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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. As the Mongol empire began to fall down, who in central Asia claimed to be a descendant of Genghis Khan?
2. How many members of the Golden Family occupied the throne between the years of 1328 and 1332?
3. The best we know, where did Black Death originate?
4. How did Guyuk die?
5. How long did it take Friar Giovanni of Plano Carpini to travel to the Mongol court?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the Mongols keep numerical track of everything they obtained?
2. Who was Bayan?
3. Who was Nicolaus of Cusa?
4. What three inventions did Francis Bacon recognize as the foundation of modern world? Why is this important?
5. What effect did the Mongols have on the literary arts in China?
6. How did the people of the city-states of Russia interpret the victory of the Mongols?
7. How did the Mongols adapt the Chinese printing practices?
8. What was superior about the Chinese paper over the parchment made by Europeans?
9. By the end of chapter seven, the Mongol empire was divided into four segments. What were they and who was in charge?
10. Why did the clerics suppose the Mongols were going to ride on Cologne? What happened in 1164 that made them think that way?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who were Genghis Khan's four sons? What were there personalities? What role did each play in the making of history? Be specific and use details from the book to paint your family portrait.
Essay Topic 2
Who was Khubilai Khan? What did he contribute to the making of history? What did he do for the Mongol empire that Genghis Khan did not, or could not? What important advances were made during his reign as Khan?
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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