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Catherine the Great Quiz

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Catherine the Great was originally born as a noble in what European nation?
Catherine the Great Quiz
Spain
France
Prussia
The United Kingdom

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What was the birth name of the queen we know as Catherine the Great?
Angelica of Brienar-Holtzhelm
Claudia Regina Teller
Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst
Medina Josephine of Yder-Pessival

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Catherine the Great was heavily influenced by the ideas of what period of philosophical development where European thinkers questioned the role of government in civilization?
The Renaissance
The Glasnost
The Enlightenment
The Reconquista

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What Emperor of Russia did Catherine the Great marry to get a position of power over the nation?
Peter III
Timothee II
Grigori I
Anton V

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Catherine the Great conceived a child with Peter III to solidify her connection to the throne. What is the name of this heir who succeeded Catherine as Emperor?
Oscar I
Henry V
Stephen III
Paul I

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As the wife of the Emperor of Russia, Catherine the Great gained what title of power?
Marchioness
Queen
Grand Duchess
Empress Consort

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In a peculiar historic fact, Catherine the Great regularly participated in what medical practice where she bled herself to try and ward off illness?
Bloodletting
Sanguination
Phrenology
Ostraparasis

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In order to gain the support of the noble class of Russia, Catherine released the Manifesto on Freedom of the Nobility which ended what necessity imposed upon the nobility?
Paying taxes
Mandatory military service
Providing food to their serfs
Swearing an oath of fealty to the Russian Orthodox Church

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In one of her more progressive moves as Empress, Catherine permitted Muslims to make pilgrimages to what holy city?
Mecca
Tehran
Riyadh
Damascus

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Catherine the Great gained control of Ukraine and Crimea by winning two wars against what Turkish power?
Lebanon
Assyria
The Ottoman Empire
The Persian Empire

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What is the term for the feudal working class that belonged to noble lords and whose rights Catherine slightly improved?
Serfs
Bolsheviks
Rarins
Gottuls

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Dr. Thomas Dimsdale was a British scientist turned Russian lord whom Catherine supported to use mass inoculation to eradicate what illness that was ravaging Russia's urban centers?
Leprosy
Rickets
Bird Flu
Smallpox

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In order to further opportunities for Russian women, Catherine the Great began the Smolny Institute of Noble Maidens in what city which served as the capital of Russia prior to the Bolshevik Revolution?
St. Petersburg
Sochi
Kazan
Samara

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Which of the following terms refers to the Chinese-inspired European art which Catherine was famous for patronizing and displaying in her estates?
Sinasses
Chinoiserie
Orientossies
Culpa-Chine

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Catherine the Great had an extended friendship and correspondence with what famous French Enlightenment philosopher?
John Locke
Voltaire
Thomas Hobbes
Guy de Maupassant

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