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Biography Quiz - Marco Polo

What do you know about the life of merchant, explorer, and writer Marco Polo?
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Last updated: November 28, 2021
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1. In which Italian city is Marco Polo believed to have been born in 1254?
Naples
Venice
Rome
Genoa
2. Some biographers claim that Marco Polo was born on which present day island in Croatia, which was then part of the Republic?
Vis
Korcula
Krk
Hvar
3. What were the names of Marco's father and uncle who he traveled with?
Lorenzo and Giovanni
Niccolo and Maffeo
Francesco and David
Franco and Giuseppe
4. How old was Marco Polo when he started the voyage with his father and uncle?
37
17
27
47
5. After crossing the highlands of Central Asia they entered modern day China, and finally made it to which city?
Yangzhou
Shangdu
Guangzhou
Tianjin
6. Marco Polo traveled throughout China as a messenger and spy for which Emperor of the Mongol Empire?
Kublai Khan
Taidje Khan
Genghis Khan
Mirza Taqui Khan
7. How many years did Marco Polo spend in China?
27
17
7
37
8. On their return trip to Europe, where did the three Polo men escort the daughter of one of Khan's regional rulers?
Egypt
India
Russia
Persia
9. Why was Marco Polo put in jail when he came back from China?
People didn't believe in his tales from China
He was accused of theft
He accidentally murdered a woman
He commanded a Venetian ship against Genoa
10. What was the name of Marco Polo's cellmate to whom he dictated his stories for the book?
Darius da Venezia
Rustichello da Pisa
Bruno Bernardi
Luca Soderini
11. What is the name of Marco Polo's book also know as "Il milione"?
Polo's Travels to China
The Travels of Marco Polo
The Adventures of Marco Polo
Marco's Magnificent Adventures
12. Which explorer took a copy of Marco Polo's book with him when he set off to find a new route to the Orient?
Amerigo Vespucci
Christopher Columbus
Vasco da Gama
Ferdinand Magellan
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