History quiz

Exercises on the History of Moscow

question 1

According to the chronicles of Russian history, the first mention of the city of Moscow was made in 1147. What was the context of the mention made according to historians:

a) summoning Rurik, King of Kiev, to wage war against the lords of Moscow.

b) invitation to a party to be held in Moscow sent by Yury Dolgoruky, ruler of Vladimir-Suzdal, to his ally Sviatoslav Olgovich.

c) letter sent by Ivan I to Rurik warning him to collect taxes from the lords of Moscow.

d) conquest of the city by the Mongols led by Batu Khan.

e) construction of the Kremlin, carried out by Andrey Bogolyubsky at the behest of Yury Dolgoruky.

question 2

The person responsible for making the first mention of the city of Moscow in 1147, Yury Dolgoruky, was ruler of a province called Vladimir-Suzdal and heir to the throne of Kiev, a place that historically initiated the origin of the historical trajectory that led to the emergence of Russia. Yury Dolgoruky and other heirs to the Kiev throne belonged to which dynasty:

a) Romanov Dynasty

b) Danilovich Dynasty

c) Rurik Dynasty

d) Dolgoruky Dynasty

e) Godunov Dynasty

question 3

For 200 years the region corresponding to the part of Russian territory and which was controlled by Kievan Rus was invaded by a foreign force that occupied and carried out the collection of taxes in these places. This foreign domain was exercised by:

a) Volga Bulgarians

b) Swedes

c) Lithuanians

d) Mongols

e) Finno-Ugrics

question 4

Regarding the history of Moscow in contemporary times, select the FALSE alternative:

a) when the French invaded Moscow in 1812, they found the city virtually empty.

b) the Germans almost invaded Moscow during World War II and were about 15 kilometers from the outskirts of the city.

c) after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Moscow was established as the capital of the Russian Federation.

d) In 1918, the capital of Russia was moved from St. Petersburg to Moscow.

e) In 1980, the Winter Olympics were held in Russia, made famous by the tears shed by the mascot of those games, the bear Nadezhda.

answers Question 1


The first mention of the city of Moscow took place in 1147, in documents that are part of the chronicles of Russian history. The mention concerns the invitation by Yuyu Dolgoruky, ruler of Vladimir-Suzdal, to his friend and ally Sviatoslav Olgovich. The invitation made by Dolgoruky was for a party that would be held in Moscow and at which Dolgoruky would welcome Olgovich and his guests.

Question 2


Yury Dolgoruky, ruler of Vladimir-Suzdal, was a crown prince of the Rurik Dynasty, who ruled Kievan Rus. This dynasty began when Rurik was invited by the inhabitants of Novgorod to be the ruler of that place. Rurik's heirs ruled that region of Russia, then called Rus, until roughly the 17th century, when the Romanovs assumed the Russian throne.

Question 3


The Mongols carried out the conquest of the region corresponding to Kievan Rus between 1237 and 1240. They were led by Batu Khan and, with the conquest, the rulers of Rus were subjected to the authority of the Mongols and were forced to pay taxes to them. The Mongols formed a khanate (empire) in the region that became known as the Khanate of the Golden Horde. This khanate lasted until 1480, when the lords of Moscow ended Mongol rule.

Question 4


The incorrect alternative makes partial correct mention of an event that took place during the Summer Olympics, which took place in Moscow in 1980. These games were characterized by the boycott of nations aligned with the States United to the games for political reasons. The boycott took place in retaliation for the invasion of Afghanistan that was being led by the Soviet Union. Some nations did not participate in the games, and others participated under the banner of the Olympic Committee. During the closing ceremony, a mosaic of Misha the bear, the Games mascot, showed him weeping in sadness for the nations that had not participated in the Olympics.