Nicholas and Alexandra Test | Final Test - Hard

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

2. When Rodzianko finally convinces Nicholas, who is still at Stavka, that the violence and strike in Petrograd are serious, what does he NOT do?

3. What happens on March 21, 1917?

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

5. What does Nicholas need in order to go outside of the palace after he and Alexandra are arrested?

Short Essay Questions

1. In agreeing to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, what territory does Russia give up?

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

5. 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?

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

7. As the soldiers guarding the Romanovs in Tyumen come to understand the meaning of the revolution, how do their attitudes toward the Romanovs change?

8. Under what conditions does England agree to grant the Romanovs asylum, and why is the request eventually withdrawn?

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

10. In the period between Nicholas' abdication and the Romanovs' arrest, why do the revolutionaries not attack the Alexander Palace, where the family is living?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Analyze and demonstrate how Nicholas' agreement to the Imperial Manifesto and the establishment of the Duma (Russia's Parliament) both enable the revolutionaries and hasten the collapse of the Russian monarchy. Use the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and demonstrate how the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand by Serbian revolutionary Gabriel Princip, which leads to World War I, contribute to the downfall of the Russian military and, ultimately, the monarchy. Support your statements with the text.

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