The Silk Road
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  • Question 1
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    Which of the following best describes the Silk Road?

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    a single road that extended across Asia

    a route that connected western Europe to eastern Europe

    a route that was used to bring silk from Rome to China

    a network of trade routes that extended across Asia

  • Question 2
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    The western end of the Silk Road connected to the

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    Atlantic Ocean

    Mediterranean Sea

    Pacific Ocean

    Indian Ocean

  • Question 3
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    The Silk Road was important because

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    it helped the Han empire control the Mediterranean region

    it extended a thousand miles across Asia

    it linked Asian and western cultures for more a thousand years

    it connected the Han and Egyptian empires

  • Question 4
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    Which of these is an example of an idea spread by the Silk Road?

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    silkworms

    glassware

    Buddhism

    spices

  • Question 5
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    Chinese explorer Zhang Qian is known as the Father of the Silk Road because

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    he helped the Chinese form an alliance against their northern enemy, the Huns.

    he was the first person to introduce grapes to China

    he opened the way for trade between China and its western neighbors

    he led teams of peasants who worked to build the Silk Road

  • Question 6
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    In ancient times, silk was a valuable good for China to trade because

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    the journey eastward to obtain it was dangerous

    it wore out quickly and had to be replaced

    only the Chinese knew how to make it.

    it could be made into colorful silk banners.

  • Question 7
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    Silk is a fiber that comes from

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    silk plants

    silkworm cocoons

    silk leaves

    all of the above

  • Question 8
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    Which of the following Roman products was most valued by the Chinese?

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    togas

    banners

    horses

    glassware

  • Question 9
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    The Great Wall of China lay to the north of part of the Eastern Silk Road. How did the Great Wall affect travelers on the Silk Road?

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    Travelers had to climb over the Great Wall to continue their journey.

    Travelers walked on the Great Wall to continue their journey.

    The Great Wall prevented travelers from continuing their journey.

    The Great Wall gave protection against bandits from the north.

  • Question 10
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    Which of the following would most likely have been the greatest danger to traders crossing the Taklimakan Desert?

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    sandstorms

    camels

    floods

    oases

  • Question 11
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    What was the main reason why traders crossed the desert traveling in caravans?

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    to make it easier to carry heavy goods

    to make it safer to travel

    to have more people to hunt camels

    to have more people to look for water

  • Question 12
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    Which of the following goods came to China from India?

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    horses

    silk

    china dishware

    spices

  • Question 13
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    Which physical feature made it most difficult for traders to travel the Western Silk Road?

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    valleys

    plateaus

    mountains

    rivers

  • Question 14
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    Which part of the Silk Road was known as the "trail of bones"?

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    the Syrian Desert

    the Tigris River

    the Pamir Mountains

    the Mediterranean Sea

  • Question 15
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    Two products the Romans exchanged for Chinese silk were glassware and

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    gold

    carpets

    camels

    yaks

  • Question 16
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    At the western end of the Silk Road, how were goods moved from ports on the Mediterranean such as Antioch?

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    by ships

    by camels

    by elephants

    by donkeys

  • Question 17
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    Which of the following is an accurate statement about cultural diffusion?

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    Cultural diffusion spreads ideas, knowledge, and goods.

    Cultural diffusion occurs only within one culture.

    Cultural diffusion no longer takes place today.

    Cultural diffusion happened only along the Silk Road.

  • Question 18
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    Which of the following is an accurate example of cultural diffusion?

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    Buddhism originated in China and spread to India

    Knowledge of glass making spread from China to Rome.

    Knowledge of silk making spread from China to the West.

    People used camel caravans to travel across Asia.

  • Question 19
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    How did trade on the Silk Road affect what people ate in China?

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    Trade limited new foods in China.

    Trade brought new foods to China.

    Trade caused Chinese people to stop eating fruit.

    Trade caused food shortages in China.

  • Question 20
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    What does it mean when a country imports goods?

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    The country sends goods to other countries.

    The country buys goods from just one other country.

    The country sells goods to other countries.

    The country brings goods in from other countries.

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