The Rise & Fall of the Persian Empire


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What modern-day nation was once the center of the Persian Empire?

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1. Who is the founder of the Persian Empire?

2. The Persian Empire emerged as a truly international power after the defeat of what city in 539 BCE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can see how much you recall about the Persian Empire with this printable worksheet and interactive quiz. The founder, location, emergence, decline, and defeat of the Persian Empire will be discussed in the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions will ask about:

  • Modern nation at the historical center of the Persian Empire
  • Persian Empire's emergence as international power
  • Founder of the empire
  • Defeat of the Persian Empire
  • Causes of the empire's decline

Skills Practiced

These guides provide a chance to demonstrate your ability in:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the decline of the Persian Empire in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Persian Empire
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the emergence of the empire and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Persian Empire's founder

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the lesson on this subject, entitled The Rise & Fall of the Persian Empire, for more information. Some objectives in this lesson will include:

  • Identify the time period during which the Persian Empire existed
  • Understand how the empire was formed
  • Know the geographical extent of the Persian Empire
  • Explain how the Persian Empire affected ancient Greece