Peter the Great & the Westernization of Russia: Facts & History


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Peter the Great began building St. Petersburg in 1703, and moved the Russian capital there in _____.

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1. What made Peter the Great gain much of his zeal for all things European?

2. How would a military leader follow the example of Peter the Great to strengthen his military and marginalize his political opponents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Peter the Great, czar of Russia in the late 1600s and early 1700s, is credited with beginning the westernization of Russia. This quiz and worksheet combination will help test how much you know about Peter the Great by asking questions related to his ascension to power, interests, and policies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • Catalyst for Peter the Great's desire to westernize Russia
  • St. Petersburg's transition to the capital of the country
  • Peter the Great's ascension to power
  • Military and educational reforms under Peter the Great

Skills Practiced

The following study skills will be put into practice as you prepare for the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related western civilization lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding educational reforms made during Peter the Great's reign
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Peter's military reforms

Additional Learning

To deepen your understanding of this subject, review the accompanying lesson titled Peter the Great & the Westernization of Russia: Facts, History & Quiz. The lesson will address the following aspects of Peter's life:

  • Early life and career
  • European tour
  • Military and social reforms
  • Move to St. Petersburg
  • Legacy