Khrushchev Test | Final 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 Khrushchev's emphasis for party official?

2. What U.S. pilot is captured by the Soviets after parachuting out of his downed plane?

3. What does Khrushchev take control of before defeating the "anti-party" group?

4. What does Khrushchev look for from the United States in 1958?

5. What is the goal of the Russians during Chapter 19?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do foreign ministers meet in Geneva on May 11?

3. What is Khrushchev's agenda in attending the UN General Assembly in 1960?

4. Why is Khrushchev having nightmares about peace?

5. Discuss what happens to religion after 1961 under Khrushchev.

6. How are Khrushchev and the government feeling after congress meets in 1956?

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

8. Why does the U.S. demand a period of relative quiet?

9. What evidence suggests Khrushchev's "Top Secret" speech was meant to be leaked?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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