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Soviet Union Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 

    How many main eras were there during the Soviet Union?

    • A.

      Three.

    • B.

      Two.

    • C.

      Ten.

    • D.

      Seven.

    • E.

      Five.

    Correct Answer
    E. Five.
    Explanation
    During the Soviet Union, the 5 main eras consisted of the: Lenin Era, Stalin Era, Krushchev Era, Brezhnev Era, and Gorbachev Era.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the leader of the Bolsheviks when they took over after the Revolution of 1905?

    • A.

      Stalin

    • B.

      Lenin

    • C.

      Krushchev

    • D.

      Gorbachev

    • E.

      Brezhnev

    Correct Answer
    B. Lenin
    Explanation
    Lenin stepped forward and lead an animated group of Russian Marxists known as the Bolsheviks ("Majority Party") through their revolution. The Bolsheviks ended up taking control of Russia.

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  • 3. 

    _______________ is the consolidation of personal farms into joint cultivation of land into large farms.

    Correct Answer
    collectivization, Collectivization
    Explanation
    Stalin introduced collectivization to accelerate industrial development of the Soviet Union. But it ended up not being a success because peasants resisted.

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  • 4. 

    _______________ was Khrushchev's attempt to relax the people of Russia's tensions by a series of changes.

    Correct Answer
    de-Stalinization, De-Stalinization, de-stalinization, de stalinization, de Stalinization
    Explanation
    De-Stalinization ended the use of large-scale forced labor in the economy of the Soviet Union. Khrushchev's goal was to get rid of Stalin's influence on the public. Some of his efforts included the removal of Stalin's name from landmarks, facilities, and cities.

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  • 5. 

    ____________ was made up of ministers who directed the bureaucracy and selected party chairmen.

    Correct Answer
    politburo, Politburo
    Explanation
    Politburo was the executive committee of the Communist Party and was the committee that made the principal policies of the Soviet Union. Politburo was the highest executive body of the Soviet state and was headed by the General Secretary.

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  • 6. 

    What was Détente?

    • A.

      A government program created to improve the lifestyle of peasants in the Soviet Union

    • B.

      Reduction in the tension between the Soviet Union and the United States that allowed trade relations to improve between the two.

    • C.

      The first type of deodorant used in the Soviet Union

    • D.

      A weapon crisis between the Soviet Union and the United States that lasted for just over a year.

    Correct Answer
    B. Reduction in the tension between the Soviet Union and the United States that allowed trade relations to improve between the two.
    Explanation
    Détente is a French word that means relaxing or easing. It is generally used to describe hostile situations where tension between countries escalates. In this case, it was applied to the tension between the Soviet Union and the United States in the Cold War, where nations tried to build more quantities and more dangerous weapons than the opposing country.

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  • 7. 

    What was the name of the majestical beauty who single-handedly settled all conflicts in the Cold War?

    Correct Answer
    Elizabeth Taylor
    elizabeth taylor
    Explanation
    No explanation needed. This is universally known.

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  • 8. 

    How long did Lenin rule?

    • A.

      4 years

    • B.

      10 years

    • C.

      Until his death

    • D.

      Until Stalin kicked him out of control

    Correct Answer
    C. Until his death
    Explanation
    Lenin was in fact the ruler of the Soviet Union until his death on January 24th, 1924. Since the Soviet Union was not a democracy, but more like a monarchy, nothing stopped Lenin from ruling except for death.

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  • 9. 

    What happened once Mikhail Gorbachev resigned from presidency of the Soviet Union?

    • A.

      The Soviet Union immediately broke up.

    • B.

      The Soviet Union started to deteriorate, but still took a couple years to fully dissemble.

    • C.

      A new ruler took over the Soviet Union.

    • D.

      The Soviet Union grew stronger since Gorbachev was a weak ruler

    Correct Answer
    A. The Soviet Union immediately broke up.
    Explanation
    Mikhail Gorbachev resigned from presidency on December 25th, 1991. The Soviet flag of a hammer and sickle was lowered at the Kremlin and was immediately replaced by the Russian Federation's tricolor flag.

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