The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the headquarters of the Prime Minister known as?

2. How many stages does Churchill's public life have?

3. Who does not attend the wedding of Winston's mother and father?

4. What is Randolph appointed?

5. Winston's mother's family fought in what war?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did people around the British Empire keep in touch and gain news during the 1900s?

2. What is Jennie and Randolph's relationship like? How do they spend their time?

3. What is Winston's experience like at St. George's School near Ascot? Why does Winston stop attending?

4. How does Randolph's political career end?

5. What military school does Winston attend? What are his experiences there like?

6. What is the situation at Dunkirk as the book opens?

7. What problems does Winston's birth present? How are they handled?

8. What are Winston's experiences like at the school in Brighton? What changes occur from the school in Ascot?

9. What is Winston's birth like?

10. What is life in London like for women in the 1900s? Describe some of the things that women face.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Winston's relationship with his parents affect his life? What impact did this relationship have? How do you think Winston felt about this relationship? Give specific examples from the book to support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the British Empire in the late 1800s. How powerful was the empire at this time? Why was it so powerful? What changes occurred in the empire during Winston's lifetime that weakened it? Give specific examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Why did Winston Churchill join the Fourth Hussars? Who helped him join this group? What was his role within this part of the military? How did other soldiers feel about his presence? Support your answer with specific information from the book.

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