FLRU 2510 Russian Culture

Land of the Firebird: Study Guide

Chapter 10
  1. How did Catherine the Great, a non-Russian, manage to become the Empress of Russia?
  2. What was Catherine's relationship with Orlov?
  3. How did Catherine's style of reign differ from that of Elizabeth?
  4. Why do you think Russians liked Catherine?
  5. French influence in the arts
  6. Princess Dashkova's contribution to learning
  7. What kind of architectural design did Catherine like?
  8. What differentiates Russia's classical style from similar styles in Europe?
  9. Falconet
  10. Why was Catherine called the "Great"?
  11. The Bronze Horseman
  12. What was the relationship between Catherine and Potemkin?
  13. "Potemkin village"