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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Peter was shown in Chapter 6 as having preferred activities out of the way at _______________.
(a) Petrozavodsk.
(b) Preobrazhenskoe.
(c) Pavlovsky Posad.
(d) Pitkyaranta.

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

7. In 1695, Peter attacked Azov, the Turkish fortress, to end Tatar raids in the Ukraine and gain access to which sea?
(a) Red Sea.
(b) Baltic Sea.
(c) Mediterranean Sea.
(d) Black Sea.

8. Leopold I promised not to relinquish gains Peter made at Azov, but he offered no assistance in gaining entry to which sea?
(a) Baltic Sea.
(b) Mediterranean Sea.
(c) Black Sea.
(d) Adriatic Sea.

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

10. Peter was treated as an upstart monarch, but he behaved with decorum as he was eager to meet Leopold I, master of _____________.
(a) Southern Europe.
(b) All nations surrounding the Black Sea.
(c) Eastern Europe.
(d) Central Europe.

11. When Peter lived openly in the German suburb among foreigners, which three important friends did he make?
(a) Patrick Gordon, Andrew Vinius, Francis Lefort.
(b) Andrew Vinius, Louis de Vauban, Patrick Gordon.
(c) Sylvester Medvedev, Louis de Vauban, Alexander Danilovich.
(d) Sylvester Medvedev, Alexander Danilovich, Francis Lefort.

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

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which friend did Peter bury In March, 1699?

3. Sieges were preferred to open-field battle and frequently ended in what manner?

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

5. Peter was concerned by the loss at Narva, but he spared nothing to outfit and train his new army under whom?

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