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The Tsarist Russia History Quiz #9 - Economy by 1914

The years leading to World War I saw a transformation of the Russian Empire's economy. 10 Questions.

 
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Under who's tenure as Minister of Finance was there a foreign investment rise of 731 million Rubles (1895-1900)?

  • Sergei Witte
  • Egor Kankrin
  • Nikolay Bunge
  • Ivan Vyshnegradsky

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What ''great work'' was built in the Russian Empire between 1891 and 1902 (with additions in 1914) which provided industrial stimulus and a psychological boost to the workers?

  • Black Sea Engineering Plants
  • Baku Oil Wells
  • Putilov Iron Works
  • Trans-Siberian Railway

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What was the annual industrial growth rate between 1908 and 1913?

  • 4.8 Percent
  • 6.2 Percent
  • 7.3 Percent
  • 8.5 Percent

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Which city overtook the Imperial Capital City of St. Petersburg as the country's industrial centre?

  • Yekaterinburg
  • Samara
  • Moscow
  • Novosibirsk

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What was the population in Russia in 1913; the population in 1897 was 93,442,900 people?

  • 118,880,000
  • 121,780,000
  • 142,580,000
  • 158,480,000

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By what percentage did the Russian national income grow between 1894 and 1913?

  • 50 Percent
  • 52 Percent
  • 58 Percent
  • 59 Percent

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What is the Russian (Latinised) word for the ''wooden plough''; even by 1896, traditional agricultural practices were used, this included the use of medieval rotation systems?

  • Kulaks
  • Zemstva
  • Solcha
  • Mirs

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Which Minister of Internal Affairs (1906-1911) sought to increase the number of kulaks (prosperous farmers) whom he described as the ''sturdy and strong''?

  • Pyotr Stolypin
  • Aleksandr Makarov
  • Dmitry Sipyagin
  • Ivan Goremykin

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By 1909, what was Russia the largest exporter of?

  • Gold
  • Oil
  • Cereal
  • Pig Iron

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What was the name for consolidated agricultural land which was part of the Mir system?

  • Otrub
  • Khutor
  • Kulaks
  • Zemstva

 

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