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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. On March 12, 1917, whom does Alexandra ask to come to her?
(a) Her sister, Ella.
(b) Her friend, Lili Dehn.
(c) Nicholas' mother, Marie.
(d) Nicholas' brother, Michael.

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

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

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

5. The Provisional Government is trying to get the Romanov family __________.
(a) Executed.
(b) To a place of safety.
(c) Tried for war crimes.
(d) Into a witness protection program.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who works out a truce to keep the Alexander Palace from being attacked by the revolutionaries?

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

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

4. What happens five days after the Tsar relinquishes control of the government?

5. How long does it take Yurovsky's group to destroy the bodies?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

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

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. 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?

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

9. 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?

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

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