What's your Stalin-era K.Q. (Knowledge Quotient)?
How much do you know about the Stalin-era Soviet Union (1924-53)? There was forced collectivization and dekulakization (1929-32), Soviet Ukraine-Caucasus-Kazakh famine (1932-33), The Great Terror (1937-38), Soviet ethnic deportations (1920-51), and the Gulags. Regarding the Gulags: One careless comment could land you in the gulag for 10 or even 25 years. Such remarks could be called anti-Soviet agitation: ‘When will we get any grain?”, praising German equipment: “The Germans have more equipment”; praising American technology: "America has good roads"; divulging state secrets: harvest statistics, location of an airport; terrorist intent: "Just you wait" or "Drop dead"; suspicion of espionage; or counter-revolutionary thought. The accuser was always believed. About half of the political prisoners were sent to gulag prison camps without trial.