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

2. The Streltsy mobilized against rumors that Peter would kill whom in Chapter 8?

3. 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?

4. Chapter 20 drew heavily on accounts by an Austrian named ______________________who depicts Peter partying as the events in the previous chapters unfold.

5. When was Peter born?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Russia's Fedor Golovin?

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

3. What was Moscow like in Peter's youth?

4. What activities did Peter prefer to state ceremonies during Sophia's reign?

5. What were some of the problems Peter found taking place in the shipyards at Voronezh when he returned from his Embassy tour?

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

7. How was Sophia overthrown?

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

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

10. Why did Peter select the location he did for St. Petersburg?

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

How was it St. Petersburg came to be?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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