Russia was ruled by Tsars who had ultimate authority on all matters of governance. The oppressive system left no room for change and brewed revolutionary ideas and aspirations.
What was the most common occupation in Russia in the 1800s?
In 1900 Russia was an autocracy. Which of these definitions best explains what this means?
The Tsar had absolute power to make laws and did not share it with anyone
The Tsar shared power with the elected representatives of the people
The Tsar had no power to make any decisions
What was the name of the Tsar's police?
What was Russification?
A policy to enforce economic policies on minorities
A policy of taking over more land in the west
A policy of enforcing Russian culture on the minorities
Where were many political prisoners exiled to?
Which country was the Tsarina from?
What secret did the Russian Royal family keep hidden from the public?
Their son suffered from the disease haemophilia
Their youngest daughter suffered from the disease haemophilia
The Tsarina suffered from the disease haemophilia
Which of these points was not seen as a cause of the problems in Russian farming?
Russian peasants used old fashioned farming techniques which did not produce enough food
Much of the best land was kept by the nobility who did not farm it
Russian peasants were lazy
Which of these was not a complaint made by industrial workers in Tsarist Russia?
The working hours were long
Wages were low
The holidays were not long enough
Which of these factors was not responsible for Russia’s failure to develop her industry?
Farming did not raise enough money for the Tsars government to buy machinery from abroad
There was not a skilled workforce that could be used in factories
Russia had no natural resources to use