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Leningrad Oblast: Quiz


Question 1: Wehrmacht captured the southwestern part of the oblast and reached Tikhvin in the east, while Finnish troops quickly recaptured the ceded territories in the ________, encircling Leningrad from the land.
Continuation WarVyborg–Petrozavodsk OffensiveWinter WarEastern Front (World War II)

Question 2: By far the most diverse genus is ________ (68 species).
Carex acutaCarex arenariaCarex canescensCarex

Question 3: In 1944 Soviet offensives managed to expel Wehrmacht and put military pressure on Finland, which ceded ________ again with the Moscow Armistice of September 19, 1944.
Lake LadogaKarelian IsthmusViipuri ProvinceContinuation War

Question 4: In 1914 with the beginning of ________ the governorate was renamed Petrograd Governorate after its namesake city.
Western Front (World War I)Caucasus CampaignArmenian GenocideWorld War I

Question 5: In January 1945 a small part of the ________ to the east of the River Narva with the town of Jaanilinn (now Ivangorod) was transferred to the Russian SFSR and incorporated into Leningrad Oblast.
Estonian Soviet Socialist RepublicLithuanian Soviet Socialist RepublicLatvian Soviet Socialist RepublicSoviet Union

Question 6: ________ was excluded from Leningrad Oblast in 1938.
Saint PetersburgMurmansk OblastAstrakhan OblastMoscow Oblast

Question 7: Since the advent of the rail transport in the late 19th century, the vicinity of Saint Petersburg has been a popular summer resort (________) place for its residents.
RussiaSoviet UnionDachaHouse

Question 8: On November 30, 1939, the Soviet Union waged the Winter War against neighboring Finland and with the Moscow Peace Treaty in 1940 gained some territories, including ________.
Continuation WarViipuri ProvinceLake LadogaKarelian Isthmus

Question 9: The most taxonomically diverse vascular plant families are ________, Cyperaceae, Poaceae and Rosaceae.
AsteraceaeFlowerFlowering plantSenecio vulgaris

Question 10: Novgorod and ________ were formed out of the southern parts of Leningrad Oblast in 1944.
Krasnoyarsk KraiKaliningrad OblastPskov OblastKrasnodar Krai


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