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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In Chapter 9, Peter was shown enjoying his freedom for how many more years?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Seven.
(d) One.

3. 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.

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

5. What did the author note Peter seemed to identify as the key while he embarked on his "Great Embassy" travels?
(a) Civil acceptance.
(b) International mercantilism.
(c) Religious tolerance.
(d) Naval dominance.

6. The "Great Embassy" was led by Lefort, two key diplomats, and ____________.
(a) "Students."
(b) "Educators."
(c) "Volunteers."
(d) "Engineers."

7. 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 _____________.
(a) The North.
(b) The East.
(c) The West.
(d) The South.

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

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

10. Sieges were preferred to open-field battle and frequently ended in what manner?
(a) Religious sanctuary.
(b) Massive retreat.
(c) Minimal deaths.
(d) Honorable surrender.

11. Which two carousing groups did Peter form that convinced many he was the Antichrist?
(a) "Imbibing Crewmen" and "Happy Swordsmen."
(b) "Jolly Muskateers" and "Laughing Bandits."
(c) "Merry Helmsmen" and "Roistering Angels."
(d) "Jolly Company" and "Drunken Synod."

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

13. In what year did Peter first visit Archangel, Russia's only port near the Arctic Circle?
(a) 1697.
(b) 1695.
(c) 1699.
(d) 1693.

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

15. Chapter 5 provided background on the "Old Believers" revolt against ritual reforms in the church that dated from ___________.
(a) Brutus' day.
(b) Genghis Khan's day.
(c) Alexis' day.
(d) Peter's day.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was William III doing in Holland when the "Great Embassy" arrived?

2. When Fedor died in 1682 without an heir, the choice was between Peter and ____________.

3. The new army under Sheremetev used artillery rebuilt from scratch using melted down iron from _______.

4. Peter was careful to wander, survey, and practice all that he saw Western technology and science reveal, and he dedicated himself to ____________.

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

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