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The Communist Russia History Quiz #15 - The October Revolution

The Bolshevik seizure of power and the events of October to December. 10 Questions.

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What is the name of the committee set up by Trotsky and Dzerzhinsky (9 October, 1917) which controlled around 410,000 soldiers and sailors in Petrograd (St. Petersburg), Russia?

  • Military Revolutionary Committee
  • The Cheka
  • Council of the People's Commissars
  • Petrograd Garrison

Question 2 Photo

What was the name of the Bolsheviks' militia group which they trained in secret prior to the October Revolution (1917); their number stood at 200,000 in October 1917?

  • Triumvirate
  • Kronstadt Sailors
  • Red Guards
  • The Cheka

Question 3 Photo

Leader of the Provisional Government, Alexander Kerensky, sends in troops (Night of 23-24 October) to the Winter Palace to close down ''Pravda'' and which other Bolshevik newspaper?

  • ''Rech''
  • ''Ruska Rewolucja''
  • ''Iskra''
  • ''Izvesta''

Question 4 Photo

Which Kronstadt Sailors' ship arrives on the Neva River in Petrograd on 24 October 1917; aiming their guns at the city in support of the Bolsheviks?

  • Aurora
  • Petropavlovsk
  • Andrei Pervozvanny
  • Pamiat Azova

Question 5 Photo

During which night of the October Revolution have the Bolsheviks began the revolution; seizing bridges, and the Post Office?

  • Night of 22-23 October
  • Night of 23-24 October
  • Night of 24-25 October
  • Night of 25-26 October

Question 6 Photo

At 10 a.m. on the 25 October 1917, Lenin issues the statement ''The Provisional Government is no more and power has passed to the soviets'' from which place in Petrograd?

  • Smolny Institute
  • Winter Palace
  • Tauride Palace
  • Peter and Paul Fortress

Question 7 Photo

At about 11 a.m. on the 25 October, Alexander Kerensky leaves which palace in Petrograd, to contact troops loyal to the Provisional Government and bring them into Petrograd to defeat the Bolsheviks?

  • Tauride Palace
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Winter Palace
  • Smolny Institute

Question 8 Photo

At about 11.30 p.m. the warship Aurora fires on the Winter Palace and the Bolshevik attack begins, by 2 a.m. the Provisional Government are captured; how many people die in the attack?

  • Six
  • Eighteen
  • Twenty-seven
  • Forty-eight

Question 9 Photo

What was the name for the cabinet, made up of the important ministers that would run the country; this was established after the Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets (26 October, 1917)?

  • Triumvirate
  • Sovnarkom (Soviet of the People's Commissars)
  • The Cheka
  • Rada

Question 10 Photo

What was the name of the secret police which was formed in December,1917?

  • The Cheka
  • Third Section
  • Okhrana
  • Red Guards