Chapter 12 Quiz:

Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200 – 1500

1. Mongols, a group of pastoral nomads in Central Asia, established a large empire under Genghis Khan, linking western and eastern Eurasia. Which statement is true about their nomad society?


2. In between 1215 and 1283, in a series of military attacks, Genghis Khan and his successors raided and conquered large territories from Hungary and Poland in Europe to China and Vietnam in east Asia, either demanding tribute or exercising direct rule. What was the result of this conquest?



3. What made possible the Mongol conquest?



4. In 1258, a horde of Mongols sack Bagdad and kill the last of the Abbasid caliph, eventually establishing the IL-khan state. What was a point of rivalry with the neighboring Mongols of the Golden Horde?


5. Under the Mongol rule, the Islamic middle east continued to flourish as a center of arts and science. Great advances were made in history recording, painting, architecture, as well as science and astronomy. One of the latest, attributed to a Persian mathematician, provided the model for the movement of planets and inspired which famous astronomer?


6. The Golden Horde, starting as a unified state, slowly lost control over some of its territories, where smaller khanates popped up as centers of power. The language of those states was Russian and the religion, orthodox. Which of the statement below applies?


7. Who was Khubilai Khan?


8. Mongol conquest unified China and founded the Yuan Empire that lasted almost one hundred years (1271 – 1368). The empire fell from within because of quarrels among Mongol princes for power. What happened with the Mongol population that followed the conquests into China land?


9. Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1500) rose in south east China on the ruins of the Yung empire, preaching an anti-Mongol ideology, moving the capital, reinstating Confucianism in administration and imposing strict limits on imports and foreign visitors. What is considered the greatest Ming achievements?



10. What is the result of Mongol Rule in East Asia, including China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam?


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