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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 is the name of the treaty that brings peace between Russia and Germany in the spring of 1918?
(a) Breast-Litovsk.
(b) Brest-Litovsk.
(c) Versailles.
(d) Litovsk-Breast.

2. How do the Romanovs travel for most of the journey to Siberia?
(a) Horseback.
(b) Luxury train.
(c) Regular passenger train.
(d) Horse and carriage.

3. While Alexis is traveling during the fall of 1915, he suffers a nosebleed. His mother credits Rasputin with stopping the bleeding; however, what is the most likely reason the hemorrhage stops?
(a) Alexis bleeds to death.
(b) Doctors cauterize the broken vessel.
(c) The bleeding stops naturally on its own.
(d) Rasputin miraculously heals Alexis.

4. The Catherine Palace is being used as a _____________.
(a) Palace.
(b) Prison.
(c) Hospital.
(d) School.

5. How much of the Russian army is destroyed by the summer of 1915?
(a) Three-quarters.
(b) Two-thirds.
(c) All.
(d) Half.

Short Answer Questions

1. Boris Soloviev, the ___________ of Rasputin, moves to Tyumen to try to help the Romanovs escape and, indeed, becomes famous as the man who tries to rescue them.

2. Whom does Nicholas bring to live with him at Stavka in the fall of 1915?

3. By what criteria does Rasputin judge people?

4. After Lenin and Trotsky return to Russia, where does Kerensky decide to relocate the Romanovs to?

5. What does the rest of Petrograd believe about Rasputin's motives for his continued involvement with the Romanovs?

Short Essay Questions

1. Under the 'protection' of Captain Kotzebue's revolutionaries, how are the Romanovs treated at first?

2. After initially abdicating the throne to Alexis, why does Nicholas change his mind and turn it over to his brother Michael?

3. In the letter that turns out to prophesy his death as well as the fate of the monarchy, what does Rasputin say happens to the Romanovs if his death is at the hands of peasants or commoners? Likewise, what does he say happens to the monarchy if his death is at the hands of nobles?

4. During the sixteen months Nicholas is at either Stavka or the front, Alexandra is in charge of the administrative functions of the government. What is the result of Alexandra's leadership?

5. At the Four Brothers Mine, how are the bodies of Nicholas and his family disposed of?

6. Why are losses so heavy among Russian officers, in particular, during World War I?

7. What happens to all of the money that is sent to Siberia to help the Romanovs?

8. When the Romanovs arrived in Tyumen, in what condition does Kobylinsky find the Governor's house, where the Romanovs are to live?

9. As the soldiers guarding the Romanovs in Tyumen come to understand the meaning of the revolution, how do their attitudes toward the Romanovs change?

10. After the revolution, 630 letters from Alexandra to Nicholas, written while Nicholas is at the Stavka, are found in Ekaterinburg. What do the letters contain?

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