Ivan the Terrible and the Making of Russia


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Who led the defeat of the Mongols in Moscow?

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1. What was the name of the group that upheld Ivan the Terrible's laws and terrorized Russians for years?

2. Ivan the Terrible's reign was the first time _____ government was introduced in Russia.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set helps you determine the extent of your understanding of Ivan the Terrible and his role in Russian history. Passing the included quiz requires you to be knowledgeable about such topics as Ivan's age when he became Grand Prince of Moscow and who he held accountable for his wife's death.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to gauge your knowledge of:

  • The defeat of the Mongols in Moscow
  • When Ivan the Terrible became Grand Prince of Moscow
  • Group Ivan held responsible for his wife's death
  • The Russian aristocracy
  • The people who upheld Ivan the Terrible's laws

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills when you use these assessment resources:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the lesson the most important information about how Ivan controlled his people and enforced his laws
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information about the death of Ivan the Terrible's wife and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the ruler who led the defeat of the Mongols in Moscow

Additional Learning

Learn more about this historic figure by completing the accompanying lesson titled Ivan the Terrible and the Making of Russia. The lesson will help you:

  • Understand how Ivan the Terrible's position as tsar of Russia helped create a centralized government
  • Explore how Ivan the Terrible's actions angered and scared Russians
  • Identify the role of the Oprichniki in Ivan's government
  • Discover Ivan's reason for destroying boyar families