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She disclaimed any connection with the Czar's family. Eight years later, though, she claimed thatshe was AnastasiA. She said that she had been rescued by two Russian soldiers after the Czarand the rest of her family had been killed. Two brothers named Tschaikovsky had carried her intoRomaniA. She had married one of the brothers, who had taken her to Berlin and left her there,penniless and without a vocation. Unable to invoke the aid of her mother's family in Germany, shehad tried to drown herself. During the next few years, scores of the Czar's relatives, exservants,and acquaintances interviewed her. Many of these people said that her looks and mannerismswere evocative of the Anastasia that they had known. Her grandmother and other relatives deniedthat she was the real Anastasia, however. Tried of being accused of fraud, Anastasia immigratedto the United States in 1928 and took the name Anna Anderson. She still wished to prove that shewas Anastasia, though, and returned to Germany in 1933 to bring suit against her mother's family.There she declaimed to the court, asserting that she was indeed Anastasia and deserved herinheritance. In 1957, the court decided that it could neither confirm nor deny Anastasia's identity.Although we will probably never know whether this woman was the Grand Duchess Anastasia, hersearch to establish her identity has been the subject of numerous books, plays, and movies.She was unable to ___the aid of her relative.A. locate B. speak about GRE Section 1: Verbal ExamBrainDumps.com150
C. call upon D. identify E. know Answer: CExplanation: QUESTION NO: 259 One of the most intriguing stories of the Russian Revolution concerns the identity of Anastasia, theyoungest daughter of Czar Nicholas II. During his reign over Russia, theCzar had planned to revoke many of the harsh laws established by previous czars. Some workersand peasants, however, clamored for more rapid social reform. In 1918 a group of these people,known as Bolsheviks, overthrew the government. On July 17 or 18, they murdered the Czar andwhat was thought to be his entire family. Although witnesses vouched that all the members of theCzar's family had been executed, there were rumors suggesting that Anastasia had survived. Overthe years, a number of women claimed to be Grand Duchess AnastasiA. Perhaps the best –knownclaimant was AnastasiaTschaikovsky, who was also known as Anna Anderson. In 1920, eighteen months after the Czar'sexecution, this terrified young woman was rescued from drowning in a Berlin river. She spent twoyears in a hospital, where she attempted to reclaim her health and shattered mind. The doctorsand nurses thought that she resembled Anastasia and questioned heer about her background.She disclaimed any connection with the Czar's family. Eight years later, though, she claimed thatshe was AnastasiA. She said that she had been rescued by two Russian soldiers after the Czarand the rest of her family had been killed. Two brothers named Tschaikovsky had carried her intoRomaniA. She had married one of the brothers, who had taken her to Berlin and left her there,