King Xerxes: Facts, Accomplishments & Death


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Xerxes I was the ruler of which ancient power?

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1. Who was Persia's principle rival when Xerxes I ascended the throne?

2. What was the main result of the Battle of Thermopylae?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo quickly test what you remember about King Xerxes I. Answer questions about who he was and the mark he made on history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions you'll assess your knowledge of:

  • The empire Xerxes I ruled
  • Xerxes' defeat by his rivals
  • The major rival to Persia

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the end result of the Battle of Thermopylae
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cause of Xerxes' death
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the empire Xerxes I ruled and its major rival in the region

Additional Learning

To find out more about this ancient ruler, review the lesson titled King Xerxes: Facts, Accomplishments & Death. You will explore:

  • The source of most historical accounts of Xerxes I
  • Major uprisings during his reign
  • Xerxes' true name