Marxist IQ: 105 years after the Russian revolution (answers)

Marxist IQ: 105 years after the Russian revolution (answers)

1. When World War I began, most Marxists believed that


c. socialism could only triumph in advanced industrializing countries.


2. In czarist Russia, when the war began, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin


d. called for the working class to oppose the war as an imperialist war to expand colonial empires, export capital, and deepen the oppression and exploitation of working people through the world.


3. After the overthrow of the Czar and the establishment of a capitalist provisional government


a. Peoples Councils of workers, peasants and soldiers called Soviets sprang up through the country.
b. the Provisional Government, depending on support from the Soviets, sought to continue the war and limit the expansion of the revolution in a socialist direction.
c. the Bolsheviks grew in strength in the Soviets by opposing the war and calling for a policy of “Bread, Land, and Peace.”
d. All of the above


4. In arguing against those Marxists, including some of his fellow Bolsheviks, who believed that a socialist revolution in czarist Russia was not possible given both the backwardness of the country and the effects of the war, Lenin contended


c. a socialist revolution was necessary to save the democratic revolution against the czarist autocracy and prevent Russia from becoming a dictatorship of military generals.


5. Along with Vladimir Lenin, major figures would emerge from the Soviet revolution who would influence the course of Marxism and the Communist movement in the 20th century. Which one of the following was not one of these leaders?


d. Alexander Kerensky


Your score:
0 wrong: Theoretician. Write an article! Teach a class!
1 wrong: Developed Marxist. Form a study group, join the party.
2 to 3 wrong: Developing Marxist. Keep studying and stay in the struggle!
4 to 6 wrong: Danger! Deviations possible. Study and then study some more lest you drift into the marsh of opportunism!


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