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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long did Peter send the "Great Embassy" to Europe to recruit and study?
(a) Twelve months.
(b) Twenty-four months.
(c) Thirty months.
(d) Eighteen months.

2. 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) Concluding two separate wars,
(d) Conducting two wars simultaneously.

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

4. Chapter 15 reflected William III, simultaneously King of England and Stadholder of Holland, as __________.
(a) Sovereign Prince of Champagne-Ardenne,
(b) Sovereign Prince of Bordeaux,
(c) Sovereign Prince of Buckingham,
(d) Sovereign Prince of Orange,

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

6. What were some ways Peter broke tradition beyond freeing himself of Eudoxia, shaving nobles' beards, and using decorations in lieu of land as rewards?
(a) Offering land in exchange for military service.
(b) Affording peasants, not serfs, voting rights.
(c) Reforming Russian feudal system.
(d) Reforming the calendar and currency.

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

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

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

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

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

12. Sophia surveyed the plight of women in 17th-century Russia and ______________in particular.
(a) Women serfs.
(b) Peasant women.
(c) Royal sisters.
(d) Female students, housed in a school "terem."

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

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

15. What did Peter use to assess the plot and rid himself of the menace?
(a) Bribes.
(b) Interrogations.
(c) Tortues.
(d) Threats.

Short Answer Questions

1. Peter was humiliated across Europe when Swedes broke through what type of defenses that the Russians built at Narva?

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

3. How did Sophia use Fedor's funeral to break tradition?

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

5. Eudoxia Lopukhina bore Peter __________ before they were estranged.

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