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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What practice ceased to exist in Karazan by rule of his majesty?

2. What was primarily and preferably eaten in Madagascar?

3. What was used as an antidote for poison?

4. ______ could be found in Bangala.

5. A particular vegetable in Kon-cha was very similar in color and smell to _____.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Some time after the migration of the Tartars to the northern countries of Jorza and Bargu, in the year 1162, Chingis-khan was elected the first emperor of the Tartars. His subjects revered him as deity rather than as their sovereign. Why did the Tartars perceive him in this manner? Use examples from the text in your response and thesis statement.

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

The grand khan usually stayed in the city of Kanbalu during December, January and February. Kanbalu was located toward the north-eastern part of the province of Cathay. The great palace was on the southern side of the new city. Explore possible reasons why the grand khan felt he needed to go to the city of Kanbalu for these particular months, and what possible benefit was there in staying at the great palace rather staying put where he was? Use Book 2, Chapter 6 as a reference.

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