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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Chapter 21 reflected Peter was back at his highest priority, finding in his shipyards any waste, shortages, or ________.
(a) Rewardable efforts.
(b) Sullen workers.
(c) Punishable activities.
(d) New ideas.

2. What was William III doing in Holland when the "Great Embassy" arrived?
(a) Conducting two wars simultaneously.
(b) Preparing for a war abroad,
(c) Concluding one war, preparing for another,
(d) Concluding two separate wars,

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

4. What was the result of Golitsyn's encounter with the Khan of the Crimea?
(a) One failed campaign.
(b) Two failed campaigns.
(c) One failed and one victorious campaigns.
(d) One victorious campaign.

5. From Voronezh where he displayed power and obtained a treaty with the Turks when Baltic fighting started, Peter set out to reclaim what?
(a) Estonia, Livonia.
(b) Karelia, Ingria.
(c) Livonia, Ingria.
(d) Estonia, Karelia.

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

7. In 1695, Peter attacked Azov, the Turkish fortress, to end Tatar raids in the Ukraine and gain access to which sea?
(a) Baltic Sea.
(b) Red Sea.
(c) Black Sea.
(d) Mediterranean Sea.

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

9. Chapter 20 drew heavily on accounts by an Austrian named ______________________who depicts Peter partying as the events in the previous chapters unfold.
(a) Georg-Johann Korb.
(b) Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.
(c) Bernhard Victor Schmidt.
(d) Johann-Georg Korb.

10. What did the author note Peter seemed to identify as the key while he embarked on his "Great Embassy" travels?
(a) International mercantilism.
(b) Naval dominance.
(c) Religious tolerance.
(d) Civil acceptance.

11. How many Dutch specialists and officers did the "Great Embassy" send to Russia?
(a) 460.
(b) 540.
(c) 560.
(d) 640.

12. Since Peter needed a more systematic approach to naval concerns, he visited England. How long was he in England?
(a) Four months.
(b) Ten months.
(c) Eight months.
(d) Six months.

13. The "Great Embassy" was led by Lefort, two key diplomats, and ____________.
(a) "Educators."
(b) "Volunteers."
(c) "Students."
(d) "Engineers."

14. Peter was humiliated across Europe when Swedes broke through what type of defenses that the Russians built at Narva?
(a) Adequate.
(b) Strong.
(c) Acceptable.
(d) Inferior.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did Peter work at the Dutch company to learn his trade?

2. In Chapter 3, who was Sophia?

3. Leopold I promised not to relinquish gains Peter made at Azov, but he offered no assistance in gaining entry to which sea?

4. Whom did Peter tax after his eventual triumph at Azov?

5. What did Peter use to assess the plot and rid himself of the menace?

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