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. There are still __________ loyal to the Tsar at Alexander Palace.

2. On the day they are murdered, what is the reason the Romanovs are given for having to leave?

3. When Trotsky returns to Russia from New York in May 1917, what is his relationship with Lenin?

4. Why do the Russians turn away from Vienna and Budapest just as they are about to take them over?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. After visiting Rasputin for an illness, what conclusion does Felix Yussoupov draw about him?

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

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

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

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

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 Under what conditions does England agree to grant the Romanovs asylum, and why is the request eventually withdrawn?

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

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. Why does Nicholas bring Alexis to live with him at the Stavka in the fall of 1915?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and explain how Nicholas and Alexandra's decision to keep Alexis' hemophilia a secret contributed to not only Alexandra's unpopularity with Russians but also to the downfall of the monarchy. Back up your arguments with citations from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Using the text as backup, compare and contrast the daily routine of the Romanovs, as described in Chapter 10, with the daily life of the typical Russian worker.

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