Review cards for Ch. 3 Test of Building a Nation
To what did China owe its wealth?
Why did Marco Polo go to China?
to bring back trade goods
What places did the Silk Road connect?
China and other lands in the eastern hemisphere
What was the Silk Road?
a network of land and sea routes for trading
What effect did Marco Polo's journey have on others?
Why did Zheng He's fleet try to reach many new places?
What was the main result of Zheng He's voyages?
What were the effects of trade?
*People learned about other cultures.
*People shared goods and ideas with others from different continents.
*People became intered in others and their customs.
Where was the major trading center known as the 'land of gold' located?
Why were caravans used?
To cross the Sahara Desert bringing goods to and from the lands of West Africa.
What route did many of the early trade caravans in Africa take?
southward across the Sahara
What type of trade was often made in Ghana?
Which African kingdoms became from trade after Ghana?
What did the Europeans bring to trade in North Africa?
cloth and horses
What significant event took place under Mansa Musa's rule?
What effect did Mansa Musa's pilgrimage to Mecca have?
stronger trade ties between Mali and other Muslim nations
What do the Chinese people, the kingdom of Ghana, and caravans have in common?
All of them involved traveling great distances to exchange goods with people of other cultures.
Why did the Vikings leave the area we now call Newfoundland?
How did the Portuguese profit from exploring the coast of Africa?
What effect did the European ocean trade routes have?
What was the Renaissance?
It was a 'rebirth' that began in 1350 and it marked a new beginning in arts, sciences, and an interest in learning more about the world.
Why was the Renaissance important?
It brought about advances in printing and ship design building. New ideas began to spread more quickly.
Who was Marco Polo and how did his journeys impact life in the Eastern Hemisphere?
Who was Zheng He and what were his major accomplishments?