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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. When Trotsky returns to Russia from New York in May 1917, what is his relationship with Lenin?
(a) Trotsky overpowers Lenin.
(b) They work together.
(c) They ignore each other.
(d) Lenin overpowers Trotsky.

2. Where is Stavka, the field headquarters, located?
(a) Twenty miles from Petrograd.
(b) On the German border.
(c) In Ekaterinburg.
(d) Along the Polish railway.

3. As the revolution begins, what is Nicholas writing to Alexandra about?
(a) Preparing to flee with her family to safety.
(b) Playing dominoes.
(c) His plans to save the monarchy.
(d) Trout fishing.

4. To the peasants in the countryside, the death of the peasant Rasputin makes him a _____________.
(a) Saint.
(b) Peasant.
(c) Martyr.
(d) Fool.

5. With the Tsar at the front, a substitute autocrat is to be found. Who fills this role?
(a) The Empress Alexandra, accompanied by Rasputin.
(b) The Empress Alexandra.
(c) Rasputin, accompanied by the Empress Alexandra.
(d) Rasputin.

Short Answer Questions

1. By the summer of 1915, the Tsar is at the front, but is in actuality a figurehead. Who is actually in charge of the army?

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

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

4. Who is misinforming Nicholas as to how serious things are in Petrograd?

5. Where is the Stavka relocated to?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. To what is the collapse of the Russian monarchy near the end of World War I ultimately attributed?

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

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. Instead of telling Nicholas that a revolution is taking place, what does Protopopov and Voeikov tell him about the events taking place in St. Petersburg, and how does he find out what is really happening?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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