Quiz questions based on A People's Tragedy: the Russian Revolution 1891-24

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1. What was the first effort of War communism which began in 1918?

  • Industry came under State control in Decree of Sovnarkom
  • Grain monopoly
  • Lenin's order of death to kulaks via food brigades
  • Stalin's aim to abolish all private trade
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2. Which of the following should not be included in the lessons Lenin learned after the 1905 revolution?

  • Fatal split between liberals and democrats
  • The political freedoms introduced in 1905 such as newspapers and growth of public institutions
  • Oppositions movements separated (workers, peasants armed forces)
  • Armed forces proved to be loyal

3. Which of the following changes were not encompassed in the Russian Great Reforms?

  • 1865 new laws on censorship
  • 1863 Universites and primary schools reformed
  • 1864 Peasants were removed from Customary Law
  • 1864 Zemstvos elected assemblies of local government dominated by gentry

4. Which answer best explains why the army turned into a revolutionary mob in 1917?

  • Commanders were appointed on account of loyalty to the courts.
  • Commanders had better food and conditions in the trenches than the officer class.
  • Moral discipline weakened as conditions at front worsened.
  • There was a lack of clear command structure in the army.

5. Which best describes the New Economic policy introduced in 1920?

  • Stalin abolished it in 1928 as part of the Great Turn
  • Lenin overturned War Communism and introduced a mixed economy
  • the nep men introduced free trade
  • There was forced labour supression of trade unions

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