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

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1. Which was not a sign of Bolshevism in retreat

  • 10th Party Congress introduction of ban on factions
  • 1921 Kronstadt Rebellion
  • The Tambov Revolt 1920-1
  • 1921 strikes in Moscow
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2. What were the May Laws?

  • Laws passed by Pobedonostsev imposing Jewish Pale 1882
  • Laws passed by Dumas after 1906
  • Laws ensuring that the Tsar was thought of as a God on earth by the peasants
  • Laws enshringing rights of monarchy

3. What caused the disagreement at 2nd Party Congress in London (had to move from Brussels due to police harassment) in 1903?

  • Lenin and Martov disagreed on the article of the statute about party membership
  • The fact that Lenin began to write the Socialist newspaper called the Spark
  • There was no real Menshevik Leader
  • The meaning of the words Bolshevik (majority) and Menshevik (minority)

4. What did Lenin mean when he spoke of the "prison of the peoples"?

  • He was against Witte's comment, "the Jews are too oppressed".
  • Socialist parties in Finland, Poland and the Baltic were grounds for persecution
  • National movements formed a central part of revolution
  • The Tsar's motto of Autocracy, Orthodoxy and Nationality subordinated non-russian peoples to cultural domination

5. Who favoured the 1905 October Manifesto?

  • The Black Hundreds
  • Conservative liberals, Octoberists, Kadets
  • The Socialist Revolutionaries
  • The Police and Okhrana


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