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33 Russian Royals quizzes and 350 Russian Royals trivia questions.
  Tsars Ahoy!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many monarchies had kings or emperors. In Russia they were named Tsars. What do you know about these rulers?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 07 23
JanIQ gold member
Nov 07 23
166 plays
Legendary Russian Royals
  Legendary Russian Royals   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Come learn a bit about some Russian royals. They are legendary for both positive and negative acts and have definitely made their mark on the annals of Russian history.
Easier, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Aug 20 22
stephgm67 gold member
Aug 20 22
194 plays
  Dancing with the Tsars   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A 'quickstep' through some episodes in the history of the Romanovs - the Russian royal family from 1613 to 1917.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Oct 01 13
Fifiona81 editor
502 plays
  The Reign of Tsar Nicholas II   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A lover of history, I thought I might put together a quiz on Tsar Nicholas II - the last Emperor of Russia.
Average, 15 Qns, heatherlois, Feb 19 18
heatherlois gold member
Feb 19 18
736 plays
  The Romanov Family (1894-1905)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's what I expect is a difficult quiz on the Romanov family.
Tough, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Apr 07 02
ladymacb29 editor
3276 plays
  Ivan IV - the 'Terrible'? editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the history of Russia, perhaps only Stalin instills more fear and fascination than the infamous Ivan IV, the 'terrible'. Perhaps this little quiz will help place Ivan more properly within historical perspective.
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Apr 04 11
thejazzkickazz gold member
2213 plays
  The Czars At Night...   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz takes a look at how the relationship of the Russian Czars with their spouses and lovers has influenced Russian history.
Average, 10 Qns, AlonsoKing, May 11 15
244 plays
  Russian Royal Family    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz reflects my love of knowledge about the Russian Royal Family and their tragic demise. Perhaps, if you do not score well, the facts presented may pique your curiosity and compel you to study the topic on your own.
Average, 15 Qns, TemptressToo, Feb 03 17
1516 plays
  A Family Tree Quiz on the Romanov Family   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I have used a family tree enclosed in the book 'A Lifelong Passion' for the information about the family.
Average, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Nov 09 06
ladymacb29 editor
3970 plays
  Catherine the Great   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on Russia's Catherine II, commonly known as Catherine the Great. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, lizzie2108, Jun 07 14
861 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Nicholas II's son suffered from what ailment?

From Quiz "The Final Russian Imperial Family"

  The Last Empress of Russia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the last Tsaria (Empress) of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna.
Average, 10 Qns, princessanya, Jul 03 17
1527 plays
  The Last Tsar of Russia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are a few questions on the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II. I hope you enjoy it!
Average, 10 Qns, MrSheen, Feb 03 11
801 plays
  Alexander III    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Alexander III reigned during a time when Russia was rapidly industrializing. Largely forgotten, he was the father of Nicholas II.
Average, 15 Qns, tripeuro, Feb 12 11
684 plays
  The Tsars (Czars) of Russia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before Russia passed to Communism, it had several Tsars (Czars) ruling the country. This quiz is about these Tsars. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Hiyori, Oct 29 12
463 plays
  Which Tsar Am I?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Russian history is often full of deadly palace intrigue! But if you know your Tsars and follow the clues, you should do well.
Average, 10 Qns, drushalli, Sep 14 09
680 plays
  Mighty Monarchs XIII (Russia)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mighty Monarchs XIII covers the various rulers of Russia from their conversion to Christianity (988 AD) to the fall of the Empire (1917 AD). Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, hund, Sep 14 03
1404 plays
  A Profile of Catherine the Great    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the life and reign of Catherine the Great--Empress of all Russia.
Average, 10 Qns, wetaskiwin, Jan 31 15
1281 plays
  The Romanovs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is just a little quiz on the Romanovs. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, ruthy7naotmaa, Oct 21 12
1862 plays
  10 Question Peter the Great Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on the life and reign of the great Russian Tsar, Peter the Great.
Average, 10 Qns, django1200, Dec 26 20
Dec 26 20
862 plays
  The Last Romanov Family    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz on the last Romanov family. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, JsusFreak, Feb 14 18
Feb 14 18
2937 plays
  Which Tsar? #2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
During the 19th century Russia was ruled by three Alexanders and two Nicholases. See if you can identify the correct 19th century tsar from the clues.
Tough, 10 Qns, drushalli, Aug 25 08
456 plays
  The Final Russian Imperial Family    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Simple trivia about the last Romanovs (1894-1918) of Russia.
Average, 20 Qns, VioletCzaritsa, Sep 17 23
Sep 17 23
2349 plays
  The Children of Tsars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You may know about Nicholas II's family but how much do you know about the children and grandchildren of his predecessors?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rosalin, Aug 24 13
331 plays
  Tough Peter the Great Quiz - 10 Questions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The life and reign of Peter the Great.
Tough, 10 Qns, sigs42, Aug 27 08
554 plays
  Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge on Russia's last Grand Duchess.
Difficult, 10 Qns, haru_no_kaze, Mar 23 07
1257 plays
  Dancing with the Czars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A dance through the lives of Russian rulers. Some well known and others less so. Can you identify these pre revolution rulers?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Helene61, Jun 16 18
Jun 16 18
194 plays
  Russian Czars and Czarinas    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This quiz is about Russian history and rumors that circulated about the different Czars and their wives, children and such. Enjoy!
Very Easy, 5 Qns, meg_star, Apr 01 18
Very Easy
Apr 01 18
3098 plays
  Otma Nikolaevna    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The daughters of Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra were all different, and there are lots of stories to tell...
Difficult, 10 Qns, lanechka, Sep 14 10
1182 plays
  Women of Ivan the Terrible    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible is one the most important figures in Russian history whose life is of full passion, blood and death. Women played important role in his life beginning with his mother and ending with his last wife.
Average, 10 Qns, Bunny1981, Aug 31 14
206 plays
  Russian Czars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on the rulers of Mother Russia.
Average, 10 Qns, apryl75, Oct 17 06
819 plays
  Last Russian Imperial Family    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the Last Romanov family of Russia.
Tough, 10 Qns, Tatia09, Feb 10 10
1483 plays
  Romanov Geneaology    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is about the Romanov family geneology. It is not that hard and is probably about an average.
Tough, 10 Qns, westiesarecool, Feb 11 10
1140 plays
  Weddings of Royalty 5    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This part concerns the marriages and weddings of The Tsars of Russia from Michael to Nicholas II.
Average, 10 Qns, valjoedg, Feb 08 20
valjoedg gold member
Feb 08 20
125 plays
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Russian Royals Trivia Questions

