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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Sweden, overextended at the peak of its power, ruled Estonia, Ingria, Finland, Karelia, Western Pomerania, Livonia, and ports near what location?
(a) England.
(b) Croatia.
(c) Denmark.
(d) Spain.

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

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

6. How long did Peter work at the Dutch company to learn his trade?
(a) Four months.
(b) Eight months.
(c) One year.
(d) Six months.

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

8. Martha Skavronskaya, a peasant girl Sheremetev captured, later became Peter's wife and successor as _________.
(a) Catherine II.
(b) Catherine I.
(c) Martha I.
(d) Martha II.

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

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

11. Where did Peter build an outpost that grew into the Kronstadt naval base?
(a) Bornholm Island.
(b) Kotlin Island.
(c) Wolin Island.
(d) Gotland Island.

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

13. Why did Peter go incognito to complete his education?
(a) To avoid the hated ceremony.
(b) To gain military intelligence.
(c) For fear of attack.
(d) To escape possible ridicule.

14. After invading the Kremlin, for how many days did Muscovy's soldiers kill boyars?
(a) One.
(b) A week.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

15. Peter evaded an anti-Swedish alliance in Prussia to concentrate on whom?
(a) Spanish.
(b) French.
(c) Turks.
(d) Poles.

Short Answer Questions

1. The "Great Embassy" was led by Lefort, two key diplomats, and ____________.

2. Golitsyn was responsible for what foreign policy highpoint of the Regency?

3. What title of Chapter 19 encapsulated Russian punishment methods?

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

5. What happened to Sophia after her inner circle was tortured and Peter refused to see her?

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