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Modern World History - Russia

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  • Q1
    “Russia must modernize. It has fallen far behind the rest of Europe and must be brought into the Modern age.” Which of the following would most likely have made that statement?
    Nicholas the II
    Alexander the III
    Nicholas the I
    Peter the Great
  • Q2
    “Our goods must be transported by land. We have been isolated for far too long and missed out on all the advances Western Europe has made.” This statement refers to which of the following disadvantages Russia traditionally had?
    the lack of a warm water port
    a lack of rivers
    a technology disadvantage
    the lack of good roads
  • Q3
    “Our store has been burned and our house has its windows broken. All this just because of who we are. I wish we could move from this place called Russia.” The girls stating this is from which race and has been the victim of what form of organized prejudice?
    German/reich burn
    none of these
  • Q4
    Which situation resulted from the Russo-Japanese War of 1905?
    Russia gained control of China and Japan
    the Japanese Emperor encouraged reforms in Russia
    Japan lost its status as a world power
    dissident groups challenged the power of the Russian Czar
  • Q5
    Alexander III claimed what title?
  • Q6
    The man who brought Russia into WWI was:
    Josef Stalin.
    Vladimir Lenin
    Alexander III.
    Nicholas II
  • Q7
    . “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” This quote is one of the basic ideas of what economic ideology?
  • Q8
    “History is the recording of the struggle between the proletariat and the bourgeoise. The end result of this struggle will be the proletariat throwing off the chains of the oppressive bourgeoise and the truimph of the worker.” This statement would be supported by someone who believed in the ideas of what philosopher of the late 19th century in Europe?
    Joseph Stalin
    Alexander the III
    Karl Marx
    Vladimir Lenin
  • Q9
    A major cause of the Russian Revolution of 1917 was the
    marriage of Czar Nicholas II to a German princess
    defeat of Germany in the Russian campaign
    appeal of Marxism to the Russian nobility
    existence of sharp economic differences between social classes
  • Q10
    The term that best describes the position of Jews in Czarist Russia is
    persecuted minority
    landed gentry
    military leaders
    . political elite
  • Q11
    Which slogan expressed the ideals of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917?
    Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity
    Nationalism, Democracy, and the People’s Livelihood
    Bread, Land, and Peace
    Land and Liberty
  • Q12
    Which statement best describes a relationship between World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution?
    World War I gave the Czar’s army the needed experience to suppress the revolution
    Opposing Russian forces cooperated to fight the foreign invaders.
    World War I created conditions in Russia that helped trigger a revolution
    World War I postponed the revolution in Russia by restoring confidence in the Czar.
  • Q13
    Read the following paragraph to answer the next question. The Kirghiz with whom we stopped was very well off. . . . After some tea our host asked me, “Where is the Ak Padsha now, the White Tsar Nikolai?” “He and all his family, the Tsaritsa, their daughters and son, have been killed by the Bolsheviks,” I answered. The old man gave a deep sigh . . .“And you . . . Are you one of the men of the regime of Nikolai?” “Yes, of course,” I replied. “I detest and despise the Bolsheviks.” The old man . . . began to blink and a tear rolled down his cheek, while the rest of the family sobbed . . . I was deeply touched by the scene. On this remote frontier of the Empire, . . . a family of nomad herdsmen was weeping for the tragic death of their White Pasha, as the Tsar was known. 13. In which period of time did this scene take place?
    during the Napoleonic Wars
    after Mao Zedong came to power
    during World War II
    after the Russian Revolution
  • Q14
    Which characteristic was common to both Russia under the Czars and the Soviet Union under Josef Stalin?
    encouragement of free enterprise
    persecution of political dissenters
    support of artistic and literary freedom
    a lack of concern about territorial expansion
  • Q15
    Under Josef Stalin, the Soviet Union emphasized centralized economic planning and Five-Year Plans primarily to
    develop heavy industry
    expand exports
    create a demand for high-quality imports
    produce more consumer goods

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