Nicholas and Alexandra Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. With the Tsar at the front, a substitute autocrat is to be found. Who fills this role?

2. Boris Soloviev, the ___________ of Rasputin, moves to Tyumen to try to help the Romanovs escape and, indeed, becomes famous as the man who tries to rescue them.

3. What does Nicholas need in order to go outside of the palace after he and Alexandra are arrested?

4. As Nicholas returns to Petrograd, why is the train detoured to Pskov?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. When strikers marched in the streets on Sunday, March 11, 1917, they find that signs are posted by order of the Tsar. What do the signs say?

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

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

8. When Alexis suffers a nosebleed and Rasputin is sent for, what does Rasputin do when he arrives and what happens afterward?

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

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

Analyze and demonstrate how the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand by Serbian revolutionary Gabriel Princip, which leads to World War I, contribute to the downfall of the Russian military and, ultimately, the monarchy. Support your statements with the text.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 3, we learn that Tsar Alexander and Empress Marie are initially opposed to Nicholas' match with Alix of Hesse (later Alexandra) because they are anti-German. Analyze and explain how their opposition to this match--and her nation of origin--foreshadow the difficulty Alexandra has with her in-laws during the first few months of her marriage, her problems fitting into Russian society, as well as Russian hatred of her during World War I. Support your arguments from the text.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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