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. 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?

2. When Peter lived openly in the German suburb among foreigners, which three important friends did he make?

3. Patkul, an anti-Swede from __________, stirred Peter and Augustus to action against Charles XII?

4. When Ivan and Peter were crowned as co-tsars, Sophia took over as __________.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Charles XII and his advance regiments find upon arrival at Baturin on November 11?

2. Why did the Turkish Sultan want to send Charles XII home?

3. Why was Peter anxious to meet King William of England in Holland?

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

5. Why did Peter's Great Embassy amaze his countrymen?

6. What sequence transpired that resulted in Peter coming to power?

7. What took place in the Great Audience Hall in Moscow on February 3, 1718?

8. How did the author describe London in the era Peter visited?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What was Peter's childhood like? What was of importance that transpired during this time?

Essay Topic 2

What events transpired in the six weeks subsequent to the death of Charles XII that drastically affected the life of Baron Georg Heinrich von Goertz?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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