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 does Stolypin do away with?

2. With whom do the girls go to St. Petersburg on Sundays?

3. What happens to the Bishop of St. Petersburg when he tries to investigate Rasputin's immoral behavior?

4. How does Prime Minister Kokovtsov, who replaces Stolypin after his assassination, come to be replaced by Rasputin's ally, Goremykin?

5. Russia has to limit the amount of _____________ their soldiers use in one day because of shortages.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. What Russian institutions do Peter the Great develop?

5. What does Nicholas' tutor, Pobedonostsev, believe the only way to achieve national unity in Russia is? What does he believe is done in the event of opposition?

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

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

8. 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?

9. 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?

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

By using the text as backup and comparing and contrasting Russian Orthodox and Lutheran beliefs, explain why women who marry into the Russian royal family convert to the Russian Orthodox faith, as Alix is required to do from the Lutheran faith in which she is raised.

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

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.

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