Russia History Quiz #20

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  1. Batu Khan set fire to, and slaughtered the people of, Moscow in which year?
    1. 1448
    2. 1238
    3. 1048
    4. 1648
  2. Grigory Orlov was a favourite of which Russian ruler?
    1. Ivan the Terrible
    2. Catherine the Great
    3. Joseph Stalin
    4. Peter the Great
  3. In 1478, the Novgorod Republic finally surrendered to the authority of where?
    1. St Petersburg
    2. Moscow
    3. Kiev
    4. Kabul
  4. In what period did Samara Culture flourish?
    1. Menolithic
    2. Denolithic
    3. Senolithic
    4. Neolithic
  5. In which of these years was Catherine the Great NOT alive?
    1. 1740
    2. 1799
    3. 1750
    4. 1730
  6. Leonid Brezhnev passed away in which year of the 1980s?
    1. 1981
    2. 1989
    3. 1982
    4. 1986
  7. Russia embarked on a 2007 expedition to where to view possible expansion of territory?
    1. Siberia
    2. North Pole
    3. South Pole
    4. Ukraine
  8. The Geneva Accords signed in 1988 committed to Soviet withdrawal from where?
    1. Finland
    2. Afghanistan
    3. Japan
    4. USA
  9. The Video Game Tetris was invented in Russia in what year?
    1. 2004
    2. 1974
    3. 1984
    4. 1994
  10. What name was given to the highest rank of Moscovian aristocracy in the middle ages?
    1. Boyar
    2. Soyar
    3. Foyar
    4. Moyar
  11. What was the name of the first woman ruler of the Rus people?
    1. Hilda
    2. Catherine
    3. Julia
    4. Olga
  12. When did Ivan the Terrible become Tsar of All the Russia's?
    1. 1654
    2. 1431
    3. 1547
    4. 1342
  13. When did the Cossacks begin their takeover of Siberia?
    1. 1381
    2. 781
    3. 981
    4. 1581
  14. When was Dmitry Medvedev elected Russian President?
    1. 2004
    2. 2000
    3. 2012
    4. 2008
  15. When was the Russian tanker Vandal launched, the first diesel powered ship in the world?
    1. 1876
    2. 1903
    3. 1988
    4. 1933
  16. Which composer founded the School of Medicine for Women in St. Petersburg?
    1. Borodin
    2. Balakirev
    3. Tchaikovksy
    4. Glinka
  17. Which of these facts is NOT true about Valdimir Putin?
    1. He was born in 1933
    2. He has a daughter called Katerina
    3. He became President in 1999
    4. He was in the KGB for 16 years
  18. Which Roman leader defeated Pharnaces II at Zela?
    1. Ceaser
    2. Nero
    3. Pompey
    4. Crassus
  19. Who did Sauromates replace as King of the Bosporan Kingdom?
    1. Lupator
    2. Mupator
    3. Supator
    4. Eupator
  20. Who was arrested on tax evasion charges in 2003?
    1. Sergei Lavarov
    2. Joseph Leningrad
    3. Mikhail Khodorkovksy
    4. Vladimir Putin

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  1. Batu Khan set fire to, and slaughtered the people of, Moscow in which year?
    1238
  2. Grigory Orlov was a favourite of which Russian ruler?
    Catherine the Great
  3. In 1478, the Novgorod Republic finally surrendered to the authority of where?
    Moscow
  4. In what period did Samara Culture flourish?
    Neolithic
  5. In which of these years was Catherine the Great NOT alive?
    1799
  6. Leonid Brezhnev passed away in which year of the 1980s?
    1982
  7. Russia embarked on a 2007 expedition to where to view possible expansion of territory?
    North Pole
  8. The Geneva Accords signed in 1988 committed to Soviet withdrawal from where?
    Afghanistan
  9. The Video Game Tetris was invented in Russia in what year?
    1984
  10. What name was given to the highest rank of Moscovian aristocracy in the middle ages?
    Boyar
  11. What was the name of the first woman ruler of the Rus people?
    Olga
  12. When did Ivan the Terrible become Tsar of All the Russia's?
    1547
  13. When did the Cossacks begin their takeover of Siberia?
    1581
  14. When was Dmitry Medvedev elected Russian President?
    2008
  15. When was the Russian tanker Vandal launched, the first diesel powered ship in the world?
    1903
  16. Which composer founded the School of Medicine for Women in St. Petersburg?
    Borodin
  17. Which of these facts is NOT true about Valdimir Putin?
    He was born in 1933
  18. Which Roman leader defeated Pharnaces II at Zela?
    Ceaser
  19. Who did Sauromates replace as King of the Bosporan Kingdom?
    Eupator
  20. Who was arrested on tax evasion charges in 2003?
    Mikhail Khodorkovksy
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