Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization


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During the time of Marco Polo, why was the provision of Chinese technology such a boon for Europe?

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1. In the 13th Century, Genghis Khan was the founder of the Mongolian Empire which became the largest empire ever seen. What philosophy did he establish that made them so successful?

2. What is typically believed about the Mongols that is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will show your knowledge of the Mongolians and what they contributed to Western civilization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The Silk Road
  • Marco Polo
  • Pax Mongolica
  • Kublai Khan

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of the Mongolians
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the purpose of Kublai Khan's letter to the Pope
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as Pax Mongolica

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Mongolians, look at the accompanying lesson titled Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Detail Marco Polo
  • Identify the brutality of the Mongols
  • Explain the Mongol Empire
  • Recognize the effect of Chinese technologies on Europe
  • Explore Pax Mongolica