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 does Khrushchev side with in 1923, putting himself in danger with the party?

2. Who does Stalin determine is a Western Spy in 1952?

3. What does Stalin think Voroshilov is during the 19th Congress in 1952?

4. At dinners with Stalin, what must everyone do before Stalin will eat?

5. What does Khrushchev become head of in 1944?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Khrushchev's family flee Kiev?

2. What argument is made by Malenkov and Khrushchev concerning Beria?

3. Why should Khrushchev have listened to his children's warnings of conspiracy?

4. What effect does Khrushchev's ability to tell stories have while trying to make connections?

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

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

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

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

9. What occurs as the Old Guard falls?

10. Rather then vacationing during the summer of 1964, as was recommended, what does Khrushchev do instead?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does the author break the book in the middle with a recap of the time spanning from 1917-1957? What is the purpose for this method? Is there any new information presented? Does this technique enhance the book?

Essay Topic 2

There were 5 major international events that stopped Khrushchev's visit to the United States. List and discuss each of these events. What was Khrushchev overall feeling about this missed visit to the US?

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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