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What were the two groups who fought against one another in the Russian Civil War?

a) Jacobins and Girondists
b) Cavaliers and Roundheads
c) Reds and Whites
d) Black Shirts and Redcoats
c) Reds and Whites
How did Gregory Rasputin die?

a) shot
b) beaten
c) poison
d) drowning
d) drowning
How did World War I contribute to Russian Revolution?

a) brought Russia in contact with the democratic West
b) devastated Russian economy
c) caused Russia to lose land
d) caused the czar to commit suicide
b) devastated Russian economy
What happened during Stalin's Great Purge?

a) he killed the other party's leaders
b) he killed his own party leaders
c) he got rid of all nightclubs in Moscow
d) he had terrible food poisoning
b) he killed his own party leaders
What's the name for a govt that controls every part of a citizen's life?

a) fascism
b) communism
c) totalitarian state
d) parents
c) totalitarian state
Why did Stalin propose Five Year plans?

a) to build up the economy
b) to build up the army
c) to improve Russia's standing in the West
d) to make plans for the future
a) to build up the economy
What was the name of the Red Army's secret police?

a) Black shirts
b) Cheka
c) Gestapo
d) kulak
b) Cheka
After the revolution, who were the social elite in Russia?

a) the bourgeois
b) the Communists
c) the army
d) the kulaks
b) the Communists
What was the purpose of Comintern?

a) to spy on the US govt
b) to help the Five Year plans
c) to spread communism throughout the world
d) to put interns in the White House
c) to spread communism throughout the world
Which Soviet writer received the Nobel Prize for Literature for his book And Quiet Flows the Don?

a) Leo Tolstoy
b) Mikhail Sholokhov
c) Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
d) Ivan Bunin
b) Mikhail Sholokhov
How did Communists treat religions other than Christianity?

a) accepted with open arms
b) accepted with reservations
c) ignored
d) persecuted
d) persecuted
What happened to Soviet artists under Communism?

a) they were adored
b) they were censored
c) they were sent to prison
d) a, b and c
e) b and c only
e) b and c only
How was the NEP different from true communism?

a) it allowed persecution of artists
b) it allowed some capitalist ventures
c) it allowed collective farming
d) it allowed Five Year plans
b) it allowed some capitalist ventures
How did Stalin make use of propaganda?

a) he blasted the American govt
b) he broadcast a few speeches of his
c) he only used it when he felt the people were plotting against him
d) he flooded all media with nonstop propaganda
d) he flooded all media with nonstop propaganda
What was the name of the radical socialist group who took over the Russia govt?

a) the Cheka
b) the Reds
c) the Bolsheviks
d) the communists
c) the Bolsheviks
What makes a command economy distinct from other economies?

a) the state controls all economy
b) army commanders control the economy
c) no one is in command of the economy
d) its name
a) the state controls all economy
Who was the only high-ranking women in Lenin's govt?

a) Czarina Alexandra
b) Anna Akhmatova
c) Alexandra Kollontai
d) Mrs. Lenin
c) Alexandra Kollontai
What were benefits that the Communist leaders enjoyed that the proletariat did not?

a) good apartments
b) special stores
c) good shoes
d) all of the above
d) all of the above
What is a soviet?

a) Communist party member
b) name for Russia
c) wealthy peasant
d) council of workers and soldiers
d) council of workers and soldiers
How did Lenin defend his "war communism" views?

a) the extremely poor conditions required extreme measures
b) communism would take over the world eventually
c) he claimed he was God
d) nothing--he had no defense
a) the extremely poor conditions required extreme measures
What was Vladimir Ulyanov's more famous name?

a) Czar Alexander
b) Lenin
c) Stalin
d) Maxim Gorky
b) Lenin
Who was involved in the Russian Civil war, besides the Reds and Whites?

a) regional nationalist groups
b) Japan
c) Allied forces
d) a, b and c
e) a and b only
d) a, b and c
How were the Bolsheviks able to take over the govt so easily?

a) the Russian army was decimated
b) the people voted them in
c) the czar was behind them
d) they had advanced weapon technology
a) the Russian army was decimated
Which of these were differences in Russia under communism?

a) equality for women
b) plentiful housing
c) free education
d) artistic freedom
a, c
Which were characteristics of the artistic style known as "socialist realism"?

a) abstract images
b) peasant and worker subjects
c) positive aspects of socialism
d) heroic themes
b, c and d