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The Communist Russia History Quiz #17 - Emergence of Stalin

The power struggle after Lenin's death saw Stalin emerge as the dictator of the Soviet Union. 10 Questions.

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What was the ''Politburo''; key members of the Politburo in the 1920s included Kamenev, Bukharin, and Trotsky?

  • Highest governing body of the Communist Party.
  • Elected by the Party Congress, it was the highest Government body.
  • Local village and commune governing body.
  • The alliance between Stalin, Kamenev and Zinoviev.

Question 2 Photo

What statement produced by Lenin (December 1922) was suppressed by the Central Committee as it was damaging to all of the future leadership candidates, especially Stalin which was to be removed?

  • The State and Revolution
  • What Is To Be Done?
  • Political Testament
  • April Theses

Question 3 Photo

Which of these statements do not match Leon Trotsky?

  • Believed in the Permanent Revolution.
  • Created the Red Army, hero of the Civil War.
  • Jew with a bourgeois background.
  • Opposed timing of the October Revolution.

Question 4 Photo

Which of these candidates for the future leadership of the Soviet Union were not of a bourgeois background?

  • Grigorii Zinoviev
  • Leon Trotsky
  • Joseph Stalin
  • Lev Kamenev

Question 5 Photo

In December 1922, a Triumvirate alliance is formed between Stalin, Kamenev and which other prominent Bolshevik?

  • Zinoviev
  • Trotsky
  • Rykov
  • Bukharin

Question 6 Photo

Which event makes Leon Trotsky less favourable in January 1924; during which Trotsky is recuperating from illness at the Black Sea?

  • Leon Trotsky is removed from the party after being charged with factionalism.
  • Bukharin makes an alliance with Trotsky after critising War Communism.
  • Stalin gives the wrong date for Lenin's funeral.
  • Leon Trotsky announces his resignation from his position as Commissar for Foreign Affairs.

Question 7 Photo

Which two leadership candidates are criticised in Leon Trotsky's ''Lessons of October''; showing how they opposed Lenin on a number of issues?

  • Sverdlov and Goloshchyokin
  • Rykov and Tomsky
  • Stalin and Bukharin
  • Kamenev and Zinoviev

Question 8 Photo

In December of which year was Leon Trotsky forced from his position as Commissar of War (control of the Red Army) after being accused of Bonapartism?

  • 1925
  • 1927
  • 1928
  • 1938

Question 9 Photo

After Stalin's move to the ''Right'' of the Communist Party with Bukharin in July 1926, Zinoviev and Kamenev join Trotsky in ''what'' (November 1926), for which they are later expelled for?

  • Central Committee
  • United Opposition
  • Politburo
  • Permanent Revolution

Question 10 Photo

In which year does Stalin celebrate his fiftieth birthday as the undisputed Soviet Union leader, after expelling all of the other leadership candidates on charges of factionalism?

  • 1929
  • 1932
  • 1937
  • 1938