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

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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