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  • 1. 
    What is the Capital of Azerbaijan?
    • A. 

      Astana

    • B. 

      Baku

    • C. 

      Riga

  • 2. 
    Current Head of State of Belarus
    • A. 

      Gruevski

    • B. 

      Yanukovych

    • C. 

      Lukashenka

  • 3. 
    Percent of Pop'n under poverty line in Moldova?
    • A. 

      29.5%

    • B. 

      48.3%

    • C. 

      12.7%

  • 4. 
    Capital of Kazakhstan?
    • A. 

      Kiev

    • B. 

      Astana

    • C. 

      Pristina

  • 5. 
    Constitutional system of Lithuania
    • A. 

      Presidential

    • B. 

      Parliamentary

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 6. 
    Ethnic background of Estonia
    • A. 

      Finno-Ugric

    • B. 

      Slavic

    • C. 

      Turk

  • 7. 
    Armenia is an Electoral Democracy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    After Independence ____% of Russians fled Uzbekistan
    • A. 

      93

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      40

  • 9. 
    In 2003 Shevardnadze was deposed by the ____________ revolution
    • A. 

      Orange

    • B. 

      Rose

    • C. 

      Tulip

  • 10. 
    In 2004 (in Ukraine) the ____________ revolution brought Yushchenko and Tymoshenko to power, while casting Viktor Yanukovych into opposition
    • A. 

      Orange

    • B. 

      Rose

    • C. 

      Tulip

  • 11. 
    During the 1949 Soviet deportations, more than 40% of the entire Baltic adult population were deported or brought to Soviet labour and Death Camps
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Dominant religion in Uzbekistan
    • A. 

      Eastern Orthodox

    • B. 

      Muslim (sunni)

    • C. 

      Muslim (shi'ite)

  • 13. 
    Uzbekistan ranks 174 out of 180 in the Corruptions Perceptions Index
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Uzbekistan is a dry, landlocked country with a very diverse economy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Political System of Turkmenistan
    • A. 

      Parliamentary and semi-democratic

    • B. 

      Presidential and consolidated single party regime

    • C. 

      Presidential and developing democratic (thought still not free)

  • 16. 
     In Kyrgyzstan 2005, the resignation of Akayev and the formation of a new government under President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and Prime Minister Feliks Kulov is known as the ________ revolution.
    • A. 

      Orange

    • B. 

      Rose

    • C. 

      Tulip

  • 17. 
    1992-1997 Tajikistan Civil War was fought between the:
    • A. 

      Liberal Reformists and Islamists

    • B. 

      United Tajik Opposition and ex-Soviet elite Russians

    • C. 

      Tajiks and Uzbeks

  • 18. 
    Tajikistan is a consolidated authoritarian regime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    2009 nominal per capita GDP estimate of Tajikistan
    • A. 

      $ 767

    • B. 

      $ 1, 565

    • C. 

      $ 278

  • 20. 
    Uzbekistan borders:
    • A. 

      Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, China, Tajikistan

    • B. 

      Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

    • C. 

      Russia, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan

  • 21. 
    Capital of Georgia
    • A. 

      Tbilisi

    • B. 

      Atlanta

    • C. 

      Ajaria

  • 22. 
    Kosovo independence ruled legal by ICJ
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which UN resolution assumed that Kosovo would autonomy within the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia?
    • A. 

      Resolution 1244

    • B. 

      Resolution 242

    • C. 

      Resolution 1441

  • 24. 
    Each of countries are currently using the Euro
    • A. 

      Montenegro, Macedonia, Tajikistan

    • B. 

      Slovenia, Montenegro, Slovakia

    • C. 

      Slovenia, Montenegro, Czech Republic

  • 25. 
    Capital of Macedonia
    • A. 

      Yerevan

    • B. 

      Minsk

    • C. 

      Skopje

  • 26. 
    Capital of Estonia
    • A. 

      Tallin

    • B. 

      Tartu

    • C. 

      Helsinki

  • 27. 
    Estonia is one of few of the Baltic states that has not fully developed an e-state or e-government, due to major problems in the past with it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Bosnia, according to Free House, is considered to be a partly free state
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    The Cyrillic Alphabet has how many letters?
    • A. 

      24

    • B. 

      33

    • C. 

      43

  • 30. 
    What is the ethnic background of the bulk of Russia?
    • A. 

      Finno-Ugric

    • B. 

      East Slavic

    • C. 

      Turk

  • 31. 
    Which reigns constitute the Golden Age of Kiev?
    • A. 

      Rurik the Varangian (830-879) and Svietoslav I (942-972)

    • B. 

      Vladimir the Great (980-1015) and Yaroslav the Wise (1019-1054)

    • C. 

      Peter the Great (17th century) and Catherine I (18th century)

  • 32. 
    Why was the Golden Age of Kiev so significant?
    • A. 

