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The Tsarist Russia History Quiz #6 - Economic and Social Developments

The Russia Empire's economy was weak and people's demands grew with the changes put in place. 10 Questions.

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Who was the Minster of Finance between 1862 and 1878 (during the reign of Tsar Alexander II); there was an annual average growth rate of six percent during his term in office?

  • Mikhail von Reutern
  • Sergei Witte
  • Ivan Goremykin
  • Pyotr Stolypin

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Which of these reforms were made by Mikhail von Reutern when he was the Minister of Finance between 1862 and 1878?

  • Sold Alaska to the United States of America.
  • Tax farming was abolished and the tax system was reformed.
  • Reduction of import duties.
  • All of the above.

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Reutern was succeeded by Ivan Vyshnegradsky in 1887; Vyshnegradsky's ''We ourselves shall not eat, but we shall export'' policy led to what event - shortly leading to his dismissal in 1892?

  • Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)
  • Bloody Sunday (1905)
  • The Great Famine (1891-1892)
  • October Revolution (1917)

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By how much did foreign investment (in millions of Rubles) increase between 1880 and 1895; this was done during the term of Minister of Finance Sergei Witte?

  • Increase of 182
  • Increase of 270
  • Increase of 374
  • Increase of 488

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Which country gave a number of large loans to Russia, allowing the country to invest in its infrastructure - this included building 2,700 kilometres of railways?

  • Ottoman Empire
  • Britain
  • Germany
  • France

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By 1897, what place did the Russian Empire rank in the league table of the World's largest economies?

  • 1st
  • 5th
  • 4th
  • 8th

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What was the percentage of urban workers by 1894; many peasants migrated to cities - by 1864, one in three residents of St. Petersburg were peasants by birth?

  • 28%
  • 2%
  • 15%
  • 88%

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What was the average life expectancy for peasant men (women having an additional two years) in Russia in the 1880s; in comparison, in England the average age of death was 45 years?

  • 54 Years
  • 23 Years
  • 78 Years
  • 27 Years

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What did the Orthodox Church see the Tsar as; around 70 percent of the population of Russia subscribed to the Orthodox Church?

  • Crusader
  • Jesus
  • Father of God
  • Saint on Earth

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Who were the ''Old Believers''; they settled in remote parts of Siberia, and were persecuted by the State?

  • Rejected reforms to the Orthodox liturgy in the seventeenth century.
  • Pagans who fled to avoid being converted to Orthodoxy.
  • The members of the Uniate Church who lived in Ukraine.
  • The Armenian Church clerics who broke away from the Holy Synod.