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In 1948, between February 21 and February 25, Czechoslov­akia became a communist state following a coup d’etat. Here is a quiz on communist states

- Sindhu Nagaraj

QUESTION 1

A communist state is a form of government. In the 20th century, several communist states were establishe­d. Name the first one.

XQUESTION 2

This revolution­ary wave of liberal democracy movements resulted in the collapse of most Marxist–Leninist government­s in the Eastern Bloc and other parts of the world. What is it commonly called? In which year did this happen?

XQUESTION 3 Presently, there are five communist states in the world.

Name them.

XQUESTION 4

This term relates to a strategy whereby the most classconsc­ious and politicall­y advanced sections of the proletaria­t or working class form organisati­ons to advance the objectives of communism. What is it called?

XQUESTION 5

This political reform movement within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the late 1980s was widely associated with Mikhail Gorbachev and often argued to be a significan­t cause of the dissolutio­n of the Soviet Union. What is the movement called?

Please send in your answers to dailyquiz@thehindu.co.in

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1. According to Stephen King, this language ‘turns dirt into romance’. Ans: French

2. The second language to become a legally recognised classical language of India. Ans: Sanskrit

3. The language from which you get words like assassin, sugar, and zero. Ans: Arabic

4. These fictional group of people spoke ‘Khuzdul’.

The dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien’s MiddleEart­h

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6. This letter appears in approximat­ely 11% of all words in the English vocabulary. Ans: E

7. Nepali is an official language of this State.

Sikkim

8. The meaning of ‘loanword’. Ans:

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Rajmohan. V| Md Sarfaraj Nawab

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This picture shows a protest rally from 1989, related to Czechoslov­akia, where a nonviolent transition of power happened, ending communism. Name this movement.
Visual question: This picture shows a protest rally from 1989, related to Czechoslov­akia, where a nonviolent transition of power happened, ending communism. Name this movement.

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