Stalin and the Five year plans

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A2 level History (Stalin and Russia) Quiz on Stalin and the Five year plans, created by eharveyhudl on 02/10/2015.

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Question 1

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What did Marx say was needed for successful communism?
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  • Industrialised nation
  • Collectivisation
  • Strict five year plans

Question 2

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Russia was economically backward before the five year plans
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 3

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Who did the NEP favour?
Answer
  • Trotskyites
  • Peasants
  • Communists

Question 4

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Which of the following are ideological causes for Stalin launching the First Five Year Plan? (Select two)
Answer
  • To end Russia being economically backward to become a Communist state
  • Increase the rate of production for steel, iron and copper
  • Communist revolution was supposed to advance the cause of peasant workers such as giving them an education

Question 5

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What does state control over the economy allow Stalin to do?
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  • Control the Party
  • Control peasants

Question 6

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Industrialisation means that...
Answer
  • Russia can beat Western countries in their rearmament
  • Russia is more protected against enemies

Question 7

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Which of the following are political reasons for Stalin to launch the First Five Year Plan?
Answer
  • He has state control of the economy which allows him to control the party
  • Marx says that communism is successful in an industrialised nation
  • Overtake economies in the West
  • Industrialisation meant they would be more protected against enemies

Question 8

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What are the economic reasons for Stalin launching the First Five Year Plan?
Answer
  • Iron, steel and copper was the same under the Tsar which was too slow for Stalin
  • To overtake economies in the West
  • Improve living standards for peasants
  • Industrialisation meant that Russia was more protected from enemies

Question 9

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Which side of the party favoured rapid industrialisation?
Answer
  • Left
  • Right

Question 10

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Bukharin was always on the left of the party
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 11

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What policy was the right of the party in favour of?
Answer
  • Industrialisation
  • NEP
  • Collectivisation

Question 12

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What year did Stalin move from Right (NEP) to Left (rapid industrialisation)?
Answer
  • 1928
  • 1933
  • 1925
  • 1929

Question 13

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How much did the production of steel increase during the Second Five Year Plan?
Answer
  • Doubled
  • Trebled

Question 14

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Which of the following were similarities between all three FYPs? (Select three)
Answer
  • Focus on heavy industry
  • Vital for rearmament
  • Improved living conditions
  • Development of transport
  • All overlooked consumer goods

Question 15

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Which of the following statistics supports that the FYPs did not focus on consumer goods?
Answer
  • In 1934, 6,000 people queued for shoes for more than a day
  • In 1940, 1/3 of the investment was put to armed forces

Question 16

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Which of the following are examples of changed priorities in the 2nd FYP? (Select three)
Answer
  • Improve living conditions
  • Focus on rearmament
  • Incentives for workers
  • Development of transport

Question 17

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What was a changed priority in the 3rd FYP?
Answer
  • Emphasis on rearmament
  • Incentives for workers

Question 18

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Which of the following were weaknesses of the FYPs?
Answer
  • Poor planning
  • Many targets were never met
  • Rearmament decreased
  • Political failure for Stalin

Question 19

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Which of the following were successes of the FYPs? (Select three)
Answer
  • Well planned
  • Growth of economy
  • Led to rearmament
  • Political success for Stalin

Question 20

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Under the 1st FYP, what percentage did the economy grow by?
Answer
  • 14%
  • 21%
  • 13%

Question 21

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What is the most important factor for the success of the FYPs?
Answer
  • Growth of economy
  • Stalin political success
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