Winston Churchill Trivia Quiz: Unknown Facts!

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Winston Churchill Trivia Quiz: Unknown Facts!

Winston Churchill trivia quiz: unknown facts! Churchill was not only the prime minister of Britain but was also a notable writer. He was a leader in the movement of Liberalism away from laissez-faire toward social reform. How much do you remember his contributions to the country before and after he was a prime minister? This quiz will help you find out more about him that most people don’t know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    During what period was Churchill prime minister?
    • A. 

      1945-51

    • B. 

      1951-55

    • C. 

      1955-57

    • D. 

      1957-63

  • 2. 
    What party did Churchill lead during this period?
    • A. 

      Labour

    • B. 

      Liberal National

    • C. 

      Conservative

    • D. 

      Communist

  • 3. 
    What is the best way to describe Churchill's government?
    • A. 

      Consensus

    • B. 

      Right Wing

    • C. 

      Left Wing

    • D. 

      Extremist

  • 4. 
    Why did Churchill leave his position as prime minister?
    • A. 

      Resigned after health problems

    • B. 

      Lost at an election

    • C. 

      Forced out by cabinet members

    • D. 

      Left to star in a popular television advertisement

  • 5. 
    Why is it sometimes seen as controversial that the Churchill government was elected to office?
    • A. 

      Churchill was very unpopular

    • B. 

      The vote was fixed

    • C. 

      His party actually received fewer votes than the leading opposition party (but more seats)

    • D. 

      The winning party refused to take office so Churchill's government took over instead

  • 6. 
    Who was Chancellor of the Exchequer during Churchill's reign?
    • A. 

      Harold Macmillan

    • B. 

      Hugh Gaitskell

    • C. 

      Stafford Cripps

    • D. 

      Rab Butler

  • 7. 
    Who succeeded Churchill?
    • A. 

      Hugh Gaitskell

    • B. 

      Anthony Eden

    • C. 

      Harold Macmillan

    • D. 

      Alec Douglas-Home

  • 8. 
    What was the future prime minister, Harold Macmillan, known for during these years?
    • A. 

      Massive tax cuts

    • B. 

      Ending rationing

    • C. 

      Meeting and exceeding the housing expectations

    • D. 

      Re-structuring the educational system

  • 9. 
    In what year was rationing completely abolished?
    • A. 

      1951

    • B. 

      1952

    • C. 

      1953

    • D. 

      1954

  • 10. 
    What is the name often used to describe the similar policies of Labour and the Conservatives during these years?
    • A. 

      Butskellism

    • B. 

      Churchleeism

    • C. 

      Macbevanism

    • D. 

      Thatchfootism

  • 11. 
    How many houses did the Tories pledge to build, and how many did they succeed in building in 1952-53?
    • A. 

      100,000 - 382,510

    • B. 

      500,000 - 680,230

    • C. 

      300,00 - 318,750

    • D. 

      200,000 - 200,000

  • 12. 
    What is seen as the most likely reason that Churchill didn't win the earlier election which he ran in?
    • A. 

      Most people thought his policies were bad

    • B. 

      His 'gestapo speech' was in bad taste considering the popular mood

    • C. 

      Most people preferred the other party's leader

    • D. 

      He had an odd habit of dressing as a Nazi

  • 13. 
    Who were the leaders of the opposition in Churchill's time as PM?
    • A. 

      James Callaghan, Michael Foot and Neil Kinnock

    • B. 

      Alec Douglas-Homes, Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher

    • C. 

      Harold Wilson, Aneurin Bevan and Barbara Castle

    • D. 

      Clement Attlee, Herbert Morrison and Hugh Gaitskell

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