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In the speech, the "House" to which Churchill refers to in the second paragraph is most...

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mkn457 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted May 2, 2012 at 9:55 PM via web

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In the speech, the "House" to which Churchill refers to in the second paragraph is most likely which of the following:

a)White House

b)House of Commons

c)House of Representatives

d)Prime Minister's official residence

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 3, 2012 at 9:54 AM (Answer #1)

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I think that this one could be answered through process of elimination.  The first option of the White House is unlikely because it doesn't seem logical that Churchill's direct aim would be to the "White House," a term that is more reflective of American political slang than official recognition in a British leader's speech.  By the same token, it seems unlikely that a speech delivered by a leader of another nation would make direct reference to the American House of Representatives.  When addressing "the House," it doesn't seem likely that Churchill would be speaking to the American Parliament, but rather the British version.  In this, the last option, in terms of the Prime Minister's residence would not fit into the context.  Any discussions with the Prime Minister would probably not be in speech form, but rather simply in terms of private dialogue.  It is for this reason that Churchill's reference to "House" is directed at the British House of Commons, the group to which Churchill was able to speak to the British people about the need to "fight the enemy" in all contexts, despite all difficulties, and through all challenges.

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erm21 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 11, 2013 at 5:14 PM (Answer #2)

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