Nicholas and Alexandra Test | Final 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 date by which Rasputin, writing before his death, predicts he will be dead and which, indeed, turns out to be the day his body is found?

2. At the end of June, why does the Romanov family stay up all night, fully dressed?

3. On March 12, 1917, whom does Alexandra ask to come to her?

4. Who advises the Tsar that revolution is imminent unless he keeps Alexandra from further interference in official matters?

5. How much of the Russian army is destroyed by the summer of 1915?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. When strikers marched in the streets on Sunday, March 11, 1917, they find that signs are posted by order of the Tsar. What do the signs say?

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. Why is Alexis' nurse, Nagorny, arrested after the Romanovs are moved to Ekaterinburg?

7. Under the 'protection' of Captain Kotzebue's revolutionaries, how are the Romanovs treated at first?

8. What do Rasputin's murderers believe is the outcome of his death?

9. When are the Romanovs told they are able to leave Siberia?

10. What happens to all of the money that is sent to Siberia to help the Romanovs?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and explain, supporting your remarks with the text, why Nicholas' plans to follow his father, Alexander's, autocratic principles as Tsar strengthen the revolutionaries' cause.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Compare and contrast the views and philosophies of Lenin's Bolsheviks with Plekhanov's Mensheviks, and analyze--using the text as backup--why Lenin and the Bolshevik views prevailed over Plekhanov and the Mensheviks.

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