Khrushchev Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

William Taubman
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is murdered under Khrushchev's orders?

2. Who does Khrushchev marry in 1914?

3. Who does Khrushchev consider a self-aggrandizing, anti-Darwinist scientist?

4. What does the spetsgurppy refer to?

5. How long does Khrushchev attend formal schooling?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Khrushchev feel too inexperienced to head the Ukrainian Party?

2. What problems follow Khrushchev to the academy?

3. What does Khrushchev discuss during the 22nd Congress?

4. What is Khrushchev involved in once he moves to Kharlov?

5. What is going on in 1945, compared to what Khrushchev tells Stalin is going on?

6. Why does Khrushchev somewhat fear the bombing plans discussed in Chapter 13?

7. Unlike many of his colleagues, what does Khrushchev have a fascination about?

8. Why does Khrushchev begin to defend the people against his own government?

9. In 1943, what is Khrushchev's recommendation to Stalin?

10. How do Khrushchev's ideologies effect his takeover of foreign policy?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How is Khrushchev's rise in leadership while he is in school described? What does he do to achieve this status? How does this effect his schooling? Who tests his loyalty and how is it tested?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the Marshall Plan. Who is involved in enacting this plan? How does this plan allow Stalin to pass the blame? Who does Stalin pass the blame to? What is Khrushchev's role in this Plan? Do you think the Marshall plan was effective for meeting Stalin's goals?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout much of the relationship between Stalin and Khrushchev, Khrushchev is often described as one of Stalin's favorites. When does this view change? Why does Stalin's view of Khrushchev change? Why is Stalin suddenly mistrusting of Khrushchev? Is the mistrust substantiated?

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