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NAME: Ashley Miritello
Empire of the Great Khan
1.
Who was Kublai Khan?
Grandson of Ghenghis Khan, united China for first time in 300 years
2.
Who was Marco Polo?
A Venetian traveler who traveled to China and visited Kublai Khan’s court and
served there for 17 years
3.
1279
When did the Mongols gain control of all of China?
4.
When did Kublai Khan rule?
1260-1294
5.
Where did Kublai Khan build palaces?
Shangdu and modern day Beijing
6.
Where did Kublai Khan move the capital of his empire?
From Mogolia to China
7.
How did the Mongol rulers treat their Chinese subjects?
Kept their Mongol identity, tolerated Chinese culture, retained Chinese officials in
local governments
8.
How did Kublai Khan expand foreign trade?
Made caravan route across Asia safe, established mail routes to link China with India
and Persia, greatly improved trade and invited foreign merchants to china
9.
Why did the Mongols give most high government posts to foreigners?
They believed foreigners were more trustworthy than Chinese since they had no local
loyalties
10.
Why were the Mongols unable to conquer Japan?
Mongol ships were upended, swamped, and dashed to bits against the rocky shore
11.
Why is the Yuan Dynasty important in Chinese history?
It united China, expanded foreign contacts
12.
What brought about the fall of the Yuan Dynasty?
After Kublai Khan’s death his family couldn’t decide who should rule and they all
fought over it