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Quiz about The Churchill Perspective World Leaders
Quiz about The Churchill Perspective World Leaders

The Churchill Perspective: World Leaders Quiz


Winston Churchill expressed many strong opinions regarding the public figures of his own time. I will supply a fact about an historical figure and a quote about the person from Winston Churchill, which should allow you to identify him or her.

A multiple-choice quiz by uglybird. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
uglybird
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
184,244
Updated
Aug 01 22
# Qns
10
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Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Fact: Winston Churchill initially supported this post World War II French President in his role as leader of the "Free French", but later the two were often at odds with one another.

Quote: Once, after listening to this French leader, Winston Churchill said, "Interpreter! Interpreter! How do you say the opposite of Vive Le France?"

Who was this French leader?
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Question 2 of 10
2. Fact: Charlie Chaplin made and starred in a film parodying this head of state entitled "The Great Dictator".

Quote: Regarding this man by Winston Churchill claimed, "This wicked man, the repository and embodiment of soul destroying hatred, the monstrous product of former wrongs and shames ..."

About whom was Churchill speaking?
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Question 3 of 10
3. Fact: Following the Labour Party landslide in the 1945 election, this politician replaced Winston Churchill as Prime Minister.

Quote: Churchill called this individual, "A modest man, who has much to be modest about."

About whom did Churchill make this claim?
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Question 4 of 10
4. Fact: This Liberal Party member became Prime Minister of Britain during World War I, supported by a coalition of Conservatives and Liberals, and represented the British government at the Versailles Peace Conference.

Quote: Churchill described this man as, "The happy warrior of Squandermania."

Which politician did Sir Winston give this nickname?
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Question 5 of 10
5. Fact: During the 1940s, Winston Churchill was involved in secret discussions with this world leader at a time that the other leader's nation was still neutral.

Quote: Regarding this leader Winston Churchill said, "Meeting __________ was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it."

Of whom was Churchill speaking?
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Question 6 of 10
6. Fact: This Liberal Party Prime Minister championed Irish home rule in the late 19th century, splitting his party.

Quote: Churchill teased regarding this man's reading habits, "__________ read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right."

About whose reading habits did Churchill comment?
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Question 7 of 10
7. Fact: In the 1930s, this conservative British Prime Minister disagreed with Churchill over the issue of Indian self-government.

Quote: Churchill claimed regarding this politician, "He occasionally stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened."

To whom did Churchill refer?
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Question 8 of 10
8. Fact: She was the first woman seated in the House of Commons in 1919, and during a parliamentary session said to Winston Churchill, "Winston, if you were my husband I would poison your coffee."

Quote: Churchill responded to her remark, "If you were my wife, Madam, I would surely drink it."

Who was this phenomenal woman?
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Question 9 of 10
9. Fact: This British officer was the second in command of the Allied Army in Europe during World War II.

Quote: Churchill observed regarding this general: "In defeat unbeatable, in victory unbearable."

About which general was Churchill speaking?
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Question 10 of 10
10. Fact: This British Prime minister announced that he had achieved "peace for our time" after a conference with Hitler in Munich in 1938.

Quote: Churchill in describing this man's approach to Adolf Hitler said, "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last."

To whom did Churchill refer?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Fact: Winston Churchill initially supported this post World War II French President in his role as leader of the "Free French", but later the two were often at odds with one another. Quote: Once, after listening to this French leader, Winston Churchill said, "Interpreter! Interpreter! How do you say the opposite of Vive Le France?" Who was this French leader?

Answer: Charles de Gaulle

Considered by many to be a protégé of Churchill during the first year of the Vichy regime in France, the two later had a number of differences. About Churchill de Gaulle said, "When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We are angry at each other much of the time."
2. Fact: Charlie Chaplin made and starred in a film parodying this head of state entitled "The Great Dictator". Quote: Regarding this man by Winston Churchill claimed, "This wicked man, the repository and embodiment of soul destroying hatred, the monstrous product of former wrongs and shames ..." About whom was Churchill speaking?

Answer: Adolf Hitler

In "The Great Dictator", Charlie Chaplin played two roles: dictator Adenoid Hynkel and a look-alike Jewish barber. Near the end of the movie the Jewish barber observes, "Greed has poisoned men's souls - has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed." Some claim that Hitler, reputedly a fan of Chaplin, actually trimmed his own mustache to match that of the famous actor. (This claim is disputed.)
3. Fact: Following the Labour Party landslide in the 1945 election, this politician replaced Winston Churchill as Prime Minister. Quote: Churchill called this individual, "A modest man, who has much to be modest about." About whom did Churchill make this claim?

