How Well Do You Know About Russia Quiz

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How Well Do You Know About Russia Quiz

Ever wondered how much do you know about Russia and its history? Check out our online quiz to test yourself, prepare for an upcoming exam, and learn interesting information along the way.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many miles was Russia from east to west at the start of this period?
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      3000

    • C. 

      6000

    • D. 

      10000

  • 2. 
    Which calendar was Russia using around 1900?
    • A. 

      Julian

    • B. 

      Gregorian

  • 3. 
    Russia was ruled by a Tsar (like a King) and had been ruled by one family, the ______________, for 300 years, on the idea of the 'divine right' to rule (the idea that God appointed the Tsar, so to rebel against the Tsar was in effect to rebel against God).
    • A. 

      Windsors

    • B. 

      Habsburgs

    • C. 

      Guineys

    • D. 

      Romanovs

  • 4. 
    What was the symbol of the Romanov Royal Family? 
    • A. 

      A Liverbird

    • B. 

      A rampant lion

    • C. 

      A double-headed eagle

    • D. 

      A pair of crossed swords

  • 5. 
    How many children did the Tsar have?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      0

  • 6. 
    What was the name of the Tsarevich, the son of the Tsar? 
    • A. 

      Theo

    • B. 

      Aoshen

    • C. 

      Marco

    • D. 

      Alexei

  • 7. 
    There were some small assemblies set up by Alexander III which allowed for some tiny amount of political expression. What were they called? 
    • A. 

      Zigzags

    • B. 

      Zemstvos

    • C. 

      Zebras

    • D. 

      Zingers

  • 8. 
    Which city was the capital during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II?
    • A. 

      Moscow

    • B. 

      Petrograd

    • C. 

      Simbirsk

    • D. 

      Ekaterinburg

  • 9. 
    How many diamonds were there in the Imperial Crown of Russia?
    • A. 

      1,000

    • B. 

      2,000

    • C. 

      5,000

    • D. 

      10,000

  • 10. 
    What is the most famous church in Red Square called? 
    • A. 

      St Nina's

    • B. 

      St Basil's

    • C. 

      St Claire's

    • D. 

      St. Victoria's

  • 11. 
    Ideas such as Marxism were growing in the ever-increasing industrial cities. What was the name of his most famous work from 1848?
    • A. 

      The Communist Manifesto

    • B. 

      The Communist Leaflet

    • C. 

      The Communist Collection of Ideas and Thoughts

    • D. 

      The Communist Promises to the People of the World

  • 12. 
    What percentage of the Russian population were peasants around 1900?
    • A. 

      70%

    • B. 

      80%

    • C. 

      40%

    • D. 

      10%

  • 13. 
    There were many attacks on Jews in late Imperial Russia. What specific word describes these?
    • A. 

      Assaults

    • B. 

      Massacres

    • C. 

      Pogroms

    • D. 

      Attacks

  • 14. 
    Russia was not a homogenous nation, there were many different nationalities. Which Minister tried to make everyone the same by his hated policy of Russification?
    • A. 

      Witte

    • B. 

      Stolypin

    • C. 

      Von Plehve

    • D. 

      Johnson

  • 15. 
    What was Sergei Witte's most famous achievement?
    • A. 

      The Great Wall of China

    • B. 

      The Statue of Liberty

    • C. 

      Concorde

    • D. 

      The Trans-Siberian Railway

  • 16. 
    What name was given to the Tsar's Secret Police?
    • A. 

      OGPU

    • B. 

      NKVD

    • C. 

      Cheka

    • D. 

      Okhrana

  • 17. 
    What was the punishment of 'katorga'?
    • A. 

      Being imprisoned

    • B. 

      Being sent to Siberia to do hard penal labour

    • C. 

      Being sent abroad

    • D. 

      Being hanged

  • 18. 
    In 1903 a split occured in the RSDRP Party in its conference in Brussels. What two factions did this create?
    • A. 

      Tories and Lefties

    • B. 

      Tom and Jerries

    • C. 

      Bolsheviks and Mensheviks

    • D. 

      Republicans and Democrats

  • 19. 
    With what did Cossack troops often attack people?
    • A. 

      Machine guns

    • B. 

      Knouts (like a whip)

    • C. 

      Tear gas

    • D. 

      Batons

  • 20. 
    Industrialisation had been taking place in Russia at great speed under the guidance of a Minister called _______________ who came from a non-noble background. 
    • A. 

      Pobodonostev

    • B. 

      Stolypin

    • C. 

      Witte

    • D. 

      Putin

  • 21. 
    What was the name for the Commune to which Russian peasants were tied?
    • A. 

      Mir

    • B. 

      Marr

    • C. 

      More

    • D. 

      Mryhrr

  • 22. 
    Tsar Nicholas had been attacked in a far east country which made him very racist towards it. What country?
    • A. 

      Korea

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      The Philippines

  • 23. 
    On which date did the Russo-Japanese War begin?
    • A. 

      18th January 1904

    • B. 

      25th January 1904

    • C. 

      31st January 1904

    • D. 

      25th December 1904

  • 24. 
    Which Treaty marked the end of the Russo-Japanese War?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Shanghai

    • B. 

      Treaty of Cairo

    • C. 

      Treaty of Singapore

    • D. 

      Treaty of Portsmouth

  • 25. 
    On which battleship were sailors served maggots in their meat?
    • A. 

      Deutschland

    • B. 

      Victory

    • C. 

      Potemkin

    • D. 

      Popeye

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