History of the Persian Empire


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Where was the homeland of the Persian Empire?

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1. Who founded the Persian Empire?

2. What was Zorkhaneh?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Persian Empire became a dominant force in the ancient world through able leadership, adept administration, a skilled military force and religious and cultural tolerance. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the rise of the Persian Empire and the factors that allowed it to thrive for centuries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The founder of the Persian Empire
  • The structure of the Persian army
  • The geography of the Persian Empire
  • Characteristics of empire rule
  • Important dates in Persian Empire history

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the history of the Persian Empire to answer questions about its growth and achievements
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key terms such as satrap and Zorkhaneh
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the Persian Empire's policies on religious and cultural tolerance to examine the empire's growth and success

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Persian Empire history. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the role of Cyrus in Persian Empire history
  • Understand the structure of the Persian Empire
  • Define the term the Immortals
  • Know the Persian Empire's achievements in infrastructure
  • Know the time frame of the Persian Empire