Russia History Quiz #1

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  1. What was the famous order number of the NKVD Great Purge?
    1. 99
    2. 101
    3. 223
    4. 47
  2. Who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Russia in 2008?
    1. Valeriya
    2. Dima Bilan
    3. Ani Lorak
    4. Sergey Lazarev
  3. Who negotiated with Reagan to bring an end to the Cold War?
    1. Yeltsin
    2. Stalin
    3. Gorbachev
    4. Khrushchev
  4. Which writer was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974?
    1. Leo Tolstoy
    2. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    3. Maxim Gorky
    4. Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
  5. Which of these Russians is famous for inventing the Electric Lamp?
    1. I. F. Alekandorivksy
    2. Gleb Kotelinkov
    3. Alexander Lodygin
    4. Dmitri Mendeleev
  6. Which leader was responsible for the cultural "Thaw" policy?
    1. Andropov
    2. Yeltsin
    3. Gorbachev
    4. Khrushchev
  7. Where did the Soviet Union invade in 1939?
    1. Poland
    2. Iceland
    3. Netherlands
    4. Spain
  8. When was the Battle of the River Thatis?
    1. 310 BC
    2. 2 AD
    3. 19 BC
    4. 190 BC
  9. When did the Sack of Nineveh take place?
    1. 100 BC
    2. 1200 BC
    3. 4 BC
    4. 612 BC
  10. When did Russian Ivan Elmanov invent the Monorail?
    1. 1880
    2. 1920
    3. 1820
    4. 1850
  11. What was the reginal number of Catherine the Great?
    1. IV
    2. I
    3. II
    4. VI
  12. A fuel provision agreement was signed between Russian and which other nation in 2005?
    1. Iran
    2. Ukraine
    3. Iraq
    4. Kuwait
  13. What does the term Perestroika actually mean?
    1. Traditional
    2. Restructuring
    3. New
    4. Again
  14. The Rus name Leanti translates as what?
    1. Wonderful
    2. Laughing
    3. Magic
    4. Happy
  15. The Battle of Kaika River was the first encounter between the Rus and which people?
    1. Huns
    2. Goths
    3. Visigoths
    4. Mongols
  16. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a notable work by whom?
    1. Leo Tolstoy
    2. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    3. Maxim Gorky
    4. Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
  17. Ivan Rybkin switched parties during his run as Chairman of the State Duma in 1996. Who did he join?
    1. FDLP
    2. Socialist Party
    3. United Russia
    4. Community Party
  18. In what year did the Soviet's boycott the Summer Olympics?
    1. 1984
    2. 1992
    3. 1988
    4. 1996
  19. In 2010 President Medvedev signed a deal with the USA to cut what by 30%?
    1. Carbon Emissions
    2. Welfare
    3. Foreign Aid
    4. Nuclear Arms
  20. How many years did Catherin the Great rule Russia?
    1. 54
    2. 44
    3. 34
    4. 64
  21. Excavations during 1973 in the Russia Village of Syezzheye found key aspects of which culture?
    1. Mamara
    2. Samara
    3. Lamara
    4. Famara

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  1. What was the famous order number of the NKVD Great Purge?
    47
  2. Who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Russia in 2008?
    Dima Bilan
  3. Who negotiated with Reagan to bring an end to the Cold War?
    Gorbachev
  4. Which writer was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974?
    Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
  5. Which of these Russians is famous for inventing the Electric Lamp?
    Alexander Lodygin
  6. Which leader was responsible for the cultural "Thaw" policy?
    Khrushchev
  7. Where did the Soviet Union invade in 1939?
    Poland
  8. When was the Battle of the River Thatis?
    310 BC
  9. When did the Sack of Nineveh take place?
    612 BC
  10. When did Russian Ivan Elmanov invent the Monorail?
    1820
  11. What was the reginal number of Catherine the Great?
    II
  12. A fuel provision agreement was signed between Russian and which other nation in 2005?
    Iran
  13. What does the term Perestroika actually mean?
    Restructuring
  14. The Rus name Leanti translates as what?
    Laughing
  15. The Battle of Kaika River was the first encounter between the Rus and which people?
    Mongols
  16. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a notable work by whom?
    Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
  17. Ivan Rybkin switched parties during his run as Chairman of the State Duma in 1996. Who did he join?
    Community Party
  18. In what year did the Soviet's boycott the Summer Olympics?
    1984
  19. In 2010 President Medvedev signed a deal with the USA to cut what by 30%?
    Nuclear Arms
  20. How many years did Catherin the Great rule Russia?
    34
  21. Excavations during 1973 in the Russia Village of Syezzheye found key aspects of which culture?
    Samara
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