Give two examples of different types of global exchanges which took place before the seventeenth century, choosing one example from Asia and one from the Americas.

Q.1:- Give two examples of different types of global exchanges which took place before the seventeenth century, choosing one example from Asia and one from the Americas.

 

Answer:-

Two examples of different types of global exchange

(i) Before the 17th century, China exported silk and pottery to Europe in exchange of gold and silver from Europe. This trade was carried out using the traditional ‘silk route’.
(ii) Many common food items like potatoes, soya, groundnuts, maize, tomatoes and chillies were introduced into Europe from the Americas after they were discovered by columbus at the end of the 15th century.