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Marco Polo Worksheet and Quiz  

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Marco Polo was a trader, traveller and adventurer, who journeyed to Central Asia and China. He left home with his father and uncle at a very young age to set out for Asia. Marco travelled around 15,000 miles both on land along the Silk Road, and by sea in his total journey.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Marco Polo was born in ………………………..in Venice, Italy.

2. He first left for China when he was …………………………………… years old.

3. His journey through Asia lasted ……………………………………… years.

4. Marco Polo returned to Europe in …………………………….

5. In 1841, zoologist Edward Blyth named a species of sheep ……………………………… after Marco Polo.

6. His famous travelogue was named as……………………………………………………………..

7. In……………………………., Polo was captured after leading a Venetian galley into battle against the rival Italian city-state of Genoa.

8. Marco was employed as emissaries for the Mongol emperor ………………………………………

9. He dictated his life story to a romance writer ……………………………………………

10. Marco died in Venice, Italy on………………………………………………….

Answers:

1. 1254

2. Seventeen

3. Twenty four

4. 1295

5. Ovis ammon polii

6. The Travels of Marco Polo

7. 1298

8. Kublai Kahn

9. Rustichello

10. January 8, 1324

 

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