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Who was more brutal razing forces or the Russian army?

The Russian army

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How did razin die?

Taken to Russia tortured then beheaded

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Who did pugachev claim to be? Who was he really?

Petter 3, ex soldier and old believer

3

What year did napoleons army invade?

1812

4

What happened after Napoleon took Moscow?

Waited for surrender and then burned it

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What Russian general was instrumental in the defeat of napoleons army?

Kutuzov

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What do those who believe that Alexander 1 died in 1825 think really happened?

Death was staged left to live in solitude

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Name three works written by Alexander Pushkin

Ode to freedom, Eugene onegin, and the bronze horseman

8

What three cards are supposed to make Herman a rich man?

3,7, and ace

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Who reveals the secret of the cards to Herman?

The countess

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How did Pushkin die

Shot in a duel died 2 days later at house

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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

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What natural disaster is the setting for the bronze horseman?

Flood

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What were the 3 pillars of official nationality as declared by Nicholas 1?

Orthodoxy, autocracy, and nationality

14

In what year were the serfs emancipated?

1861

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What tsar was assassinated in 1881?

Alexander 2

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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

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For what major contribution in the field of chemistry is dimtry Mendeleev best known?

Understanding of the properties of atoms and created a table

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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.

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Name three works by Nikolai Gogol

The overcoat, inspector general, and dead souls

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Where was Gogol born?

Ukraine

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Who steals the important personages overcoat?????

Akakiis ghost

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What is the name of the hero of the overcoat?

Akakii

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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

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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

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What are some characteristics of Gogols writing?

Non- descriptive, metaphors, hyperboles, numbers

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Name three works by Mikhail lermontov

The poets death
Borodino
The demon

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Name the occupation of two of Lermontovs Scottish ancestors

Prophets/ WRITERS

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How did lermontov die?

In a duel

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What are some characteristics of Lermontovs writing?

Satirical

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What poem was the reason for Lermontovs arrest in 1838?

The poets death

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Name two operas by Mikhail Glinka

A life for the tsar
Ruskin and Liudmilla

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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

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Name three works by Tchaikovsky

Sleeping beauty
The nutcracker
Swan lake

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Name three works by modest Mussorgsky

Boris Godunov
Khovanshchina
The fair at sorochyntsi

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Name three works by rimsky- korsakov

The snow maiden
Sadly
Tsar saiyan

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Which member of the five suffered from severe alcoholism

Modest Mussorgsky

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Where did the members of the five turn in search of a truly Russian music?

Moscow

38

Name three works by Leo Tolstoy

War and peace
Anna Karenina
Three deaths

39

What is yasnaya polyana?

Leo tolstoys house

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Which French writer and philosopher had an enormous impact on tolstoys views

Jean- Jacques Rousseau

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What occurred in tolstoys life in 1878?

Experienced time of doubt which he called conversion to teachings of Jesus

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What are some characteristics of tolstoys post 1878 philosophy?

Eating meat wrong, smoking drinking sinful, religion wrong, private property theft, death penalty wrong

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What event in Russia serves as the setting of war and peace?

Decemberist uprising

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Name two works by Ivan Turgenev

Fathers and sons
A sport and sketches

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With what literary style is Turgenev most often associated?

Objective realism

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What was turgenevs mother like?

Arrogant and overbearing

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Which great Russian writer challenges Turgenev to a duel?

Leo Tolstoy

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Name three works by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and punishment
The brothers karamazov
Poor folk

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What did dostoevsky believe about his fathers death? Was he right?

Believed his father was murdered by serfs, was wrong died of stroke

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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

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What are some of Ivan karamazovs arguments against God in rebellion?

????

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How does dostoevskys Christ respond to the grand inquisitors argument?

Look at John the Baptist

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Name three works by Anton Chekhov

The cherry orchard
Uncle vanyana
The chameleon

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What was chekhovs childhood like?

Worked hard to keep his fathers shop running

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Other than writing what other profession did Chekhov practice?

Doctor

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Name the two genres in which Chekhov was the most influential

Theater and plays

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Why did Chekhov die so young?

Tuberculosis

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Dead run the character openly from chekhovs the darling

Beautiful, emotional, soft hearted , milf and tender eyes

59

What holiday do Russians celebrate on March 8?

International women's day

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Who were the peredvizhniki?

Group of Russian realists who formed an artists cooperative

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Who was the last of Russia's tsars?

Nicholas 2

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Who was the first leader of the Soviet Union?

Joseph Stalin

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Who was the first head of the red army?

Leon Trotsky

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With what country was Russia at war with in 1904-1905?

Japan

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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

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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

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What Russian philosopher had a great influence on the symbolists? Please give a brief description of his philosophy

Vladimir solovyov

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Name three works by Alexander blok

The stranger
The twelve
Scythians

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Who is carrying the red banner ahead of the revolutionaries in the poem the twelve?

Jesus Christ

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What did Andrew belt consider to be the highest form of art?

Music

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Upon what did Zinaida hippius think that art should focus?

Spiritual side of things

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What literary movement represented by Akhmatova, Mandelshtam, and Gumilev arose as a response to what its adherents considered to be the excessive mysticism of symbolism?

The Acmeists movement