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The Lost fleet of Kublai Khan

1. What stopped Kublai Khan from invading Japan?


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2. What helped the Vietnamese defeat the Mongol fleet?


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3. What is the problem with the historical sources regarding the battle
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4. What are the areas of uncertainty concerning the battle? Tick the appropriate answer.
 The number of ships in the Mongol fleet
 How big the Vietnamese forces were
 What was the result of the battle
 The names of the commanders

5. One of the Vietnamese traditions is the cult-like attitude towards their _____________.

6. Why do the Vietnamese perceive the defeat of the Mongols as beneficial to the rest of
the world?
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7. In terms of archaeological findings, what was the problem regarding the wooden
stakes found in the estuary?
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Prepared by Krzysztof Kujawski

8. What are the archaeologists working on now?


 Establishing the extent of the stake field
 Finding sunk vessels
 Finding Chinese armoury
 Establishing the time of the battle

9. Choose the correct sentence:


a) The stakes were fixed in the bottom of the estuary after being sharpened.
b) The stakes were fixed in the bottom of the estuary before being sharpened.

10. What seems to be a problem with the ground-penetrating radar when searching for
hidden artefacts?
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11. ______________________ preserving the ships makes the archaeologist optimistic


about their condition.

12. What other artefacts do the archaeologists hope for? Give two.
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13. What could the final fate of the Mongol fleet have been? Give one.
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Prepared by Krzysztof Kujawski