1. Who was Tsar Michael's first wife?

From Quiz
Weddings of Royalty 5

Answer: Maria Dolgorukova

Maria Vladimirovna Dolgorukova was the chosen bride for Michael by his mother Maria after his chosen bride Maria Ivanovna Khlopoca. Michael gave up on his chosen bride to marry his mother's choice only for his wife to die four months after the wedding.

2. This Empress was elected to rule by The Supreme Privy Council, which set limits on her power. In order to show her resolve to rule as she wished, she crowned herself but allowed her favorite to control the government.

From Quiz Dancing with the Czars

Answer: Anna I

Anna I (1693-1740, reigned from 1730) created many institutions during her reign. These included the "Cadet Corps", where young boys were trained for the military as well as The Academy of Science. She decided to add courses in the arts as a way to increase knowledge in Russia. Nevertheless, court intrigue also led to her creation of a "Secret Office of Investigation", which punished political crimes . These crimes were not always proven and thus an atmosphere of distrust grew up around her court.

3. What does "Tsar" mean?

From Quiz The Tsars (Czars) of Russia

Answer: Emperor

"Tsar" (or "Czar") the Russian word for emperor and is ultimately derived (via Greek) from the word "Caesar", meaning Emperor or monarch. The Russian tsars were equal in status to the British monarchs.

4. Who was the father of Nicholas II?

From Quiz The Last Tsar of Russia

Answer: Alexander III

Alexander III (ruled 1881-94) was a very conservative Tsar and Nicholas II (ruled 1894-1917) tended to follow his example. This is in contrast to Alexander's father, Alexander II (ruled 1855-81), who was known as 'Alexander the Liberator' because of his role in the emancipation (freeing) of the serfs.

5. She was the first and favourite wife of the Russian Tsar, Ivan the Terrible. It is widely believed that she had a calming influence on Ivan's severe mood swings and that her death turned him into a monster. Who was she?

From Quiz Women of Ivan the Terrible

Answer: Anastasia Romanovna Zakharyina-Yurieva

It is believed that Anastasia was poisoned by the boyars, and Ivan suffered a severe emotional collapse. Modern examination of the remains of Anastasia have confirmed the Tsar's suspicions.

6. What was the name of Peter's older half-sister who ruled as regent from 1682-1689?

From Quiz Peter the Great

Answer: Sophia

Sophia was put into power following the revolt of the Streltsy in 1682. After her removal from power she was placed in a convent.

7. Which Tsar granted great autonomy and freedoms to the Finnish, including re-instituting the Diet of Finland which provided governance and administration through their own locally-elected representatives?

From Quiz Which Tsar? #2

Answer: Alexander II

The Finns regard Alexander II as "The Good Tsar" and erected a monument to him in Helsinki's Senate Square commemorating his re-opening their national legislative Diet in 1863. He also permitted them the exercise of their national culture and language. A man of great contradictions, Alexander II in the same year also enacted the infamous, anti-semitic May Laws of 1863.

