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Question 1: Another Buddhist deity, Shukongoshin, is also an interesting case of transmission of the image of the famous Greek god ________ to the far East along the Silk Road.
ApolloTrojan WarHeraclesGreek mythology

Question 2: Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the great civilizations of ________, India, Egypt, Persia, Arabia and Rome, and in several respects helped lay the foundations for the modern world.
Religion in ChinaTime in ChinaChinaProvince (China)

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  Chinese jade and steatite plaques, in the Scythian-style animal art of the steppes. 4th–3rd century BCE. British Museum.
  The Silk Road extending from Southern Europe through The Arabian Peninsula, Somalia, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Java-Indonesia, and Vietnam until it reaches China. Land routes are red, water routes are blue.
  The Mongol Empire and its sphere of influence (to include vassal states such as Goryeo at its height. The gray area is the later Timurid empire.
  Standing Buddha, Gandhara, 1st century.

Question 4: Land and maritime routes were closely linked, and novel products, technologies and ideas began to spread across the continents of Europe, ________ and Africa.
AnkaraAsiaMiddle EastSingapore

Question 5: [38] Ancient cities dating to the First Dynasty of Egypt arose along both its ________ and Red Sea junctions,[37] testifying to the route's ancient popularity.
Ancient EgyptNileWhite NileAlexandria

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Italian pottery of the mid-15th century was heavily influenced by Chinese ceramics. A Sancai ("Three colors") plate (left), and a Ming-type blue-white vase (right), made in Northern Italy, mid-15th century. Musée du Louvre.
  Iconographical evolution of the Wind God. Left: Greek Wind God from Hadda, 2nd century. Middle: Wind God from Kizil, Tarim Basin, 7th century. Right: Japanese Wind God Fujin, 17th century.
  Central Asian and East-Asian Buddhist monks, Bezeklik, Eastern Tarim Basin, 9th–10th century.

Question 7: The Romans may have been part of Antony's army invading ________.
MedesParthiaHyrcaniaAria (satrapy)

Question 8: Turkmeni marching lords seized land around the western part of the Silk Road, belonging to the decaying ________.
Western Roman EmpireRoman EmpireByzantine EmpireByzantine Iconoclasm

Question 9: He reached the west coast of ________ and followed it northward, being finally forced to turn back when confronted with its northern extremity.
Severny IslandNovaya ZemlyaYuzhny IslandVaygach Island

Question 10: Currently (2008), the line is used by direct passenger service from Urumqi in China's Xinjiang to ________ and Astana in Kazakhstan.
AlmatyAlmaty ProvincePavlodar ProvinceBaikonur


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