Ultimate Quiz Revolution: Russia And China

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Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

China and Russia are some of the most interesting countries in the world when it comes to history, for a number of reasons including their intriguing rule and government. What can you tell us about some of this history? Take the following quiz and find out how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Soldiers in the White Army

    • B. 

      Radical Russian Marxist revolutionaries

    • C. 

      Members of the Duma, Russia's parliament

    • D. 

      Followers of Rasputin

  • 2. 
    Who did China's peasants align themselves with in the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Communists

    • B. 

      Warlords

    • C. 

      Qing Dynasty

    • D. 

      Nationalists

  • 3. 
    What were soviets under Russia's provisional government?
    • A. 

      Police groups

    • B. 

      Plans for redistributing land

    • C. 

      Technology inventions

    • D. 

      Local councils that were kind of like unions and political parties rolled into one.

  • 4. 
    What is a totalitarian state?
    • A. 

      A state in which the people have a direct say in their government

    • B. 

      A state in which the people elect representatives to the legislature

    • C. 

      A state in which the government controls every aspect of public and private life

    • D. 

      A state in which the working class is glorified and has the greatest voice in government

  • 5. 
    What was the purpose of the Soviet state's Five-Year Plans?
    • A. 

      Economic development

    • B. 

      Foreign policy

    • C. 

      Political reform

    • D. 

      Social restructuring

  • 6. 
    What did Sun Yat-sen’s Revolutionary Alliance accomplish?
    • A. 

      Overthrowing the last emperor and creating the first government after Empire

    • B. 

      Defeating the Kuomintang

    • C. 

      Spreading Communism in China

    • D. 

      Controlling the rampaging warlords

  • 7. 
    Which group was known for taking a 6,000-mile journey known as the "Long March?"
    • A. 

      Chinese Communists, fleeing the Nationalists

    • B. 

      Chinese Nationalists, fleeing the Communists

    • C. 

      Chinese peasants, fleeing the Japanese invaders

    • D. 

      The Russian White Army, fleeing the Bolsheviks

  • 8. 
    Who led the famous protest known as the Salt March?
    • A. 

      Sun Yat Sen

    • B. 

      Mohandis K. Gandhi

    • C. 

      Mustafa Kemal

    • D. 

      Mao Zedong

  • 9. 
    How did czars Alexander III and Nicholas II deal with calls for reform in the 19th century?
    • A. 

      They immediately moved to enact reforms.

    • B. 

      They made a few reforms but not all.

    • C. 

      They resisted all efforts for reform. They were oppressive Czars.

    • D. 

      They appointed ministers to study reforms.

  • 10. 
    How did the reigns of Alexander III and Nicholas II help pave the way for revolution?
    • A. 

      They both upheld an autocratic government without reform.

    • B. 

      They supported rapid industrialization at the expense of the treasury.

    • C. 

      They instituted pogroms to weed out revolutionary thinkers.

    • D. 

      They saw to it that the poor were imprisoned for debts.

  • 11. 
    Why did Chinese peasants align themselves with the Communists rather than the Nationalists?
    • A. 

      The Communists divided land among the farmers, while the Nationalists ignored their problems.

    • B. 

      The Nationalists relocated thousands of peasants in the Long March.

    • C. 

      The Nationalists were forcing China to industrialize.

    • D. 

      The Communists moved peasants to collective farms, where they prospered.

  • 12. 
    What event in 1937 made the Nationalists and Communists in China stop fighting each other?
    • A. 

      The Nationalists succeeded in wiping out the Communists.

    • B. 

      Chinese Communists began a 6,000 mile journey.

    • C. 

      The Japanese invaded China.

    • D. 

      Chinese peasants aligned themselves with the Communists.

  • 13. 
    Under Joseph Stalin's command economy system, all economic decisions were made by
    • A. 

      Government officials.

    • B. 

      Workers.

    • C. 

      Members of the socialist realism movement.

    • D. 

      The free market.

  • 14. 
    The Soviet government created these to replace privately owned farms in rural areas.
    • A. 

      Collective farms

    • B. 

