The Adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century Short Essay - Answer Key

Ross E. Dunn
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1. Why did Battuta begin his journey?

Battuta began his journey because all Muslim men are required to make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least one time in their life.

2. What major historical figure was Battuta compared to, and why?

Battuta was often compared to Marco Polo because he traveled so widely during his lifetime just like Marco Polo did.

3. How does Dunn feel about the comparison between Battuta and a certain historical figure?

Dunn does not like the comparison between Battuta and Marco Polo, because Polo was an explorer who specialized in finding uncharted lands, where Battuta just traveled where he wanted to and always stayed near civilization.

4. How did the spread of Islam affect Battuta in his travels?

The spread of Islam made Battuta’s travels more comfortable for him as he was always able to find people of his same religion no matter where in the world he had traveled.

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