What Do You Know About The Siege Of Leningrad?

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What Do You Know About The Siege Of Leningrad? - Quiz

Siege of Leningrad was a prolonged military blockade undertaken mainly by the German Army Group North against Leningrad in the Eastern Front theatre of World War II. What else do you know about it? Take this quiz, its fun.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is also known as siege  of Leningrad?

    • A.

      Leningrad Blockade

    • B.

      Leningrad war

    • C.

      The Blockade

    • D.

      The Leningrad

    Correct Answer
    A. Leningrad Blockade
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Leningrad Blockade" because during World War II, the city of Leningrad (now known as Saint Petersburg) was besieged by German and Finnish forces for 872 days from 1941 to 1944. The blockade resulted in severe starvation and death for many residents of the city. It is widely known as the Leningrad Blockade and is considered one of the most devastating sieges in history.

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  • 2. 

    What is the current name of Leningrad?

    • A.

      Freiburg

    • B.

      Hamburg

    • C.

      St Petersburg

    • D.

      Berlin

    Correct Answer
    C. St Petersburg
    Explanation
    Leningrad was the former name of the city that is now known as St Petersburg. The city was renamed in 1991, following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Therefore, the current name of Leningrad is St Petersburg.

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  • 3. 

    When did the siege start?

    • A.

      1939

    • B.

      1940

    • C.

      1941

    • D.

      1942

    Correct Answer
    C. 1941
    Explanation
    The siege mentioned in the question started in 1941.

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  • 4. 

    When was the siege first lifted?

    • A.

      1941

    • B.

      1942

    • C.

      1943

    • D.

      1944

    Correct Answer
    D. 1944
    Explanation
    The siege was first lifted in 1944.

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  • 5. 

    Leningrad was the political capital of Russia?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not Sure

    • D.

      I don't know

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Leningrad, now known as Saint Petersburg, was indeed the political capital of Russia for many years. It served as the capital from 1712 to 1918, during the reign of the Russian Empire. The city was the center of political power, housing the imperial government and serving as the residence of the Russian monarchs. However, in 1918, the capital was moved back to Moscow. Therefore, the statement "Leningrad was the political capital of Russia" is correct.

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  • 6. 

    Who initiated the siege?

    • A.

      Major Ken Bambissa

    • B.

      Nathaniel Finnish

    • C.

      Adolf Hitler

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Adolf Hitler
    Explanation
    Adolf Hitler initiated the siege.

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  • 7. 

    After siege of Leningrad where was next according to Adolf Hitler plans?

    • A.

      Moscow

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Donetsk Basin

    • D.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    C. Donetsk Basin
    Explanation
    According to Adolf Hitler's plans, after the siege of Leningrad, the next target was the Donetsk Basin. This region, located in eastern Ukraine, was rich in coal and steel industries, making it strategically important for Hitler's war efforts. By capturing the Donetsk Basin, Hitler aimed to secure vital resources and weaken the Soviet Union's industrial capabilities.

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  • 8. 

    Who lead the defence of Leningrad?

    • A.

      Marshal Kliment Voroshilov

    • B.

      Marshal Climent Voroshilov

    • C.

      Marshal Kliment Vroshilov

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Marshal Kliment Voroshilov
    Explanation
    Marshal Kliment Voroshilov led the defence of Leningrad.

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  • 9. 

    Leningrad Front was initially known as  Leningrad Military District.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      I don't know

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The statement is true. The Leningrad Front was indeed initially known as the Leningrad Military District. This indicates that the Leningrad Front was originally established as a military administrative unit responsible for the defense of the Leningrad region during the war. The term "front" is used to refer to a geographic area where military operations are conducted. Therefore, it is accurate to say that the Leningrad Front was initially known as the Leningrad Military District.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following helped during the defence against siege?

    • A.

      Andrei Zhdanov

    • B.

      Kliment Voroshilov

    • C.

      Aleksei Kuznetsov

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the individuals mentioned, Andrei Zhdanov, Kliment Voroshilov, and Aleksei Kuznetsov, played a role in the defence against the siege. Since the answer states "All of the above," it implies that each of these individuals provided assistance during the siege defense. However, without additional context or information about the specific siege being referred to, it is difficult to provide a more detailed explanation.

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