Peter the Great: His Life and World Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert K. Massie
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Chapter 7, Sophia installed new cohorts including her lover, Prince Vasily Golitsyn, and which others?

3. The King of Poland convinced Peter to undertake a joint war against which nation?

4. After serfs and peasants were drafted by the thousands for unskilled shipbuilding labor, what work moved swiftly despite what?

5. In Chapter 12, Peter felt the need to shore up a dying anti-Turkish alliance and European worries grew regarding whose ambitions?

Short Essay Questions

1. Peter ventured into Holland with his Great Embassy for what purpose?

2. What battle did Peter decide to engage in at age 22?

3. When he came to power, what was the confrontation Charles XII faced with Peter?

4. Who did Peter meet when his Embassy came to an end unexpectedly, and he headed home?

5. What were Peter's distinguishing physical characteristics when he was age 22?

6. What did Peter initially state was his aim in attacking Sweden in the Great Northern War?

7. What were some examples that reflected how seventeenth century European wars, despite deadliness and scope that steadily grew, still retained obedience of rules?

8. How was Sophia overthrown?

9. What took place for Peter on his initial trip to Archangel in 1693?

10. Who was Russia's Fedor Golovin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

From where did the author draw, "These Things are in Your Way," the title of Chapter 18?

Essay Topic 2

What was a visitor to Paris in 1717 likely to have seen? What was on the list Peter compiled of all he desired to look at and accomplish on his second historic trip to the West? How successful was his visit?

Essay Topic 3

In what manner did Martha Skavronskaya enter Peter's life? How did she rise from obscurity to eventually succeed to his post following his death?

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