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. In March 1917, what illness do three of the Romanov children, plus Anna Vyrubova, have?

2. To the peasants in the countryside, the death of the peasant Rasputin makes him a _____________.

3. As the revolution begins, what is Nicholas writing to Alexandra about?

4. Which of the injuries inflicted upon Rasputin by his assassins is the actual cause of his death?

5. When Guchkov and Shulgan arrive to confer with Nicholas, to whom does he abdicate his throne in favor of?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In the period immediately following the assassination of Tsar Nicholas and his family, why do as many of his Romanov relatives as are able leave Russia?

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

5. 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?

6. Why is Alexis' nurse, Nagorny, arrested after the Romanovs are moved to Ekaterinburg?

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

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 Under what conditions does England agree to grant the Romanovs asylum, and why is the request eventually withdrawn?

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

10. What happens to all of the money that is sent to Siberia to help the Romanovs?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the narrative's description, in chapter 5, of Nicholas' and Alexandra's attitudes about the coronation day and analyze whether or not these attitudes (Alexandra's in particular) foreshadow how they deal with later problems in their personal as well as political lives. Use the text to support your arguments.

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