      The Five-Year Plans

    • C. 

      Religious persecution

    • D. 

      Censorship and propaganda

  • 15. 
    Between 1934 and 1939, the Great Purge was a campaign to eliminate
    • A. 

      Traditional religious beliefs.

    • B. 

      Opposition to Stalin's power.

    • C. 

      Opposition to the war.

    • D. 

      Shortages of housing, food, and goods.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is a weapon of totalitarianism?
    • A. 

      Free elections

    • B. 

      Freedom of the press

    • C. 

      Being nice to all ethnic groups

    • D. 

      Police terror

  • 17. 
    This was Russia's first parliament.
    • A. 

      Duma

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      Senate

    • D. 

      Reichstag

  • 18. 
    He was the major leader of the Bolsheviks.
    • A. 

      Mao

    • B. 

      Sun Yat-Sen

    • C. 

      Czar Nicholas II

    • D. 

      Lenin

  • 19. 
    This man's influence on Czarina Alexandra led a group of Russian nobles to murder him.
    • A. 

      Czar Nicholas II

    • B. 

      Rasputin

    • C. 

      Hitler

    • D. 

      Mussolini

  • 20. 
    What was one slogan of the March Revolution?
    • A. 

      Death to communists

    • B. 

      Pride in Mother Russia

    • C. 

      Peace and bread

    • D. 

      We need work

  • 21. 
    What was one of Lenin’s Bolshevik slogans?
    • A. 

      Stop the capitalist revolution

    • B. 

      Peace, land, bread

    • C. 

      We will we will rock you

    • D. 

      Bolsheviks rule the world

  • 22. 
    Which group was also known as the Kuomintang?
    • A. 

      Imperialists

    • B. 

      Nationalists

    • C. 

      Japanese

    • D. 

      Bolsheviks

  • 23. 
    Who was one of the founders of the Chinese Communist Party?
    • A. 

      Mao Zedong

    • B. 

      Chiang Kai-Shek

    • C. 

      Stalin

    • D. 

      Hitler

  • 24. 
    Who became the president of the Nationalist Republic of China in 1928?
    • A. 

      Stalin

    • B. 

      Hitler

    • C. 

      Chiang Kai-shek

    • D. 

      Lenin

  • 25. 
    Which group attracted the support of China's peasants in the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Communists

    • B. 

      Imperialists

    • C. 

      Bolsheviks

    • D. 

      Zionists

  • 26. 
    (Use the BEST answer) The collapse of the Czar’s government in Russia led to the Communist Revolution, and it would be felt ________________.
    • A. 

      Around the world

    • B. 

      All over Moscow

    • C. 

      Throughout Russia

    • D. 

      In most Russian cities

  • 27. 
    Bloody Sunday was part of the ________ in Russia.
    • A. 

      Koumintang

    • B. 

      Great War

    • C. 

      Mystic events

    • D. 

      1905 Revolution

  • 28. 
    How many times did the Duma meet after Czar Nicholas II allowed them to?
    • A. 

      Once

    • B. 

      Twice

    • C. 

      Three times

    • D. 

      A dozen times

  • 29. 
    From 1914-1916 millions of Russian soldiers died and people were hungry. The general reaction of the Russian people was ______________.
    • A. 

      A desire to fight harder

    • B. 

      They lost the will to support the war

    • C. 

      More fighting

    • D. 

      Excitement

  • 30. 
    What kind of riots broke out in the beginning of the March Revolution?
    • A. 

      Animal

    • B. 

      Bread

    • C. 

      Coffee

    • D. 

      Dramatic

  • 31. 
    ____________ were a big factor in the March Revolution.
    • A. 

      Artists and priests

    • B. 

      Young people

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Secret police

  • 32. 
    What shut down the factories in Petrograd during the March Revolution?
    • A. 

      Quitting time

    • B. 

      A general strike

    • C. 

      No electricity

    • D. 

      German invasion

  • 33. 
    Czar Nicholas II sent troops to put down the strike in the March Revolution. What did they do when they arrived?
    • A. 

      The soldiers killed over a thousand men and women.

