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The Tsarist Russia History Quiz #2 - Tsar Alexander II, the ''Tsar Reformer''

Tsar Alexander II's liberal and humanitarian ideals led to reforms in the Russian Empire. 10 Questions.

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What social reform made by Tsar Alexander II in 1861 freed Russia's 51 million serfs; this gave the Tsar the nickname ''Tsar Liberator''?

  • Emancipation of the Serfs
  • Enlightened Despotism
  • Party of the St. Petersburg Congress
  • The Duma

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What is the name for the liberal nobles and officials who frequented the salons of the Tsar's aunt, or gathered around his brother - which influenced the Tsar into ''progressive reforms''?

  • The Okhrana
  • Proletariat
  • The Duma
  • Party of the St. Petersburg Progress

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Which of these other reforms was Tsar Alexander II also pressured to conduct by the Milyutin Brothers and other ''official advisers'' to maintain tsarist autocracy?

  • Restored some of the rights of Poland and the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Relaxed controls on censorship and foreign travel.
  • Pardoned the Decembrists and political prisoners.
  • All of the above.

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When the serfs were freed by the Emancipation Edict (1861), what else would they have to pay for over another 49 years to obtain their freedom?

  • Redemption payment
  • Kulaks
  • Tithes
  • Pogrom

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What was the name given to the prosperous peasants in the countryside after the Emancipation of the Serfs (1861) by which peasants received land from their former landowners?

  • Zemstva
  • Kulaks
  • Pogroms
  • Gimnaziya

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In Military Reforms (1874-1875) conducted by Dmitry Milyutin to reorganise the Russian Army; the length of army service was reduced from 25 years to how many?

  • 5 Years
  • 10 Years
  • 15 Years
  • 20 Years

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In attempt to recover the losses of the Crimean War, the Russians went to war with Turkey in 1877 - the result of which led to which Balkan country being under the protection of Russia?

  • Moldova
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Bulgaria

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When were the Judiciary Reforms passed; they included a new court system modeled by the West, innocent until proven guilty, and trials could be freely reported?

  • 1864
  • 1872
  • 1886
  • 1898

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In which year were women allowed to attend secondary schools for non-vocational education; the Education Reforms (1863-1864) increased primary school numbers from 8,000 (1856) to 23,000 in 1880?

  • 1864
  • 1868
  • 1870
  • 1898

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Which event led to the reversal of the lenient treatment of both Poles and Jews; with only financial liberalisation surviving?

  • January Uprising (1863)
  • November Uprising (1830-1831)
  • Krakow Uprising (1846)
  • Chocholow Uprising (1846)