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1

Who wrote the music for Rite of the Spring?

Igor Stravinsky

2

Who was the founder and producer of Ballets Russes?

Serge Diaghilev

3

Who were the most famous dancers in the early 20th century Russian Ballet?

Michel Fokine
Vaslav Nijinsky
Anna Pavlova

4

Name three works by Igor Stravinsky

The Firebird
Petrushka
The Rite of Spring

5

What famous Moscow theatre was founded by Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Dancheko?

Moscow Art Theatre

6

Name four plays that premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre between its founding and 1910

Czar Fyodor Ivanovitch
Brothers Karamazov
Lower Depths

7

What writer wrote plays which were especially well- suited for the Moscow Art Theatres concept and style of drama?

Chekhovs

8

What editing technique is Sergei Einstein famous for?

Montage

9

Name three Einstein films

Strike
Ivan the terrible
Old and new
October
Alexander Nevsky

10

What was Stalin's nationality?

Soviet

11

What was the Gulag?

Main directorate for corrective Labor Camps

12

What was a kulak?

Wealthier peasants

13

In what year did Stalin die?

1953

14

What happened in 1932-1933 as a result of the collectivization campaign in Ukraine?

Ukrainian Famine

15

Whose novel, Mother, is considered the prototype for socialist realism in literature?

Maxim Gorky

16

Define "Socialist Realism" how did the theory of "socialist realism" relate to its application in art and as a political tool?

The theory that art, literature, and music should reflect and promote socialist ideals

17

Who wrote the novel, How the Steel was Tempered?

Nikolai Ostrovsky

18

What is the name of the hero in How the Steel was Tempered?

Paved Korchagin

19

How did the Soviet Union fare in the beginning of the world war 2?

Good?

20

What do Russians call world war 2?

The Great Patriotic war

21

What major Russian city was held under siege for about 900 days during world war 2?

Leningrad

22

What city on the Volga River was the site of a major Russian victory in world war 2?

Volgograd

23

In what soviet city did Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin meet in February 1945 to discuss the post war future of Europe?

Yalta

24

What Soviet leader is most closely associated with the "thaw"?

Nikita Khrushchev

25

What was the name of the first artificial satellite to successfully orbit the Earth?

Sputnik

26

Who was the first man in space?

Yuri A. Gagarin

27

What Soviet leader is most closely associated with the period of stagnation ?

Leonids Brezhnev

28

What physicist and champion of human rights was awarded the Nobel peace prizein 1975?

Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov

29

Who were the leaders of the Soviet Union between Brezhnev and Gorbachev?

Yuri Adropov
Konstantin Chernenko

30

What Solzhenitsyn novel about a day In the life of a prisoner in the GULAG was published in Novyi Mir in 1962?

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

31

Name the five Russian writers who won the Nobel prize for literature

Ivan Bunin
Boris Pasternak
Mikhail Sholokhov
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Joseph Brodsky

32

What is the subject matter of Yevtushenkos Baba Yar?

Holocaust and the torture of Jews and himself went through

33

With what artist did Nikita Khrushchev have a confrontation at an art exhibit at Manezh Square?

Ernst Neizvestny

34

Whose trial for "parasitism" in 1964 signaled the end of the "thaw"?

Joseph Brodsky

35

Define samizdat.

The practice of distributing literature through carbon copies

36

Define tamizdat.

The practice of publishing works abroad

37

Who was the editor of Novyi Mir throughout most of the fifties and sixties?

Alexander Tvardovskii

38

What were some of the contributions to Russian literary culture made by Novyi Mir?

Published previously banned or limited authors

39

Why were Andrei Sinyavskii and Yuli Daniel put on trial in 1966?

Tried to publish anti- soviet literature abroad

40

Name 3 of Russia's leading "guitar poets" or bards

Alexander Galich
Bulat Okudzhava
Vladimir Vysotsky

41

What was Vladimir Vysotskys job when he was not singing or writing verse?

Actor

42

What are some of themes contained in Vsotskys songs?

Soviet prison life
Soviet official hypocrisy
Russian daily life

43

What was remarkable about Vyoyskys funeral?

How many people attended it

44

How was Vysotskys music distributed throughout the USSR in 1979?

Afghanistan

45

Who was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until the year it broke up?

Mikhail Gorbachev

46

What 2 Russian words entered the english language as the names of two of Gorbachevs political policies? Meaning?

Glasnost: publicity, make thing more open and transparent
Perestroika: restructuring

47

In what year did the USSR break up?

1991

48

Who was the first president of post Soviet Russia?

Boris Yeltsin

49

Who was the president of Russia from 2008-2012?

Dmitry Medvedev

50

Who is the current president of Russia?

Vladimir Putin

51

What occurred In October of 1993?

Constitutional crisis

52

Who is the artist who created the new monument to Peter the Great in Moscow?

Zurab Tsereteli

53

Name 3 contemporary Russian writers

Viktor Pelevin
Tatyana Tolstaya
Vladimir Sorokin
Vladimir Makanin
Boris Akunin

54

What is chernukha?

Bleak literature about the negative aspects of soviet life

55

What happened at the opening of The Rite of Spring?

It started and no music played, the audience booed and dancers could barely hear themselves