How Well You Really Know Russia? Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following Russian cities is farthest North? 
    • A. 

      Moscow

    • B. 

      St. Petersburg

    • C. 

      Yekaterinburg

    • D. 

      Magadan

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Kerch, Ukraine

    • B. 

      Feodosia, Ukraine

    • C. 

      Simferopol, Ukraine

    • D. 

      Pyatigorsk, Russia

  • 3. 
    Which of these rivers is the longest?
    • A. 

      Dnieper

    • B. 

      Don

    • C. 

      Lena

    • D. 

      Amur

  • 4. 
    Which city has the largest population?
    • A. 

      Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

    • B. 

      Odessa, Ukraine

    • C. 

      Novisibirsk, Russia

    • D. 

      Volgograd, Russia

  • 5. 
    Which General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union served first?
    • A. 

      Konstantin, Chernenko

    • B. 

      Yuri Andropov

    • C. 

      Mikhail Gorbachev

  • 6. 
    Which of the following Tsars was assassinated?
    • A. 

      Nicholas I

    • B. 

      Alexander II

    • C. 

      Peter the Great

    • D. 

      Alexander iii

  • 7. 
    Which of these terms is a cossack leadership title?
    • A. 

      Tsar

    • B. 

      Vozhd

    • C. 

      Hetman

    • D. 

      General Secretary

    • E. 

      Kuban

  • 8. 
    Which of the following men was head of the NKVD (immediate predecessor to the KGB)?
    • A. 

      Felix Dzhershinsky

    • B. 

      Vyacheslav Molotov

    • C. 

      Lavrenti Beria

    • D. 

      Leon Trotsky

  • 9. 
    What Politburo member was killed on December 1, 1934?
    • A. 

      Nikolai Bukharin

    • B. 

      Lev Kamenev

    • C. 

      Grigori Zinoviev

    • D. 

      Sergei Kirov

  • 10. 
    Which city contains the Lavra, an ancient Orthodox monastery of caves?
    • A. 

      Moscow

    • B. 

      St. Petersburg

    • C. 

      Minsk

    • D. 

      Kiev

  • 11. 
    Which of these is the earliest name for the city now known as Volgograd?
    • A. 

      Stalingrad

    • B. 

      Tsaritsyn

    • C. 

      Novgorod

    • D. 

      Belgorod

    • E. 

      East St. Louis

  • 12. 
    What prominent former Soviet official was murdered in Mexico City?
    • A. 

      Zinoviev

    • B. 

      Kamenev

    • C. 

      Bukharin

    • D. 

      Trotsky

  • 13. 
    In which of these cities can you most easily find horsemeat served?
    • A. 

      Minsk

    • B. 

      St. Petersburg

    • C. 

      Vladivostok

    • D. 

      Almaty

  • 14. 
    Which of these is a popular salad in FSU?
    • A. 

      Kiev

    • B. 

      Olivier

    • C. 

      Rynok

    • D. 

      Dvorak

  • 15. 
    What is the name of the river that flows through the city once known as Petrograd?
    • A. 

      Volga

    • B. 

      Don

    • C. 

      Dnieper

    • D. 

      Neva

  • 16. 
    Which of these is the commonly known name of the most-visited museum in St. Petersburg?
    • A. 

      Academy of Fine Arts Museum

    • B. 

      Imperial Art Museum

    • C. 

      Hermitage

    • D. 

      Pavel Nakimov Naval Museum

  • 17. 
    What fish is featured under a fur coat in this famous Russian dish?
    • A. 

      Sturgeon

    • B. 

      Trout

    • C. 

      Sardines

    • D. 

      Herring

  • 18. 
    What city was the capital of Russia in 1750?
    • A. 

      Moscow

    • B. 

      Novgorod

    • C. 

      Yaroslavl

    • D. 

      St. Petersburg

  • 19. 
    Which 19th century Russian writer was killed in a duel in Pyatigorsk, Russia?
    • A. 

      Pushkin

    • B. 

      Lermontov

    • C. 

      Chekhov

    • D. 

      Dostoevsky