Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Test | Final 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. What did Khubilai change his name to in 1264?

2. What happened to the consensual councils in China, after the Mongols were no longer in power?

3. How did Ogodei influence merchants to seek him out?

4. In 1263, Khubilai began the construction of what important building?

5. How did Ogodei combat the bulkiness of bullion and coinage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What geographically hindered the Mongols from full victory in Europe?

2. Why did the Golden Family back Arik Boke instead of Khubilai?

3. What was the first book written in English, and what did it say about Genghis Khan?

4. How did the Mongols adapt the Chinese printing practices?

5. How did the people of the city-states of Russia interpret the victory of the Mongols?

6. What was in the tea Khubilai drank the morning after a long night of celebration, and what did it do?

7. What happened to the slaves sold to the Italians by the Mongols? Where did they come from and what would they do in a short twenty years?

8. What a blitzkrieg?

9. Who was Bayan?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was the Silk Road? Who controlled the Silk Road before Genghis Khan, and what was its condition? How did Genghis Khan finally control the Silk Road? What did he do to it? Why is the Silk Road so important?

Essay Topic 2

What effects did the Mongol empire have on Europe? What did the Mongol empire provide to Europe that nobody had done before? What resulted in Europe because of the Mongol presence? What impressions of the Mongol empire can be seen in Europe today?

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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