Russia Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about Russia?
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Last updated: May 19, 2019
First submittedMay 19, 2019
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1. What animal is often used to symbolize Russia?
Beluga whale
Fox
Dragon
Bear
2. What is a babushka?
An old woman
A stringed instrument
A ski mask
A Russian stacking doll
3. Which of these countries DOESN'T border Russia?
Ukraine
Georgia
Mongolia
Germany
4. What is a samovar?
An undershirt
A vessel for heating water and serving tea
A fur cap with ear flaps
A curved sword
5. What was the name of the last tsar's youngest daughter?
Katarina
Sasha
Valentina
Anastasia
Anastasia was killed by the Communists in 1918. However, many people theorized that she survived, and many impostors claimed to be her.
6. Who was Yuri Gagarin?
Stalin's illegitimate son
The first person to orbit the Earth
A spy who stole nuclear secrets from the U.S.
The most highly-decorated soldier of WWII
Yuri Gagarin was just 5'2" tall, perfect for fitting into a tiny capsule
7. What notable Russian was assassinated in Mexico City in 1940?
Leon Trotsky
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Anton Chekhov
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Trotsky was a communist leader who opposed Joseph Stalin
8. Which of these terms refers to a region of Russia?
Prefecture
Oblast
Governorate
Duchy
9. Is Moscow on the sea?
No
Yes
10. Which of these musical works is NOT by Tchaikovsky?
The Magic Flute
Swan Lake
1812 Overture
The Nutcracker
11. Which of these bodies of water does Russia NOT touch?
Caspian Sea
Baltic Sea
Black Sea
East China Sea
12. How is Moscow spelled in the Russian language?
Mосква
MосБіу
Росси́я
Шозкош
13. What city was known as Stalingrad between 1925 and 1961?
St. Petersburg
Moscow
Novosibirsk
Volgograd
14. Why did the city of Chelyabinsk briefly become famous in 2013?
A Chechen terrorist bombing
The first cloning of a mammal
A meteor explosion
A new record for the coldest temperature on Earth
15. When was the last time Moscow was ever captured by a foreign power?
By Hitler in 1942
By Ögedei Khan in 1238
Never
By Napoleon in 1812
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Level 48
May 19, 2019
You should do China next!
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Level 81
May 20, 2019
Darn. Only missed the Tchaikovsky question. I thought another composer had done that one...
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Level 74
May 20, 2019
Another composer (Mozart) did write the Magic Flute. That is why the question is "which was NOT composed by Tchaikovsky"!
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Level 81
Jul 18, 2019
The one I answered, thus getting it wrong, genius.
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Level 37
Jan 2, 2021
No reason to be mean
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Level 75
May 20, 2019
Good quiz! Would still like to see you feature the Russia Map Quiz though!
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Level 53
May 20, 2019
First time i got 3:18 left and all right. Lives in Norway so that explains a bit.
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Level 59
May 20, 2019
Q12 should use the term Russian script or Russian alphabet. Languages can be written in multiple forms
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Level 74
Jun 9, 2019
Cyrillic?
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Level 45
May 20, 2019
10/15 let's goo I thought I knew nothing about Russia lol.
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Level 67
May 27, 2019
yea I first skipped the quiz then thought what the hell, lets give it a go. And figured I probably would only get 3 right. But actually I only got 3 wrong !! much much better than I expected beforehand (but during I allready realised it wasnt too bad) the music, sea, and least guessed question.
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Level 73
May 20, 2019
I wonder if the last tsar might've said, "Valentina, your smile is BEAUTIFUL."
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Level 83
May 20, 2019
She screamed in vain.

Hope you guess my name.

Cuz what's puzzling you is the nature of my game.

Who who? Who who?

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Level 56
Jul 18, 2019
64% never read or watched War and Peace
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Level 82
Sep 29, 2019
Lucky them.
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Level 67
Jul 20, 2019
Babushka is one of the names for Russian stacking dolls, so the first question has two correct answers.
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Level 61
Jul 23, 2019
they're called matryoshka in Russian; babushka is well-known as the old woman / grandmother and the iconic headscarf
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Level 74
Mar 6, 2020
I'm surprised I got all of these, considering some of the quizzes in which I haven't.
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Level 72
Feb 24, 2021
I only got the Tchaikovsky one wrong – I chose 1812 Overture.