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 was primarily and preferably eaten in Madagascar?

2. Who had King Dor captured?

3. Who dove with the oyster divers?

4. How many governments was Karaian divided into?

5. What was the name of the general who invaded Ziamba?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the marks of the Jews, Christians, and Saracens who lived in Abascia.

2. What did the inhabitants of Fanfur procure from a certain tree? How did they obtain it and what did they do with it? What did it look like and taste like once it was prepared?

3. Describe how money was made in the province of Kain-du.

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

5. Describe the practice of tattooing in the province of Kangigu. Who had this done, and how?

6. Describe ambergris. What was it, and where was it found? How was it used?

7. Describe the teachers and instruction in Bangala.

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

9. What could be found at the top of a mountain in Zeilan?

10. Describe the physical attributes of the men and women of Zenzibar.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Book 1, Chapter 35 tells about Tartar armies passing through the province of Charchan. This was very dangerous for families living there. The families took action to protect themselves from the army. Compare and contrast the action of the families to the actions you would take to protect your family and yourself in the same situation.

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

Book 1, Chapter 37 details a particular custom that was followed in regards to burial for persons of rank in the city of Sachion. Who was called upon to help, and why? How was the funeral day decided? Why would the funeral day be prolonged? How was a body preserved if the funeral was prolonged? How were meals served during the wait for a funeral? What if the main door could not be used to remove the body? What was placed with the dead body at burial and why? Are there any customs similar to this today? If yes, describe them.

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