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. The rulers of which two Christian principalities secretly agreed to help in fighting Turkey?

2. Peter had ten redoubts built in what formation, that slowed enemy attacks?

3. In what location were Alexis and Afrosinia initially hidden by Emperor Charles VI?

4. Peter's westward travels in 1716-1717 had the following three goals: to recover his health, to attend his niece's wedding, and to __________.

5. Which new fleet did Peter use in Chapter 44?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. St. Petersburg came about in what fashion?

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

4. What did Charles XII propose to his senior officers the day prior to the battle at Poltava in June, 1709?

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

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

7. Why did Peter seek to control Dorpat and Narva in 1704?

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

9. What sort of life did Catherine originate from?

10. Why did the author use the phrase "a place of carnage" to describe the battlefield at Poltava?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was a visitor to Paris in 1717 likely to have seen? What was on the list Peter compiled of all he desired to look at and accomplish on his second historic trip to the West? How successful was his visit?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

From where did the author draw, "These Things are in Your Way," the title of Chapter 18?

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