COULD YOU SURVIVE IN 1918 RUSSIA?
A HISTORY QUIZ


You ran into armed men with red bands on their sleeves. Who are they?
Guests at a soldier’s wedding
The honor guard at an important official’s funeral
Soldiers of the Red Guard, self-appointed militiamen
Members of the Sobriety League whose red armbands read “Stop Drink Now. Ask Me How”

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COULD YOU SURVIVE IN 1918 RUSSIA?
A HISTORY QUIZ


You are harassed by hooligans. To whom should you complain about it?
God
Local authorities
The police
Local bandits

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COULD YOU SURVIVE IN 1918 RUSSIA?
A HISTORY QUIZ


You need money. Where would you find the most profitable work?
In the army as a volunteer soldier
In the local factory as a worker
In the general store as a salesperson
In a canteen as a dishwasher

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COULD YOU SURVIVE IN 1918 RUSSIA?
A HISTORY QUIZ


You must fill out an official form that asks you, “What was your father’s occupation before the Bolshevik revolution?” What should you write in order to secure your future?
A merchant
A member of the clergy
A janitor
A doctor

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COULD YOU SURVIVE IN 1918 RUSSIA?
A HISTORY QUIZ


Your town has announced a mandatory labor duty. Now after your day's work, you must work on government projects for free. If you have the option, what is the best thing to do?
Washing floors in a train station
Unloading freight cars
Dismantling a half-burned house for firewood
Making propaganda posters to promote mandatory labor duties

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COULD YOU SURVIVE IN 1918 RUSSIA?
A HISTORY QUIZ


Summer is about to come. What should you do before winter?
Dry medicinal herbs and berries
Make jam
Get a tan
Perform spring cleaning

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COULD YOU SURVIVE IN 1918 RUSSIA?
A HISTORY QUIZ


You have successfully sold your grandma’s dining set and have some money for a rainy day. However, the ruble is steadily devaluing, and your holdings are shrinking. What should you do?
Keep your money as foreign currency
Invest in Tsar’s rubles (former state currency)
Buy government bonds
Buy vodka

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COULD YOU SURVIVE IN 1918 RUSSIA?
A HISTORY QUIZ


The management at your work has announced that everyone must come to a political demonstration. What should you do?
Go and try to enjoy yourself.
Go and show enthusiasm to butter up management, waving banners and singing revolutionary songs.
Don’t go and fake an illness
Don’t go and announce your freedom of choice. “I refuse to attend, and you can’t make me!”

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COULD YOU SURVIVE IN 1918 RUSSIA?
A HISTORY QUIZ


You are at a market to buy winter clothes. What should you buy?
A fur coat and winter boots
A soldier’s greatcoat and army boots
A warm, cotton, wool-padded jacket (telogreika) and felt boots
A peasant’s coat and bast shoes

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COULD YOU SURVIVE IN 1918 RUSSIA?
A HISTORY QUIZ


Management has announced the collection of volunteers into a food requisition unit. You will need to go to a village and requisite food from the kulaks—wealthy farmers who have refused to bring their food to town. What should you do?
Go. This is an excellent opportunity to fill your food stores.
Go but try not to partake in anything. This is, after all, robbery.
Don’t go but try to talk to someone who’s heading out to see if they can bring something back for you.
Don’t go under any excuse.

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