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Trivia Quiz - Winston Churchill - The Early Years

The Jesuits said, "Give me a child until he's seven and I'll show you the man." Take ten questions on Winston Churchill's early life that undoubtedly helped make him the man he became.

Quiz Number: 5708
Date Submitted: October 11, 2017
Quiz Categories: History, British History, British Prime Ministers
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 58.7 percent
Times Taken: 15 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2
Quiz is about: Winston S Churchill

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Winston Churchill  The Early Years
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1. What nationality was Winston Churchill's mother, Jennie?
  A.   French
  B.   American
  C.   Canadian
  D.   South African

2. Winston Churchill attended St George's Preparatory School, hating the brutality and loneliness. What offence did he commit for which he received a severe flogging from the sadistic headmaster?
  A.   not writing letters home
  B.   refusing to play for the rugby team
  C.   stealing sugar from a pantry
  D.   failing to learn Latin verbs correctly

3. As a youth, what disability did Winston Churchill have?
  A.   lisp
  B.   short-sightedness
  C.   facial twitch
  D.   asthma

4. Which of the following did not apply to the young Winston Churchill?
  A.   He thought himself lacking in physical courage.
  B.   He loved poetry and was able to remember thousands of lines.
  C.   He was troubled constantly with chest problems.
  D.   He was popular with his peers and excelled at many sports.

5. What "public" school did Winston Churchill attend?
  A.   Rugby
  B.   Harrow
  C.   Winchester
  D.   Eton

6. Which of the following best describes Winston Churchill's relationship with his parents?
  A.   warm and loving
  B.   distant but wanting more
  C.   They wanted to involve themselves in all aspects of his life
  D.   He loved his mother but feared his father.

7. Winston Churchill was very attached to his Nanny Elizabeth who had what mountainous surname?
  A.   McKinley
  B.   Matterhorn
  C.   Everest
  D.   Snowden

8. Into what military training institution did Winston Churchill enrol in 1893.
  A.   Royal Air Force College at Cranwell
  B.   Royal Naval College at Dartmouth
  C.   Commando Training Centre at Lympstone
  D.   Royal Military College at Sandhurst

9. How old was Winston Churchill when his father, Randolph died?
  A.   5
  B.   12
  C.   20
  D.   55

10. Winston Churchill visited what nation in 1895 that would provide him with one of his trademarks?
  A.   Cuba
  B.   USA
  C.   France
  D.   India®   

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