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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. Family members and friends of the Romanovs believe the revolution is coming from:
(a) Below.
(b) Outside.
(c) Within.
(d) Above.

2. What happens on March 21, 1917?
(a) Nicholas abdicates the throne.
(b) Nicholas and Alexandra are arrested for their own safety.
(c) Nicholas and Alexandra are assassinated.
(d) Michael abdicates the throne.

3. In what month does Alexis go to the front with the Tsar?
(a) September.
(b) November.
(c) October.
(d) December.

4. Why do the Russians turn away from Vienna and Budapest just as they are about to take them over?
(a) To assist the French against the Germans.
(b) They run out of ammunition.
(c) To fight against the revolutionaries in their own country.
(d) They run out of food.

5. No one can ever convince Alexandra that Rasputin is:
(a) A charlatan.
(b) Manipulative.
(c) Bad news.
(d) Evil.

Short Answer Questions

1. On whom does Alexandra rely as her adviser after Nicholas goes to Stavka?

2. Why are the Romanovs not willing to escape, even though monarchist organizations triesd to help them?

3. What year do the Germans target as the year to force the Russians out of the war?

4. There are still __________ loyal to the Tsar at Alexander Palace.

5. What is the house in Ekaterinburg where the Romanovs live called?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Alexandra move Anna Vyrubova into an apartment in the Alexander Palace?

2. In agreeing to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, what territory does Russia give up?

3. What happens on March 18, 1917, that prompts Alexandra to burn much of her correspondence?

4. In the period immediately following the assassination of Tsar Nicholas and his family, why do as many of his Romanov relatives as are able leave Russia?

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

6. When strikers marched in the streets on Sunday, March 11, 1917, they find that signs are posted by order of the Tsar. What do the signs say?

7. On March 12, the day the revolution begins, what is the response of the Cabinet? What is significant about this action?

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

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. 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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