The Tsarist Russia History Quiz #12 - Brink of Revolution
The Tsar's decision to go to war so initially a positive, but the boost in morale was only temporary. 10 Questions.
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At the start of World War I, a wave of patriotism swept the Russian Empire - the Germanic ''St. Petersburg'' (the capital city) was renamed to what more Slavonic name?
In which battle against Germany did the Russian Empire loose 300,000 men, in August 1914; this dampened the spirit of national solidarity - and showed that the war would not end in a quick victory?
Battle of Galicia
Battle of the Masurian Lakes
Battle of Tannenberg
Battle of Kolubara
What is meant by ''war credits''; these were voted for by the Duma at the start of the war - the Duma dissolved itself stating it did not want to burden the country with ''unnecessary politics''?
Whereby Russia was governed by an alliance.
A belief that the Slav races should be united.
The raising of taxes and loans to finance war.
A cease fire.
In August 1915, some of the deputies from the Fourth Duma organised themselves into the ''Progressive Bloc'' which sought to establish a ''government of public confidence'' - which meant what?
Moving into a constitutional monarchy.
Establishing a Socialist State run by the proletariat.
Allowing the War Industry Committees to take full control of the State.
Calling for a reinforcement of the autocratic rule.
What was the relation of Prince Yusupov to Tsar Nicholas II; he organised the murder of Rasputin after inviting him to Yusupov Palace for evening tea in December 17, 1916?
Nephew by marriage
What was the name of the President of the Fourth Duma; he had also shared great discontent with Rasputin (who influenced Tsarina Alexandra) and appoint and dismiss incompetent ministers?
Which general led the victorious offensive in June 1916; the Russian Army succeeded destroying Austro-Hungarian armies, but after three months were halted by German reinforcements?
How many desertions were there in the Russian Army in 1916?
What percentage have salt prices increased by from pre-war figures?
Which type of industry was most hit during World War I in Russia?
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