Marco Polo

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Marco Polo.

1. In what country was Marco Polo born?
a. England
b. Portugal
c. France
d. Spain
e. Italy

2. When was Marco Polo born?
a. 1172
b. 1254
c. 1344
d. 1430
e. 1490

3. What is Marco Polo most known for?
a. Exploring the South Pacific
b. Exploring the Louisiana Territory and the Pacific Northwest
c. Traveling to China and the Far East
d. First European to sail from Europe to India by going around Africa
e. Led the first expedition to circumnavigate the globe

4. What was the trade route between China and Eastern Europe called?
a. The Desert Road
b. The Spice Trail
c. Incense Route
d. The Silk Road
e. The Eastern Path

5. Who was the leader of China during Marco Polo's travels?
a. Emperor Zhaozong
b. Emperor Huizong
c. Kublai Khan
d. Empress Wu
e. Genghis Khan

6. Who did Marco Polo travel with to China?
a. His father and uncle
b. His two brothers
c. His sister and mother
d. His aunt and uncle
e. No one

7. Around how long did it take for Marco Polo to travel to China?
a. 2 weeks
b. 2 months
c. 6 months
d. 1 year
e. 3 years

8. What impressed Marco Polo about China?
a. The cities were clean
b. Wide roads in the cities
c. Large engineering projects like the Grand Canal
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

9. True or False: Marco Polo met the Emperor of China and even worked for him as a messenger and spy.

10. How do we know about the adventures and travels of Marco Polo?
a. From official recordings of the Chinese government
b. From a book called 'The Travels of Marco Polo'
c. From Marco Polo's journal
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

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