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The Tsarist Russia History Quiz #4 - Political Authority in Action

The Russian Empire had over one hundred different ethnic groups, this posed a great problem. 10 Questions.

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The expansion of the Russian Empire into Central Europe and Asia led to more ethnic groups being oppressed by Russification - what was the Muslim population in Russia by 1900?

  • 10 Million
  • 15 Million
  • 20 Million
  • 25 Million

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The diverse Russian Empire posed a continual challenge for the tsarist autocracy; what secret society provoked national consciousness in the Ukrainians?

  • Brotherhood for the Insurrection of Ukrainians
  • Lutheranism
  • Flying University
  • Brotherhood of Saints Cyril and Methodius

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Which ethnic group in the Russian Empire had rebelled in the November Uprising (1830) and the January Uprising (1863-1864); as 200,000 of them created an underground National Government?

  • Poles
  • Ukrainians
  • Georgians
  • Belarusians

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Which of Tsar Alexander III's ministers engaged in ''cultural Russification''; this sought to merge all the Tsar's subjects into a single nation with a feeling of shared identity?

  • Pobedonostsev
  • Nikolaevich
  • Katkov
  • Tolstoy

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What was the official creed that Pobedonostsev adapted and based his policies of Russification on?

  • ''Unify and Oppress''
  • ''Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian Be Gone''
  • ''Autocracy, Orthodoxy, Nationality''
  • ''Concessions to those who Accept''

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What was known as the ''Pale of Settlement''?

  • Areas of the Russian Empire in which a person was able to move around freely.
  • The region where Jews were allowed to settle (modern-day Poland, Belarus and Ukraine)
  • Parts of Siberia allocated for exiles (these included Gulags)
  • Region in modern-day Moldova and Romania for non-Orthodox Church followers.

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Where did the Jewish Pogroms (1881-1884) start; although the start of the pogroms immediate cause is unknown, it is regarded as highly probable that they were encouraged by the Okhrana?

  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Kiev, Ukraine
  • Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
  • Donetsk, Ukraine

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Which of these laws were passed between 1882 and 1894?

  • All of the below.
  • No Jew shall be elected on the board of an orphan asylum.
  • Non-Christians are forbidden to buy property in Akmolinski, Uralsk, and Turgai provinces.
  • Jews are not allowed to gain license for the selling of alcohol.

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With the rise of anti-Semitism, which revolutionary groups became more popular among the oppressed Jews?

  • Brotherhood of Saints Cyril and Methodius
  • Flying University
  • Marxist socialist organisations
  • Okhrana

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Which of these future revolutionaries was not a Jew?

  • Lenin
  • Trotsky
  • Martov
  • Zinoviev