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

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1. Who favoured the 1905 October Manifesto?

  • Conservative liberals, Octoberists, Kadets
  • The Black Hundreds
  • The Police and Okhrana
  • The Socialist Revolutionaries
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2. Which best describes the New Economic policy introduced in 1920?

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

3. Why did household size in central Russia decline from 9.5 to 6.8 in numbers between 1861-4?

  • peasants believed in sacred link between labour and land
  • Average life expectancy was only until aged 35 years
  • Industrialisation and improved education
  • Peasants did not own allottments because of restricted mobility until 1906

4. Which was not a sign of Bolshevism in retreat

  • 1921 Kronstadt Rebellion
  • 10th Party Congress introduction of ban on factions
  • 1921 strikes in Moscow
  • The Tambov Revolt 1920-1

5. Lenin's second purge of 1918 reduced party membership by how much?

  • 37%
  • 15%
  • 46%
  • 62%

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