      It saw the Acceptance of Christianity and the first written East Slavic written Legal code

    • B. 

      It was the beginning of the massive territorial expansion of Russia

    • C. 

      It was the beginning of the Tsardom of Russia

  • 33. 
    During the periods of the Genghis Khan led Mongol conquest, the Kievan Rus' state was able to defend themselves against the Mongols and maintain territorial control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    In 1547 who was crowned the first Tsar ("Caesar") of Russia, and nearly doubled russian territory
    • A. 

      Peter the Great

    • B. 

      Ivan IV the Terrible

    • C. 

      Vladmir Ilyich Lenin

  • 35. 
    In early 17th Century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth occupied major areas of Russia including Moscow
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Who is credited for asserting Russia as a recognized world power for the first time?
    • A. 

      Ivan IV the terrible

    • B. 

      Catherine I

    • C. 

      Peter the Great

  • 37. 
    In the second half of the 18th Russia not only colonized Alaska but also founded many settlements in California.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    In what year did Napolean invade Russia?
    • A. 

      1812

    • B. 

      1802

    • C. 

      1825

  • 39. 
    The 1825 Decembrist Revolt marked:
    • A. 

      A political revolution which overthrew the Russian Provisional Government due to instability following the Napoleon Invasion

    • B. 

      The 3, 000 soldier strong protest against Nicolas I's assumption of the throne after his brother Constantine removed himself from the line of succession.

    • C. 

      A revolt against an Indie rock band from Portland, Oregon, which saw the end of bands whining about losing their made-up girlfriends.

  • 40. 
    The October Revolution is also known as:
    • A. 

      The Bolshevik Revolution

    • B. 

      The Red October Crisis

    • C. 

      Vladimir's Big Day

  • 41. 
    Lenin was a strong supporter of Josef Stalin as his successor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    The treaty of non-aggression between the Soviets and the Nazi's in 1939 is formally known as
    • A. 

      The Ribbentrop-Molotov Treaty

    • B. 

      The Pact of Non-Aggression

    • C. 

      The Ribbentrop-Litvinov Treaty

  • 43. 
    At it's height, how many countries were in the Warsaw Pact
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      2

  • 44. 
    In what year does General Secretary Josef Stalin die?
    • A. 

      1948

    • B. 

      1953

    • C. 

      1960

  • 45. 
    Regionally speaking, the GDP of Macedonia is
    • A. 

      Very Good

    • B. 

      Good

    • C. 

      Average

    • D. 

      Poor

    • E. 

      Very Poor

  • 46. 
    Montenegro has begun to attract large amounts of FDI based on its:
    • A. 

      Aluminum Complexes

    • B. 

      Tourism

    • C. 

      Developing Agricultural Sector

  • 47. 
    Name this country: Self-declared independent state, landlocked that borders Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia
    • A. 

      Estonia

    • B. 

      Albania

    • C. 

      Kosovo

  • 48. 
    Name this Flag
    • A. 

      Lithuania

    • B. 

      Armenia

    • C. 

      Ethiopia

  • 49. 
    Name the country coloured in Red:
    • A. 

      Kazakhstan

    • B. 

      Uzbekistan

    • C. 

      Turkmenistan

  • 50. 
    Pick the answer that has ranked the countries accordingly from highest nominal GDP per capita to lowest GDP per capita (based on the 2009 estimate)
    • A. 

      Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia

    • B. 

      Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

    • C. 

      Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania

  • 51. 
    Which of these countries has a proportional representational electoral process? 
    • A. 

      Belarus

    • B. 

      Estonia

    • C. 

      Slovenia

  • 52. 
    What is the capital of Moldova?
    • A. 

      Chisinau

    • B. 

      Yerevan

    • C. 

      Vilinius

  • 53. 
    Who is the current head of state of Ukraine?
    • A. 

      Yanukovyvh

    • B. 

      Filat

    • C. 

      Yushchenko

  • 54. 
    During the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, the General Secretary of the Soviet Union was:
    • A. 

      Stalin

    • B. 

      Andropov

    • C. 

      Brezhnev

  • 55. 
    Politically speaking modern Russia is a
    • A. 

      Bicameral semi-presidential Republic

    • B. 

      Unicameral Parliamentary Republic

    • C. 

      Unicameral semi-presidential Republic

  • 56. 
    The information studied in Eastern European and Russian Politics is: 
    • A. 

      A. tedious

    • B. 

      B. too much

    • C. 

      C. useless

    • D. 

      D. not even known by most Eastern Europeans because it's so boring

    • E. 

      E. good for picking up chicks

    • F. 

      A, b, c, and d, but definitely not e

  • 57. 
    Freedom House ranks contemporary Russia as being "mostly free"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    Population below the poverty line in Russia (2007):
    • A. 

      15.8%

    • B. 

      4.7%

    • C. 

      21.8%

  • 59. 
    More than half of the Tajikistan population lives below the poverty line
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False