8. Which child of Tsar Alexander III died in 1899 in the Caucasus?

From Quiz The Children of Tsars

Answer: Grand Duke Georgi Alexandrovich

He lived in the Caucasus for his health as he suffered from tuberculosis. Grand Duke Alexander died in infancy, Grand Duke Mikhail was murdered at Perm in 1918, Grand Duchess Olga survived the revolution and died in 1960.

9. Who was the first Russian Ruler to declare himself czar?

From Quiz Russian Czars

Answer: Ivan IV

Ivan IV was known as Ivan the Terrible or Ivan Grozny. He died while playing chess with Bogdan Belsky on March 18, 1584.

10. Peter the Great shared rule of Russia with his half brother at the start of his reign. What was this brother's name?

From Quiz Peter the Great

Answer: Ivan V

Peter's brother was actually older than him, but was so sickly, Ivan didn't want to be tsar at all. They ruled together from 1682 until Ivan's death from natural causes in 1696.

11. Born in 1868, the last Czar of Russia ascended the throne in 1894 after the death of his father. What year was he finally crowned Czar?

From Quiz Russian Royal Family

Answer: 1896

Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, was the eldest son of Alexander III.

12. When was Alexandra born?

From Quiz The Last Empress of Russia

Answer: 1872

Alexandra was born in Germany on June 6, 1872. Until she married, her name was Alix. Her father was Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse-Darmstadt. Hesse-Darmstadt was a small German duchy her mother was Princess Alice, a daughter of Queen Victoria of Great Britain. Note: Until 1871, Germany consisted of many independent states, principalities and kingdoms. In 1871, the Prussian Chancellor, Bismarck, created the first united Germany, and the king of Prussia became the German Kaiser. It was, however, a federal state, an empire ("Reich") and most of the individual states and their rulers retained a considerable measure of autonomy.

13. When did the Romanov dynasty first ascend to the throne of Russia?

From Quiz The Romanovs

Answer: 1613

Mikhail Feodorovich was the first Romanov Tsar of Russia, he ruled from 1613-1645. Nikolai II was the last Tsar, he ruled from 1894-1917.

14. In 988 AD this Grand Duke of Kiev converted to Christianity (Greek Orthodox). Which man was it?

From Quiz Mighty Monarchs XIII (Russia)

Answer: Vladimir I

Earlier Vladimir I (r. 980-1015 AD) had called a council of boyars to discuss which major religion (Judaism, Islam, or Christianity) should be adopted to bring the Russians the most political and commercial advantages. He then received a request for military assistance from Basil II, Byzantine Emperor, to help suppress a revolt led by Bardas Phocas. Vladimir agreed but in return he was to receive an imperial bride. He married Anna, sister of the emperor, in 990 AD.

15. Catherine was born a German princess in the year 1729, in the Baltic seaport town of Stettin. Stettin, at that time, was a part of Germany. Much later on, which country laid claim to this town?

From Quiz A Profile of Catherine the Great

Answer: Poland

Stettin was originally a town in northeast Germany but later became known at Szczecin. This change took place after World War II, when Soviet troops took over Stettin. Since then it has been a recognized city of Poland.

16. Who proposed marriage to Grand Duchess Olga on May 18th, 1914?

From Quiz Otma Nikolaevna

Answer: Prince Christopher of Greece

Staying with the Tsar for a family visit at Livadia in the Crimea, Christopher "greatly admired the Grand Duchess Olga". Incidently, she said she would think on it. Nicholas stomped on it, saying she was too young--although weeks later they were in Romania for a visit, and the parents of Prince Carol of Romania were wishing for a marriage between their son and Nicholas' eldest daughter. It was also assumed that one day she would end by marrying the Prince of Wales (who evidently admired Olga)--who ended up abdicating the throne in 1936 to marry Wallis Simpson.

17. Who was the last tsar of Russia?

From Quiz The Final Russian Imperial Family

Answer: Nicholas II

"I am not prepared to be a tsar. I never wanted to become one. I know nothing of the business of ruling. I have no idea even how to talk to the ministers." --Nicholas, 1894.

18. The first to use the title "Tsar of all Russians" both in his own monarchy and towards foreign rulers, was Ivan IV Grozny. What was the title of Ivan I, Ivan II, and Ivan III who all preceded him?

From Quiz Tsars Ahoy!

Answer: Grand Prince of Moscow

Between about 1280 and about 1500, the territory which we nowadays know as European Russia, was divided into several principalities, and all more or less subject to the Khan of the Golden Horde. The most important principalities were those of Moscow, Tver (some 180 km north-west of Moscow), and Vladimir (roughly 200 km to the east of Moscow). Gradually Moscow grew in importance, and by 1500 it could absorb the other principalities. Ivan III the Great, grand prince of Moscow form 1462 to 1505, was responsible for this expansion. It was Ivan III's son, Vasily III, and grandson, Ivan IV, who consolidated this territory, and Ivan IV transformed it to a centralized absolute monarchy.

