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