1. Why wasn’t Gorbachev surprised there was a coup? Give 3 reasons.
2. Why was the Army upset with the reforms?
3. Why do you think the Communist party hindered Gorbachev’s reforms? Why do you think he did not get rid of the party?
4. How did Gorbachev punish Yeltsin for criticizing his reforms?
5. In the end, what caused Gorbachev and Yeltsin to resolve their differences?
6. What is the Union of Sovereign States?
7. What happened to Gorbachev during the coup?
8. What did Yeltsin do during the coup? (3)
9. How did the people of Moscow show support for Yeltsin?
10. What happened to the plotters after the coup?