Persian Empire

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Persian Empire.

1. What is another name for the First Persian Empire?
a. The Achaemenid Empire
b. The Macedonian Empire
c. The Assyrian Empire
d. The Babylonian Empire
e. The Akkadian Empire

2. Who was the king who first formed the Persian Empire?
a. Darius I
b. Darius II
c. Xerxes
d. Cyrus the Great
e. Artaxerxes

3. What was unique about the rule of the Persians under Cyrus the Great?
a. He forced all peoples to believe in his religion
b. He allowed people to keep their local customs and religions
c. He moved peoples to new lands so they could not rebel as easy
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

4. What was the name of the Persian ruler of each province or state?
a. King
b. Governor
c. Satrap
d. Baron
e. Lord

5. What religion did the Persians follow?
a. Same as the Sumerians
b. Zoroastrianism
c. Judaism
d. Greek Mythology
e. Same as the Babylonians

6. About how long was the Royal Road built by King Darius?
a. 5 miles
b. 100 miles
c. 300 miles
d. 700 miles
e. 1,700 miles

7. Who defeated King Darius at the Battle of Marathon?
a. The Babylonians
b. The Assyrians
c. The Egyptians
d. The Greeks
e. The Romans

8. What ruler conquered the Persian Empire?
a. Julius Caesar
b. Sargon the Great
c. Alexander the Great
d. Cleopatra VII
e. Philip of Macedonia

9. What king of Persia ruled the longest and during a time of peace and prosperity?
a. Xerxes I
b. Cyrus the Great
c. Darius I
d. Artaxerxes II
e. Darius II

10. What was the capital city of the Persian Empire?
a. Persopolis
b. Athens
c. Babylonia
d. Nineveh
e. Alexandria

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