AQA AS Level History- Struggle for Power in the USSR

A quiz on the struggle for power following the death of Lenin- Chapter 1 in the textbook. This quiz covers the actions of the Communist Party and major Bolsheviks frm 1924-1929.

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1. Why did the Right Wing support Stalin in 1925?

  • Stalin and Bukharin became close friends
  • They belived his policy of Socialism in One Country fit with their wish for gradual industrialisation
  • They wanted to defeat the Left Wing
  • They believed that Socialism in One Country fit with their wish to end the NEP
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2. By 1929, why did people support Stalin in ending the NEP and putting peasants into collectives?

  • The NEP was too expensive
  • The peasants were rioting and causing disruption
  • There were shortages of grain because the peasants did not want to give it to the government
  • There were shortages of grain because the was a famine

3. Which policy did Trotsky support in 1925?

  • Permanent Revolution
  • Collectivisation
  • Socialism in One Country
  • The NEP

4. Why did Trotsky's personality stop him becoming leader of the USSR?

  • He was considered too soft
  • He was working-class and the people thought he was coarse and thuggish
  • He was arrogant and rude, and unpleasant to those he considered stupid
  • He had moodswings

5. In what year did Lenin die following a series of strokes?

  • 1924
  • 1917
  • 1923
  • 1926

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