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. Which new fleet did Peter use in Chapter 44?

3. Unable to fight with Sweden or Britain in new "ship-of-the-line" warships, what did Peter build that could sail close to shore and swarm larger ships?

4. Charles XII was impatient, but a competent Russian attack surprised him when he crossed which waterway?

5. Peter's meddling with Ahmed's restive subjects in ______was covered in Chapter 41.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What did Charles XII and his advance regiments find upon arrival at Baturin on November 11?

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

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

7. According to Chapter 36, how confident did Charles XII feel in early April ?

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

9. Why did the Turkish Sultan want to send Charles XII home?

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

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

What often mortifying physical disorder began to afflict Peter in the prime of his early manhood?

Essay Topic 3

Why was the Tsar's Great Embassy one of only a couple of overwhelming events in his life?

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