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

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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. In the Khuriltai, Genghis Khan called to discuss his succession. Who was the first son invited to speak after Genghis Khan?

2. What kind of education did Genghis Khan receive?

3. Which of the following was not a torture technique used by the famous Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa?

4. What were Mongol soldiers forbidden to speak about?

5. Where did Temujin hide when he was raided by the Merkids?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Nicolaus of Cusa?

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

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. In a letter from Genghis Khan to a Taoist monk in China, what was Genghis Khan's opinion of himself near the end of his life show?

5. How did Ong Khan respond to Temujin's first khuriltai?

6. After the Mongols destroyed the Hungarian army, they were able to probe Vienna. Though scared, some Hapsburg troops captured a Mongol officer. What was strange about him?

7. Why did the Mongols face from 1250 - 1270?

8. What was Genghis Khan's stance on adultery?

9. What was special about the mare's milk for Khubilai and his court?

10. What is group responsibility and group guilt?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How did Genghis Khan build his army? What methods and tactics did he use that distinguished him from other khans? How did he learn those things? How did Genghis Khan organize his army? What benefits did he glean from his organizational structure? How did he command so many people? How did they communicate? How did Genghis Khan win the loyalty of so many people? Describe Genghis Khan's army in any and all of these terms, and more as you see fit.

Essay Topic 2

What was the nation-state that Genghis Khan created? What was the "Great Law?" What made up the "Great Law?" How did Genghis Khan organize his societies? What important social, cultural, and economic advances did Genghis Khan make in his empire?

Essay Topic 3

Who was Ong Khan? What was his relationship with Genghis Khan? Describe how the two men came to know each other, and the relationship that formed. Highlight all the important historical events between the two men, and what happened at the end of Ong Khan's life.

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