What Do You Know About Nicholas II?

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What Do You Know About Nicholas II? - Quiz

This quiz will test what you've learned about Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the father of Nicholas II?

    • A.

      Ivan the Terrible

    • B.

      Alexander II

    • C.

      Alexander III

    • D.

      Peter the Great

    Correct Answer
    C. Alexander III
    Explanation
    Alexander III was the father of Nicholas II. Alexander III was the Emperor of Russia from 1881 until his death in 1894. He was the son of Alexander II and the father of Nicholas II, who succeeded him as the last Emperor of Russia. Alexander III implemented conservative policies and was known for his strong autocratic rule. He pursued a policy of Russification, aimed at suppressing non-Russian cultures within the empire. His reign was marked by economic and industrial growth, but also by political repression and increased tensions with other European powers.

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  • 2. 

    What rank in the military did Nicholas II receive as Tsarevich?

    • A.

      Colonel

    • B.

      Lieutenant

    • C.

      Private

    Correct Answer
    A. Colonel
    Explanation
    Nicholas II received the rank of Colonel in the military as Tsarevich. This rank is typically associated with high-ranking officers who hold significant responsibilities and command authority. As the heir to the Russian throne, it was expected for Nicholas II to hold a prestigious military rank that reflected his position and future role as the leader of the country's armed forces.

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  • 3. 

    Where was the coronation feast held?

    • A.

      Stalingrad

    • B.

      St. Petersburg

    • C.

      Khodynka

    • D.

      Petrograd

    Correct Answer
    C. Khodynka
    Explanation
    The coronation feast was held in Khodynka.

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  • 4. 

    What was the date of Bloody Sunday?

    • A.

      January 22, 1905

    • B.

      January 22, 1906

    • C.

      January 12, 1905

    • D.

      January 12, 1906

    Correct Answer
    A. January 22, 1905
    Explanation
    Bloody Sunday refers to the massacre that took place in St. Petersburg, Russia, on January 22, 1905. On this day, a peaceful protest led by Father Georgy Gapon was violently suppressed by the Imperial Russian Army, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of unarmed demonstrators. The event marked a turning point in the Russian Revolution of 1905 and significantly contributed to the growing discontent and revolutionary sentiment among the Russian population.

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  • 5. 

    What country did Russian lose against during the beginning of the 20th century?

    • A.

      Serbia

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Turkey

    Correct Answer
    B. Japan
    Explanation
    During the beginning of the 20th century, Russia lost against Japan. This refers to the Russo-Japanese War which took place from 1904 to 1905. The war was fought over territorial disputes in East Asia, particularly in Manchuria and Korea. Japan emerged victorious, which was a significant blow to Russia's prestige and marked the first time an Asian power defeated a European power in modern history.

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  • 6. 

    Who did Nicholas II leave the throne to after he abdicated?

    • A.

      Grand Duke Mikhail

    • B.

      Tsarevich Alexei

    • C.

      Yakov Yurovsky

    Correct Answer
    A. Grand Duke Mikhail
    Explanation
    After Nicholas II abdicated, he left the throne to Grand Duke Mikhail. This decision was made because Nicholas II's son, Tsarevich Alexei, was suffering from hemophilia and it was believed that he would not be able to rule effectively. Grand Duke Mikhail was the next in line for the throne and was considered a suitable candidate to take over the responsibilities of ruling Russia.

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