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Ancient Persian Writing

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Which ancient empire was based in Persia, and used the Old Persian writing system?

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1. The Old Persian script was based on what writing system?

2. What was the Persian cuneiform language built around?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet to determine how much you know about ancient Persian literature. Topics on the quiz range from the Old Persian writing system to the Old Persian script and what it was based on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following concepts:

  • The cuneiform language of Persian culture and how it was developed
  • A Persian emperor who was most closely associated with that language
  • Where some of the most writing samples of ancient Persia can be found

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ancient Persian literature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Old Persian script and the Old Persian system of writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the cuneiform language of ancient Persian culture and where it came from

Additional Learning

For more on the topic, review the accompanying lesson called Ancient Persian Writing. You'll be taught about the following areas of study:

  • Ancient Persian culture and what it was like during their reigns of empire
  • Example of Old Persian cuneiform script
  • What the Behistun Inscription was
  • The significance of the Fortification Tablets
  • Where the Treasury Tablets came from and what was written on them
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