The Persian Empire: Location, Geography & Maps


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The ancient Persian Empire was ruled by what dynasty of kings?

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1. _____ was the ruler that defeated other regional powers and truly established the Achaemenids as rulers of the Persian Empire.

2. Why did Darius I invade Greece?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will help measure your knowledge of the ancient Persian Empire. Questions will focus on its history and physical size.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet you'll test your understanding of:

  • The dynasty that ruled ancient Persia
  • Who founded the Persian Empire
  • How large the Persian Empire was at its height

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the name of the famous general who defeated the Persian Empire
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why the Persian king Darius I invaded Greece
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history and geographical size of the ancient Persian Empire

Additional Learning

You can get a more detailed understanding of this ancient empire by reviewing the lesson titled The Persian Empire: Location, Geography & Maps. Topics covered include:

  • What a tributary state was
  • The importance of the battle of Thermopylae
  • Who originally ruled the area that would eventually become the Persian Empire