How & Where Empires Were Created & The Factors That Influenced Them


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What is an empire? (Choose the BEST definition.)

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1. Which of the following terms describes 'a multi-national state where one nationality is in charge by exerting influence and coercing other states into doing things'?

2. Which of the following terms describes an empire that is gained through direct military conquests -- an empire taken by direct force?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on empires. Some of the elements that you will be assessed on include the use of coercion to create an empire, and factors that influence empire creation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Factors affecting the lifecycle of empires
  • Empires built through military conquest
  • Territorial borders of past empires

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on empire creation, locations, and influences
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how empires are formed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer identify the best definition of empire

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson by the title How & Where Empires Were Created & The Factors That Influenced Them. This lesson allows students to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between types of empires
  • Know the expanse of some of history's most famous empires
  • Understand how technology and other factors can affect the rise and fall of an empire