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The Tsarist Russia History Quiz #5 - Rise of Opposition

With the ethnic troubles and further oppression people demanded change. 10 Questions.

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With the rise of moderate liberal opposition, the intelligentsia separated into the two broad philosophical categories of the ''Westernisers'' and ''Slavophiles''; what did the latter believe in?

  • Russia's unique culture and heritage should be preserved as the country modernised.
  • Russia should abandon Slavic ideals and adopt modern Western values.
  • Russia should follow the teachings of Karl Marx.
  • Russia should be a free market economy and not follow subsistence farming.

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Which opposition group was held responsible when in June 1862, a series of fires in St. Petersburg destroyed over 2,000 shops?

  • Young Russia
  • Social Revolutionaries
  • The Organisation
  • Populists

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Who's writing was illegally introduced in Russia by Mikhail Bakunin; these included a Russian translated version of ''The Communist Manifesto'' and ''Das Kapital''?

  • Vyacheslav Konstantinovich von Plehve
  • Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev
  • Karl Marx
  • Friedrich Nietzsche

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Where was the Tchaikovsky Circle based; set up in 1868-1869, which organised printing, publishing, and distribution of scientific and revolutionary literature?

  • Krasnorad
  • Kazan
  • Moscow
  • St. Petersburg

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What had the idea of ''going to the people'' become known as; the Russian (Latinised) word being ''Narodnyism''?

  • Socialism
  • Trotskyism
  • Populism
  • Leninism

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The Populists encouraged a group of 2,000 men and women from the intelligentsia to share their ideals with the peasantry; the deep-rooted loyalty to the Tsar led to how many of the Populists arrested?

  • 1,600
  • 1,200
  • 1,400
  • 1,800

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In 1878, the ''Land and Liberty'' populist group (set up in 1877) assassinated General Mezemtsev, who was the leader of which organisation in cooperation with the Tsar?

  • Zemstva
  • Cossacks
  • Holy Synod
  • Third Section

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In 1879 ''Land and Liberty'' split into two different groups - the Black Repartition organised by Georgi Plekhanov and which other, which was led by Aleksandr Mikhailov?

  • The People's Will
  • Socialist Revolutionaries
  • Young Russia
  • Social Democratic Labour Party

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Who was the leader of the ''Emancipation of Labour''; the movement was established in 1883, in Switzerland and had translated, smuggled and demonstrated that Marxism could work in Russia?

  • Sergey Ingerman
  • Aleksandr Mikhailov
  • Georgi Plekhanov
  • Julius Martov

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What was the name of Lenin's eldest brother; who was hanged in 1887, being caught making bombs with the intention to assassinate Tsar Alexander III?

  • Aleksandr Ulyanov
  • Dmitry Ulyanov
  • Olga Ulyanov
  • Nikolai Ulyanov