Vocabulary
People & Places
Life on the Silk Road

100

A group of people traveling together.
What is a caravan

100

Ruled China from about 206 B.C.E. to 220 C.E., the period following the Qin dynasty.
Who are the Han

100

Traders used this animal to help carry their goods across the desert regions of the Eastern Silk road because it is well adapted to the climate.
What is a camel

200

A network of roads along which traders travel.
What is a trade route

200

The central trading point at which the Eastern Silk road and the Western Silk Road met.
What is Kashgar

200

This type of animal helped to carry goods on the Western Silk Road.
What is a yak

300

A loose robe worn by men in Rome
What is a toga

300

A Chinese explorer who is often called the Father of the Silk Road. His travels opened up the way for trade between China and its western neighbors.
Who is Zhang Qian

300

This part of the Silk Road exposed travelers to dangers such as lock of oxygen, narrow passes, steep clifs, and snowstorms.
What are the Pamir Mountains

400

A network of trade routes that stretched for more than four thousand miles across Asia.
What is the Silk Road

400

This empire's traders brought glassware to the Silk Road.
Who are the Romans

400

Weary travelers hoped to come to these places for shade, rest, and water. This was also one of the advantages of taking the northern route of the Silk Road.
What are oases

500

An image of something that isn't really there; such as water
What is a mirage

500

At the time of the Han dynasty, these people threatened China from the north.
Who are the Huns

500

This type of storm is common in areas with arid climates and occurs when a strong wind blows across a dry surface.
What is a sandstorm