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Russia Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about Russia?
Last updated: May 19, 2019
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1. What animal is often used to symbolize Russia?
Beluga whale
Dragon
Bear
Fox
2. What is a babushka?
An old woman
A Russian stacking doll
A stringed instrument
A ski mask
3. Which of these countries DOESN'T border Russia?
Mongolia
Ukraine
Germany
Georgia
4. What is a samovar?
A fur cap with ear flaps
An undershirt
A curved sword
A vessel for heating water and serving tea
5. What was the name of the last tsar's youngest daughter?
Sasha
Valentina
Anastasia
Katarina
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?
A spy who stole nuclear secrets from the U.S.
Stalin's illegitimate son
The most highly-decorated soldier of WWII
The first person to orbit the Earth
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?
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Anton Chekhov
Leon Trotsky
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Trotsky was a communist leader who opposed Joseph Stalin
8. Which of these terms refers to a region of Russia?
Oblast
Prefecture
Duchy
Governorate
9. Is Moscow on the sea?
Yes
No
10. Which of these musical works is NOT by Tchaikovsky?
The Magic Flute
1812 Overture
Swan Lake
The Nutcracker
11. Which of these bodies of water does Russia NOT touch?
East China Sea
Caspian Sea
Baltic Sea
Black Sea
12. How is Moscow spelled in the Russian language?
Росси́я
Шозкош
Mосква
MосБіу
13. What city was known as Stalingrad between 1925 and 1961?
Novosibirsk
Volgograd
St. Petersburg
Moscow
14. Why did the city of Chelyabinsk briefly become famous in 2013?
A Chechen terrorist bombing
The first cloning of a mammal
A new record for the coldest temperature on Earth
A meteor explosion
15. When was the last time Moscow was ever captured by a foreign power?
By Ögedei Khan in 1238
By Napoleon in 1812
Never
By Hitler in 1942
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level 46
May 19, 2019
You should do China next!
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level 76
May 20, 2019
Darn. Only missed the Tchaikovsky question. I thought another composer had done that one...
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level 71
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 72
May 20, 2019
Good quiz! Would still like to see you feature the Russia Map Quiz though!
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level 44
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 57
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 69
Jun 9, 2019
Cyrillic?
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level 34
May 20, 2019
10/15 let's goo I thought I knew nothing about Russia lol.
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level 51
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 66
May 20, 2019
I wonder if the last tsar might've said, "Valentina, your smile is BEAUTIFUL."
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level 68
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?