Terror and the Purges Quiz

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

  • He had a pretext to purge anyone in the Party who agreed with his ideas
  • He could get rid of Yagoda
  • 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 could kill everyone in the Party and rule completely alone
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2. What were the main causes of the purges?

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

3. Who were killed in the Trial of the 17?

  • Zinoviev and Kamenev
  • Radek and Sokolnikov
  • Trotsky
  • Lenin

4. Who were killed in the Trial of the 21?

  • Trotsky
  • Zinoviev and Kamenev
  • Bukharin and Rykov
  • Tomsky

5. Who were killed in the Trial of the 16?

  • Radek
  • Bukharin
  • Zinoviev and Kamenev
  • Yezhov

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