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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. How do the Romanovs travel for most of the journey to Siberia?
2. In January 1919, a special investigator finds the mine with its evidence of the ___________ of the Romanovs.
3. Why are the Romanovs not willing to escape, even though monarchist organizations triesd to help them?
4. What is the date by which Rasputin, writing before his death, predicts he will be dead and which, indeed, turns out to be the day his body is found?
5. Who asks Moscow for permission to transfer the Romanovs to Ekaterinburg?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. When the Romanovs arrived in Tyumen, in what condition does Kobylinsky find the Governor's house, where the Romanovs are to live?
3. What do Rasputin's murderers believe is the outcome of his death?
4. To what is the collapse of the Russian monarchy near the end of World War I ultimately attributed?
5. When Alexis suffers a nosebleed and Rasputin is sent for, what does Rasputin do when he arrives and what happens afterward?
6. Why are losses so heavy among Russian officers, in particular, during World War I?
7. When are the Romanovs told they are able to leave Siberia?
8. After initially abdicating the throne to Alexis, why does Nicholas change his mind and turn it over to his brother Michael?
9. 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?
10. Under the 'protection' of Captain Kotzebue's revolutionaries, how are the Romanovs treated at first?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Analyze and explain how the Tsar's reaction to and handling of the Assembly of Russian Workingmen strike that begins at the Putilov Steel Works and ends in bloodshed on "Bloody Sunday," January 22, 1905, change people's attitudes toward the Tsar and strengthen the revolutionary movement instead of quelling it as the Tsar hopes. Support your remarks with the text.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the views and philosophies of Lenin's Bolsheviks with Plekhanov's Mensheviks, and analyze--using the text as backup--why Lenin and the Bolshevik views prevailed over Plekhanov and the Mensheviks.
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