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Chapter 24 The Silk Road :)

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List some examples of cultural diffusion that occurred due to the Silk Road.
Europeans learned some Chinese manufacturing methods.
The Silk Road split into a northern route and a southern route. What were some advantages of taking the northern route?
Oases were closer together.
What other resource did china have other than silk?
Fine Dishware
When traveling in the Pamir Mountains, what dangers did travelers face?
• Lack of oxygen • Narrow passes • Steep cliffs • Snowstorms
What was one of the most important Roman products that trade along the Silk Road brought to China?
Glassware
Why did people in China want horses from Central Asia?
The horses were larger and more powerful than Chinese horses.
Why is Zhang Qian often called the Father of the Silk Road?
This explorer brought back word of western cultures.
At the time of the Han dynasty, which people particularly threatened China from the north?
The Huns
When some Chinese Buddhists crossed Central Asia to learn more about their religion, what did they bring back?
Sacred texts from India
The introduction of Buddhism into China, and the introduction of Islam into Indonesia are examples of _____________________.
Cultural Diffusion.
What describes the Silk Road?
A network of trade routes that extended across Asia
The western end of the Silk Road connected to the
Mediterranean Sea.
The Silk Road was important because
It linked Asian and western cultures for more a thousand years.
What is an example of an idea spread by the Silk Road?
Buddhism
Chinese explorer Zhang Qian is known as the Father of the Silk Road because
he opened the way for trade between China and its western neighbors.
In ancient times, silk was a valuable good for China to trade because
Only Chinese knew how to make it
Silk is a fiber that comes from
Silkwork Cacoons
What Roman product was most valued by the Chinese?
Glassware
The Great Wall of China lay to the north of part of the Eastern Silk Road. How did the Great Wall affect travelers on the Silk Road?
The Great Wall gave protection against bandits from the north.
What have been the greatest danger to traders crossing the Taklimakan Desert?
Sandstorms
What was the main reason why traders crossed the desert traveling in caravans?
To make it safer to travel
What good came to China from India?
Spices
Which physical feature made it most difficult for traders to travel the Western Silk Road?
Mountains
Which part of the Silk Road was known as the "trail of bones"?
The Pamir Mountains
Two products the Romans exchanged for Chinese silk were glassware and
Gold
At the western end of the Silk Road, how were goods moved from ports on the Mediterranean such as Antioch?
By ships
What is an accurate statement about cultural diffusion?
Cultural diffusion spreads ideas, knowledge, and goods.
What is an accurate example of cultural diffusion?
Knowledge of silk making spread from China to the West.
How did trade on the Silk Road affect what people ate in China?
Trade brought new foods to China.
What does it mean when a country imports goods?
The country brings goods in from other countries.