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The Tsarist Russia History Quiz #1 - The Russian Autocracy in 1855

In 1855, Russia was an autocratic empire - controlling the Northern Eurasian Plateaus and Eastern Europe, with that came trouble. 10 Questions.

 
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What title, compiled by Tsar Nicholas I (in 1832) in the ''Collected Law of the Russian Empire'' would a Tsar of Russia hold?

  • Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia
  • Emperor of All Serfs
  • Emperor Ordained by God the Heavenly Father
  • Emperor the Unlimited Monarch

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What was the dominant branch of Christianity in Tsarist Russia?

  • Lutheran Church
  • Protestant Church
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • Orthodox Church

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What was the name of the Tsar's imperial edicts in Russian (Latinised) called, these were the laws of the land which the Russian people must have adhered to?

  • Goda
  • Nomenklatura
  • Ukazy
  • Pokrovsky

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What was the Imperial Capital of the Russian Empire?

  • Moscow
  • Kazan
  • St. Petersburg
  • Sevastopol

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What was the name of the Tsar's secret police; to maintain autocracy Russia developed into a police state?

  • Cossacks
  • Black Hand
  • Committee for State Security
  • Third Section

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What percentage of the Russian Empire was of Russian ethnicity in 1855; the other major ethnic groups being Poles (7.9 million), Belarussians (5.8 million) and 77 million others?

  • 69 million
  • 57 million
  • 72 million
  • 128 million

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What was the village to city dweller ratio when Tsar Alexander II came to the throne in 1855; for comparison, the ratio was 2:1 in Britain?

  • 7:1
  • 8:1
  • 11:1
  • 18:1

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Most of the Russian Empire's economy relied on serfs and their agrarian harvests; what was the name of the systems of land management within serf communes?

  • Mirs
  • Barshchina
  • Obrok
  • Dvoryanstvo

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The Crimean War (1853-1856) began with Russian success, when the Russians triumphantly sank a squadron from the Turkish Black Sea Fleet (November, 1854) anchored in which seaport?

  • Varna
  • Constantinople
  • Sinope
  • Scutari

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The Crimean War (1853-1856) ended in humiliation - as Russia signed the Treaty of Paris (1856); with the death of Tsar Nicholas I (March, 1855), which Tsar became his successor?

  • Tsar Alexander II
  • Tsar Nicholas II
  • Tsar Alexander III
  • Tsar Peter III

 

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