The Rise of the Russian Empire


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What vision for Russia is represented by the city Saint Petersburg?

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1. What was the idea of the Third Rome?

2. What is a Tsar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Uniting Russia into a stable nation has proved difficult throughout world history because of their diverse population. These assessment tools test what you understand about the events that led to the rise of the Russian Empire. Quiz questions ask you about important Russian leaders and geographical locations as well as political ideas that propelled the formation of the empire.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your ability to answer quiz questions about these important concepts:

  • Russian Tsars
  • Expansion of Russia to its coastlines
  • The political and cultural significance of St. Petersburg
  • Ruler of Russia determined to create a European-style empire
  • Prediction made about the Third Rome

Skills Practiced

Improve your ability to use these key skills by taking the quiz and completing the worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the rise of the Russian Empire from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the importance of the city of St. Petersburg in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - validate that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Third Rome and Tsar
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the leader of Russia dedicated to expansion and acceptance by European nations

Additional Learning

To learn more about the development of Russia, please view the engaging video lesson called The Rise of the Russian Empire. The lesson provides you with the opportunity to learn more about these objectives:

  • Define Kievan Rus
  • Learn about the invasion of Russian territory by the Mongols
  • Know the significance of the reign of Ivan III
  • Identify the official motto of the Russian Empire
  • Understand why Russia had not been a significant participant in global politics