Marxist IQ: November 7th, the days that shook the world| November 8, 2014
Marxist IQ: November 7th, the days that shook the world


1. The main slogan of the October Revolution was

a) Revolution in 1917, go for it!

b) Socialism in one country.

c) Long live permanent revolution.

d) Peace, bread and land.

2. Lenin in the the period before the seizure of the Winter Palace

a) Insisted armed insurrection was the only way forward.

b) Called for a one-party state.

c) Explored the possibility of a peaceful transition to power.

d) Refused to negotiate with other left parties.

3. When Bolshevik leaders Kamenev and Zinoviev refused to accept final plans for the October revolution and held a press conference announcing the Bolshevik’s plans

a) Lenin said they were not personally to blame but reflected the outlook and positions of a particular strata of Russian society.

b) Banned them from politics.

c)  Sent them to fight on the eastern front.

d) Invited them to have a sit down with Trotsky and Stalin.

4. Lenin viewed the October revolution as

a) A model for revolution everywhere.

b) Proof of the weakest link theory.

c) A exception to the rule because of Russia’ backwardness.

d) An event of world-historic importance and a model specific only to Russia’s unique circumstances.

5  John Reed’s Ten Days that Shook the World

a) Chronicles the 1905 revolution.

b) Describes the intervention of 21 countries including the U.S. to defeat the new socialist republic.

c). Is the basis for the movie Reds.

d) Became famous for its description of the October Revolution that began on November 7th.

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