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. Seventeenth century European wars were shown to be steadily growing in deadliness and scope, yet what rules were they still obeying?

2. Peter dealt harshly with robbers and beggars, especially ones who ________________.

3. Peter evaded an anti-Swedish alliance in Prussia to concentrate on whom?

4. Sweden, overextended at the peak of its power, ruled Estonia, Ingria, Finland, Karelia, Western Pomerania, Livonia, and ports near what location?

5. What did Peter use to assess the plot and rid himself of the menace?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When Sophia became regent, what immediate test did she face?

3. What intentional humiliations did former elite troops that comprised old Muscovite armies sustain following Sophia's downfall?

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

5. How did Sophia attempt to ensure that her brief state of thriving during Fedor's time continued following his death?

6. What was the astonishing test Peter applied to the welcome which noblemen offered him when he returned from the Great Embassy tour?

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

8. According to Chapter 9, what did Peter find in the German Suburb?

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

10. Why was Peter unsuccessful in gaining an ally against the Turks when he met Leopold I?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Why was the Tsar's Great Embassy one of only a couple of overwhelming events in his life?

Essay Topic 3

What were the fruits that Peter's triumph at Poltava afforded?

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