Peter the Great: His Life and World Test | Final 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. In Chapter 38, the Swedes were entrapped, and they convinced Charles XII to flee to what territory?

2. In Chapter 33, some 35,000 Swedes were against 57,500 Russians, with how many reinforcements respectively?

3. From where did Peter seek a mediator or ally after determining that fanatical Charles XII was certain to invade Russia?

4. According to Chapter 50, what had Peter been oblivious to and curious about before Paris in 1717?

5. When Afrosina provided proof of treason, what did Peter do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What sort of life did Catherine originate from?

2. Peter quickly suffered dismay upon his return to St. Petersburg on October 11, 1717, for what reason?

3. What did Chapter 42, "Fifty Blows on the Pruth," take its title from?

4. What was Peter's response when he learned of the death of Charles XII?

5. What did Alexis do on the evening of November 10, 1716?

6. St. Petersburg came about in what fashion?

7. How did Peter respond to his Poltava triumph?

8. Why was it Russia appeared to have significantly deteriorated in comparison to Sweden in the spring of 1720?

9. How did Peter compare with his son, Alexis?

10. Why did Charles XII turn south in mid-September and send General Anders Lagercrona's vanguard ahead?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Peter noted that a lone foreigner was capable of dispatching more affairs during a single morning than a house of his senators could accomplish in a month. What was the Tsar's day typically like when he was in St. Petersburg?

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