How Much Do You Know About The Soviet Union In The 1980s?

Do you think you know all the facts when it comes to the Soviet Union in the 1980s? It's time to put your knowledge to the test!
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Which leader succeeded Nikolai Ryzhkov?
Andrei Gromyko
Mikhail Gorbachev
Nikolai Tikhonov
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Who was the Soviet Union importing grain from in the early 1980s in order to feed its people?
China
France
United States
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Which disaster took place in 1986, causing rifts in the Soviet system?
Chernobyl
The War in Afghanistan
Death of Konstantin Chernenko
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What year was Mikhail Gorbachev elected General Secretary of the Soviet Union?
1987
1985
1982
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What was the idea of Glasnost based upon?
Freedom of dress
Freedom of religion
Freedom of speech
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What was the first Soviet state to demand freedom in the 1980s?
Armenia
Estonia
Moldova
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What year did Azerbaijan declared sovereignty?
1989
1987
1988
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When did the USSR sign an agreement to withdraw from Afghanistan?
1984
1986
1989
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What did Ronald Reagan label the Soviet Union in 1983?
Ruddy Empire
Torn Empire
Evil Empire
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Citizens of the Soviet Union were forced to wait in __________ for food in the late 1980s.
Bread lines
Soup kitchesn
Government agencies
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Due to economic hardship, many young girls were forced into what profession in the 1980s in the Soviet Union?
Sewing mills
Coal mining
Prostitution
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The Soviet Union began to officially dissolve in what year?
1991
1989
1987
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1
Which leader succeeded Nikolai Ryzhkov?
Andrei Gromyko
Mikhail Gorbachev
Nikolai Tikhonov
2
Who was the Soviet Union importing grain from in the early 1980s in order to feed its people?
China
France
United States
3
Which disaster took place in 1986, causing rifts in the Soviet system?
Chernobyl
The War in Afghanistan
Death of Konstantin Chernenko
4
What year was Mikhail Gorbachev elected General Secretary of the Soviet Union?
1987
1985
1982
5
What was the idea of Glasnost based upon?
Freedom of dress
Freedom of religion
Freedom of speech
6
What was the first Soviet state to demand freedom in the 1980s?
Armenia
Estonia
Moldova
7
What year did Azerbaijan declared sovereignty?
1989
1987
1988
8
When did the USSR sign an agreement to withdraw from Afghanistan?
1984
1986
1989
9
What did Ronald Reagan label the Soviet Union in 1983?
Ruddy Empire
Torn Empire
Evil Empire
10
Citizens of the Soviet Union were forced to wait in __________ for food in the late 1980s.
Bread lines
Soup kitchesn
Government agencies
11
Due to economic hardship, many young girls were forced into what profession in the 1980s in the Soviet Union?
Sewing mills
Coal mining
Prostitution
12
The Soviet Union began to officially dissolve in what year?
1991
1989
1987