Flashcards in Multiple choice Deck (73):
Who was more brutal razing forces or the Russian army?
The Russian army
How did razin die?
Taken to Russia tortured then beheaded
Who did pugachev claim to be? Who was he really?
Petter 3, ex soldier and old believer
What year did napoleons army invade?
What happened after Napoleon took Moscow?
Waited for surrender and then burned it
What Russian general was instrumental in the defeat of napoleons army?
What do those who believe that Alexander 1 died in 1825 think really happened?
Death was staged left to live in solitude
Name three works written by Alexander Pushkin
Ode to freedom, Eugene onegin, and the bronze horseman
What three cards are supposed to make Herman a rich man?
3,7, and ace
Who reveals the secret of the cards to Herman?
How did Pushkin die
Shot in a duel died 2 days later at house
What major event in Russian history occurred in December of 1825? Why didn't Pushkin participate in this event?
Uprising occurred in 1825, Pushkin still under house arrest
What natural disaster is the setting for the bronze horseman?
What were the 3 pillars of official nationality as declared by Nicholas 1?
Orthodoxy, autocracy, and nationality
In what year were the serfs emancipated?
What tsar was assassinated in 1881?
What two schools of thought about Russia's future and role in the world were opposed to one another throughout most of the 19th century?
Slavophiles and westernizers
For what major contribution in the field of chemistry is dimtry Mendeleev best known?
Understanding of the properties of atoms and created a table
What was nikolai lobachevskiis most significant contribution in the field of mathematics
Published work on non-Euclidean geometry, the first account of the subject to appear in print.
Name three works by Nikolai Gogol
The overcoat, inspector general, and dead souls
Where was Gogol born?
Who steals the important personages overcoat?????
What is the name of the hero of the overcoat?
What is the plot of dead souls and who have Gogol the idea for this plot?
Tchitchikov goes around buying dead souls people spread rumors about him and he's put in jail. Pushkin
What are some tricks used by Gogol to become friends with Pushkin?
Always walked where Pushkin liked to walk, had his mail delivered to his house so he saw him
What are some characteristics of Gogols writing?
Non- descriptive, metaphors, hyperboles, numbers
Name three works by Mikhail lermontov
The poets death
Name the occupation of two of Lermontovs Scottish ancestors
How did lermontov die?
In a duel
What are some characteristics of Lermontovs writing?
What poem was the reason for Lermontovs arrest in 1838?
The poets death
Name two operas by Mikhail Glinka
A life for the tsar
Ruskin and Liudmilla
What conclusions did Glinka draw from the time spent in Italy?
He wanted to write in a Russian manner, desired to return to Russia to write Russian music
Name three works by Tchaikovsky
Name three works by modest Mussorgsky
The fair at sorochyntsi
Name three works by rimsky- korsakov
The snow maiden
Which member of the five suffered from severe alcoholism
Where did the members of the five turn in search of a truly Russian music?
Name three works by Leo Tolstoy
War and peace
What is yasnaya polyana?
Leo tolstoys house
Which French writer and philosopher had an enormous impact on tolstoys views
Jean- Jacques Rousseau
What occurred in tolstoys life in 1878?
Experienced time of doubt which he called conversion to teachings of Jesus
What are some characteristics of tolstoys post 1878 philosophy?
Eating meat wrong, smoking drinking sinful, religion wrong, private property theft, death penalty wrong
What event in Russia serves as the setting of war and peace?
Name two works by Ivan Turgenev
Fathers and sons
A sport and sketches
With what literary style is Turgenev most often associated?
What was turgenevs mother like?
Arrogant and overbearing
Which great Russian writer challenges Turgenev to a duel?
Name three works by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Crime and punishment
The brothers karamazov
What did dostoevsky believe about his fathers death? Was he right?
Believed his father was murdered by serfs, was wrong died of stroke
What was dostoevskys original sentence after his arrest? How was this sentence changed?
Sentenced to death. Changed to ten years in prison and exile in Siberia
What are some of Ivan karamazovs arguments against God in rebellion?
How does dostoevskys Christ respond to the grand inquisitors argument?
Look at John the Baptist
Name three works by Anton Chekhov
The cherry orchard
What was chekhovs childhood like?
Worked hard to keep his fathers shop running
Other than writing what other profession did Chekhov practice?
Name the two genres in which Chekhov was the most influential
Theater and plays
Why did Chekhov die so young?
Dead run the character openly from chekhovs the darling
Beautiful, emotional, soft hearted , milf and tender eyes
What holiday do Russians celebrate on March 8?
International women's day
Who were the peredvizhniki?
Group of Russian realists who formed an artists cooperative
Who was the last of Russia's tsars?
Who was the first leader of the Soviet Union?
Who was the first head of the red army?
With what country was Russia at war with in 1904-1905?
What event in 1905 caused many workers and peasants to lose faith in the goodness and kindness of the tsar?
Bloody Sunday in which tsar troops fired on peaceful demonstrations in st. Petersburg
What major event in European history may have been the final factor in destabilizing the tsar government, making it susceptible to revolution?
World war 1
What Russian philosopher had a great influence on the symbolists? Please give a brief description of his philosophy
Name three works by Alexander blok
Who is carrying the red banner ahead of the revolutionaries in the poem the twelve?
What did Andrew belt consider to be the highest form of art?
Upon what did Zinaida hippius think that art should focus?
Spiritual side of things