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
What was the dominant branch of Christianity in Tsarist Russia?
Roman Catholic Church
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?
What was the Imperial Capital of the Russian Empire?
What was the name of the Tsar's secret police; to maintain autocracy Russia developed into a police state?
Committee for State Security
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?
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?
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?
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?
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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