Nicholas and Alexandra Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert K. Massie
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the Serbian revolutionary group to which Archduke Ferdinand's assassin belongs?

2. How much longer does the family stay at Spala, before returning to Tsarskoe Selo, after Alexandra's conversation with Rasputin?

3. What kind of life do the Tsar's children lead?

4. Why do the older two daughters not make their public debut in 1914?

5. In 1913, Russia celebrates its tercentenary. How many years is a tercentenary?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Lenin's studies at the University of Kazan end?

2. When the royal yacht, the Standart, strikes a rock during a cruise, why doesn't it sink?

3. Why do Tsar Alexander and Empress Marie want Nicholas to marry Princess Helene of France instead of Alix of Hesse?

4. When Alexis injures himself at Spala, who comes from St. Petersburg to help him?

5. Why do many in St. Petersburg society consider Alexandra a prude?

6. Why is Alexandra so severely affected by Alexis' hemophilia?

7. When the First Imperial Duma appears in May 1906, what political parties form along with it?

8. What begins to appear in public after Iliodor and his supporters are sent into seclusion?

9. What do the old women in the crowd observing Alexander III's funeral procession say of Alexandra, who rides alone and behind the rest of the family?

10. What outdoor activities does Alexis want to engage in but can not due to his hemophilia?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain and analyze why, although there are people who want, and indeed try, to help the Romanovs escape, nothing ever comes to fruition. Use the text as backup.

Essay Topic 2

Using the text as backup, compare and contrast the daily routine of the Romanovs, as described in Chapter 10, with the daily life of the typical Russian worker.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and explain how the Tsar's reaction to and handling of the Assembly of Russian Workingmen strike that begins at the Putilov Steel Works and ends in bloodshed on "Bloody Sunday," January 22, 1905, change people's attitudes toward the Tsar and strengthen the revolutionary movement instead of quelling it as the Tsar hopes. Support your remarks with the text.

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