How well do you know the great Winston Churchill?

By: Scott Nordlund
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The all knowing quiz to test your Winston Churchill facts.

Churchill was born to a Tory politician, and his mother was what nationality?

Jeanette Jerome was an American born beauty queen who was responsible for one of the top British politicians of the modern era.

What was Churchill's childhood nickname?

The read headed Churchill wore the unfortunate Copperknob nickname

Where did Churchill apply for post secondary?

Churchill's only choice was the Royal Military College

How many times did Churchill take the entrance exam to RMC?

Churchill took three attempts to pass the entrance exam to enter RMC

Why was Churchill delayed in entering RMC?

Churchill fell and ruptured his kidney after falling from a bridge

What was Churchill's record early in his career?

Upon graduation, Churchill become a war correspondent with the top ranked salary in the nation

Churchill was made a Prisoner of War in what war?

As a war correspondent, Churchill was captured during the Boer War

Which countries future leader spared Churchill's life during a skirmish?

Louis Botha – the future first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa who would work with Churchill in later life to help South Africa become a British Dominion.

At what age did Churchill enter politics?

Churchill challenged the Oldham constituency at the ripe age of 25 and won.

Which US president raved at Churchill's biography of his father?

Roosevelt was quoted to say "a clever, tactful and rather cheap and vulgar life of that clever, tactful and rather cheap and vulgar egotist".

How many years did Churchill serve in Parliament?

Serving in parliament from 1900 to 1964, Churchill served for 64 years

What army technology was Churchill personally involved in developing?

Churchill was personally involved in the development of the tank – which was first used in battle by the British army on September 15 1916.

At what age was Churchill appointed First Lord of the Admiralty?

Churchill, aged 37, was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty – a post under which he would continue to serve into the First World War.

What failed WW I attack was the brain child of Churchill?

The failed naval operation left some 34,000 British soldiers dead – while another 78,500 were wounded and a further 7,500 were captured or left missing.

How many children did Churchill have?

Churchill's children were called: Diana, Randolph, Sarah Tuchet-Jesson, Marigold and Mary Soames.

What was Churchill's pet name given by his wife?

His wife nicknamed him the pug.

What hobby did Churchill turn to relax?

Churchill saw painting as a stress reliever during his toughest days.

What is named for Churchill's honour?

A Churchill cuban cigar is 17 inches long and 19 mm wide.

How old was Churchill when he took office as Prime Minister?

Churchill was 65 the day he took office at number 4.

What other event happened the day he took office?

The invasion of France by Hitler, corresponded with the Prime Ministerial appointment of Churchill

What is the famous words Churchill said during his first speech?

The infamous "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat" address saw British Parliament see the real Churchill.

When did Churchill visit the White House?

This visit before Christmas in 1941 spurred the great British-American relationship

What did Churchill nickname his 'Black Dog'?

Diagnosed with depression, Churchill often fought this brutal disease without letting those close to him know.

What was Churchill's favorite drink?

He is quoted to say, "I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it."

How tall was Churchill?

He got the nickname of a bulldog due to his size, at only 5'6 Churchill was not a tall man.

Churchill won what Nobel Prize?

His literary merit was officially recognized when he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 “for his historical and biographical presentations and for the scintillating oratory in which he has stood forth as a defender of human values.”

Churchill was known to do what animal impression?

John Spencer wrote “Few people can say they have seen the ex-First Lord of the Admiralty, crouching in the branches of an oak, baring his teeth and pounding his chest.

What did Churchill win twice?

Churchill eclipsed Hitler by being named Time Magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’, not once but twice, in 1940 and again in 1949.

How many monarchs did Churchill serve under?

Churchill served under an impressive six monarchs: Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

What did Churchill like to do after working long hours?

Churchill was known to enjoy a siesta, a habit he adopted following his time in Cuba with Spanish forces in 1895. In later life, far from simply aiding his recuperation, Churchill’s bed often acted as his preferred location to discuss matters of great state importance.

At what conference was the infamous leader Stalin's photo, that included Churchill, taken at?

Yalta was a large conference in which Churchill partook in.

What did Churchill say about prohibition in the USA

Churchill explained that he felt this policy was an affront to the whole history of mankind

What did Churchill say to being told he could not drink with the Saudi King due to his religious obligations?

Churchill was quoted on stating, my religion prescribed an absolute sacred rite smoking cigars and drinking alcohol before, after, and if need be during all meals and the intervals between them

What current phrase was first written in a letter to Churchill?

OMG, was used in a letter written to Churchill early in his career.

At what battle did Churchill and King George VI want to lead the charge, but were forbidden to.

Both Winston Churchill and King George VI had wanted to accompany the Allied Expeditionary Force on D-Day, and were only dissuaded by an Admiral who said he would not take responsibility for them.

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