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Flashcards in QUIZ - Tsarist Russia / Ottoman Empire Deck (18):
1

What is the term for the nobles who wanted power and influence in Russia?

Boyars

2

What is the term for peasants who could not leave the land on which they worked?

Serfs

3

What is the term for the Dynasty that rulEd Russia from 1613 to 1917?

Romanov

4

What is the term for cavalry warrior who live in independent bands on the frontier?

Cossacks

5

Who led Russia to independence by defeating the Mongols in 1480?

Ivan the Great

6

What city did Peter the Great choose as his capital in 1703?

St. Petersburg

7

What country controlled Eastern Europe after the partition of Poland?

Russia
Prussia
Austria

8

What ruler invaded Central Europe and besieged Vienna in 1529?

Suleiman the Magnificent

9

What battle ended Ottoman expansion off the coast of Greece in 1571?

Lepanto

10

Did Ivan the Great want Russian men to shave their beards?

NO

11

We're the Oprichniki, enforcers who eliminated opponents of the czar?

YES

12

Did Peter the Great believe that his mother was poisoned by boyars?

NO

13

Did Catherine the Great force Jews to live in the Pale of Settlement?

YES

14

Were the Janissries Christian slaves who became elite Ottoman warriors?

YES

15

Why did Russia develop independently from Europe?

Mongol rule during the Golden Horde - - Asian influence
Eastern Orthodox Christianity instead of Cahtolic/Protestant
Cyrillic alphabet instead of Latin

16

What caused the Time of Troubles? How did this period affect Russia?

Ivan the Terrible killed his oldest son - the heir
End of the Rurik Dynasty - - the younger son was less capable
Power struggle among relative, boyars and imposters led to foreign invasion
Famine, plague, and chaos forced boyars to elect a new czar (Romanov Dynasty)

17

How did the Great Northern War affect the development of Russia and Easter Europe?

Russia fought Sweden for access to Baltic Sea
Importance of a warm-water port (trade and navy)
Peter the Great won a decisive battle at Poltava in 1709
St. Petersburg

18

Discuss the reign of Catherine the Great - - How did she become the ruler of Russia? How did her domestic and foreign policies shape the development of Russia and Eastern Europe after her death?

German princess married to Peter III
Conspiracy to remove and kill her unpopular husband
Influence of the Enlightenment (art, music, education)
Rebellion ended her efforts to improve life for serfs (loyalty of nobles)
Russian Empire expanded into Crimea and Poland
Russia became a powerful empire - - serfs and Jews would be downtrodden for 120+ years