Features of the Ancient Persian Government


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From where did the Persians originate?

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1. What was the name given to the road that reached from the Aegean Sea to the Persian homeland?

2. What was the ruler of a Satrapy called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ancient Persia was the largest empire in the history of the world before it was destroyed. In this quiz and worksheet combination you will be tested on terminology and facts related to Persia's culture, history, and government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • The term for the ruler of a Satrapy
  • What languages were prevalent in Persia
  • Evidence of the Persian Empire's appreciation for being liberators
  • Where Persians came from

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to utilize numerous study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson on the Persian Empire's government
  • Making connections - use your understanding to identify examples of how the Persian Empire valued its national myth of being liberators
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the road between the Persian homeland and the Aegean Sea
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the origin of the Persians

Additional Learning

Develop your knowledge by studying the associated lesson, entitled Features of the Ancient Persian Government. This lesson will address these objectives:

  • Identify the origins of the Persian people
  • Understand the history of the Persian Empire
  • Review how large this empire was
  • Analyze the construction of one of the Persian Empire's greatest accomplishments
  • Discover satrapies and their place in Persian government