Video Stalin


1) How many people more were killed under Stalin than under Hitler?

a) ˝ as many

b) Twice as many

c) 3 times as many


2) Stalin means what?

a) Man of steel

b) Man of Strength

c) Man of iron


3) For how many years did the Romanov’s rule Russia?

a) Over 200

b) Over 300

c) Over 400


4) Who took charge right after the fall of the Czar?

a) Stalin

b) Marx

c) Lenin


5) Who did Lenin want to be his successor?

a) Josef Stalin

b) Leon Trotsky


6) What does Stalin do to the Russian Orthodox religion?

a) He promotes it

b) He tolerates it

c) He bans it


7) What does Stalin offer to Russia as a new god?

a) The people

b) Himself

c) Lenin


8) What did Stalin do to many priests?

a) He had the exiled

b) He had them executed

c) He made them marry


9) What is a “collective”?

a) Giant state owned farmed

b) A collection of wealth distributed to the people

c) Collective bargaining


10) When the farmers refused to deliver their harvest what did Stalin do?

a) He ordered the farmers to all be executed on their farms

b) The police took everything away from each home

c) The farms were given to others who would cooperate


11) What is a Gulag?

a) The center of the Politburo

b) The Secret Police Squad

c) Giant work camps


12) In 1932 did the rural population of Russia have sufficient or insufficient food?

a) Sufficient

b) Insufficient


13) How did Stalin keep the Ukrainians from escaping?

a) He had the roads blocked

b) Marx helped him

c) He put the Ukrainians in jail


14) How many people are starving in the Ukraine when Stalin exports 5 million tons of grain?

a) 2 million

b) 3 million

c) 5 million


15) What year did Stalin’s first wife die in?

a) 1905

b) 1907

c) 1909


16) How many children did Stalin have by his 2nd wife?

a) 2

b) 3

c) 4


17) Did Stalin want his wife to participate in politics?

a) Yes

b) No


18) How did Stalin see Kirov?

a) As a friend

b) As an authority

c) As a threat


19) How many central committee members were shot?

a) 98

b) 99

c) 100


20) After the death of Kirov what did Stalin fear?

a) US takeover

b) Spies

c) Germany


21) What was the Lubianka in Moscow?

a) Headquarters of secret police

b) Community party headquarters

c) Stalin’s home


22) In 1937 how many people were shot outright?

a) 300,000

b) 400,000

c) 500,000


23)  How many death lists were signed by Stalin himself?

a) 265

b) 322

c) 366


24) By the 2nd year what was the death rate in the Gulag by the Artic Circle where there was a gold mine?

a) 50%

b) 75%

c) 100%


25) What was the gold quota?

a) 75 cartloads per prisoner per day

b) 100 cartloads per prisoner per day

c) 125 cartloads per prisoner per day


26) How many prisoners lost their lives in this Gulag?

a) 1 million

b) 2 million

c) 3 million


27) How did Stalin try to portray himself to his people?

a) As a dictator

b) As the father of his country

c) As the founder of the republic


28) Was Stalin present on the night of the October Revolution?

a) Yes

b) No


29) Did Stalin have a good or bad relationship with his mother?

a) Good

b) Bad


30) How many of his top generals did Stalin have executed?

a) 8

b) 9

c) 10


31) In what year was Trotsky assasinated?

a) 1940

b) 1941

c) 1942


32) Did Stalin have much or little military knowledge?

a) Much

b) Little


33) When Stalin’s son was captured by the Nazis, did he surrender?

a) Yes

b) No


34) What stopped the Germans in their tracks?

a) Russian tanks

b) Russian government

c) Russian winter