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

Robert K. Massie
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the only individual who stood by Peter against William I?
(a) Frederick I of Prussia.
(b) Frederick of Hesse.
(c) Fredrick William of Prussia.
(d) Frederick of Denmark.

2. Which vast Ottoman Empire situation was surveyed in Chapter 40?
(a) Russian.
(b) Swedish.
(c) Turkish.
(d) Lithuanian.

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

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

5. With Severia lost, where did Charles XII go?
(a) Lithuania.
(b) Belarus.
(c) Slovakia.
(d) Ukraine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Charles XII hoped to ally with Hetman Mazeppa, the Cossack who had been waiting for an opportunity to win independence for ___________.

2. Much of Charles XII's infantry wasted time on Peter's redoubts and was _________.

3. Entering Peter's world through Lefort, how did Massie describe Alexander Menshikov in Chapter 28?

4. Peter was able to launch a disciplined infantry line which enveloped ________/

5. Charles XII went home to Sweden only after he took Danish Rügen. How many years had passed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Peter never have to simultaneously fight two enemies?

2. St. Petersburg came about in what fashion?

3. In Chapter 33, what did the author describe Charles XII and Peter as having done in the early summer months?

4. How did Peter compare with his son, Alexis?

5. What sort of effect did the arrival of Charles XII in Germany have?

6. Why was it Russia appeared to have significantly deteriorated in comparison to Sweden in the spring of 1720?

7. Why did Peter decide to focus his attention on the conquest of the upper Baltic?

8. Why did Peter seek to control Dorpat and Narva in 1704?

9. According to Chapter 36, how confident did Charles XII feel in early April ?

10. What was Peter's response when he learned of the death of Charles XII?

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