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Mini-Quiz: Winston Churchill's "Never Give In" Speech of 1941

by Ron Kurtus (revised 29 April 2015)

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

1. Why did Churchill visit Harrow School?

He actually meant to visit Harvard, but ended up at Harrow by mistake

It was part of a political campaign

He had fond memories of attending the school as a youth

2. What did he mean by saying, "...we were quite alone" in the speech?

Britain was alone in defending itself against Germany

Students attending Harrow were shunned by others and often felt alone

Only a few people attended his last speech at the school

3. What did he mean by the "never give in" lesson?

These were words of a popular song sung by the students

Britain and the students should never give in to adversity

Don't let your imagination take charge

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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Never Give in - Text of speech from the Churchill Centre

Winston Churchill's Speeches - National Churchill Museum

Winston Churchill Speeches and Radio Broadcasts - Internet Archive

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