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Russian Trivia Quiz 2
 

Tuesday, May 08, 2001

Russian Trivia Quiz 2

by Linda DeLaine

Objective: answer 7 questions correctly to move to next level. JavaScript required!


1. What was Stalin's birth name?

Joseph Alexandervich Stalinevsky
Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili
Iossif Nikolaiovich Kirov
None of the above

2. What is the legal age in modern Russia?

16
21
17
18

3. Who were the invaders from the north who started the Rurik Dynasty?

Valkyries
Huns
Varangians
Tatars

4. Novgorod the Great was/is a ____ ?

Great ancient warrior
City southeast of Moscow
Orthodox Saint
None of the above

5. The bottom crossbar on the Slavic Cross symbolizes what?

Where Christ's feet were nailed to the Cross
Christ being seated at the right hand of God
Points toward the 'good' thief
Just to be different from the Catholic Cross

6. The foundation of the Shamanistic belief is Animism; anima means __?

Rock
Soul
Eagle
Mind

7. Russian Christmas is on what day?

December 25th
It varies based on lunar calendar
January 7th
None of the above

8. Which statement is true about the current Russian National Anthem?

Same music as Soviet Hymn; different words
It is called the Internationale
Theme and variations of God Save Thy People
It has no lyrics

9. Who was the first person to walk in space?

Alexei Leonov
John Glenn
Yuri Gagarin
Svetlana Savitskaya

10. Who was known as the master of montage?

Sergei Bodrov
Sergei Eisenstein
Andrei Tarkovsky
Tenghiz Abuladz