The Persian Empire: Government & Army


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What was a satrap in the Persian Empire?

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1. Why did the Persians leave many of the bureaucracies in place after conquering a region?

2. Who was the Shahenshah of the Persian Empire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Persian Empire was one of the most powerful and significant civilizations of the ancient world, mainly in light of its military power and system of government. If you would like to see how much you know about the government and military of the Persian Empire, you can answer the questions included in this online quiz and worksheet. Use this assessment to go over relevant topics, such as governmental structure of the Empire and the divisions of its military.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to see how much you know about:

  • Satraps
  • Bureaucracies in the Persian Empire
  • The Shahenshah
  • The Persian military
  • Reforms in the Persian Empire

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through this quiz and worksheet to test your recollection of the governmental structure of the Persian Empire
  • Reading comprehension - see how well you have understood the Shahenshah
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you know about the Satraps

Additional Learning

For even more information on this subject, read the associated lesson called The Persian Empire: Government & Army. This lesson will help you learn about:

  • Cyrus the Great
  • The King of Kings
  • Satrapies
  • Persepolis