Russia History Quiz #35

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  1. During the 1950s which politician began the process of de-Stalinisation?
    1. Khrushchev
    2. Gorbachev
    3. Andropov
    4. Yeltsin
  2. How many seats did the "A Just Russia" party win the 2011 Elections to the Duma?
    1. 88
    2. 109
    3. 221
    4. 64
  3. In 2004 Putin scrapped the direct election of what?
    1. Regional governors
    2. Heads of State
    3. Presidents
    4. Prime Ministers
  4. In what year did Russia demonstrate its naval power in the Bay of Biscay, seen by some as a threat?
    1. 2001
    2. 2012
    3. 2003
    4. 2008
  5. Invented in Russia in 1688 what is a Balalaika?
    1. Bath
    2. Weapon
    3. Musical Instrument
    4. Hat
  6. Nord Stream, invented and made in 2011, was the worlds longest what?
    1. Rail Track
    2. Underground Mine
    3. Offshore Pipeline
    4. Bridge
  7. SR Fanny Kaplin shot which famous Russian twice, failing to kill him with both shots?
    1. Khrushchev
    2. Lenin
    3. Stalin
    4. Putin
  8. The name of the pre historic Yamna culture translates as what?
    1. Water
    2. Sand
    3. Beach
    4. Pit
  9. Vodka is thought to have been invented in Russia in what decade?
    1. 1430s
    2. 1930s
    3. 1830s
    4. 1030s
  10. What role did Yuri Andropov have before leading the communist Party?
    1. Finance Minister
    2. Secretary of State
    3. KGB Chief
    4. Army General
  11. What was the name of the song that won the 2008 Eurovision song Contest for Russia?
    1. The Hero
    2. Believe
    3. I Am
    4. Never
  12. When did Russia annex to Duchy of Yaroslavl?
    1. 1463
    2. 1363
    3. 1163
    4. 1263
  13. When did the Novgorod Republic finally surrender to the authority of Moscow?
    1. 1233
    2. 1655
    3. 1144
    4. 1478
  14. When was Rasputin assassinated?
    1. 1936
    2. 1956
    3. 1916
    4. 1906
  15. Where did Ceaser defeated Phrances II?
    1. Fela
    2. Zela
    3. Tela
    4. Mela
  16. Which leader died in 1985 from Emphysema?
    1. Yeltsin
    2. Andropov
    3. Chernenko
    4. Brezhnev
  17. Which of these leaders famously campaigned against Alcohol in 1985?
    1. Brezhnev
    2. Yeltsin
    3. Andropov
    4. Gorbachev
  18. Which Russian Ruler was assassinated in 1881?
    1. Alexander IV
    2. Alexander III
    3. Alexander II
    4. Alexander V
  19. Who invented the three bolt diving equipment in Russian in 1829?
    1. Ek Gauzen
    2. Alexander Lodygin
    3. Pavel Schilling
    4. Dmitri Mendeleev
  20. Who was the first Chairman of United Russia?
    1. Vladimir Putin
    2. Joseph Stalin
    3. Dimitry Medvedev
    4. Boris Gryzlov

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Interactive Quiz

  1. During the 1950s which politician began the process of de-Stalinisation?
    Khrushchev
  2. How many seats did the "A Just Russia" party win the 2011 Elections to the Duma?
    64
  3. In 2004 Putin scrapped the direct election of what?
    Regional governors
  4. In what year did Russia demonstrate its naval power in the Bay of Biscay, seen by some as a threat?
    2008
  5. Invented in Russia in 1688 what is a Balalaika?
    Musical Instrument
  6. Nord Stream, invented and made in 2011, was the worlds longest what?
    Offshore Pipeline
  7. SR Fanny Kaplin shot which famous Russian twice, failing to kill him with both shots?
    Lenin
  8. The name of the pre historic Yamna culture translates as what?
    Pit
  9. Vodka is thought to have been invented in Russia in what decade?
    1430s
  10. What role did Yuri Andropov have before leading the communist Party?
    KGB Chief
  11. What was the name of the song that won the 2008 Eurovision song Contest for Russia?
    Believe
  12. When did Russia annex to Duchy of Yaroslavl?
    1463
  13. When did the Novgorod Republic finally surrender to the authority of Moscow?
    1478
  14. When was Rasputin assassinated?
    1916
  15. Where did Ceaser defeated Phrances II?
    Zela
  16. Which leader died in 1985 from Emphysema?
    Chernenko
  17. Which of these leaders famously campaigned against Alcohol in 1985?
    Gorbachev
  18. Which Russian Ruler was assassinated in 1881?
    Alexander II
  19. Who invented the three bolt diving equipment in Russian in 1829?
    Ek Gauzen
  20. Who was the first Chairman of United Russia?
    Boris Gryzlov