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 what date are the Romanovs murdered?

2. On what date does the provisional government receive official recognition from the United States?

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

4. Rasputin always tells Alexandra that Alexis loses the crown and Alexandra dies if ______________ dies.

5. At one point, a drunken Rasputin is arrested for:

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Instead of telling Nicholas that a revolution is taking place, what does Protopopov and Voeikov tell him about the events taking place in St. Petersburg, and how does he find out what is really happening?

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

4. In the period immediately following the assassination of Tsar Nicholas and his family, why do as many of his Romanov relatives as are able leave Russia?

5. Why does Alexandra move Anna Vyrubova into an apartment in the Alexander Palace?

6. What does the Tsar do in an attempt to slow down the rate of loss among his army officers?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 3, we learn that Tsar Alexander and Empress Marie are initially opposed to Nicholas' match with Alix of Hesse (later Alexandra) because they are anti-German. Analyze and explain how their opposition to this match--and her nation of origin--foreshadow the difficulty Alexandra has with her in-laws during the first few months of her marriage, her problems fitting into Russian society, as well as Russian hatred of her during World War I. Support your arguments from the text.

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

Using the text, explain and analyze how Alexandra's belief that Rasputin is a representative from God who miraculously heals her son enables Rasputin to take advantage of her, as well as Alexis' hemophilia, in order to gain influence in and, eventually, control over Russia's government.

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