Moscow Hostage Crisis

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Moscow Hostage Crisis

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which theatre was seized by the Chechen terrorists?
    • A. 

      House of Culture

    • B. 

      House of Music

    • C. 

      House of Russia

  • 2. 
    Which medical organisations were allowed to enter the theatre during the hostage crisis?
    • A. 

      International Red Cross

    • B. 

      Médecins Sans Frontières

    • C. 

      Russia Freedom Medical

  • 3. 
    How many Nord-Ost cast members (the people who were performing on stage) died in the crisis?
    • A. 

      19

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      21

  • 4. 
    When did the crisis start, and when did it end?
    • A. 

      13 October 2002, 9 January 2003

    • B. 

      September 11 2001, September 15 2001

    • C. 

      22 October 2002, 26 October 2002

  • 5. 
    How many foreign and Russian hostages were released on the 4th day of the crisis (respectively)?
    • A. 

      75, 19

    • B. 

      76, 20

    • C. 

      77, 18

    • D. 

      73, 15

  • 6. 
    Where is Chechnya? (Yes, this is not in the wiki, go search Wikipedia or something)
    • A. 

      In Chechen.

    • B. 

      Between Ingushetia and Dagestan.

    • C. 

      Beside Afghanistan.

  • 7. 
    When was the first Chechen War, and who are the belligerents?
    • A. 

      Between 1994 and 1995, Chechens and Russia

    • B. 

      Between 1992 and 1993, Chechens and Israel.

    • C. 

      Between 1991 and 1993, Chechens and Iran.

  • 8. 
    What tactics are normally used by the Chechen terrorists?
    • A. 

      Terrorism and guerrila warfare.

    • B. 

      Normal warfare, ie. with planes and armored vehicles, well funded warfare.

  • 9. 
    How many hostages were poisoned by gas during the rescue operation?
    • A. 

      700

    • B. 

      650

    • C. 

      600

  • 10. 
    What were the actions taken by the Russian Duma (the Russian equivalent of Parliament) in the wake of the crisis?
    • A. 

      Media reporting of anti-terror operations restricted.

    • B. 

      Terrorists secretly buried.

    • C. 

      Internet access to Chechnya sites blocked