European History - Tsarist Russia

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European History - Tsarist Russia

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  • 1. 
    When did the Romanov Dynasty end?
    • A. 

      1869

    • B. 

      1885

    • C. 

      1890

    • D. 

      1917

    • E. 

      1920

  • 2. 
    What was the date of Bloody Sunday?
    • A. 

      January 22, 1905

    • B. 

      January 22, 1906

    • C. 

      January 12, 1905

    • D. 

      January 12, 1906

  • 3. 
    Who was the father of Nicholas II?
    • A. 

      Ivan the Terrible

    • B. 

      Alexander II

    • C. 

      Alexander III

    • D. 

      Peter the Great

  • 4. 
    Why did the Tsar fall under the influence of Rasputin?
    • A. 

      He was an old friend who he trusted.

    • B. 

      His wife believed that Rasputin was a great opera singer

    • C. 

      His wife believed that Rasputin had special powers, which could help heal their son when he suffered a bleed.

    • D. 

      All of Russia was scared of him.

  • 5. 
    How did the Russian government pay for the modernisation?
    • A. 

      Huge foreign loans

    • B. 

      Increased taxes on nobles

    • C. 

      Sold off some of therir territory to the Japanese

    • D. 

      Sold Alasaka to United Staes of America

  • 6. 
    What effect did the modernisation have on the peasantry?
    • A. 

      Drew many peasants to the cities seeking work

    • B. 

      Improved their living conditions

    • C. 

      Made farming easier for the peasants due to the new farm machinery being produced in the factories

    • D. 

      They had electricity in their homes for the first time

  • 7. 
    What was the capital of the Russian Empire at the turn of the century (1900)?
    • A. 

      Leningrad

    • B. 

      Stalingrad

    • C. 

      Moscow

    • D. 

      St Petersburg

    • E. 

      Petrograd

  • 8. 
    When and where was Peter Stolypin assassinated?
    • A. 

      At the Bolshei ballet performance of Swan Lake on 29th February 1911

    • B. 

      At the Kiev Opera house on 1st Septemebr 1911

    • C. 

      At the Winter Palace on Bloody Sunday 1905

    • D. 

      He was not assassinated

  • 9. 
    Name three Finance Ministers under Alexander III.
    • A. 

      Ivan Vyshnegradsky

    • B. 

      Mikhail Reytern

    • C. 

      Count Sergei Witte

    • D. 

      Nikolay Bunge

    • E. 

      Count Vladimir Kokovtsov

  • 10. 
    What was the name of the tsarist secret police?
    • A. 

      The Okhrana

    • B. 

      The NKVD

    • C. 

      The Kadets

    • D. 

      The Octobrists

  • 11. 
    In 1881, Tsar Alexander II was killed by a bomb thrown by a terrorist group known by which name?
    • A. 

      The Cheka

    • B. 

      The Mensheviks

    • C. 

      The People's Will

    • D. 

      The Bolsheviks

  • 12. 
    The three official bodies through which the tsar exercised his authority were known as what?
    • A. 

      The Most Holy Synod

    • B. 

      The Imperial Council

    • C. 

      Council of Ministers

    • D. 

      The Cabinet of Ministers

    • E. 

      The Senate

  • 13. 
    What was the name given to the left-wing labour group formed in 1906 to represent the peasants and middle-class?
    • A. 

      Mensheviks

    • B. 

      Kadets

    • C. 

      Trudoviki

    • D. 

      Bolsheviks

  • 14. 
    When did Russia begin a program of modernisation?
    • A. 

      When the Romoanov Family first came to power

    • B. 

      In 1913 just prior to World War I

    • C. 

      Under Sergei Witte - 1892-1903

    • D. 

      Under Stalin with his 5 Year Plans

    • E. 

      When Lenin came to power

  • 15. 
    What effect did the modernisation process have on the nobles in Russia?
    • A. 

      They became frustrated with the cars they bought

    • B. 

      Nobles lost some of their power to the new industrial entrepreneurs

    • C. 

      Had difficulty learning how to drive cars

    • D. 

      Boycotted anything produced in the new industrial factories

  • 16. 
    Who led the march on the Winter Palace in 1905?
    • A. 

      Leon Trotsky

    • B. 

      Vladimir Lenin

    • C. 

      Josef Stalin

    • D. 

      Father Gapon

    • E. 

      Father Grigori Rasputin

  • 17. 
    What was a Duma?
    • A. 

      The group of people who led the Russian Orthodox church

    • B. 

      A local council

    • C. 

      An elected parliament

    • D. 

      The name given to the Tsar's advisers

  • 18. 
    What role did Trotsky play in the 1905 uprisings (Revolution)?
    • A. 

      Led the Bloody Sunday march on the Winter Palace

    • B. 

      Leader of the first St Petersburg Soviet formed in 1905

    • C. 

      Led an assassination attempt on Nicholas II

    • D. 

      Created the separation between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks

  • 19. 
    Why did Nicholas proclaim the "October Manifesto"?
    • A. 

      He thought it was good time to start reform

    • B. 

      He was pressured into it by Sergei Witte

    • C. 

      Rasputin suggested it as a means to hold off revolution

    • D. 

      To appease the liberals by offering civil liberties and a state duma

    • E. 

      To stop the people of Russia thinking about the defeat in the Russo-Japanese war of 1905

  • 20. 
    Who was Peter Stolypin?
    • A. 

      Rasputin's minder from 1906 to 1912

    • B. 

      Prime Minister of Russia from 1906 to 1911

    • C. 

      President of Russia from 1904 to 1910

    • D. 

      Tsaravich Alexei's minder from 1905 to 1910

    • E. 

      Minister of Interior from 1904 to 1913

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