The Five Year Plans

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1. Who was Stakhanovism named after?

  • Alexei Stakhanov, a coalminer who mined 14 times more coal in a single shift than was normally produced
  • Aurelius Stakhanov, a member of the Communist Party who was shot by a peasant
  • Alexei Stakhanov, a shop worker who sold more produce than the target amount
  • Nikola Stakhanov, a teacher who taught her pupils how to become membets of the Communist Party
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2. What did the workforce mostly consist of during the first FYP?

  • Bourgeois experts and workers
  • Unskilled, illiterate peasants from the Collectivised countryside
  • Skilled experienced workers
  • Children

3. What was the main failure of the first FYP?

  • Production of oil fell
  • The lack of attention given to living standards
  • The building of Magnitogorsk
  • Production didn't grow in any area

4. What was a problem with the weapons produced during the third FYP?

  • They didn't work correctly as they hadn't been produced fast enough
  • They were stolen from the Germans
  • They were technically inferior due to a focus on quantity over quality
  • They were technically superior due to a focus on quantity over quality

5. What were the main focuses of the second FYP?

  • Untealistic targets, communication and housing
  • Living and working conditions
  • Heavy industry, transport and communication
  • Heavy industry, transport and Gigantomania


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