History of the Soviet Union (1964
  • 1. What was the name of the Soviet space station launched in 1971 that set a record for the longest continuous habitation in space at the time?
A) Mir
B) Skylab
C) Salyut 1
  • 2. Which Soviet leader signed the SALT I treaty with the United States in 1972?
A) Joseph Stalin
B) Nikita Khrushchev
C) Leonid Brezhnev
D) Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 3. Who succeeded Leonid Brezhnev as the leader of the Soviet Union in 1982?
A) Konstantin Chernenko
B) Viktor Grishin
C) Mikhail Gorbachev
D) Yuri Andropov
  • 4. What significant event took place in 1989 that led to the end of the Soviet Union?
A) The Cuban Missile Crisis
B) The fall of the Berlin Wall
C) The signing of the Helsinki Accords
D) The Chernobyl disaster
  • 5. Which Soviet leader implemented the policies of glasnost and perestroika?
A) Leonid Brezhnev
B) Konstantin Chernenko
C) Mikhail Gorbachev
D) Yuri Andropov
  • 6. What was the policy of political openness and transparency that was a key part of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms?
A) The Great Purge
B) Glasnost
C) Stagnation
D) The Red Square Manifesto
  • 7. What event in August 1991 led to a failed coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev and hastened the collapse of the Soviet Union?
A) The Prague Spring
B) The Velvet Revolution
C) The Hungarian Revolution
D) The August Coup
  • 8. Who became the first President of the Russian Federation after the dissolution of the Soviet Union?
A) Boris Yeltsin
B) Mikhail Gorbachev
C) Vladimir Putin
D) Dmitry Medvedev
  • 9. Which Baltic state was the first to declare independence from the Soviet Union in 1990?
A) Belarus
B) Lithuania
C) Latvia
D) Estonia
  • 10. Who famously declared the policy of peaceful coexistence with the West during the Cold War?
A) Boris Yeltsin
B) Leonid Brezhnev
C) Nikita Khrushchev
D) Joseph Stalin
  • 11. Which country did the Soviet Union invade in 1968 to suppress the Prague Spring?
A) East Germany
B) Hungary
C) Poland
D) Czechoslovakia
  • 12. What was the name of the Soviet economic reform introduced by Alexei Kosygin in 1965?
A) Five-Year Plan
B) New Economic Policy
C) Great Leap Forward
D) Kosygin Reform
  • 13. Which term best describes the ideological division between the Soviet Union and China in the 1960s?
A) Sino-Soviet Split
B) Comecon
C) Warsaw Pact
D) Iron Curtain
  • 14. In 1969, the Soviet Union and which other country engaged in border clashes along the Ussuri River?
A) China
B) North Korea
C) United States
D) Japan
  • 15. Which term best describes the political atmosphere in the Soviet Union under Brezhnev's leadership in the 1960s?
A) Thaw
B) Glasnost
C) Stagnation
D) Perestroika
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