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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. During what year did Muscovy's soldiers believe Sophia's rumors of treachery?
(a) 1686.
(b) 1682.
(c) 1680.
(d) 16864.

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

5. Reports that the Streltsy were marching against him sent Peter in flight by night to the historic Troitsky Monastery______________.
(a) On Nizhnevartovsk.
(b) On Veliky Novgorod.
(c) On Preobrazhenskoe.
(d) On Angarsk.

6. 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) Holland.
(b) Poland.
(c) Sweden.
(d) Finland.

7. Leopold I promised not to relinquish gains Peter made at Azov, but he offered no assistance in gaining entry to which sea?
(a) Mediterranean Sea.
(b) Adriatic Sea.
(c) Black Sea.
(d) Baltic Sea.

8. While he maintained his devotion to Orthodoxy, Peter investigated Anglicanism and was fascinated by which denomination?
(a) Methodists.
(b) Episcopalians.
(c) Quakers.
(d) Unitarians.

9. Who was the King of Poland that Peter met en route home?
(a) Heinrich I.
(b) Wilhelm.
(c) Augustus I.
(d) Augustus II.

10. "Great Embassy" member in Russia felt that Europeans who embraced music, art, literature, and science were _________.
(a) "Agnostics."
(b) "Iconoclasts."
(c) "Pagans."
(d) "Heretics."

11. At what age did Peter lose his father?
(a) Seven.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

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

13. In Chapter 3, who was Sophia?
(a) Sister.
(b) Cousin.
(c) Aunt.
(d) Half-sister.

14. In Chapter 25, Peter attacked a 13th-century Estonian seaport fortress that was defended by how many men?
(a) 1,100.
(b) 700.
(c) 1,500.
(d) 1,900.

15. 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 moods swang unpredictably.
(c) Peter's exploits were well thought out.
(d) Peter's actions were predictable.

Short Answer Questions

1. William III was not ready when he met Peter during the "Great Embassy" to ally against which group?

2. In what year did Peter first visit Archangel, Russia's only port near the Arctic Circle?

3. When did the founding of St. Petersburg transpire?

4. Peter failed in his efforts with Leopold I to gain an ally against the Turks, as Austria was seeking peace in anticipation of new warfare in _____________.

5. What happened to Peter's great fleet when he sent an envoy on the first Russian warship to enter the Black Sea?

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