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. How many wartime letters from Alexandra to Nicholas are found in Ekaterinburg after the revolution?

3. What is the name of the mine to which the bodies of the Romanovs are taken?

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

5. By the summer of 1915, the Tsar is at the front, but is in actuality a figurehead. Who is actually in charge of the army?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

9. What happens on March 18, 1917, that prompts Alexandra to burn much of her correspondence?

10. Under the 'protection' of Captain Kotzebue's revolutionaries, how are the Romanovs treated at first?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and explain, supporting your remarks with the text, why Nicholas' plans to follow his father, Alexander's, autocratic principles as Tsar strengthen the revolutionaries' cause.

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

Using the text and by doing research on the disease as well as using what is learned in class, describe and explain what hemophilia is, why it only occurs in males, and how Queen Victoria is believed to have become a carrier. How does this disease affect the Romanovs' fate?

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