Peter the Great: His Life and World Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Robert K. Massie
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, The Great Northern War, Chapters 34—39.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What observation could be made about Peter given that he enjoyed Mock-Synod celebrations at Christmas and before Lent, stood with troops rather than the Patriarch at Epiphany when the Moscow River is blessed, and ended executions with bodies being buried as Lent begins?
(a) Peter's moods swang unpredictably.
(b) Peter's actions were predictable.
(c) Peter's reasoning was systematic.
(d) Peter's exploits were well thought out.

2. Peter dealt harshly with robbers and beggars, especially ones who ________________.
(a) Threatened foreigners.
(b) Threatened women.
(c) Threatened children.
(d) Threatened the ill or handicapped.

3. Charles XII hoped to ally with Hetman Mazeppa, the Cossack who had been waiting for an opportunity to win independence for ___________.
(a) Forty years.
(b) Twenty years.
(c) Ten years.
(d) Thirty years.

4. While he maintained his devotion to Orthodoxy, Peter investigated Anglicanism and was fascinated by which denomination?
(a) Unitarians.
(b) Episcopalians.
(c) Quakers.
(d) Methodists.

5. What title of Chapter 19 encapsulated Russian punishment methods?
(a) "Fire and Death".
(b) "Fire and Brimstone".
(c) "Fire and Rope".
(d) "Fire and Knout."

Short Answer Questions

1. The "Great Embassy" was led by Lefort, two key diplomats, and ____________.

2. In Chapter 7, Sophia installed new cohorts including her lover, Prince Vasily Golitsyn, and which others?

3. Peter was concerned by the loss at Narva, but he spared nothing to outfit and train his new army under whom?

4. Peter dealt grimly with the Streltsy after they marched _____________ to replace the absent Tsar.

5. In Chapter 9, Peter was shown enjoying his freedom for how many more years?

(see the answer key)

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