Russian Empires in the Age of Discovery


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Who conceived of a great expedition to the extreme northwest of Asia for the purpose of claiming the region for Russia and for mapping purposes?

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1. What was the first permanent Russian settlement in North America?

2. What nationality was Vitus Bering?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about Russian empires in the Age of Discovery with this worksheet and quiz. Answer questions based on Russian leaders and how they perpetuated their empires.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to:

  • Name the man who came up with the idea for an expedition to northwest Asia for the purpose of obtaining the area for Russia
  • Identify the initial Russian settlement in North America
  • Determine Vitus Bering's nationality
  • Recognize characteristics of the leaders of Russian empires
  • Identify the first Russian to reach the Pacific Ocean

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Russian empires in the Age of Discovery
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first Russian settlement in North America
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about former Russian leaders

Additional Learning

To learn more about Russia's history, utilize the lesson entitled Russian Empires in the Age of Discovery. The lesson meets the following:

  • Assess the legacy of Russian exploration in the Age of Discovery
  • Identify Ivan the Terrible and Yermak
  • Analyze Russian discovery of North America