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. On the day they are murdered, what is the reason the Romanovs are given for having to leave?

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

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

4. Where do the Romanovs live in Tobolsk?

5. How long does it take Yurovsky's group to destroy the bodies?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. During the sixteen months Nicholas is at either Stavka or the front, Alexandra is in charge of the administrative functions of the government. What is the result of Alexandra's leadership?

6. When Alexis suffers a nosebleed and Rasputin is sent for, what does Rasputin do when he arrives and what happens afterward?

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

8. Why does Nicholas bring Alexis to live with him at the Stavka in the fall of 1915?

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

Explain and analyze why, although there are people who want, and indeed try, to help the Romanovs escape, nothing ever comes to fruition. Use the text as backup.

Essay Topic 2

The reason why Felix Yussoupov and his co-conspirators assassinate Rasputin is to try to save the monarchy. Using the text, analyze and explain why, and how, his assassination actually ends up contributing to the revolutionary cause and to the collapse of the monarchy.

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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