Tsar of Terrors: Ivan the Terrible Quiz Battle

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Tsar of Terrors: Ivan the Terrible Quiz Battle

Ivan the Terrible was the first Tsar of Russia, ruling from 1547 to 1584. He is one of the most controversial figures in Russian history, known for his cruelty and his centralization of power in the state.

Despite his reputation, Ivan the Terrible is also credited with modernizing Russia and expanding its borders. He was also a patron of the arts and a devout Orthodox Christian. In this quiz, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge of Ivan the Terrible and his legacy.

You will be asked questions about his life, his reign, and his impact on Russia, and you will be given the chance to show your understanding of this important figure in Russian history.

When was Ivan IV of Russia crowned as the first Tsar of Russia?

1547

1533

1584

1564

What was Ivan IV's nickname?

Ivan the Great

Ivan the Brave

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Fearsome

Who was Ivan the Terrible's first wife?

Anastasia Romanovna

Anastasia Nikolaevna

Anastasia Romanova

Anastasia Vasilievna

What was the purpose of Ivan IV's oprichnina policy?

To strengthen the centralized power of the Tsar

To divide the country into smaller administrative units

To increase trade with foreign countries

To reduce the power of the nobility

Who was the architect of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, built during Ivan IV's reign?

Dmitry Ukhtomsky

Postnik Yakovlev

Ivan Shvatz

Boris Godunov

What was the main cause of the Livonian War initiated by Ivan IV?

To expand Russia's territory to the west

To gain control of the Baltic Sea trade routes

To convert the local population to Eastern Orthodox Christianity

To establish a new capital city in the west

What was the outcome of the liturgical schism of 1565, initiated by Ivan IV?

The formation of the Russian Orthodox Church

The split of the Russian Orthodox Church into two factions

The conversion of Russia to Catholicism

The establishment of a new Christian denomination in Russia

What was the name of the secret police force established by Ivan IV?

Oprichniki

Bolshoi

Streltsy

Opritchnina

What was the main reason for the fall of the Khanate of Kazan, conquered by Ivan IV in 1552?

The opposition of the local population to Ivan IV's rule

The rebellion of the Kazan nobility

The invasion of the Ottoman Empire

The internal conflict within the Khanate of Kazan

Who was the advisor and close confidant of Ivan IV, known for his role in the oprichnina policy?

Boris Godunov

Vasily Shuisky

Ivan Susanin

Sylvester

How did Ivan IV react to the uprising of the Streltsy in 1571?

He negotiated with the rebels and granted them amnesty

He crushed the rebellion with brutal force and executed the leaders

He fled the capital and abdicated his throne

He sought the help of the Ottoman Empire to suppress the rebellion

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When was Ivan IV of Russia crowned as the first Tsar of Russia?
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What was Ivan IV's nickname?
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Who was Ivan the Terrible's first wife?
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What was the purpose of Ivan IV's oprichnina policy?
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Who was the architect of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, built during Ivan IV's reign?
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What was the main cause of the Livonian War initiated by Ivan IV?
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What was the outcome of the liturgical schism of 1565, initiated by Ivan IV?
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What was the name of the secret police force established by Ivan IV?
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What was the main reason for the fall of the Khanate of Kazan, conquered by Ivan IV in 1552?
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Who was the advisor and close confidant of Ivan IV, known for his role in the oprichnina policy?
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How did Ivan IV react to the uprising of the Streltsy in 1571?
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