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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. When did Charles XII launch his surprise campaign against Narva?
(a) Autumn.
(b) Summer.
(c) Winter.
(d) Spring.

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

6. Peter was concerned by the loss at Narva, but he spared nothing to outfit and train his new army under whom?
(a) Alexis Sheremetev.
(b) Brutus Sheremetev.
(c) Boris Sheremetev.
(d) Markus Sheremetev.

7. 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.

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

9. Peter was careful to wander, survey, and practice all that he saw Western technology and science reveal, and he dedicated himself to ____________.
(a) Using the same to conquer the West.
(b) Advancing international well-being.
(c) Achieving the same in Russia.
(d) Using the same to conquer Sweden.

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

11. Which nations sided with Charles XII against Denmark to keep the European political status quo?
(a) Netherlands, Finland.
(b) Finland, Poland.
(c) England, Poland.
(d) England, Netherlands.

12. Patriarch Nikon, who challenged Alexis and sternly enforced his own views, was deposed in what year?
(a) 1662.
(b) 1660.
(c) 1664.
(d) 1666.

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

14. Peter could be easily identified and thronged until he was set up securely in which dockyard?
(a) East India Company.
(b) Rotterdam Naval Shipyard.
(c) Amserdam Shipping Company.
(d) Netherlands Nautical, Ltd.

15. In Chapter 12, Peter felt the need to shore up a dying anti-Turkish alliance and European worries grew regarding whose ambitions?
(a) Philip IV.
(b) Charles CI.
(c) Mary II.
(d) Louis XIV.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How long did it take to build the Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul by hand?

3. Chapter 15 reflected William III, simultaneously King of England and Stadholder of Holland, as __________.

4. Tsar Alexis is described as what type of ruler?

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

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