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

2. After Lenin and Trotsky return to Russia, where does Kerensky decide to relocate the Romanovs to?

3. To the peasants in the countryside, the death of the peasant Rasputin makes him a _____________.

4. While Alexis is traveling during the fall of 1915, he suffers a nosebleed. His mother credits Rasputin with stopping the bleeding; however, what is the most likely reason the hemorrhage stops?

5. How does the three-hundred-year-old Romanov dynasty end in March, 1917?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

6. 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?

7. 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?

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

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

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

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 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.

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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