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. How long do students study at the academy, as discussed in Chapter 5?

2. What type of leader is Khrushchev described as?

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

4. Why does Khrushchev walk everywhere he goes?

5. How many missions does Lyonia fly before being shot down?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Bolsheviks' view on peasants?

2. What is Khrushchev's experience with the Red Guard by 1918-1919?

3. Why does Khrushchev decline an invitation to serve as deputy head of the Soviet government?

4. Why does Khrushchev demand to be the lead person for agriculture upon becoming the party leader?

5. Why does Khrushchev prefer pseudo-science?

6. What is Stalin's personality like after his heart attacks in 1954 and 1947?

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

8. What is Khrushchev's mother like?

9. What is Khrushchev hoping as a result of his voluntary retirement?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the Khrushchev and Malenkov relationships. Is this friendship genuine? Why or why not? Is the relationship politically motivated? Explain your answer.

Discuss why this would be significant in the time after the fall of the Old Guard.

Essay Topic 2

What are Khrushchev's motivations for his career in the beginning of the book? Do these motivations change by the end of his career? If yes, why? How do you think they changed? If no, how do you think Khrushchev managed to maintain these motivations throughout his career?

Essay Topic 3

What is the goal of the Anti-Stalinists? How do they try to attack Khrushchev? Are they successful? Discuss the different feelings concerning the party felt from this group. Support your answer with evidence from the book.

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