What is an Empire? - Definition & Types


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Which empire was the largest empire in history and controlled roughly one-quarter of the earth's surface?

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1. Which empire was a loose conglomeration of central European states in existence between 800-1806?

2. The process of expanding a state's power and authority by overtaking other states and regions, usually through force is called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz help you gauge your knowledge of empires. You'll need to identify the largest empire in history and define related vocabulary terms in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can check your understanding of:

  • An empire from 800-1806 that was a conglomeration of central European states
  • Term for claiming foreign lands for the empire and creating settlements there
  • The empire that was the largest empire in history
  • Process of expanding a state by overtaking other states and regions, often by force

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about characteristics of an empire
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on empires
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different empires that have existed throughout history

Additional Learning

What is an Empire? - Definition & Types is a lesson that lets you review more about these powers. Some topics you'll cover include the following:

  • Well-known empires
  • What makes an empire
  • How empires are formed
  • Examples of empires from modern history