Nicholas and Alexandra Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Robert K. Massie
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which river is Rasputin thrown into by his would-be assassins?

2. The Catherine Palace is being used as a _____________.

3. What does the rest of Petrograd believe about Rasputin's motives for his continued involvement with the Romanovs?

4. With the Tsar at the front, a substitute autocrat is to be found. Who fills this role?

5. In what month does Alexis go to the front with the Tsar?

Essay 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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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