Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jack Weatherford
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the final battle for control over Mongolia?

2. Why did Temujin decide to break with Jamuka's clan in 1181?

3. How did Temujin and his nineteen men survive starvation on the muddy Lake Balujna?

4. How were orders transmitted through the ranks?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the people of Kashgar feel about the Mongols?

2. What was the Baljuna Covenant?

3. What revenge tactic did Jmauka employ that severely harmed his image after one of Tejumin's followers murdered one of Jamuka's kinsmen?

4. What made Temujin turn to Mount Burkhan Khaldun in prayer?

5. How did the governor of Khwarizm receive Genghis Khan's caravan? How did the sultan of Khwarizm respond?

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

7. Differentiate between Genghis Khan's white banner and black banner. What did each represent, and what happened to each?

8. Describe the Ikh Khorig.

9. How did Jack Weatherford begin his research?

10. What was the result of Temujin's raid with Ong Khan against the Tartars?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did the Mongol empire effect agriculture in their world? Do those advances or changes have any lasting effect in the modern world? What did the Mongols do to agriculture to change it? What other benefits resulted from those changes? What agriculturally-related laws and rules did the Mongols contribute?

Essay Topic 2

What was the bubonic plague? What effect did it have on the Mongol empire? Explore this in depth, using support from the book to detail the many ways in which the bubonic plague effected the Mongol empire.

Essay Topic 3

Why were the Mongol people often linked with people of the Jewish faith? Who made this connection? Why? What happened, because of this misconception? Be sure to illustrate multiple historical instances in your answer.

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