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. Peter conquered coastal Finland, invaded the Aland Islands, and seized how many ships off Cape Hangö in one summer?

2. Whom did Peter's son Alexis marry in Chapter 43?

3. Which vast Ottoman Empire situation was surveyed in Chapter 40?

4. In what year did Martha Skavronskaya, Peter's wife, begin bearing his children?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Peter never have to simultaneously fight two enemies?

2. What were some ways Peter's second historic journey into the West differed from his first?

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

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

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

6. Peter gave orders as early as January, 1707, that directed what to be done to Poland?

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

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

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

10. What took place in the Great Audience Hall in Moscow on February 3, 1718?

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

What significance did Andrew Vinius, Patrick Gordon, Francis Lefort, and the Jolly Company have in Peter's life?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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