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. Who made up the Triumvirate in 1924?

  • Stalin, Trotsky and Bukharin
  • Stalin, Kamenev and Zinoviev
  • Kamenev, Zinoviev and Trotsky
  • Bukharin, Rykov and Tomsky
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2. Why did Trotsky's personality stop him becoming leader of the USSR?

  • 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 had moodswings
  • He was considered too soft

3. Who joined together to form the United Opposition in 1926?

  • Stalin, Trotsky and Kamenev
  • Stalin, Bukharin and Molotov
  • Kamenev, Zinoviev and Trotsky
  • Stalin, Kamenev and Zinoviev

4. 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.

5. Which policy did Trotsky support in 1925?

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


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