The Life of Winston Churchill

Can you guess these facts about the life of the British leader Winston Churchill?
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His political party
Conservative
His father
Lord Randolph Churchill
He won this prize for his memoirs and historical writing
Nobel Prize in Literature
He warned about this "curtain" dividing Communist and free Europe
Iron Curtain
His country estate
Chartwell
The other two members of the "Big 3" Allied leaders during WWII
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Joseph Stalin
Conference where the "Big 3" met
Yalta or Tehran
Prime Minister who preceded Churchill and tried to appease Hitler
Neville Chamberlain
Prime Minister who served between Churchill's two terms
Clement Attlee
Churchill held this position during WWI
First Lord of the Admiralty
... until he was demoted for planning this disastrous invasion in Turkey
Gallipoli Campaign
... and then served as officer in this regiment
Royal Scots Fusiliers
During WWI, he helped to develop this new military technology
Tanks
Churchill was "alarmed and nauseated" by this "half naked" Indian leader
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
Complete these famous Churchill quotes
A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an _____
Enigma
Never ... was so much owed by so many to __ ___
So Few
We shall fight on the _______
Beaches
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and _____
Sweat
This was their finest ____
Hour
Broadly speaking, _____ words are best
Short
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Level 73
Feb 15, 2017
Very interesting quiz!
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Level 73
Feb 15, 2017
He was a member of parliament for the Liberal Party for 20 years before he switched to the Conservatives.
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Level 74
Mar 11, 2017
Excellent point. Perhaps a better question would be "Name of the party he led?".
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Level 71
Jul 17, 2017
It is pretty perverse not to allow Liberal as an answer here. It's not as though he was a minor player for a few years there. He was a member for decades and held senior ministerial position - including Home Secretary, and the First Lord of the Admiralty appointment.
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Level 55
Jul 17, 2017
Did the Labour party used to be called the liberal party?
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Level 55
Jul 17, 2017
2 different parties. Labour just took over Liberal's position. Liberals are now LibDems.
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Level 79
Feb 16, 2017
I thought the defining characteristic of that speech was that it gave a laundry list of places the British would fight any invaders. Why, then, does "beaches" get credit, but, for example, "seas" does not? I mean, the Karate Kid fought on the beach, but you don't see anyone making memorable speeches about him.
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Level ∞
Feb 16, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_shall_fight_on_the_beaches

History has deemed it such.

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Level 80
Jul 31, 2018
Yeah, it was always a pretty standard politician speech to me.
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Level 57
Jul 17, 2017
Adding my voice to the (currently small) chorus of those saying that Liberal should be accepted, as he was a member of that party earlier in his career.
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Level 56
Jul 17, 2017
I agree. But perhaps the question should be changed to name the party he led.
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Level 76
Jul 17, 2017
He sat in the Commons as a Liberal MP for 18 years representing Oldham, Manchester NW, and Dundee after defecting from the Tories in 1904. He took the reverse route in 1922.
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Level 51
Jul 17, 2017
I just realized that Winston Churchill's initials is W.C.
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Level 80
Jul 31, 2018
Appropriate.
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Level 63
Mar 27, 2020
Not.
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Level 47
Jul 17, 2017
When I saw Winston I thought of Ice Cream.
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2017
My favorite Churchill quote was something like, "There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at with no result."
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Level 38
Feb 28, 2018
Maybe add school at Harrow?
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Level 38
Feb 28, 2018
Maybe add that we went to school at Harrow?
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Level 78
Apr 23, 2018
I know that with Mr. Churchill's long and varied career it is impossible to put him in any single category - he was both Liberal and Conservative and had a voice in practically every area of government and their policies. While tanks were an issue with him he was also an early and very vocal supporter of using airplanes in military actions during his service as First Lord of the Admiralty.
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2018
The duke of Marlborough can't get a mention?
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Level 74
Jan 15, 2020
Two men stand at a couple of urinals. One of them finishes the job and heads for the sink. This man is an old Etonian.

He washes his hands, and sidles towards the towel. As he sidles, the other man finishes the job, ignores the sink, and heads for the door. This man is Winston Churchill.

As Winston approaches the exit, the old Etonian cries out in an old Etonian drawl, ‘At Eton, they taught us to wash our hands after using the toilet,’

Churchill takes a puff of the cigar in his left hand. He exhales. And speaks.

‘At Harrow,’ he replies, ‘they taught us not to piss on our hands.’