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

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

3. Which member of the royal family becomes a certified war nurse?

4. 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?

5. Which river is Rasputin thrown into by his would-be assassins?

Short Essay Questions

1. After initially abdicating the throne to Alexis, why does Nicholas change his mind and turn it over to his brother Michael?

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

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

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

5. How are the Romanovs lured to their deaths, and who tells them they were going to die? How long after the announcement of their impending death are the Romanovs killed?

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

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

8. 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?

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

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.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the causes of the Russian-Japanese war, and analyze and demonstrate how Russia's experiences during this war, particularly during the Battle of the Straits of Tsushima, shape its military strategy for World War I. Use the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and demonstrate how Nicholas' agreement to the Imperial Manifesto and the establishment of the Duma (Russia's Parliament) both enable the revolutionaries and hasten the collapse of the Russian monarchy. Use the text to support your arguments.

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