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

Jack Weatherford
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

Describe the spirituality of Genghis Khan. What religion did he practice? What customs or traditions distinguishes that religion? Which are important to Genghis Khan, and why? How was religion incorporated into the warrior life? How was it possible for Genghis Khan and the Mongols to exercise religious tolerance?

Describe the culture in which Genghis Khan was born. What was the steppe? What was steppe life like? What was it like to be a hunter, versus a herder? What were some of the major dangers of steppe life?

Who was Jamuka? Why is Jamuka so important to Genghis Khan? Trace the major events and occurrences between the two men, and be sure to cite in what ways they developed as adults. What happened to Jamuka?

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