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. How many citizens march for Stalin in his home of Georgia?

2. Discussed in Chapter 13, who does Khrushchev negotiate with to set up a provisional government?

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

4. The 20th Congress is the first regularly scheduled Congress since when?

5. What policy alienates the Chinese and creates false holes in the Soviet Union?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Khrushchev want from the trip to Cuba?

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

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

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

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

7. What occurs at the Soviet Defense Council meeting discussed in Chapter 19?

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

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

10. Why does the Central Committee condemn Zhukov?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the Great Patriotic War. How do citizens react or come together during this time? What role does Stalin play in this war? What role does Khrushchev play in this war?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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