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. Lenin is living in _____________ when the revolution occurs in Petrograd.

2. What year do the Germans target as the year to force the Russians out of the war?

3. What kind of information does Alexandra give to Rasputin, despite Nicholas' requests to her not to?

4. In which city does the first Russian revolution take place?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What secret information is found in Alexandra's papers after the abdication? Who is authorized to have copies of this information?

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

4. 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?

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

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

7. 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?

8. What do Rasputin's murderers believe is the outcome of his death?

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

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

Using the text, analyze and demonstrate whether or not Russia's becoming a constitutional monarchy in October 1905 strengthens the revolutionaries and enable the ultimate collapse of the monarchy at their hands.

Essay Topic 2

Using the text to support your arguments, compare and contrast the ideologies of the Provisional Government that is established immediately after the revolution with those of the Bolsheviks, and explain why the Bolsheviks are so easily able to take control of Russia's government in the days and weeks following the revolution.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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