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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What faith does Nicholas' fiancee have to convert to in order to marry him?
(a) Judaism.
(b) Islam.
(c) Roman Catholicism.
(d) Russian Orthodox.

2. What does the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna say about Nicholas and Alexandra?
(a) She says they are known as the greatest Romanov rulers in history.
(b) She says they are the last generation of Romanov rulers.
(c) She says their son, Alexis, becomes the greatest Romanov ruler.
(d) She says that Nicholas ought to award the throne to his brother Michael in light of Alexis' illness.

3. What happens to the Bishop of St. Petersburg when he tries to investigate Rasputin's immoral behavior?
(a) He finds himself the new Bishop of Crimea.
(b) He is assassinated.
(c) He is defrocked and excommunicated.
(d) He finds himself the new Bishop of Siberia.

4. The Queen is known to carry the gene for hemophilia. How many of her daughters also carry the gene?
(a) Three.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Four.

5. How does Prime Minister Kokovtsov, who replaces Stolypin after his assassination, come to be replaced by Rasputin's ally, Goremykin?
(a) Kokovtsov dies in office of a massive heart attack.
(b) Rasputin pressures Nicholas to remove Kokovtsov.
(c) A revolutionary assassinates Kokovtsov.
(d) Kokovtsov steps down voluntarily.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the woman who NIcholas' parents want him to marry?

2. What happens to Alexis while the family is vacationing at Spala?

3. Russia's 1905 defeat in the Straits of Tsushima shapes its naval strategy for which future war?

4. From where does Tsar Nicholas announce Germany's declaration of war on Russia to his subjects?

5. What does Stolypin do away with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Alexandra so severely affected by Alexis' hemophilia?

2. How does Austria's Archduke Ferdinand wind up being assassinated by Serbian revolutionaries, in spite of a route revision after his speech that is designed to keep him out of danger?

3. Why do Russian Easter celebrations include large banquets?

4. What does Nicholas' tutor, Pobedonostsev, believe the only way to achieve national unity in Russia is? What does he believe is done in the event of opposition?

5. How does the Russo-Japanese war end?

6. What Russian institutions do Peter the Great develop?

7. In the Russian system of autocracy, to whom is the Tsar responsible?

8. Which of Nicholas and Alexandra's daughters are characterized as outspoken, very sure of herself, and eager to go out into society?

9. The Imperial Park at Tsarskoe Selo is the site of which two Russian palaces?

10. What begins to appear in public after Iliodor and his supporters are sent into seclusion?

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