    • B. 

      They persuaded workers to join them in the war against Germany.

    • C. 

      The soldiers fought the navy.

    • D. 

      They joined the strikers.

  • 34. 
    When the Duma met to form the provisional government, which group made up most of the representatives?
    • A. 

      Upper class

    • B. 

      Middle class

    • C. 

      Lower class

    • D. 

      Foreigners

  • 35. 
    Soviets were made up of the ______________.
    • A. 

      Upper class

    • B. 

      Middle class

    • C. 

      Lower class

    • D. 

      Foreigners

  • 36. 
    What was the first act of the new Russian provisional government?
    • A. 

      To continue the war

    • B. 

      To end the war

    • C. 

      To join the war

    • D. 

      To give food to women

  • 37. 
    Which was NOT part of the Bolshevik’s promise?
    • A. 

      To end the war

    • B. 

      Redistribution of land to peasants

    • C. 

      Transfer of factories from owners to workers

    • D. 

      To create a free market economy like the U.S.A.

  • 38. 
    Bolsheviks changed their name to ______________.
    • A. 

      Communists

    • B. 

      Leftists

    • C. 

      Democrats

    • D. 

      Anarchists

  • 39. 
    What two groups fought each other in the Russia Civil War?
    • A. 

      Socialists and communists

    • B. 

      Germans and Russians

    • C. 

      Red Army and White Army

    • D. 

      Middle class and working class

  • 40. 
    What happened to Czar Nicholas II and his family in the Ural Mountains?
    • A. 

      They were killed.

    • B. 

      They went hiking.

    • C. 

      They were honored by the Church.

    • D. 

      They lived there until the end of the Revolution, then moved to France.

  • 41. 
    What was it called when the Reds used secret police to intimidate and control the people?
    • A. 

      Pink Lady

    • B. 

      C.I.A.

    • C. 

      Red Terror

    • D. 

      Black Tar Heroine

  • 42. 
    After becoming the dictator, what do you do next?
    • A. 

      Find a way to keep control and grow your power

    • B. 

      Go on vacation

    • C. 

      Execute church leaders

    • D. 

      Start a war with a weaker country

  • 43. 
    When government controls all mass media and crushes opposing views, it is called ____________
    • A. 

      Censorship

    • B. 

      Indoctrination

    • C. 

      Persuasion

    • D. 

      Luck

  • 44. 
    Religions are generally not allowed in totalitarian dictatorships, because _____________.
    • A. 

      Dictators don’t want to go to hell

    • B. 

      People show all loyalty towards the dictator and not God

    • C. 

      Priests made poor military leaders

    • D. 

      Rulers want the church money

  • 45. 
    How many peasants died because of resistance to government change in the agricultural system? 
    • A. 

      500-1,000

    • B. 

      25,000

    • C. 

      5-10 million

    • D. 

      50-100 million

  • 46. 
    What is a paramilitary?
    • A. 

      They act like military, but are not officially part of the government. They have shirts and beat people.

    • B. 

      They jump out of planes.

    • C. 

      Military who are better than the average military.

    • D. 

      Gliders

  • 47. 
    What were the three principals of the new nationalist movement in China?
    • A. 

      Nationalism, democracy, economic security

    • B. 

      Nationalism, communism, socialism

    • C. 

      Peace, land, bread

    • D. 

      Worker control of production, money, food

  • 48. 
    Who became the leader of the Indian independence movement?
    • A. 

      Mohandas Gandhi

    • B. 

      Mao Zedong

    • C. 

      Chiang Kai-shek

    • D. 

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • 49. 
    What were Gandhi's tactics for resistance to British rule?
    • A. 

      Attacking British government buildings

    • B. 

      Non-violent resistance and civil disobedience

    • C. 

      Riots and street killings

    • D. 

      The purge

  • 50. 
    Turkey became a ______________ after the collapse of the ___________ Empire.
    • A. 

      Republic; Ottoman

    • B. 

      Democracy; Roman Empire

    • C. 

      Conglomerate; Japanese

    • D. 

      Mandate; Austro-Hungarian