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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When were the Yi able to migrate to Alaska and North America?
(a) During the last Ice Age.
(b) At the start of the Ming Dynasty.
(c) In 1207 B.C.
(d) After developing the first sail boat.

2. What did the Chinese commander of the treasure fleet bring with plans to leave it in a place of honor?
(a) A tri-lingual tablet.
(b) A gold statue of Confucius.
(c) A stone temple.
(d) A totem.

3. What special feature did the Emperor's fleet include, according to "Chapter 4, The Treasure Fleet"?
(a) Water tankers.
(b) Greenhouse ships.
(c) Fishing ships.
(d) Pleasure ships.

4. In what year were Khubilai Khan's forces defeated by the Chinese?
(a) 1358.
(b) 1365.
(c) 1568.
(d) 1368.

5. What did the treasure fleet use to determine its direction?
(a) The wind direction.
(b) A water compass.
(c) The sun.
(d) The moon.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the first boat people cross, according to "Chapter 1, The Yi Peoples"?

2. Where was Parameswara driven out from?

3. Who took the Chine Empire throne in 1398?

4. What regions were in economic peril because of Zhu Yuanzhang's retreat from trade?

5. Why did the inhabitants of central China decide to leave the area?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Khubilai Khan lose, and what resulted, according to "Chapter 3, The Prisoner and the Prince"?

2. What did the Chinese find regarding the ruling zamurin of Calicut?

3. Who felt the strain of the fleet?

4. What did Zhu Di eventually usurp and what was later discovered about him?

5. What did Zhu Di want to be known for?

6. Who was Parameswara and what happened to him?

7. How did the treasure fleet avoid stretches of bad weather?

8. What happened on Ceylon upon the treasure fleet's arrival?

9. Why was the second mission smaller in scale?

10. What did the actions of the two corrupt Chinese merchants confirm, and how did it influence China?

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