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Mini-Quiz: Winston Churchill's First Speech as Prime Minister in 1940: "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat"

by Ron Kurtus (revised 8 August 2005)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What did Churchill state the main objective was?

Assuring his re-election

Introducing himself to the House of Commons

Defeating Germany

2. What did Churchill mean by saying he has nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat?

He was a poor man and had no money to offer people

He pledged to give his all to the cause

It was a saying members of his secret fraternity would often use

3. How did he end his speech?

With a wink and a tip of his hat

With a plea for ideas of how to win the war

With a call to move forward with unity

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Learning from Historical Speeches. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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