Women in Ancient Persia: Royalty, Privileges & Tradition


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How were non-royal women identified in Ancient Persia?

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1. What was the religion in Ancient Persia that saw men and women as equals?

2. Along with Greek sources, what do we use to learn about women in Ancient Persia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet tests what you remember about the women of Ancient Persia. You'll review that status of women in Ancient Persian society and how we know more about how they lived.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of:

  • How non-royal women were identified in Ancient Persia
  • The religion of Ancient Persia that saw men and women as equals
  • What we use to learn about the women in Ancient Perisa
  • What Irdabama's story tells us about women in Ancient Persia

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - recall what you know about the religion of Ancient Persia to answer a question about it
  • Information recall - see if you can remember what resources we use to learn about the women of Ancient Persia
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to interpret which royal woman had the most status and influence

Additional Learning

There is a comprehensive review of this topic in the accompanying lesson, Women in Ancient Persia: Royalty, Privileges & Tradition. This lesson covers more detail about:

  • Where Ancient Persia was located
  • How the Greek sources referred to Persian women
  • How royal women of Ancient Persia are depicted in art
  • Privileges of the royal women
  • What women were not allowed to do in Ancient Persia