History of the Silk Road Trade Goods Trade on the Eastern Silk Road Trade on the Western Silk Road Miscellaneous

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Who was Zhang Qian?
This Chinese explorer was called the father of the Silk Road...

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What is silk?
The process for making this product was kept a secret...

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What is the Gobi Desert?
This desert was the easternmost of two deserts on the Eastern Silk Road...

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What is Ctesiphon?
This major stop on the Western Silk Road is located in modern-day Iraq...

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What is wearing silk?
In the first century CE, Roman Emperor Tiberius passed a law forbidding this...

200

What is to form an alliance against the Huns?
This was the reason that Zhang Qian was sent westward...

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What is war?
On his second journey west, Zhang Quian discovered that horses from central Asia were better suited for this...

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What is Luoyang?
This is the easternmost city on the Silk Road...

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What are the Pamir Mountains?
These mountains made the journey from Kashgar west very dangerous...

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What are perfumes, cosmetics and carpets?
Traders from Egypt, Arabia, and Persia brought these goods to China...

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What is the Han Dynasty?
An emperor from this dynasty sent Zhang Qian on his journey west in 138 BCE...

300

What are dishware, ornaments, jewelry, cast-iron products, and decorative boxes?
The Chinese offered these products as trade items...(name at least 3)

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What is the Taklamakan Desert?
Sandstorms and mirages were dangers in this part of the Eastern Silk Road...

300

What is Antioch?
This city was an important port at the western end of the Silk Road

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What are grapes, alfalfa, cucumbers, figs, pomegranates, walnuts, chives, sesame, and coriander?
These were some of the new foods and spices that China imported...(name at least 5)

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What are Persia, Syria, India, and Rome?
In addition to trade goods, Zhang Qian brought back information on these places...

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What are Luoyang and Kashgar?
These cities were on either end of the Eastern Silk Road...

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What are cotton, spices, pearls, and ivory?
India offered these goods as trade items... (name at least 3)

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What are animals and insects?
West of Ctesiphon, this desert was difficult to cross because of these challenges...

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What is Buddhism?
Around the first century CE, this was introduced to China...

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Who were the Huns?
Zhang Qian was taken prisoner twice by this group...

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What are gold and glassware?
Romans traded these two items for silk...

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What are caravans?
Travelers on the Eastern Silk Road formed these for protection...

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What is a yak?
This animal was favored for travel on the Western Silk Road...

500

What is Chinese learned to make glass, and Westerners learned how to make silk?
This important cultural exchange took place by 500 CE...

Chapter 24-The Silk Road

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