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Nicholas and Alexandra Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert K. Massie
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. After an attempt by his organization to give a petition to the Tsar failed, what happens to Father Gapon?



2. In what month and year is Nicholas II crowned Tsar?



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



4. Nicholas and Alexandra's first home is at the palace in:



5. Who is Nicholas' most important tutor?



Short Essay Questions

1. What secret information is found in Alexandra's papers after the abdication? Who is authorized to have copies of this information?



2. 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?



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



4. After visiting Rasputin for an illness, what conclusion does Felix Yussoupov draw about him?



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



6. 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?



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



8. What Russian institutions do Peter the Great develop?



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



10. 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?



Essay Topics

Compare and contrast Nicholas' and Alexandra's contributions to the Russian monarchy, especially how they choose to deal with the beginning of its decline and the growing power of the revolutionaries, with Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna's prediction that Nicholas and Alexandra's inadequacies as rulers make them the last generation of Romanov rulers. Demonstrate whether or not the Grand Duchess is correct in her analysis of Nicholas and Alexandra as inadequate rulers.

Analyze and demonstrate how Nicholas' agreement to the Imperial Manifesto and the establishment of the Duma (Russia's Parliament) both enable the revolutionaries and hasten the collapse of the Russian monarchy. Use the text to support your arguments.

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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