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. In March 1917, what illness do three of the Romanov children, plus Anna Vyrubova, have?

2. What is the house in Ekaterinburg where the Romanovs live called?

3. How long does it take for the Bolsheviks to admit that the family is killed along with the Tsar?

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

5. Who is responsible for the Romanovs' safety when they are first arrested in March 1917?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. At the Four Brothers Mine, how are the bodies of Nicholas and his family disposed of?

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

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

5. After initially abdicating the throne to Alexis, why does Nicholas change his mind and turn it over to his brother Michael?

6. In the letter that turns out to prophesy his death as well as the fate of the monarchy, what does Rasputin say happens to the Romanovs if his death is at the hands of peasants or commoners? Likewise, what does he say happens to the monarchy if his death is at the hands of nobles?

7. On March 12, the day the revolution begins, what is the response of the Cabinet? What is significant about this action?

8. Why are losses so heavy among Russian officers, in particular, during World War I?

9. When the Romanovs arrived in Tyumen, in what condition does Kobylinsky find the Governor's house, where the Romanovs are to live?

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

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

Using the text and by doing research on the disease as well as using what is learned in class, describe and explain what hemophilia is, why it only occurs in males, and how Queen Victoria is believed to have become a carrier. How does this disease affect the Romanovs' fate?

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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