GED Social Studies : Russian Revolution

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Russian Revolution

In the Russian Revolution __________

Possible Answers:

Russia lost its foreign colonies and became a republic.

the Russian monarchy fell and was replaced by full democracy.

the Russian monarchy fell and was replaced by representative democracy.

communism declined in influence and was replaced by democracy.

the Russian monarchy fell and was replaced by a communist government.

Correct answer:

the Russian monarchy fell and was replaced by a communist government.

Explanation:

The Russian Revolution took place in 1917 and witnessed the decline of the longstanding Russian monarchy to be replaced with a communist government. The primary cause for the Russian revolution was the extended suffering of the Russian people during World War One. The Russian Revolution caused Russia to withdraw from World War One and precipitated the rise of the Soviet Union.

Example Question #2 : Russian Revolution

Czar Nicholas II __________

Possible Answers:

abolished serfdom in Russia.

was killed by Josef Stalin.

presided over the Russian war effort in World War Two.

was exiled to communist China.

was the last monarch of Russia.

Correct answer:

was the last monarch of Russia.

Explanation:

Czar Nicholas II was the last monarch of Russia. When the Russian monarchy fell during the Russian Revolution of 1917, Nicholas and his family were executed. Czar Alexander II abolished serfdom and is therefore sometimes known as Alexander the Liberator. Josef Stalin presided over the Soviet war effort during World War Two.

Example Question #3 : Russian Revolution

The first leader of the Soviet Union was __________

Possible Answers:

Vladimir Lenin.

Nikita Khrushchev.

Josef Stalin.

Pol Pot.

Czar Alexander II.

Correct answer:

Vladimir Lenin.

Explanation:

The first leader of the Soviet Union, which began in 1922, was Vladimir Lenin. Lenin was one of the leaders of the Russian Revolution, in which the monarchy was overthrown and replaced with socialism. He would serve as leader of the Soviet Union until his death, when he was replaced by Josef Stalin. Stalin in turn would reign throughout the thirties and forties until his death led to the leadership of Nikita Khrushchev.

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