Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Part 1, Old Muscovy, Chapters 1-6
1. What was Moscow like in Peter's youth?
2. What sequence transpired that resulted in Peter coming to power?
3. How did Sophia attempt to ensure that her brief state of thriving during Fedor's time continued following his death?
4. What was Peter's key to power in Russia during the initial half of his life?
5. When Sophia became regent, what immediate test did she face?
6. What activities did Peter prefer to state ceremonies during Sophia's reign?
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