Nicholas and Alexandra Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna say about Nicholas and Alexandra?

2. When Alexandra calls Rasputin the night they all think Alexis dies, what does he say?

3. What is the Romanovs' approach to publicizing Alexis' Spala injury?

4. In whose carriage does Nicholas' mother, Marie, ride during the coronation ceremony?

5. Russia's 1905 defeat in the Straits of Tsushima shapes its naval strategy for which future war?

Short Essay Questions

1. The Imperial Park at Tsarskoe Selo is the site of which two Russian palaces?

2. During the summer of 1912, while the family is at their hunting lodge in Spala, how does Alexis incur the hemorrhage in his groin and thigh that nearly kills him?

3. How does Rasputin believe that people came to be forgiven of their sins?

4. When World War I begins, the Tsar is reluctant to become involved because Russia is not prepared for war. Why is Russia not prepared for war?

5. When World War I begins, why do Nicholas and Alexandra travel to Moscow?

6. What Russian institutions do Peter the Great develop?

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

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

9. After the Archduke's assassination, Austria presents an ultimatum to Serbia, to which it expects a response within forty-eight hours in order to prevent it declaring war upon Serbia. What demands do Austria's ultimatum place upon Serbia?

10. In the Russian system of autocracy, to whom is the Tsar responsible?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Pobedonotstsev's opinion of the Jews and what is done with them. Demonstrate and explain, using the text, how his philosophy is reflected in his student, Nicholas', own policies.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the narrative's description, in chapter 5, of Nicholas' and Alexandra's attitudes about the coronation day and analyze whether or not these attitudes (Alexandra's in particular) foreshadow how they deal with later problems in their personal as well as political lives. Use the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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