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. What is Stalin's mental state following his strokes?

2. What happens to Stalin on March 1, 1953?

3. How many citizens does the Great Patriotic War take from the Soviet?

4. When does the Ukrainian Politburo authorize a final liquidation of the guerrillas?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Khrushchev's mother like?

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

3. What problems follow Khrushchev to the academy?

4. Why is the Central Committee's confirmation to divide the parties cause for bewilderment?

5. Describe what role Khrushchev holds as ex-officio and what actions he is able to take in this position.

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

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

8. Why does Khrushchev have Dovzhenko rehabilitated?

9. Why is the pro-Khrushchev petition accepted?

10. What is the agricultural harvest like in 1958?

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

Discuss Khrushchev's life overall. Do you feel he was respected within his own country? How did other political leaders feel about Khrushchev? Do you think Khrushchev accomplished his goals?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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