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1. Stalin's IMMEDIATE response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1994 was to?
go into seclusion for several days
2. The food crisis that existed when the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917 persisted for several years afterwards, mostly because?
peasants were given no incentive to produce under War Communism's requisitions policies
3. In 1986, the Soviet Union and Japan had no working peace agreement because?
the Soviet occupation of four northern Japanese islands since World War II
4. In 1926, a United Opposition was formed within the Communist Party. Against whom was this opposition united?
Stalin
5. Which of the following were principles adopted at the 1966 23rd Party Congress, led by Brezhnev and Kosygin?
I. An economic program that emphasized defense production and heavy industry
III. An end to the discussion of human rights abuses that occurred under Stalin.
6. A large subdivision of the Soviet republic, comparable to a province, was known a a?
Oblast
7. In late nineteenth-century Russia, the commune system that was established after the emancipation of the peasantry proved to be relatively unproductive. The main reason for this was because the?
majority of the peasants did not have hereditary tenure and therefore had no interest in developing the land
8. Which of the following was the first country to accept Soviet gold in the period following the 1917 revolution?
Sweden
9. For what reason was the Soviet secret police chief Lavrenti Beria tried and executed in 1953?
Other Soviet leaders felt threatened by his power.
10. The new Economic Policy (NEP) declared by Linin in 1921 was, first and formost, a ________ Policy?
agrarian
11. The Rapallo Treaty of 1922 marked the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Soviet Republic and?
Germany
12. Throughout the Soviet era, The most Powerful body within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) was the?
Politburo
13. The reign of Alexander III (1881-1894) can be most accurately characterized as?
a harsh police state designed to re-establish autocracy
14. The short-term effect of the 1967 Six-day War on Soviet foreign relations was?
Arab skepticism of Soviet resolve
15. Which of the following was NOT an idea that was characteristic of the changing landmarks movement of the 1920's?
Bolsheviks were the embodiment of the Russian spirit and would achieve the ultimate stability of the nation
16. The USSR's quota-driven command economy was in operation to some degree from the year______ to the fall of the Soviet Union.
1929
17. Among the factors that permitted the Bolshevick;s relatively bloodless takeover of the Winter Palace in the fall 1917, the most significant was?
the lack of risistance from the military
18. The 1961 Vienna meetings between Kennedy and Krushchev were focused primarily on the issue of?
Germany and Berlin
19. The primary focus of the Stalin's first Five-Year plan was?
an increase in output totals
20. Each of the following was an issue that received significant attention at the 1967 Glassboro Summit between Lyndon Johnson and Premier Kosygin EXCEPT?
Germany and Berlin
21. What was the term used for senior members of the Communist party of the Soviet Union who held the most important positions in the government and who received substantial material benifits in return for their loyalty?
Apparatchicks
22. russia's great 19th century southern trade had its foundation in?
The Black Sea port of Odessa
23. Under the 12th Five-Year plan, launched in 1985, economic growth was to be accomplished chiefly by?
greater productivity and higher technology
24. The _______ represented the first--and last--collaboration between the Soviet government and members of the intelligentsia?
All-Russia Famine Relief Committee
25. At the potsdam conference of 1945, United States President truman was not a conciliatory toward Stalin as his predecessor, Roosevelt, had been. The main reason for this was that?
Truman knew the atomic bomb had been deployed
26. In 1931, the Central Committe passed a resolution calling for the return of Soviet schools to the old methods, courses, lessons, and themes that had been condemned by the revolution. The reason for this was because?
experiments in education had been branded as leftist deviations.