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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Whom did Peter tax after his eventual triumph at Azov?
(a) Landowners, commoners.
(b) The church, merchants.
(c) Merchants, landowners.
(d) Landowners, the church.

4. The Streltsy mobilized against rumors that Peter would kill whom in Chapter 8?
(a) Prince Golitsyn, Ivan.
(b) Sophia, Eudoxia.
(c) Ivan, Sophia.
(d) Sophia, Prince Golitsyn.

5. Peter's passion for sailing began when he and his tutor found, refurbished, and took a boat out on what lake?
(a) Pervomaysk.
(b) Preobrazhenskoe.
(c) Pavlovsk.
(d) Pleschev.

6. 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 catapults, horses, caissons.
(c) Use of shields, swords, spears.
(d) Afternoon tea sessions.

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

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

9. During the period when Peter built a warship, endangered himself with war games and fireworks, and ignored the Kremlin, what almost took his life?
(a) Dysentery.
(b) Hepatitis.
(c) Yellow fever.
(d) Malaria.

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

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

12. Golitsyn was responsible for what foreign policy highpoint of the Regency?
(a) Return of Kiev to Russian control.
(b) Return of Moscow to Russian control.
(c) Return of Perm to Russian control.
(d) Return of Kazan to Russian control.

13. The King of Poland convinced Peter to undertake a joint war against which nation?
(a) Greece.
(b) Sweden.
(c) France.
(d) Spain.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At what age did Peter lose his father?

3. Why did Peter go incognito to complete his education?

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

5. Where did Peter build an outpost that grew into the Kronstadt naval base?

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