What was at the center of Mongol life?
Mongol war horse
Who united the Mongols and built a great empire?
In what century did Genghis Khan build his empire?
What laws did Genghis Khan use to rule his people?
Great Yasa, which included laws about the military, crime, taxes, court procedures, and morals
What skill did Mongol horsemen perfect?
Ability to shoot arrows and string bow when horses' hooves were off the ground
What piece of protection did Genghis Khan add to his soldiers' equipment?
Name two types of attacks Mongols used against towns.
siege warfare, pretend retreat
Name one way Genghis Khan kept in touch with his empire.
What are two factors of the Central Asian climate and topography that might have helped produce strong, rugged people? Explain
extremes in temperature and very high mountain ranges---These things would make it difficult to grow crops or find food.
What is the main occupation of the people?
raising herds of livestock
Using the information in the topography section, name two areas that you would expect to have a sparse population?
Gobi Desert and Taklimakan Desert
What was a general's camp called?
How did Mongol men keep in fighting shape during the off-season?
What two jobs were not done by anyone in the ordu?
washing dishes and washing clothes
Which direction did the yurt face, and why?
south, to keep out the winds
How do you think its round shape helped the yurt on the plains?
The wind blew over the round shape, rather than knocking it down.
How did trade with the West affect the Mongols?
They settled into towns and gave up nomadic ways.
How did the closing of Eastern trade affect the Europeans?
This caused Europeans to look for a sea route to the East, beginning the age of exploration.
What type of religion did the early Mongols follow?
polytheistic (multiple gods)
Why is idol worship wrong?
Bible condemns idolators because it is wrong to worship anything other than the living God.
What were the priests of Mongol religion called?
What important Christian group grew up in the Mongolian Empire?
According to legend who founded the Christian churches in India, Persia, and China?
the apostle, Thomas
What was the name of the Mongol dynasty in China?
What was Tamerlane's main interest during his reign in the Middle East?
spoils (riches) of battle
What great architectural piece was built during Akbar's reign?
What was a Mongol tent called?
What were their tents made of?
What was their religion called?
The god of the Mongols was called?
In India the Mongol dynasty was called what?
What did Europeans call Mongols?
What did Russians call Mongols?
Who brought peace to India?
Who made an unsuccessful attempt to conquer Japan?
Who was a cruel conqueror?
Who had a small but peaceful empire?
Who wrote a code of law called the Great Yasa?
Who extended Mongol control into Turkey and India?
Who was the most famous Mughul leader?
Who created one of the largest empires in the history of the world?
Who established the Yuan dynasty in China?
Who reopened the silk routes?