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Robert K. Massie
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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. The plan is for Nicholas and Alexandra to travel to _____________ and then to ____________ once the children are well.
(a) Murmansk; Moscow.
(b) England; Murmansk.
(c) Moscow; Ekaterinburg.
(d) Murmansk; England.

2. The Provisional Government sends a request to England for _____________ for Nicholas and his family.
(a) Psychiatric help.
(b) Food and clothing.
(c) Asylum.
(d) Medical treatment.

3. Which river is Rasputin thrown into by his would-be assassins?
(a) Loire.
(b) Volga.
(c) Neva.
(d) Thames.

4. What year do the Germans target as the year to force the Russians out of the war?
(a) 1914.
(b) 1916.
(c) 1915.
(d) 1917.

5. What is the house in Ekaterinburg where the Romanovs live called?
(a) The House of Romanov.
(b) The House of Special Dispensation.
(c) The House of Special Purposes.
(d) The House of Nicholas.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what date are the Romanovs murdered?

2. When Rodzianko finally convinces Nicholas, who is still at Stavka, that the violence and strike in Petrograd are serious, what does he NOT do?

3. Rasputin's murderers are trying to ________ the monarchy.

4. At one point, a drunken Rasputin is arrested for:

5. What is the name of the treaty that brings peace between Russia and Germany in the spring of 1918?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Nicholas bring Alexis to live with him at the Stavka in the fall of 1915?

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

3. What does the Tsar do in an attempt to slow down the rate of loss among his army officers?

4. 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?

5. What do Rasputin's murderers believe is the outcome of his death?

6. 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?

7. Under what conditions does England agree to grant the Romanovs asylum, and why is the request eventually withdrawn?

8. 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?

9. When are the Romanovs told they are able to leave Siberia?

10. How are the Romanovs lured to their deaths, and who tells them they were going to die? How long after the announcement of their impending death are the Romanovs killed?

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