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 Lenin's Last Testament make it harder to find a successor to lead the party?

  • It advised that Stalin should become leader of the USSR, but other Bolsheviks didn't want this.
  • It criticised all prominent Bolsheviks and gave no instructions on what to do after his death
  • No one could read what it said.
  • It was lost, so no one knew what Lenin had wanted.
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2. Who wrote the article "Lessons of October" in 1924?

  • Kamenev
  • Bukharin
  • Trotsky
  • Stalin

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

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

4. By 1929, why did people support Stalin in ending the NEP and putting peasants into collectives?

  • 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
  • The NEP was too expensive
  • The peasants were rioting and causing disruption

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

  • 1926
  • 1917
  • 1924
  • 1923

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