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

2. How is Rasputin's power over others characterized?

3. What does Rasputin do when Stolypin banishes him?

4. When Austria presents an ultimatum to Serbia, what is Serbia's first reaction?

5. In which member of the European royal family does the hemophilia gene first appear as a spontaneous mutation?

Short Essay Questions

1. On what pretext does Nicholas dissolve the Second Imperial Duma?

2. How does Austria's Archduke Ferdinand wind up being assassinated by Serbian revolutionaries, in spite of a route revision after his speech that is designed to keep him out of danger?

3. Which of Nicholas and Alexandra's daughters are characterized as outspoken, very sure of herself, and eager to go out into society?

4. How is Queen Victoria believed to have become a carrier of the hemophilia gene?

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

6. How does the Russo-Japanese war end?

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

8. What Russian institutions do Peter the Great develop?

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

10. With which religious, sexually immoral, sect is Rasputin accused of having an association?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using the text to support your arguments, compare and contrast the ideologies of the Provisional Government that is established immediately after the revolution with those of the Bolsheviks, and explain why the Bolsheviks are so easily able to take control of Russia's government in the days and weeks following the revolution.

Essay Topic 2

Using the text, explain and analyze how Alexandra's belief that Rasputin is a representative from God who miraculously heals her son enables Rasputin to take advantage of her, as well as Alexis' hemophilia, in order to gain influence in and, eventually, control over Russia's government.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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