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2. Who took over as head of the NKVD after vagoda?

  • Yezhov
  • Stalin
  • Yagoda
  • Beria

3. What were the social impacts of the Terror?

  • Families of the victims gained compensation
  • More people attended social events to console those who had lost a family member to the purges.
  • Friends and family of the victims were likely to become victims themselves and social bonds of friendship breakdown due to fear
  • Frienship broke down because propaganda said people were better when they were independent

4. What were the main causes of the purges?

  • Kirov's death and the peasant revolts
  • Stalin's personality, the Congress of Victors and Ryutin's death
  • Stalin's personality, the Ryutin platform, the Congress of Victors and the murder of Kirov
  • The Ryutin platform, the Congress of Victors and Stalin's death

5. What were the benefits to Stalin of Kirov's death?

  • He had a pretext to purge anyone in the Party that he felt might be a threat and and opportunity to ensure the population was under his control
  • He had a pretext to purge anyone in the Party who agreed with his ideas
  • He could get rid of Yagoda
  • He could kill everyone in the Party and rule completely alone

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