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. Charles XII went home to Sweden only after he took Danish Rügen. How many years had passed?

2. Due to the French monarch's age, who served as Regent for Louis XV?

3. When Peter found evidence of Alexis' whereabouts, where did Charles VI move Alexis?

4. Peter was able to launch a disciplined infantry line which enveloped ________/

5. Alexis was formally denounced, yet was promised forgiveness on what condition?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why did Peter decide to focus his attention on the conquest of the upper Baltic?

3. Given England's 100-ship Royal Navy, why did the Baltic powers have relatively smaller fleets?

4. How did the reign of Louis XIV of France compare with Peter's of Russia?

5. What sort of effect did the arrival of Charles XII in Germany have?

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

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

8. Throughout Peter's reign, why was he seen as constantly moving?

9. In Chapter 33, what did the author describe Charles XII and Peter as having done in the early summer months?

10. St. Petersburg came about in what fashion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When at dinner among Tsar Peter's lieutenants and friends in 1717, what was Prince Jacob Dolgoruky's response when Peter asked the seventy-eight year old how he compared the accomplishments of Tsar Alexis with those of Peter?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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