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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Peter won over the Patriarch, threatened to kill any who opposed him, and then commanded all foreign officers to do what?
(a) Surrender or face death.
(b) Lay down their arms.
(c) Leave, return home.
(d) Rally behind him.

2. Sieges were preferred to open-field battle and frequently ended in what manner?
(a) Honorable surrender.
(b) Minimal deaths.
(c) Massive retreat.
(d) Religious sanctuary.

3. Who kept order as Peter embarked on the "Great Embassy"?
(a) Romodanovsky.
(b) Nikolaevna.
(c) Novodevichy.
(d) Streltsy.

4. Seventeenth century European wars were shown to be steadily growing in deadliness and scope, yet what rules were they still obeying?
(a) Seasonal campaigning.
(b) Use of shields, swords, spears.
(c) Afternoon tea sessions.
(d) Use of catapults, horses, caissons.

5. When Peter lived openly in the German suburb among foreigners, which three important friends did he make?
(a) Sylvester Medvedev, Louis de Vauban, Alexander Danilovich.
(b) Patrick Gordon, Andrew Vinius, Francis Lefort.
(c) Andrew Vinius, Louis de Vauban, Patrick Gordon.
(d) Sylvester Medvedev, Alexander Danilovich, Francis Lefort.

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

7. Peter dealt grimly with the Streltsy after they marched _____________ to replace the absent Tsar.
(a) On Archangel.
(b) On Moscow.
(c) On Preobrazhenskoe.
(d) On Semyonovskoe.

8. After his mother died, Peter returned to Archangel, launched a ship, almost drowned on another, and took delivery and command of a warship built where?
(a) Poland.
(b) Holland.
(c) Finland.
(d) Sweden.

9. What were some ways Peter broke tradition beyond freeing himself of Eudoxia, shaving nobles' beards, and using decorations in lieu of land as rewards?
(a) Offering land in exchange for military service.
(b) Reforming Russian feudal system.
(c) Reforming the calendar and currency.
(d) Affording peasants, not serfs, voting rights.

10. 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 two separate wars,
(d) Concluding one war, preparing for another,

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

12. Patkul, an anti-Swede from __________, stirred Peter and Augustus to action against Charles XII?
(a) Livonia,
(b) Estonia.
(c) Ingria.
(d) Karelia.

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

14. Peter was shown in Chapter 6 as having preferred activities out of the way at _______________.
(a) Pavlovsky Posad.
(b) Pitkyaranta.
(c) Preobrazhenskoe.
(d) Petrozavodsk.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the result of Golitsyn's encounter with the Khan of the Crimea?

2. The Streltsy mobilized against rumors that Peter would kill whom in Chapter 8?

3. For how many years was Anna Mons the mistress of Peter?

4. Sweden, overextended at the peak of its power, ruled Estonia, Ingria, Finland, Karelia, Western Pomerania, Livonia, and ports near what location?

5. Chapter 5 provided background on the "Old Believers" revolt against ritual reforms in the church that dated from ___________.

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