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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) Moscow; Ekaterinburg.
(b) Murmansk; England.
(c) England; Murmansk.
(d) Murmansk; Moscow.

2. What percentage of the Russian army are killed, injured or imprisoned by the end of 1914?
(a) Ten.
(b) Seventy-five.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Twenty-five.

3. The Grand Duke Michael, Nicholas's brother, tries to bring the royal family to Moscow for what reason?
(a) To stop Lenin.
(b) To keep the treaty with Germany from being signed.
(c) To stop Trotsky.
(d) To smuggle them out of Russia.

4. How many wartime letters from Alexandra to Nicholas are found in Ekaterinburg after the revolution?
(a) 360.
(b) 1.
(c) Over 600.
(d) 630.

5. How long does it take for the Bolsheviks to admit that the family is killed along with the Tsar?
(a) A week.
(b) Ten years.
(c) A year.
(d) A month.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. By what criteria does Rasputin judge people?

3. At the end of June, why does the Romanov family stay up all night, fully dressed?

4. With the Tsar at the front, a substitute autocrat is to be found. Who fills this role?

5. Who is the head of the Russian supreme command?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Alexis' nurse, Nagorny, arrested after the Romanovs are moved to Ekaterinburg?

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

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

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

5. When Colonel Kobylinsky is placed in charge of the Romanovs, how does the way in which they are treated change?

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

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 Under what conditions does England agree to grant the Romanovs asylum, and why is the request eventually withdrawn?

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

9. 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?

10. In the period between Nicholas' abdication and the Romanovs' arrest, why do the revolutionaries not attack the Alexander Palace, where the family is living?

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