1951 to 1955
  12. Iron Curtain
  13. Nobel Prize in Literature
  14. First Lord of the Admiralty
  15. OMG (Oh! My! God!)
  16. This was their finest hour
  17. History of the English-Speaking Peoples
  18. Six (he served under Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II)
  19. Bezique
  20. Clement Attlee
  21. His 90th birthday
  22. Bladon (St Martin's Church, Bladon)
  23. "Some chicken, some neck"
  24. 1965
  25. Cranes (cranes' arms)