Answer: Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee's Labour government (1945-51) initiated broad economic changes. His tenure saw the nationalization of The Bank of England, the coalmines, civil aviation, cable and wireless services, gas, electricity, railways, road transport and steel.

The National Health Service was instituted. During his years in power, India was granted independence and the British Empire became the British Commonwealth. About Churchill Atlee observed, "Fifty percent of Winston is genius, fifty percent bloody fool."
4. Fact: This Liberal Party member became Prime Minister of Britain during World War I, supported by a coalition of Conservatives and Liberals, and represented the British government at the Versailles Peace Conference. Quote: Churchill described this man as, "The happy warrior of Squandermania." Which politician did Sir Winston give this nickname?

Answer: Lloyd George

At Versailles, Lloyd George took the position that Germany should be punished but not politically and economically destroyed. This put him at odds with both the idealistic American president Woodrow Wilson and the vindictive French Premier Georges Clemenceau. Questioned about how he had performed during the conference he remarked, "Not badly, considering I was seated between Jesus Christ and Napoleon."
5. Fact: During the 1940s, Winston Churchill was involved in secret discussions with this world leader at a time that the other leader's nation was still neutral. Quote: Regarding this leader Winston Churchill said, "Meeting __________ was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it." Of whom was Churchill speaking?

Answer: Franklin Roosevelt

In August of 1941, Churchill met with Roosevelt and instituted the Atlantic Charter, a then secret agreement that set out eight common principles that was to govern their conduct in the ongoing conflict. This meeting occurred on warships in the Atlantic.
6. Fact: This Liberal Party Prime Minister championed Irish home rule in the late 19th century, splitting his party. Quote: Churchill teased regarding this man's reading habits, "__________ read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right." About whose reading habits did Churchill comment?

Answer: William Gladstone

William Gladstone championed conciliation on the Irish question for much of his career. Although his home rule bill passed the Commons, the House of Lords voted it down. Gladstone was Prime Minister on four different occasions.
7. Fact: In the 1930s, this conservative British Prime Minister disagreed with Churchill over the issue of Indian self-government. Quote: Churchill claimed regarding this politician, "He occasionally stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened." To whom did Churchill refer?

Answer: Stanley Baldwin

Stanley Baldwin criticized Churchill's judgment in a letter written to a friend in 1936. Baldwin wrote of Churchill, "... he was denied judgment and wisdom. And that is why while we delight to listen to him in this House we do not take his advice." Baldwin, however, while serving as Prime Minister, was singularly blind to the growing Nazi threat.

This, rather than the Indian issue, led to Churchill's often biting criticism of Baldwin. (Baldwin quote from "Churchill, A Biography" by Roy Jenkins."
8. Fact: She was the first woman seated in the House of Commons in 1919, and during a parliamentary session said to Winston Churchill, "Winston, if you were my husband I would poison your coffee." Quote: Churchill responded to her remark, "If you were my wife, Madam, I would surely drink it." Who was this phenomenal woman?

Answer: Lady Nancy Astor

It seems, to this author, ironic that the extraordinary Nancy Astor should be remembered chiefly because of this short exchange with Winston Churchill. An early feminist, she once quipped, "I married beneath me - all women do."
9. Fact: This British officer was the second in command of the Allied Army in Europe during World War II. Quote: Churchill observed regarding this general: "In defeat unbeatable, in victory unbearable." About which general was Churchill speaking?

Answer: Montgomery

Bernard Law Montgomery was ultimately granted a peerage in 1946. He commanded the forces that triumphed over the Germans in Africa at El Alamein, and took the title of Viscount Montgomery of El Alamein. Churchill indicated that he felt the battle for Alamein to be the turning point of World War II, at least for Britain.
10. Fact: This British Prime minister announced that he had achieved "peace for our time" after a conference with Hitler in Munich in 1938. Quote: Churchill in describing this man's approach to Adolf Hitler said, "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." To whom did Churchill refer?

Answer: Neville Chamberlain

The capitulation to the Germans over the issue of Czechoslovakia merely emboldened Adolf Hitler. Chamberlain resigned in 1940 and died later that year. Winston Churchill, of course, succeeded him.
Source: Author uglybird

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