The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies - Quiz & Worksheet


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Who did Stalin succeed as leader of the Soviet Union and the Communist Party?

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1. What programmes did Stalin institute to direct industrial and economic output in the Soviet Union?

2. Stalin's nonaggression pact with a country allowed him to invade several eastern European countries the Russian Empire had lost after WWI? Name the country.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Stalin was a leader with tremendous power within the Soviet Union. The worksheet and quiz for this lesson will help you understand his policies and recall key facts regarding his controversial leadership.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Ideological motivations of Stalin
  • Leaders of the Soviet Union
  • Stalin's economic programs
  • Stalin's nonaggression pact
  • Countries the Soviet Union annexed or invaded

Skills Practiced

These evaluations will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Western civilization lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of ideology to evaluate the leadership of Stalin
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Stalin's economic policies

Additional Learning

Take the time to review the lesson The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies so that you can be sure that you have understood all of the relevant information. You will cover these objectives in the lesson:

  • Define key terms such as the Great Purge and gulag
  • Know Stalin's position in the Communist Party
  • Identify Stalin's relation to the October 1917 Bolshevik Revolution
  • Understand the impact of ideology on the policies of Stalin