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

William Manchester
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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 does Churchill lose more of than any other British politician?

2. After the U.S. gains independence, what is the Empire's greatest possession?

3. Churchill likes to read books from what authors?

4. The British Empire covers how much of the world in the 1800s?

5. What does Churchill blame his weaknesses on?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Churchill consider himself an underdog? How does this affect him?

2. What is the British Army like during the time that Winston serves?

3. What does Winston prepare for during his first time in Parliament? How does he do this? Is he successful?

4. What does Winston work on in India? Where does he want to go?

5. How does Hitler rise to power? What concerns does Winston have about Hitler?

6. How does Winston feel about Mussolini? How do his feelings change?

7. What issues does Winston support? What changes in the government affect the common person?

8. Why does the family move to Dublin? Why do they move back to London?

9. How does Winston obtain extra money? What does he do in the time before leaving for India?

10. How is the decision made for Churchill to assume control? Why is he chosen? Who chooses him?

Essay 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

How did English life change during Winston's lifetime? How did Winston feel about the changes occurring in England and the rest of the world? Describe at least three changes that were occurring in English life.

Essay Topic 3

What event or person do you think had the greatest effect on Winston Churchill? Why? Give specific examples from the book to back up your answer and show how this event or person influenced him.

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