USSR Quiz – 10 Questions

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    A USSR illustration with Lenin on it
    A USSR illustration with Lenin on it

    The USSR or Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or the Soviet Union existed from 1922 until 1991 for 69 years. It was a single-party Marxist–Leninist state. The USSR was the first country that declared itself socialist and progressed towards a communist society. Here is a USSR Quiz to test how well you know the ex- country!

    A statue of Soviet Union or USSR

    Rumour has it that Joseph Stalin, USSR’s dictator killed 20-60 million people.

    • Question of

      What was the Bolshevik secret police known as?

      • The Cheka
      • Gulags
      • The White Terror
      • The Red Terror
    • Question of

      What was the Soviet Union’s army called during World War II?

      • The Gulags
      • The Bolsheviks
      • The Red Army
      • The Holodomor
    • Question of

      Who was the first Soviet leader?

      • Mikhail Gorbachev
      • Vladimir Lenin
      • Leonid Brezhnev
      • Joseph Stalin
    • Question of

      When did the USSR form?

      • 1920
      • 1922
      • 1930
      • 1917
    • Question of

      What did glasnost do?

      • It aimed to end the cold war as soon as possible
      • It reconstructed the entire political system
      • It encouraged the government to be more open and transparent
      • It banned protests in public areas
    • Question of

      In 1957, the Soviets launched the world’s first satellite. What was it called?

      • Explorer I
      • Vanguard I
      • Sputnik I
      • Kosmos I
    • Question of

      What were satellite states?

      • Nations that joined the USSR
      • Nations that left the USSR
      • Nations that were not officially part of the USSR, but were under its influence
      • Nations that helped the USSR but did not join it
    • Question of

      Why was the First Five-Year Plan made?

      • To remove all traces of capitalism
      • To convert all American films to Russian films
      • To change Russia’s economy from agricultural to industrial
      • To reduce militarization
    • Question of

      How did the Cuban Missile Crisis start?

      • American forces invaded Cuba
      • The Soviets placed nuclear missiles on Cuba
      • Cuba allied with America during the Cold War
      • The Soviet Union tried to steal American missiles
    • Question of

      The Soviet government denied what happened between the years 1932 and 1933. What was it?

      • The Great Famine
      • Stalinization
      • The Great Purge
      • The Red Terror

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