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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After serfs and peasants were drafted by the thousands for unskilled shipbuilding labor, what work moved swiftly despite what?
(a) High desertion and death rates, minimal machinery,
(b) High desertion and death rates, no machinery,
(c) Moderate desertion and death rates, no machinery,
(d) High desertion and death rates, poor machinery,

2. 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) Sweden.
(d) Finland.

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

4. What title of Chapter 19 encapsulated Russian punishment methods?
(a) "Fire and Brimstone".
(b) "Fire and Rope".
(c) "Fire and Death".
(d) "Fire and Knout."

5. How did Sophia use Fedor's funeral to break tradition?
(a) Mourned, prayed privately.
(b) Mourned, cried publicly.
(c) Mourned, raged publicly.
(d) Mourned, chanted publicly.

6. Frederick of Denmark dropped out of the conflict following what?
(a) Totally bloodless campaign.
(b) Near annihilation.
(c) Nearly bloodless campaign.
(d) Very bloody campaign.

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

8. How long did it take to build the Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul by hand?
(a) Five months.
(b) Ten months.
(c) Fifteen months.
(d) Twenty months.

9. Tsar Alexis is described as what type of ruler?
(a) Democrat.
(b) Monarch.
(c) Republican.
(d) Demigod.

10. The "Great Embassy" ended abruptly before a trip to ________________because word came that the Streltsy were rebelling?
(a) Warsaw.
(b) Constantinople.
(c) Dresden.
(d) Venice.

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

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

13. Peter was treated as an upstart monarch, but he behaved with decorum as he was eager to meet Leopold I, master of _____________.
(a) All nations surrounding the Black Sea.
(b) Eastern Europe.
(c) Central Europe.
(d) Southern Europe.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. In Chapter 9, Peter was shown enjoying his freedom for how many more years?

4. Peter could be easily identified and thronged until he was set up securely in which dockyard?

5. In 1695, Peter attacked Azov, the Turkish fortress, to end Tatar raids in the Ukraine and gain access to which sea?

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