2009midterm - MIDTERM EXAM ECON 4313 Russian Economy Your...

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MIDTERM EXAM ECON 4313 Russian Economy Your Name: Above: a person that didn’t study
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PART 1: Definitions Please define 5 out of 10 of the following terms. Each question you answer is worth 4 points. Obschina February Revolution The (Russian) Provisional Government October Revolution Dvoevlastie
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War Communism New Economic Policy Collectivization Economic System Stakhanovism 1 1 Autobiographical note: the street I lived on in St. Petersburg (where my family still owns an apartment) is called “Ulitsa Stakhanovtsev” or “Street of the Stakhanovites
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PART 2: Multiple choice Please answer ALL the multiple choice questions. Each answer is worth 2.5 points. 1. According to Lange, Mises’ claim about impossibility of calculation is based on confusion about a) The labor theory of value b) The production process c) The nature of prices d) All of the above 2. Refer to the diagram above. Which of the following is accurate? a) A-Gosplan, B-Communist Party, C-Ministry, D-Enterprise b) A-Communist Party, B-Gosplan, C-Ministry, D-Enterprise c) A-Gosplan, B-Ministry, C- Communist Party, D-Enterprise d) None of the above 3. Consider the following table: Good Labor required for 1 unit Resource a required for 1 unit P 10 hours = 8 direct labor + 2 for extraction of a 2 Q 10 hours = 9 direct labor + 1 for extraction of a 1 Mises used this example to argue that a) Labor theory of value does not take into account costs of capital (factories, equipment etc) b) Labor theory of value does not take into account costs of raw materials (wood, minerals etc) c) Labor theory of value does not take into account true costs of labor d) All of the above 4. During the 1928-1941 industrialization drive, millions of people died as a result of the 1932-1933 famine, malnutrition, disease, neglect in labor camps, etc., leaving a dark mark on Stalin’s legacy. According to Suny and Davies, the number of people exec uted by the state during the Great Purges falls in what range? a) Less than 600,000 b) 600,000-800,000 c) 800,000-1,600,000 d) More than 1,600,000
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To the left: a Soviet poster from 1950s. Text:
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