The Persian Empire: Definition & Facts


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Ancient Persia was centered around what modern-day nation?

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1. Who founded the Persian Empire?

2. The rise of the Persian Empire came with its victory over what city?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you are interested in finding out how much you know about the Persian Empire, this quiz and worksheet can help! Use these assessments to test your knowledge of Persia's geography, how the Persian Empire came to power and how it was ultimately defeated and conquered. Each question is presented in a multiple-choice format and asks you to choose the best answer of four available.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Modern-day nation that houses former Persia
  • Founder of the Persian Empire
  • Victory that prompted the rise of the Persian Empire
  • How Persians treated individuals they conquered
  • Entity responsible for conquering Persia

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Persian Empire's founder and rise to victory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Persia's modern-day location and its eventual defeat
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson focusing on the facts of the Persian Empire

Additional Learning

Associated with these assessments is a lesson called The Persian Empire: Definition & Facts. Explore this lesson to gain information about the following:

  • Size of the Persian Empire
  • Years the Persian Empire dominated
  • How the Persian Empire expanded over the years
  • Persia's government structure
  • How mail traveled through Persia