The Safavid Empire & the Golden Age of Persia


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In what modern-day nation was the Safavid Empire primarily centered?

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1. Who was the founder of the Safavid Dynasty?

2. Why do historians call the Safavid state a 'gunpowder empire'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover how familiar you are with the Safavid Empire and the Golden Age of Persia using this quiz/worksheet combo. Some topics that are on the quiz include the founder of the Safavid Dynasty and the rivals of the Safavids.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools check your knowledge of the following historical topics:

  • How the Safavid Empire created a consolidated identity between kingdoms
  • The chief rivals of the Safavids
  • A modern-day nation where the Safavid Empire was centered
  • What 'gunpowder empire' refers to
  • Person who founded the Safavid Dynasty

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the historical lesson on the Safavid Empire
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the person who helped create the Safavid Dynasty
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the enemy of the Safavids and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The lesson The Safavid Empire & the Golden Age of Persia helps you cover more details about this historic empire and age. Thanks to this lesson, you can cover these objectives:

  • Review the rise of the Safavid Empire
  • Look at the culture of the Safavid people
  • Identify important figures for the Safavid Empire