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. The foes that surrounded Orthodox Russia included Sweden, Poland, the Ottoman Empire, and which other enemy?

2. Martha Skavronskaya, a peasant girl Sheremetev captured, later became Peter's wife and successor as _________.

3. While he maintained his devotion to Orthodoxy, Peter investigated Anglicanism and was fascinated by which denomination?

4. Peter was careful to wander, survey, and practice all that he saw Western technology and science reveal, and he dedicated himself to ____________.

5. Sieges were preferred to open-field battle and frequently ended in what manner?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What significant affairs transpired during Sophia's reign?

6. What was the youth of Charles XII of Sweden like?

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

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

9. What were some ways Peter treated Anna Mons differently after he returned from his Great Embassy tour?

10. What was Peter's response following his initial defeat against Charles XII?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why was Charles XII no longer welcome in the Sublime Court toward the end of 1713? What plot developed out of the decision to send Charles back home, via one means or another? What was the outcome of this scheme?

Essay Topic 2

How did Peter come to meet Alexander Menshikov? What role of significance did he come to play in the Tsar's life?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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