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. ______ could be found in Bangala.

2. How large was the circumference of Sin-din-fu?

3. Inhabitants of Dulfar collected and sold ______ to India.

4. What fruit could weigh over two pounds troy-weight in Chan-glu?

5. What year was the memorable battle of Vochang fought?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the fishery business in the province of Maabar.

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

3. Tell about the extraordinary bird called rukh.

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

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

6. Explain why King Dor was captured by Prester John's men. How was he captured? What became of him?

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

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

9. What was produced in great quantities in the kingdom of Kon-cha? What expensive vegetable was also found?

10. What were the inhabitants of Kael addicted to and why? Also describe the battle that ensued when one person was insulted by another.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the islands of Java and Java Minor, Maabar, and Madagascar. Which island do you think was the most valuable? Why? Which island was the least valuable? Why? Back up your answers with reasons from the book. Use Book 3, Chapters 7, 10, 20, and 36 as references.

Essay Topic 2

The province of Balashan was made up of Mahometans. It was an extensive kingdom that was governed by princes in hereditary succession. Discuss how rule under one family, for generations, impacts a kingdom for benefit or detriment.

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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