Peter the Great: His Life and World Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Robert K. Massie
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 4, On the European Stage, Chapters 53-57.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Russia captured Riga and _________.
(a) Vyksa.
(b) Vyborg,
(c) Vysotsk.
(d) Vysokovsk.

2. 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 actions were predictable.
(b) Peter's moods swang unpredictably.
(c) Peter's reasoning was systematic.
(d) Peter's exploits were well thought out.

3. When was Peter born?
(a) April 30, 1672.
(b) June 30, 1672.
(c) August 30, 1672.
(d) May 30, 1672.

4. In Chapter 9, Peter was shown enjoying his freedom for how many more years?
(a) Three.
(b) Seven.
(c) Five.
(d) One.

5. In Chapter 51, Peter came home to handle a governmental mess and confront Tsarevich Alexis about his _________.
(a) Future parental responsibility.
(b) Future monarchical responsibility.
(c) Future marital responsibility.
(d) Future religious responsibility.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 25, Peter attacked a 13th-century Estonian seaport fortress that was defended by how many men?

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

3. Entering Peter's world through Lefort, how did Massie describe Alexander Menshikov in Chapter 28?

4. The foes that surrounded Orthodox Russia included Sweden, Poland, the Ottoman Empire, and which other enemy?

5. Why was it that Peter's 1717 visit to France yielded no diplomatic fruit?

(see the answer key)

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