China Silk Road Quiz

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China Silk Road Quiz

Use questions in this quiz to prep for your Unit Lesson quiz on China's Silk Road.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the best description of the Silk Road from the following.
    • A. 

      An information super-highway.

    • B. 

      Inspiration for the Beatles' song, "The Long and Winding Road."

    • C. 

      A collection of small, local trading centers.

    • D. 

      The chief cause of bankruptcy in ancient Rome.

  • 2. 
    Why did the Roman Senate try to outlaw silk?
    • A. 

      Travel along the Silk Road was just too dangerous.

    • B. 

      Wearing silk was considered immoral.

    • C. 

      The cost of silk threatened to bankrupt the empire.

    • D. 

      The lower classes began wearing it.

  • 3. 
    Why was it so rare for a trader to travel the entire Silk Road?
    • A. 

      The route was long and mostly boring.

    • B. 

      Terrain and the threat of robbers made travel difficult.

    • C. 

      The route was over 4000 miles long.

    • D. 

      Mishaps along the way could rob a trader of their profits.

  • 4. 
    Where did most Silk Road trade occur?
    • A. 

      In ancient malls.

    • B. 

      Large cities.

    • C. 

      In small villages along the route.

    • D. 

      In Rome.

  • 5. 
    In addition to civilizations of the eastern Mediterranean, the Silk Road connected India and China.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of Zhiang Qian's discoveries led to the opening of trade with other civilizations? 
    • A. 

      People who owned eagles.

    • B. 

      Buddhist monks.

    • C. 

      Nomadic tribes in Central Asia.

    • D. 

      Blood sweating horses.

  • 7. 
    In addition to silk, spices, and gold, which of the following were traded along the Silk Road? 
    • A. 

      Styles of music and artistic motifs.

    • B. 

      Literature and religious beliefs.

    • C. 

      Philosophies and political ideologies.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What name meaning "Land of Silk" did the Romans give to China?
    • A. 

      Wudi.

    • B. 

      Serica.

    • C. 

      Ithaca.

    • D. 

      Han Na.

  • 10. 
    Which Chinese emperor is credited with opening the Silk Road?
    • A. 

      Qin Shi Huang di.

    • B. 

      Zhang Qian.

    • C. 

      Wu di.

    • D. 

      Pliny the Elder.