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The Provisional Government of Russia History Quiz #14 - The Prelude to the October Revolution

The months before the October Revolution which led the Bolsheviks into power and gaining the support of the people. 10 Questions.

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Question 1 Photo

Which country did Lenin return from, when he arrived in Petrograd on 3 April 1917?

  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • France
  • Belgium

Question 2 Photo

Who transported Lenin to Petrograd, in the hopes that Lenin would seize power and make peace?

  • Danish
  • Swedes
  • Germans
  • French

Question 3 Photo

When Lenin arrived at Finland Station in Petrograd he gave a rousing speech, his words were later written down into the so-called ''what''?

  • The Communist Manifesto
  • Das Kapital
  • October Manifesto
  • April Theses

Question 4 Photo

What three words are the April Theses often summarised to?

  • ''Peace, Bread, Land''
  • ''War, Power, Russia''
  • ''Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky''
  • ''Longer, Fewer, Better''

Question 5 Photo

What other key part of the April Theses gave rise to the Bolsheviks' popularity, through which they stressed a policy of non-cooperation with the Provisional Government?

  • ''All power to the kulaks.''
  • ''All power to the zemstva.''
  • ''All power to the soviets.''
  • ''All power to the Kronstadt Sailors.''

Question 6 Photo

Where was Lenin during the ''July Days'' which saw people rioting in Petrograd, joined by the Kronstadt Sailors which demanded that the Petrograd Soviet takes over (the insurrection failed)?

  • In the streets leading the crowds.
  • Meeting up with Trotsky to take over the Petrograd Garrison.
  • In Munich trying to start a Communist Revolution.
  • On holiday.

Question 7 Photo

Which political party was condemned for the ''July Days''; with 500 prominent members arrested and the leader in exile in Finland?

  • Kadets
  • Social Revolutionaries
  • Mensheviks
  • Bolsheviks

Question 8 Photo

What was the name of the event (August 1917) in which the Provisional Government released the Bolsheviks, armed them and tasked them with protecting Petrograd from an incoming army?

  • Kornilov Affair
  • April Theses
  • October Revolution
  • Lena Goldfields Massacre

Question 9 Photo

What was the membership of the Bolshevik Party by early October 1917; in comparison, their membership stood at 23,000 in February 1917?

  • 180,000
  • 240,000
  • 200,000
  • 120,000

Question 10 Photo

Which two Bolsheviks opposed Lenin's plans for a coup d'etat to take full power in Russia; they later released the Bolsheviks' plans in an open letter?

  • Zinoviev and Kamenev
  • Stalin and Trotsky
  • Bukharin and Kerensky
  • Rykov and Tomsky