The Tragic Owls Part Two

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The Tragic Owls Part Two
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Tragic Owls Part Two

The Tragic Owls Part Two
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  1. In the imperial household of the last tsar, _____ was the most devoted to autocracy:
    b. the tsaritsa, Alexandra.
  2. On the eve of the unforeseen 1905 Revolution,
    b. Russia was virtually seething with every sort of tension.
  3. The 1905 Revolution began with
    a. escalating protests about the “Bloody Sunday” massacre.
  4. One reason the October Manifesto ended the Revolution:
    c. it split the opposition because liberals were fundamentally satisfied.
  5. Owing to the overwhelming powers granted the emperor, the Fundamental Laws of 6 May 1906
    b. generally satisfied the Russian preference for strong rulers.
  6. The government had to hold __ elections to obtain a Duma with which it could live.
    c. three
  7. On 4 February 1904, without warning the forces of the Empire of Japan struck and sank the fleet at
    c. Port Arthur.
  8. Russia was greatly hampered in the Russo-Japanese War by
    a. Japanese military supremacy in every branch of the military.
  9. Count Witte obtained rather good terms for Russia at the 1905 peace conference in
    c. Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
  10. The 1905 Björkö Treaty, personally negotiated and signed by the German and Russian Emperors
    b. could never have prevented World War I.
  11. It cleared the way for Britain to join the Entente
    b. 1907 Russo-British Rapprochement on Persia, Afghanistan, and Tibet.
  12. The 1908 Buchlau Bargain failed to defuse Austro-Russian enmity because
    a. Aerenthal’s promises were negated by the Austrian government.
  13. Prime Minister Peter Stolypin decided to wager Russia’s future on
    b. the strong and the sober in the Russian village.
  14. About __% of Russian land communes accepted Stolypin’s scheme of land privatization
    b. 24%
  15. Stolypin was assassinated on 14 September 1911 at the Kiev Opera, in the tsar’s presence, by a
    a. government double agent.
  16. The disastrous chain reaction of mobilizations in August 1914 began with that of
    c. Russia against Austria in support of Serbia.
  17. Russia fulfilled her obligations to the Entente in 1914
    • a. at the expense of two of her three armies, lost in East Prussia.
    • b. by pursuing only her own anti-Austrian agenda.
    • c. only after they promised her Constantinople in the event of victory.
  18. In August 1914, Russia’s regular army numbered almost 1.5 million men, and by December
    • a. 3 million.
    • b. 6.5 million.
    • c. 10.2 million.
  19. Nicholas II responded to offers of voluntary public wartime support with
    b. polite but dismissive refusal.
  20. In 1915, desperately needed military supplies could not reach Russia owing to
    a. Franco-British obsession with the western front at the expense of the eastern.
  21. In 1915, western Allies forestalled Russia’s sensible consideration of peace with Germany by
    a. threatening to cut off vital shipments of weapons and supplies
  22. While Russia desperately retooled its industry for military production, its forces lost
    a. Poland.
  23. The loss of access to the world grain market
    b. created great hardship in the villages, where people began to starve.
  24. In 1915, the tsar left the state in the hands of Alexandra and Rasputin to
    b. restore order among his quarreling generals at army HQ.
  25. General Brusilov probably could have won the war in 1916, but for
    a. cowardice or snobbery of commanders on his right and left.
  26. As criticism of the tsar and tsarina mounted in late 1916, Duma liberals sought to
    b. stop the fighting and bring the troops home for disaster.
  27. Russian cities began to starve in 1916 because
    b. extensive RR breakdown compelled feeding the troops first.
  28. In the end, imperial Russia collapsed because of strains resulting from
    c. the prolonged effort to fight a really industrialized enemy.
  29. The 1917 February Revolution began when
    a. local authorities lost control of babushka food riots in the capital.
  30. Nicholas II abdicated on his train stopped near Pskov on 15 March 1917 in favor of
    b. his brother Michael, who refused the crown.
  31. The reigns of Alexander III and Nicholas II coincided with the Silver Age dominated by
    c. Symbolist poetry.
  32. In the years just prior to the outbreak of war in 1914, Russia agriculture was rapidly
    • a. passing into the hands of ambitious peasant farmers.
    • b. purchased by foreign interests.
    • c. vanishing from the world economy.
  33. On the eve of the Great 1914-1918 War, Russian science, learning and high culture was
    • a. still derivative and imitative of Europe.
    • b. fully integrated into European civilization.
    • c. farther behind Europe’s than at the time of Peter the Great.