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Question 1: In the 17th century, the "fiery style" of ornamentation flourished in ________ and Yaroslavl, gradually paving the way for the Naryshkin baroque of the 1690s.

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Balalaika, garmon and dudochka.
  Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, a giant statue by Vera Mukhina.
  Wooden churches of Kizhi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), writer, one of the greatest psychologists in world literature.[13] The author of Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.

Question 3: The oldest bylinas of Kievan cycle were actually recorded mostly in the Russian North, especially in Karelia, where most of the Finnish national epic ________ was recorded as well.
Finnish mythologyGerman languageKalevalaFinland

Question 4: In the mid-seventeenth century, changes in liturgy and practice instituted by ________ resulted in a split in the Russian Orthodox Church.
Patriarch JosephPatriarch Joasaphus IIPatriarch NikonAvvakum

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is famous for his plays and short stories. The author of The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard.
  Balalaika, garmon and dudochka.
  Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910), novelist and philosopher. The author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
  Saint Basil's Cathedral on the Red Square, Moscow

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Scarlet Sails celebration in Saint Petersburg (Watch).
  2008 Victory Day (May 9) parade on Moscow's Red Square. That year the participation of military equipment in the Victory Parade was reinstated (Watch 2007; 2008 - 1, 2; 2009).
  Russian Venus by Boris Kustodiev, shows a girl with birch twigs in a rural banya.
  A Russian Warrior, Bilibin's costume design for Borodin's "Prince Igor", 1930)

Question 7: Leading realists include Ivan Shishkin, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Ivan Kramskoi, Vasily Polenov, Isaac Levitan, Vasily Surikov, Viktor Vasnetsov and ________.
RussiaIlya RepinRussiansAlexander Pushkin

Question 8: In Russian churches, the nave is typically separated from the sanctuary by an ________ (Russian ikonostás) a wall of icons.
Royal doorsTemplonIconostasisJohn the Baptist

Question 9: Gleb Kotelnikov invented the ________ parachute, while Evgeniy Chertovsky introduced the pressure suit.
CampingBackpacking (wilderness)BackpackUltralight backpacking

Question 10: Black ________ is relatively more popular in Russia if compared with the rest of the world.
BreadRiceBreakfastMedieval cuisine

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