Russia Quiz 2

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Russia Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge of early Rus, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and post-independence republics


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  • 1. 
    In the closing days of the Soviet Union 18 year old Mathias Rust flew a small rented airplane from Finland  to Moscow. Where did his plane come to a stop?
    • A. 

      Red Square

    • B. 

      An open field near Domodedovo airport

    • C. 

      a runway at Sheremetovo airport

    • D. 

      The highway that rings Moscow

  • 2. 
    Russian trains have samovars to heat water to make tea, instant coffee, noodles, and similar things. How much money is charged for this?
    • A. 

      1 ruble

    • B. 

      3 rubles

    • C. 

      50 kopeks

    • D. 

      Free

  • 3. 
    In 1497 Ivan III adopted the double-headed eagle as the symbol of Russia.  What did that represent?
    • A. 

      that Russia sat astride both Europe and Asia

    • B. 

      That Russia, the new Orthodox Empire, had taken the place of the old Orthodox empire since Constantinople had been conquered by Muslims

  • 4. 
    Siberia is larger than Europe and the United States put together?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Ivan III was also called Ivan the Terrible
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    When the Soviets came to power they replaced Russia's double headed Eagle symbol with what?
    • A. 

      The red, white, and blue flag

    • B. 

      A locomotive, the engine of Bolshevism

    • C. 

      A photo of Lenin

    • D. 

      The hammer and sickle

  • 7. 
    Which of the following Soviet officials was not killed during Stalin's Great Purge of the 1930s?
    • A. 

      Nikolai Yezhov

    • B. 

      Genrikh Yagoda

    • C. 

      Lavrenti Beria

    • D. 

      Mikhail Tukhachevsky

  • 8. 
    Who wrote the score for the famous ballet that is often shown during the Christmas/New Year season?
    • A. 

      Shostakovich

    • B. 

      Tchaikovsky

    • C. 

      Stravinsky

    • D. 

      Rachmaninoff

  • 9. 
    Who wrote "Three Sisters"?
    • A. 

      Leo Tolstoy

    • B. 

      Fyodor Dostoevsky

    • C. 

      Anton Chekhov

    • D. 

      Ivan Turgenev

  • 10. 
    Who wrote Taras Bulba, set among the Cossacks in Ukraine?
    • A. 

      Mikhail Bulgakov

    • B. 

      Nikolai Gogol

    • C. 

      Leo Tolstoy

    • D. 

      Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • 11. 
    Which FSU country includes the Courland Peninsula?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Ukraine

    • C. 

      Belarus

    • D. 

      Latvia

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is the most popular national dish of Uzbekistan?
    • A. 

      Borsch

    • B. 

      Plov

    • C. 

      Caviar

    • D. 

      Sushi

  • 13. 
    Under which head of the NKVD was Stalin's Great Purge of the 1930s begun?
    • A. 

      Nikolai Yezhov

    • B. 

      Genrikh Yagoda

    • C. 

      Felix Dzerzhinsky

    • D. 

      Lavrenti Beria

  • 14. 
    Which of these singer's mother was the famous Russian singer Alla Pugacheva?
    • A. 

      Sati Kazanova

    • B. 

      Gulnara Karimova

    • C. 

      Alexandra Savelieva

    • D. 

      Kristina Orbakaite

  • 15. 
    What Russian city is sometimes compared to Seattle because of the amount of precipitation annually?
    • A. 

      Vladivostok

    • B. 

      St. Petersburg

    • C. 

      Rostov on Don

    • D. 

      Voronezh

  • 16. 
    Most Russian railway stations are painted what color?
    • A. 

      White

    • B. 

      Beige

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Red