Why were the Bolsheviks able to seize power in October/November 1917?

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1. When did the Bolsheviks gain control of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the telephone exchange, power stations, railway stations, banks and main bridges in Petrograd?

  • 12th December
  • 6th November
  • 3rd October
  • 18th September
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2. When was a Bolshevik Party congress held in Petrograd after Lenin returned?

  • May 1918
  • April 1918
  • May 1917
  • April 1917

3. How many members was the Bolshevik party congress made up of?

  • 28
  • 69
  • 9
  • 26

4. When did Lenin and Trotsky overthrow the provisional Government?

  • March 1918
  • November 1917
  • November 1918
  • March 1917

5. What was the cruiser called that was moored in the River Neva that fired shells at the winter palace?

  • Aurora
  • Araruo
  • Auraro
  • Aruaro

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