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Mini-Quiz: Russo-Finnish War of 1939-1940

by Ron Kurtus (4 December 2006)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why did the Soviet Union start the war with Finland?

They wanted to capture the Finnish city of Leningrad

Finland actually started the war because they needed more land

They wanted a buffer zone in case Germany might attack them

2. Why were the Finns initially more successful?

They were well prepared and knew how to fight in a Finnish winter

The Russians did not like Stalin, so they didn't fight very hard

The Finns outnumbered the Soviets 3 to 1

3. How did this war end?

The Soviets won, signed a treaty, but then attacked again

The Finns surrendered but secretly fought on in small groups

Sweden and Norway helped Finland win the war

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in History. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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