• 1. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the Silk Road?

  • A number of trade routes that went between China and Eastern Europe
  • A paved highway through central China used by the Ancient Chinese emperors
  • An established trade route between India and Europe
  • A short road covered with silk between the emperor`s house and his palace
  • 2. 
    During what Ancient Chinese dynasty did the Silk Road reach its peak?

  • Ming Dynasty
  • Song Dynasty
  • Han Dynasty
  • Yuan Dynasty
  • 3. 
    About how long was the Silk Road?

  • Over 4000 miles long
  • Almost 1 mile long
  • 150 miles long
  • 1000 miles long
  • 4. 
    True or False: Most merchants traveled the entire distance of the Silk Road, carrying their goods from one end to the other.

  • TRUE
  • 5. 
    What was the most popular way to travel along the route?

  • By train
  • In a caravan of camels
  • Alone on a horse
  • By foot
  • 6. 
    What sorts of things were traded along the Silk Road?

  • Silk
  • Porcelain
  • All of the above
  • Spices
  • 7. 
    Where did the Silk Road get its name?

  • From the silk that China sold to the rest of the world
  • From the silk that the Romans sold to the East
  • From the smoothness
  • From the silk worms that infested much of the route
  • 8. 
    What deadly disease is thought to have traveled to Europe along the Silk Road?

  • Influenza
  • Small pox
  • The bubonic plague
  • Polio
  • 9. 
    What Ancient Chinese Dynasty significantly expanded the silk trade during their rule from 206 BC to 220 AD?

  • Han Dynasty
  • Qing Dynasty
  • Tang Dynasty
  • Ming Dynasty
  • 10. 
    What famous explorer is thought to have traveled along the Silk Road on his way to China?

  • Vasco da Gama
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Marco Polo
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