The Travels of Marco Polo 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 lay five hundred miles south of Kesmacoran?

2. What did the very devoted servants of the king of Maabar do when the king died?

3. What were sold in Basman as pygmies?

4. What was produced in Dulfar?

5. Who or what was Kara-moran?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the fishery near the city of Kain-du. What was found there, and who could use it?

2. Tell what types of things were produced on the island of Java.

3. Chapter 43 talks about the mountainous people outside of the province of Kardandan. Why did these people exchange gold for silver with merchants?

4. Where was the province of Karaian located and who governed it? Describe the ruler.

5. What happened during the rainy season in the kingdom of Murphilior Monsul?

6. What did the people on the island of Zipangu do with their dead? What did they place in the mouth of the dead?

7. Why was Marco Polo detained in the kingdom of Samara for five months?

8. Tell about the extraordinary bird called rukh.

9. How could one enter the town of Pau-ghin, and why?

10. Describe the teachers and instruction in Bangala.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Book I, Chapter 50 details an imaginary marriage between two deceased children of different families. Analyze the way this unusual custom impacts the living family members. Use examples from the book to support your response and thesis statement.

Essay Topic 2

Book 3, Chapter 47-48 details Great Turkey and its king, Kaidu. King Kaidu was the nephew of the grand khan and was shown special favor by the grand khan even though Kaidu was not obedient to him. Evaluate the leadership styles of Kaidu and the grand khan. Explain the differences in the way they each rule their subjects. Use examples from the text in your response.

Essay Topic 3

Tauris was a large and noble city belonging to the province of Irak (Iraq), which contained many other cities and fortified places, but this was the largest and most important city. Tell how the inhabitants supported themselves, where they traded, what types of items might be found there, what type of people lived there, the type of gardens found there, and the religions. How does Iraq compare today? Use Book 1, Chapters 9-10 as a reference.

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