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Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

National Research Tomsk State University

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1. When did the reign of the Romanov Dynasty begin in Russia?
1) 1605
2) 1613
3) 1645
4) 1682
2. The Treaty of Nerchinsk was signed in 1689 between Russia and
1) China
2) Japan
3) Korea

4) India

3. Name the explorer who sailed through the strait separating Asia from America
1) . Khabarov
2) V. Poyarkov
3) S. Dezhnev
4) . Nikitin
4. Russia was officially proclaimed an empire in
1) 1709
2) 1714

3) 1721

4) 1725

5. The territory of Russia in the 18th century was increased by the inclusion of
1) the northern Black Sea coast
2) the Volga region and Western Siberia
3) Kazakhstan and the North Caucasus
4) Finland
6. What was one of the reasons for the defeat of Napoleon's army in Russia in 1812?
1) joint military actions of the Russian and Prussian armies
2) significant losses by the French army near the village of Borodino
3) the unwillingness of Napoleon to conduct a border battle at the beginning of the war
4) the significant numerical superiority of the Russian Army over the French at the beginning of the
7. The Eastern question in the foreign policy of Russia in the 19th century was related to international
controversy due to
1) disputed territories between Japan and Russia 2) Alaska and California
2) disputed territories between China and Russia 4) the Bosporus and the Dardanelles
8. Which of the Russian emperors was one of the participants in the Congress of Vienna, the initiator of the
Holy Alliance?
1) Alexander I
2) Nikolay I
3) Alexander II
4) Alexander III
9. Who was the head of the first Russian Antarctic expedition that discovered Antarctica and 29 islands in
the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans in 1820?
1) F.F. Bellingshausen
2) N.N. Miklucho-Maclay
3) V.I. Bering
4) N.M. Przewalski
10. Who was the founder of rocket engineering in the early 20 th century?
1) I.I. Mechnikov
2) K.E. Tsiolkovsky
3) V.I. Vernadsky

4) I.P. Pavlov

11. What were the priorities of Russian foreign policy in the Far East in the early 20 th century?
1) the growing influence in Manchuria
2) annexation of North Korea
3) signing of an agreement on establishing the border with China
4) concluding a military alliance with Japan against China
12. In the early 20th century, the term syndicate meant
1) a central government body;
2) a type of capitalist monopoly with a unified system of commodity sales

3) a creative association of artists, musicians, and composers

4) a union of parliamentarians in the State Duma with close political views
13. On December 30, 1922,
1) J.V. Stalin became the leader of the Soviet state
3) the USSRs Constitution was adopted
2) V.I. Lenin died
4) the Soviet Union was formed
14. What was the consequence of industrialization in the USSR in the 1920s-1930s?
1) creation of a powerful military-industrial complex
2) integration into the world economy
3) the urban population exceeding the rural
4) the USSR taking first place in the world in industrial production per capita
15. Soviet treaties with France and Czechoslovakia (1935) were part of the Soviet foreign policy strategy
called the policy of
1) appeasement
2) collective security
3) new thinking
4) the unified anti-fascist front
16. The international organization that in 1919-1943 united Communist parties of different countries was
1) Communist International, known as the Comintern 2) Communist Information Bureau
3) Proletkult (Proletarian Culture)
4) Russian Association of Proletarian Writers
17. Hard-fought defensive battles of the Red Army in the summer of 1941 led to
1) the liberation of Kiev
2) the retreat of German troops in Crimea
3) the encirclement of the German forces near Minsk
4) failure of Hitler's plan for the Blitzkrieg
18. Which states entered the war against the Soviet Union on Germanys side in 1941?
1) Italy, Romania
2) France, United Kingdom
3) Czechoslovakia, Turkey
4) the United States, Japan
19. The Soviet Unions entering the war against Japan in 1945 led to
1) the beginning of the Cold War
2) the occupation of Okinawa by Soviet troops
3) the return of Southern Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands to the Soviet Union
4) the establishment of a Soviet protectorate over South Korea
20. The leaders of the countries participating in the Yalta International Conference, known as the Big
Three, in February 1945 decided
1) to cease hostilities immediately
2) on dates for opening a second front
3) to create the United Nations organization
4) to dissolve the Comintern
21. The Soviet Union entered the war against Japan in 1945 on the territory of
1) Korea
2) Mongolia
3) Manchuria
4) the island of Hokkaido
22. What happened on October 4, 1957?
1) the first artificial Earth satellite was launched by the Soviet Union
2) the Virgin Lands Campaign was introduced
3) a new program of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was adopted
4) the first atomic weapon in the USSR was tested

23. When did the Soviet Union support the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the struggle against US
1) the early 1950s
2) the mid-1960s to early 1970s
3) the late 1990s
4) the late 1970s to late 1980s
24. What was the biggest threat for the escalation of the "Cold War" into a "hot war" in the 1950s?
1) Soviet aid to Vietnam in the struggle against the United States
2) suppression of the uprising in Hungary
3) Soviet aid to North Korea in the Korean War
4) Soviet nuclear weapons deployment in Cuba
25. The Constitution of the Russian Federation was adopted in
1) 1993
2) 1991
3) 1995
4) 2000

Chairperson of the committee:

Approved by:
Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs