Ancient History Chapter 24 The Silk Road

  1. Who is considered the father of the silk road?
    Zhang Qian
  2. What important discoveries did this person make? Name at least 2.
    He discovered grapes and a more powerful horse.
  3. Why was silk such a valuable trade item?
    Silk was a valuable trade item because at first only Chinese knew how to make it.
  4. What did the Romans trade the Chinese in order to get silk?
    The Romans traded glassware for silk.
  5. Fill in the blanks. The Silk road consisted of two major parts: Eastern silk road and the Western Silk road. The Eastern silk road connected ______ and _____. The Western silk road connected ______ and _______.
    • a. Luoyang
    • b. Kashgar
    • c. Kashgar
    • d. Antioch
  6. What did the Chinese trade along the Eastern Silk Road?
    • Silk
    • Dishware
    • Ornaments
    • Jewelry
    • Cast iron products
    • Decorative Boxes

  7. What did traders trade along the silk road trade?
    • Cotton
    • Spices
    • Pearls
    • Ivory
    • Jade
    • Furs
    • Gold
  8. Identify Two dangers the traders would face while traveling the Western Silk Road?
    Dizziness, mirages, and sandstorms
  9. What did the Chinese trade along the Western Silk Road?
    • Silk 
    • Dishware
    • Ornaments
    • Jewelry
    • Decorative Boxes
    • Cast iron products
  10. What did the traders along the Western Silk Road?
    • Glass Products 
    • Trays 
    • Vases
    • Necklaces
    • Small Bottles
  11. Write at least 3 examples of cultural exchanges along the Silk Road
    3 examples are religions, new products, and new plants/spices.
  12. What major religion was introduced into China largely due to the silk road?

  13. The Romans had a massive amount of this item to trade for silk. 
  14. Before traveling in the desert traders would form long _______
  15. Zhang Qian tried to form an alliance with Western peoples to fight off which group?
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Ancient History Chapter 24 The Silk Road
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