Subject: CHURCHILL QUOTATIONS

(e.g., "This was their finest hour!" Who was meant by "their"? Answer: The British Empire (and its commonwealth). Some quotes may be apocryphal.)

Freshman Level

1. "If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free." Who was "him"?

2. What retreat prompted Churchill to say: "Wars are not won by evacuations"?

3. "Never was so much owed by so many to so few." Who were the "few"?

Graduate Level

4. What did he say was "something up with which I will not put"?

5. Quote his reply to "Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink."

6. "You ask, what is our aim? I can answer with one word." What was the word?

Ph.D. Level

7. "A sheep in sheep's clothing." To whom was he referring?

8. What was his reply to "Sir, you are drunk"?

9. To what was he alluding in "but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

Answers:

1. Adolf Hitler.

2. Dunkirk.

3. The Royal Air Force.

4. "Ending a sentence with a preposition."

5. "Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it."

6. Victory.

7. Clement Attlee.

8. "Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober."

9. Victory at El Alamein.

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