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Interesting Facts & Trivia

What do you know? Test your knowledge in different fields.
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1 - QUESTION:  What is the study and practice of making maps called?

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2 - QUESTION:  Can you name the 4 major contributions to civilization made by China?

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3 - QUESTION:  In what century was the name the "Silk Road" coined? 

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4 - QUESTION: In which Silk Road country was St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) born, and in which Silk Road country is the Virgin Mary believed to have died?

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5 - QUESTION:   What European leader was responsible for enabling improved designs and better guidance for ships?

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6 - QUESTION:  What is the name of tall structures, found along the Silk Road, used to preserve Buddhist relics?

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7 - QUESTION:  What region controlled the incense routes?

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8 - QUESTION: What commodity are the Jews of Cochin (Kochi) India known to have traded?

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9 - QUESTION: Who was known to be successful middlemen and controlled trade north of the Gobi Desert?

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10 - QUESTION:  What is the name given to the period of strategic rivalry and conflict in the 19th century between the British and Russian Empires for supremacy in Central Asia?

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11 - QUESTION:  What is the name of the largest landmass on earth?

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12 - QUESTION:  How were goods carried and transported across the Silk Road and desert routes?

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13 - QUESTION:  Which ancient civilization (centered in modern-day Lebanon)  was an enterprising maritime trading culture that spread across the Mediterranean during the period 1550 BC to 300 BC?

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14 - QUESTION:   Which city became a major power in the Mediterranean and controlled of the waters between Sicily and Tunisia?

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15 - QUESTION:  Who was in control of the Silk Routes during a period of security, also described as a "Golden Age" of the Silk Road?

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16 - QUESTION:  Who was the leader of the largest contiguous empire in history?

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17 - QUESTION:  Who was the famous European Silk Road traveler who worked for the court of Kublai Khan?

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18 - QUESTION: Which famous explorer who sought to reach "the Indies" was influenced by Marco Polo's journey?

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19 - QUESTION:  What is the area of Spain conquered by the Arabs called?

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20 - QUESTION:  What are two cities in Central Asia that begin with the letter "S," and "B," which Marco Polo visited?

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21 - QUESTION:  Which dynasty in China is credited with opening up the Silk Road?

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22 - QUESTION:  What is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world, and is one of the largest building-construction projects ever undertaken (over 5,000 kilometers long)?

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23 - QUESTION:  What ornamental stone has been prized and used throughout Chinese history?

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24 - QUESTION:  In what city was the cartographer born who created the first surviving map that shows the Americas and the world?

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25 - QUESTION:  Which city is built on two continents, connects Asia and Europe, and is considered the end of the Silk Road?

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26 - QUESTION:  Who was tutored by the famed philosopher Aristotle, and was considered one of the most successful commanders of all time?

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27 - QUESTION:  In addition to a "caravansary," where else could Silk Road travelers rest when crossing desert regions?

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28 - QUESTION:  Who built the famous 15th century observatory in Central Asia?

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29 - QUESTION:  What was a prized possession in Eurasia, and was also used for transport and in warfare for 5,000 years?

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30 - QUESTION:  What item of trade along the Silk Road was found on mummies in Egypt?

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31 - QUESTION:  What type of routes increased as Silk Routes became less travelled?

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32 - QUESTION:  In what city was an ancient collection of manuscripts found in a walled-up library cave during the early 1900's?

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33 - QUESTION:  What sunk the fleet that attempted to invade Japan from Masan, Korea?

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34 - QUESTION:  What oasis city of the Silk Road is known as the "City of Palms"?

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35 - QUESTION:  Which three religions were introduced to China?

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36 - QUESTION:  What city was the largest city in the middle ages (10001300 AD)?

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37 - QUESTION:  What type of winds did sailing vessels along the spice routes depend on?

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38 - QUESTION:  In which country was the first dinosaur nest with eggs found?

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39 - QUESTION:  After Constantinople (Istanbul) was conquered in 1453, which Empire served as a bridge between the Orient and Occident for 600 years?

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40 - QUESTION:  What European nation sent Friar William of Rubruck to Central Asia during the 13th century?

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41 - QUESTION:  From what European city did Friar Giovanni Carpine leave to travel to the court of Kubilai Khan?

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42 - QUESTION:  Under which dynasty in China did the Silk Road flourish?

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43 - QUESTION:  What is the name of the plague that is believed to have come to Europe via the Silk Road?

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44 - QUESTION:  What word is used to describe the trade of goods, or services, without the exchange of money?

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45 - QUESTION:  To where does "Eastern Rome" and "new Rome" refer?

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46 - QUESTION:  Where in Central Asia was a major 8th century battle fought near a river?

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47 - QUESTION:  Which city is located halfway along the Silk Road? (hint, the city begins with the letter "K")

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48 - QUESTION:  What commodity transported along the Silk Road is surrounded by mystery, legend, and stories of smuggling (hint, it eats mulberry leaves)?

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49 - QUESTION:  What Silk Road traveler is reputed to have said: "I have told only half of what I saw!"?

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50 - QUESTION:  Can the Silk Road be travelled upon today?

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