Peter the Great: His Life and World Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After Charles XII was led into a trap, what did he and his troops lose?
(a) Dry gunpowder.
(b) Warm quarters.
(c) Food rations.
(d) Safe retreat.

2. Avoiding open warfare in Poland, where did the Russians retreat to?
(a) Vilnius.
(b) Kiev.
(c) Riga.
(d) Minsk.

3. The fifty blows mentioned in the title of Chapter 42 were only half the number Peter deserved for risking capture at what location?
(a) Pruth River.
(b) City of Pruth.
(c) Fortress Pruth.
(d) Frigate Pruth.

4. Chapter 45 showed Charles XII held in Adrianople for how long while Turkey and Russia concluded peace?
(a) Eight months.
(b) Twelve months.
(c) Sixteen months.
(d) Twenty months.

5. Chapter 36 brought spring's oppressive heat, but Charles XII rejected what at this point?
(a) His officer's call to retreat.
(b) His troops' call to flee.
(c) His officer's call to surrender.
(d) A peace feeler.

6. Why was it that Peter's 1717 visit to France yielded no diplomatic fruit?
(a) Councillor of State was set to ally with England, George II hated Peter.
(b) Councillor of State was set to ally with England, George I hated Peter.
(c) Regent were set to ally with England, George II hated Peter.
(d) Regent were set to ally with England, George I hated Peter.

7. St. Petersburg expanded from Petrograd Island onto the mainland, then downstream to where?
(a) Goloday Island.
(b) Decembrist's Island.
(c) Dekabristov Island.
(d) Vasilevsky Island.

8. In Chapter 51, Peter came home to handle a governmental mess and confront Tsarevich Alexis about his _________.
(a) Future parental responsibility.
(b) Future monarchical responsibility.
(c) Future religious responsibility.
(d) Future marital responsibility.

9. Peter engaged which philosopher to oversee administrative, educational, and legal reforms?
(a) Francis Lefort.
(b) Gottfried von Leibniz.
(c) Stanislaus Lesczynski.
(d) Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt.

10. In Chapter 32, the Russians torched Poland to deny Charles provisions and bridges, and accomplish what else?
(a) Recruit additional forces.
(b) Insert blockades.
(c) Position cannons across rivers.
(d) Draft new forces.

11. In what year did Martha Skavronskaya, Peter's wife, begin bearing his children?
(a) 1709.
(b) 1707.
(c) 1711.
(d) 1705.

12. Unable to fight with Sweden or Britain in new "ship-of-the-line" warships, what did Peter build that could sail close to shore and swarm larger ships?
(a) Rowed catamarans.
(b) Rowed frigates.
(c) Rowed galleys.
(d) Rowed kayaks.

13. Which Councillor of State controlled French foreign policy because of the age of Louis XV?
(a) Anthony Devier.
(b) Charles Eugene, Duc Du Croy.
(c) Philippe, Duc d'Orléans.
(d) Abbé Guillaume Dubois.

14. Peter was able to launch a disciplined infantry line which enveloped ________/
(a) Fleeing Swedes.
(b) Charging Swedes.
(c) Retreating Swedes.
(d) Counter-striking Swedes.

15. What was Peter's view of his niece's marriage?
(a) Pleased him.
(b) Displeased him.
(c) No concern.
(d) Withheld judgment.

Short Answer Questions

1. After being cornered, what areas did Peter abandon that resulted in his survival and making peace with Charles XII?

2. How old was Peter Petrovich when he was named heir?

3. Seeking to restore old Moscow, Charles XII takes a direct thrust at Russia's heart rather than first restoring which sea?

4. What title of Chapter 39 reflected the celebration of deliverance and foreign capitals that offered dynastic marriages and treaties?

5. Peter had ten redoubts built in what formation, that slowed enemy attacks?

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