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Trivia Quiz - Catherine the Great: Empress of Russia

A dynamic ruler about whom myth and gossip abound.

Quiz Number: 3357
Date Submitted: April 09, 2010
Quiz Categories: Russian History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 53.6 percent
Times Taken: 207 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8
Quiz is about: Sophie Augusta Fredericka Anhalt-Zerbst

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Catherine the Great Empress of Russia
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1. Catherine ruled Russia during which century?
  A.   16th
  B.   17th
  C.   18th
  D.   19th

2. Empress Catherine was born in which country?
  A.   Russia
  B.   Prussia
  C.   Austria
  D.   Germany

3. She was which number Catherine who was Empress of Russia?
  A.   I
  B.   II
  C.   III
  D.   IV

4. Who was Empress Catherine's inept husband?
  A.   Czar Peter III
  B.   King Frederick II
  C.   Peter the Great
  D.   Czar Nikolai I

5. Catherine became Empress when what unfortunate event befell her husband?
  A.   death from cholera
  B.   was deposed in a military coup
  C.   stepped aside in favor of a quiet life
  D.   killed in a battle with the French army

6. Catherine's personal moral code was such that she developed a reputation that:
  A.   was similar to that of Elizabeth I of England as a virgin queen.
  B.   alleged she took many female lovers.
  C.   alleged she took many male lovers.
  D.   saw her marry Olav I of Sweden and remain his wife until her death.

7. Which of the following was not added to the Russian Empire during Catherine's reign?
  A.   Belarus
  B.   Lithuania
  C.   Ukraine
  D.   Siberia

8. With which country did Catherine nurture good relations?
  A.   Sweden
  B.   Poland
  C.   England
  D.   France

9. Which philosopher was a regular correspondent with Catherine?
  A.   Voltaire
  B.   Montaigne
  C.   Rosseau
  D.   Johnson

10. Who succeeded Catherine on the Russian throne?
  A.   Her grandson Alexander
  B.   Her husband Olav
  C.   Her son Paul
  D.   The brother of her first husband®   

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