United States History

The Silk Routes were important in ancient times because they

(A) facilitated the exchange of goods and ideas between China and the Roman Empire
(B) allowed gold and silver mined in China to be traded for European furs and wool cloth
(C) provided trade links between the people of Siberia and the people living on islands in the Bering Sea
(D) provided a conduit for trade in silk, porcelain, and costly gems between China and Japan
(E) allowed carts and carriages to travel on paved roads across northern Asia as far west as the Caspian Sea
Test ID: 1178
Source: The SAT Subject Tests Student Guide