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Monday, 25 November, 2002, 12:53 GMT
What do you know about Winnie?
Wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill has been named the Greatest Briton in a BBC poll, winning some 447,423 votes.

Test your knowledge of the great man with BBC News Online's Churchill quiz. Will it be your finest hours?

Young Winston was a troublesome pupil at Harrow public school. Which of these quotes is taken from one of his school reports?
A: "His chief fault is that he is very self-opinionated."
B: "Constantly late for school. He is so regular in his irregularity that I don't know what to do."
C: "The boy is every inch a fool, but luckily for him he's not very tall."
Churchill was elected to Parliament in 1900. Did he...
A: ...stand as a Liberal and then join his father's Conservative Party?
B: ...stand as an independent and then join the Conservative Party?
C: ...stand as a Conservative, join the Liberals and then re-join the Conservatives?
When asked during the war to name the world’s greatest men, Churchill plumped for...
A: Churchill, Churchill and Churchill
B: Eisenhower, Montgomery and Rommel
C: Roosevelt, Stalin and Mussolini
Churchill launched the "V for Victory" campaign. What is 'V' in Morse code? Clue: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
A: ...-
B: .-
C: --..
"I have resolved the conflict in favour of the latter." What conflict?
A: Between Churchill's Liberal and Conservative loyalties
B: Between siding with Fascist dictator Hitler or Communist dictator Stalin
C: Between drinking skim milk or wine
"It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." What was Churchill unable to decipher?
A: Why he was awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature
B: What Stalin was really planning when he signed a peace pact with Hitler in 1939
C: Why he had not been appointed Prime Minister before 10 May 1940
"In victory I deserve it, and in defeat I need it." Churchill - borrowing a quote from Napoleon – was keen to have what?
A: The company of his wife, Clementine
B: The criticism of Labour rival, Clement Attlee
C: Champagne
Churchill was famous for the episodes of depression he called his "black dogs". What were his real dogs called?
A: Pol and Roger
B: Rufus and Rufus II
C: Romeo and Julieta
Sir Winston Churchill died on 24 January 1965, the anniversary of...
A: ...the death of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill, in 1895
B: ...the Battle of Blenheim, in which Churchill’s direct ancestor the 1st duke of Marlborough defeated Louis XIV of France in 1704
C: ...Hitler's suicide in 1945
A state funeral, honorary US citizenship and a Nobel Prize. Churchill was also honoured in the title of which Pogues album?
A: Hell's Ditch – Churchill's description of the site of his ill-fated WWI invasion of Gallipoli
B: Peace and Love – the two things Churchill said he wished he’d added to his May 1940 speech: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
C: Rum, Sodomy and the Lash – Churchill's summing up of British "naval tradition"
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