19. Ivan IV 'the Terrible', the great tsar of 16th century Russia, held what title prior to becoming 'tsar'?

From Quiz Ivan IV - the 'Terrible'?

Answer: Grand Duke of Muscovy

He landed this title at the tender age of 3!

20. How were Empress Maria and Queen Alexandra related?

From Quiz Romanov Geneaology

Answer: sisters

They were both Princesses of Denmark and children of Christian IX and Queen Louise.

21. Tsar Nicholas' wife, Alexandra, was originally from what country?

From Quiz The Last Romanov Family

Answer: Germany

She was originally from Germany. After her mother died, her grandmother, Queen Victoria raised her from age six to her early twenties.

22. What was Nicholas' title before he became the Tsar?

From Quiz Last Russian Imperial Family

Answer: Tsesarevich

Although the title 'tsarevich' is most often heard and written in books, the official title was 'tsesarevich' coming from the word 'Cesear'. 'Tsarevich' refers to any son of a reigning Tsar, whereas 'tsesarevich' refers to the heir apparent or presumptive.

23. Which family member was killed in February of 1905?

From Quiz The Romanov Family (1894-1905)

Answer: Sergei

Sergei (Tsar Nicholas II's uncle) was killed by Ivan Kalyaev.

24. What was the name of the princess who supposedly survived the massacre that killed her family?

From Quiz Russian Czars and Czarinas

Answer: Anastasia

Rumors circulated for years that a woman named Anna Anderson was actually an amnesiac Anastasia. Anna Anderson's real name was Franziska Schanzkowska and she was born in Pomerania (Prussia) in 1896.

25. Who did Czar Nicholas II marry?

From Quiz A Family Tree Quiz on the Romanov Family

Answer: Alexandra

He called her Alix.

26. How many children did Tsar Alexis' first wife give him?

From Quiz Weddings of Royalty 5

Answer: 13

The marriage of Tsar Alexis and his first wife was felicitous and harmonious with five sons and eight daughters. Only four sons and six daughters survived to adulthood.

27. Although keenly intelligent, this czar was terribly disfigured. His intellectual abilities were shown by his development and support for The Academy of Sciences and his decision to choose administrators on the basis of merit rather than nepotism.

From Quiz Dancing with the Czars

Answer: Feodor III

Feodor III (1661-1682, reigned from 1676) is considered an intellectual and ruler of serious character and even charm. This was more difficult since he was physically disfigured, which many thought, at the time, was a curse. However, he was a devoted reformer and liberal in his thinking and policies. His achievements included support of higher education, open dialogue with associates and reforms to the Russian Orthodox Church.

28. 'It Takes Two to Tango' Which Russian Tsar, also known as 'the Great', was co-ruler with his elder half-brother for the first 14 years of his reign?

From Quiz Dancing with the Tsars

Answer: Peter I

Tsar Peter I (or Peter the Great) was the only son of Tsar Alexis by his second wife, and was the grandson of the first Romanov Tsar. Alexis was initially succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Feodor III, who was only fifteen and suffered from severe disabilities. Feodor reigned for six years before his death and was succeeded jointly by his brother Ivan V and half-brother Peter the Great. The two brothers were named as co-rulers as Ivan V also suffered from disabilities that prevented him wielding any real power. Following the death of Ivan V in 1696, Peter went on to rule Russia independently for another 29 years. Alexis' second son, Tsarevich Alexei (or Alexis), would likely have become Alexis II if he had survived childhood. Dmitri and Simeon were the names of other sons of Alexis who did not survive infancy.

29. Who was the first Tsar of Russia?

From Quiz The Tsars (Czars) of Russia

Answer: Ivan IV

Ivan IV Vasilyevich, also known as Ivan the Terrible, was the first ruler to be crowned Tsar. Mikhail of Tver ruled before Ivan the Terrible but he was not crowned Tsar. However, as early as 1472 Muscovy had claimed to be the true successor to Byzantium and early in the 15th century Moscow was sometimes nicknamed the 'Third Rome'.

30. It would be fair to say that Nicholas II's reign was marked by tragedy from the very beginning - in this vein, what was it that occurred at the national celebration to honor the coronation of the Tsar Nicholas II?

From Quiz The Reign of Tsar Nicholas II

Answer: Overcrowding resulted in a stampede and hundreds of people were crushed to death

Nicholas ascended the throne at age 26 after the unexpected death of his father in 1894. During the formal celebration, the conditions were so overcrowded that a stampede ensued where hundreds of people were crushed to death.

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