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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Chapter 1 described Moscow in what period?
(a) The 1650s.
(b) The 1680s.
(c) The 1670s.
(d) The 1660s.

2. How long did Peter work at the Dutch company to learn his trade?
(a) Eight months.
(b) Four months.
(c) One year.
(d) Six months.

3. When did the founding of St. Petersburg transpire?
(a) 1707.
(b) 1701.
(c) 1703.
(d) 1705.

4. The new army under Sheremetev used artillery rebuilt from scratch using melted down iron from _______.
(a) Cemetery and church gates.
(b) Tools, farming implements.
(c) Church bells.
(d) Old cannons.

5. In what year did Peter first visit Archangel, Russia's only port near the Arctic Circle?
(a) 1693.
(b) 1695.
(c) 1699.
(d) 1697.

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

7. Upset by Sophia, whom did the boyars rally around?
(a) The Natalyas.
(b) The Nesterovs.
(c) The Naryshkins.
(d) The Nerchinks.

8. What happened to Peter's great fleet when he sent an envoy on the first Russian warship to enter the Black Sea?
(a) Engaged in future warfare service.
(b) Rotted unused for lack of purpose.
(c) Relinquished as part of the truce.
(d) Sold, leaving sailors to march back.

9. The foes that surrounded Orthodox Russia included Sweden, Poland, the Ottoman Empire, and which other enemy?
(a) China.
(b) Morocco.
(c) Great Britain.
(d) Spain.

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

11. How long did Peter send the "Great Embassy" to Europe to recruit and study?
(a) Thirty months.
(b) Eighteen months.
(c) Twelve months.
(d) Twenty-four months.

12. Eudoxia Lopukhina bore Peter __________ before they were estranged.
(a) Twin sons.
(b) A daughter.
(c) A son and a daughter.
(d) A son.

13. Which friend did Peter bury In March, 1699?
(a) Vinius.
(b) Gordon.
(c) Lefort.
(d) Korb.

14. When Fedor died in 1682 without an heir, the choice was between Peter and ____________.
(a) Fedor's healthy brother, Ivan.
(b) Fedor's physically-challenged brother, Ivan.
(c) Fedor's healthy cousin, Ivan.
(d) Fedor's physically-challenged cousin, Ivan.

15. William III was not ready when he met Peter during the "Great Embassy" to ally against which group?
(a) Greeks.
(b) Poles.
(c) Swedes.
(d) Turks.

Short Answer Questions

1. William III met Peter, long an admirer of his military exploits against _____________.

2. During what year did Muscovy's soldiers believe Sophia's rumors of treachery?

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

4. Patkul, an anti-Swede from __________, stirred Peter and Augustus to action against Charles XII?

5. Chapter 15 reflected William III, simultaneously King of England and Stadholder of Holland, as __________.

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