Reopening the Ancient Silk Road During the Renaissance


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What were the Silk Roads?

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1. Why did the ancient Silk Roads stop functioning?

2. What was the Mongol Empire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the Silk Roads and their impact on the Renaissance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Purpose of the Silk Roads
  • Catalyst for the Silk Roads' disuse
  • Characteristics of the Mongol Empire
  • Reopening of the Silk Roads in the 13th century

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Silk Roads and Mongol Empire
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the impact the Silk Roads had on the Renaissance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reopening of the Silk Roads

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson titled Reopening the Ancient Silk Road During the Renaissance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the history of the Silk Roads
  • Know historic events and figures
  • Understand the historical impact of the Silk Roads