World History: Senior High School: 11th and 12th Grade Quiz - Russia: 1905-1914 - Tsarist Russia (Questions)

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In 1905 Russia was defeated by Japan, and was also engulfed in an abortive revolutionary attempt by Lenin and others. Thereafter Russia seemed to prosper for a few years under Tsarist rule. But this did not last. In 1914 Russia felt obliged to go to the aid of Serbia under attack from Austria, and soon found herself at war with Austria's ally Germany.

1. Where was the treaty signed that brought the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5 to an end?
[ ] Brest-Litovsk
[ ] Portsmouth
[ ] Vladivostok
[ ] St. Petersburg
2. Of which political group was Trotsky a member when he took part in the 1905 Revolution?
[ ] Bolsheviks
[ ] Social Revolutionaries
[ ] Mensheviks
[ ] Kadets
3. Which warship of the Russian Black Sea fleet was seized by its mutinous crew during the 1905 Revolution in an incident later made famous by the Soviet-era film-maker Sergei Eisenstein?
[ ] Aurora
[ ] Potemkin
[ ] Sverdlovsk
[ ] Anastasia
4. What was the name of the Tsar's son (the Tsarevitch) who suffered from incurable hemophilia?
[ ] Alexander
[ ] Nicholas
[ ] Paul
[ ] Alexis
5. Which one of these was not a daughter of Nicholas and Alexandra?
[ ] Tatiana
[ ] Olga
[ ] Marie
[ ] Saskia
6. Which nominal province of the Ottoman Empire was formally annexed by Austria-Hungary in 1908, causing concern to the Russian government about Austrian expansion eastward, and thus unleashing a full-scale international crisis?
[ ] Bosnia
[ ] The Sanjak of Novipazar
[ ] The Banat of Temesvar
[ ] The Voivodina
7. Which of Nicholas II's ministers followed a two-pronged approach of simultaneous repression and reform, until his assassination at the Kiev Opera House in 1912?
[ ] Plehve
[ ] Pobedonostsev
[ ] Protopopov
[ ] Stolypin
8. In 1892 Nicholas II's predecessor, Alexander III, entered into a formal military and diplomatic alliance with France, directed principally against Germany and Austria-Hungary. Under this agreement France supported Russia against these two central powers in 1914. What name was given to this Franco-Russian treaty?
[ ] The Dual Alliance
[ ] The Entente Cordiale
[ ] The Dual Entente
[ ] The Re-Insurance Treaty
9. In 1913 the Romanov dynasty celebrated a major anniversary as Tsars. How many years were they celebrating on the throne?
[ ] 400
[ ] 300
[ ] 200
[ ] 500
10. In July 1914 Russian troops were put on a war footing by the Tsar's government in an attempt to forestall an Austrian attack on Serbia, supported by Germany. What is this process called?
[ ] Mobilization
[ ] Enlistment
[ ] Conscription
[ ] Recruitment
World History: Senior High School: 11th and 12th Grade Quiz - Russia: 1905-1914 - Tsarist Russia (Answers)
1. Where was the treaty signed that brought the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5 to an end?
[ ] Brest-Litovsk
[x] Portsmouth
[ ] Vladivostok
[ ] St. Petersburg
The Tsar's government had no choice but to accept Japan's terms
2. Of which political group was Trotsky a member when he took part in the 1905 Revolution?
[ ] Bolsheviks
[ ] Social Revolutionaries
[x] Mensheviks
[ ] Kadets
A coalition of opposition parties briefly came together to oppose the Tsar's regime during 1905-6
3. Which warship of the Russian Black Sea fleet was seized by its mutinous crew during the 1905 Revolution in an incident later made famous by the Soviet-era film-maker Sergei Eisenstein?
[ ] Aurora
[x] Potemkin
[ ] Sverdlovsk
[ ] Anastasia
The incident was of little consequence at the time. It was the only imperial warship to be affected, and it could not leave the confines of the Black Sea. However, Lenin used the event for propaganda purposes after the Bolshevik success in 1917
4. What was the name of the Tsar's son (the Tsarevitch) who suffered from incurable hemophilia?
[ ] Alexander
[ ] Nicholas
[ ] Paul
[x] Alexis
He was the youngest in a family of five. His illness cast doubt on his ability to serve effectively as Tsar come the time when when his father would eventually die
5. Which one of these was not a daughter of Nicholas and Alexandra?
[ ] Tatiana
[ ] Olga
[ ] Marie
[x] Saskia
Alexandra gave birth to four daughters before she eventually had a son
6. Which nominal province of the Ottoman Empire was formally annexed by Austria-Hungary in 1908, causing concern to the Russian government about Austrian expansion eastward, and thus unleashing a full-scale international crisis?
[x] Bosnia
[ ] The Sanjak of Novipazar
[ ] The Banat of Temesvar
[ ] The Voivodina
The Turkish Empire, dubbed the "Sick Man of Europe", was in gradual decline as some parts of its European territory were seized by neighboring states while others made independent bids for sovereignty
7. Which of Nicholas II's ministers followed a two-pronged approach of simultaneous repression and reform, until his assassination at the Kiev Opera House in 1912?
[ ] Plehve
[ ] Pobedonostsev
[ ] Protopopov
[x] Stolypin
As long as Russia was not at war and her economy thrived, the Romanov dynasty was quite likely to survive
8. In 1892 Nicholas II's predecessor, Alexander III, entered into a formal military and diplomatic alliance with France, directed principally against Germany and Austria-Hungary. Under this agreement France supported Russia against these two central powers in 1914. What name was given to this Franco-Russian treaty?
[ ] The Dual Alliance
[ ] The Entente Cordiale
[x] The Dual Entente
[ ] The Re-Insurance Treaty
Russia feared both German and Austrian expansion. France seemed an obvious ally, determined to recover the lost provinces of Alsace-Lorraine, and ensuring that Germany would have to fight a two front war in the event of conflict involving either party
9. In 1913 the Romanov dynasty celebrated a major anniversary as Tsars. How many years were they celebrating on the throne?
[ ] 400
[x] 300
[ ] 200
[ ] 500
This was a major milestone in the history of the Romanov family, and was celebrated accordingly
10. In July 1914 Russian troops were put on a war footing by the Tsar's government in an attempt to forestall an Austrian attack on Serbia, supported by Germany. What is this process called?
[x] Mobilization
[ ] Enlistment
[ ] Conscription
[ ] Recruitment
The Tsar decided - on advice - to call up reservists and to move regular troops up to the front line