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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Borte die?
(a) Between 1220 and 1223.
(b) 1225.
(c) Between 1219 and 1224
(d) 1218.

2. On a modern map, how many countries did Genghis Khan conquer?
(a) 35.
(b) 30.
(c) 40.
(d) 25.

3. How did Temujin and his nineteen men survive starvation on the muddy Lake Balujna?
(a) Boiled camel.
(b) Boiled horseflesh.
(c) Mud.
(d) Roots and bugs.

4. What notable geographical area did Genghis Khan have to cross to get to the Jurched in 1211?
(a) The Caspian Sea.
(b) The Nile river.
(c) The Gobi desert.
(d) The Hymalian mountains.

5. For how long, after Genghis Khan's death, did his empire continue to grow?
(a) 50 years.
(b) 10 years.
(c) 200 years.
(d) 150 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the newly-named Genghis Khan's first new law?

2. Who prompted the break with Jamuka's clan in 1181?

3. The night before his decisive battle with the Naiman, Temujin asked his soldiers to sleep soundly. What happened to many of the Naiman men?

4. How long did the Mongol men, women, and children separately fast and pray to decide if they were going to war with the Golden Khan and the Jurched?

5. Who influenced Ong Khan's decision in 1203 to deny Temujin?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the steppe.

2. What happened as soon as the Mongols withdrew from the newly conquered Jurched territory?

3. Genghis Khan opened his succession khuriltai by citing a fable. Summarize the fable Genghis Khan told.

4. How did Matthew Paris link the Mongols to the Jewish people?

5. Where did the research team of Jack Weatherford finish their search? What is symbolic about it?

6. What happened to Arik Boke that caused the end of his life?

7. By the end of chapter seven, the Mongol empire was divided into four segments. What were they and who was in charge?

8. Who was Bayan?

9. For most of the twentieth century, who maintained Mongolia?

10. Describe the Ikh Khorig.

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