Decline of the Muslim Empires: Ottomans, Safavids & Mughals


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Which empire ruled in India during the 17th century?

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1. The Sepoy Rebellion allowed which foreign power to rule India?

2. The Afghans were a cause for the destruction of which dynasty?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals were three of the major historical dynasties in Eurasia, and their eventual declines had significant consequences on the region and beyond. These assessment questions will test you on the decline of all three dynasties. Some points you'll be tested on include the areas each dynasty ruled and the causes of their respectives declines.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Ruling empire in India during the 17th century
  • Consequences of the Sepoy Rebellion
  • Dynasty the Afghans defeated
  • Napoleon's campaign in Egypt
  • Russian threat during the 17th and 18th centuries

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to test your recollection of key points on the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires and their declines
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand the specific reasons for each empire's decline and historical significance
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge to identify important facts about the three Empires, what led to their respective declines, and the resulting effects on world history

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called Decline of the Muslim Empires: Ottoman, Safavid & Mughal. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Gunpowder Empires
  • Importance of the Siege of Vienna
  • Role of the Maratha Confederacy
  • Longest-lasting of the three empires